Kuala Lumpur is my favourite city in Southeast Asia so far. I love that there are so many trees around, and I really enjoyed the freedom of the subway and buses. It beats haggling with taxis and tuk tuks any day!
Kuala Lumpur, capital city of Malaysia, is a bright and vibrant city. There is much to see and do here both in the city and a little way out. The KLCC is the largest and most popular shopping mall and you can go there to scoop up a bargain. Among the brightly lit skyline is the Petronas twin towers, which are a must see for a spectacular view over the city. One of the more local-type activities is to find where the local "mamaks" (food outlets) are and go visit them. Given that it is so hot during the day, most of the local socialize and eat at these food outlets that sprawl out into the streets in the early hours of the morning.
Kuala Lumpur is a city full of nightclubs and entertainment, so if partying is your deal, there is plenty to see and do at night. It also has quite a happening local music scene with many local original artists playing their music throughout venues in the city.
On a more religious and cultural note, there are many beautiful Islamic mosques throughout the city, some of which are open for visitors and others that are closed off. It is good to be mindful that to enter these mosques that women need to be covered from head to toe. The National Mosque will provide these gowns to women entering, but it is a good idea when going to see them to take a head scarf and wear clothing that covers the knees and top parts of the arms.
Hostels in Kuala Lumpur are scattered throughout the city. Some are concentrated in particular areas such as along Jalan Hun H. S. Lee and Jalan Petaling. The majority of them are downtown and close to any amenities that you may need.
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