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Holidays in Kuala Lumpur are the perfect introduction to the diverse and exciting delights of Malaysia...
Malaysia is emerging – and fast. And Kuala Lumpur holidays are the ideal opportunity to explore the fast-paced modern Malaysia that draws shoppers and international business, as well as the charming customs of life in the slow lane, where tradition dictates daily life.
The capital city, in the west of Peninsular Malaysia, started life as a peaceful Chinese village. Over the years since then, the Chinese, as well as the Malay and Indian peoples of Malaysia, have moulded Kuala Lumpur, or KL, into what it is today.
You can still see the past here, in the ancient buildings, the peaceful parks and in the bustling markets, but there is no denying that KL is a shiny, gleaming city of the future, with the soaring Petronas Twin Towers standing as beacons of Kuala Lumpur's global ambitions and achievements.
Activities for visitors include shopping 'til you drop in Kuala Lumpur, relaxing in the city's beautiful parks, which include the stunning and peaceful Perdana Botanical Gardens, and investigating KL's fascinating colonial past. For something completely different, meanwhile, why not take the short journey to the Batu Caves, where hundreds of steps lead the way to Hindu shrines (via a set of mischievous and hungry macaques).
As you might expect in a city of such diverse attractions, the first choice when deciding where to stay in Kuala Lumpur is whether to find a hotel in the “old” or “new” part of town. Traditional dwellings housing hotels in buzzing neighbourhoods such as Chinatown and Chow Kit are a charming option, while you can also blow the budget in five-star hotels with amazing views in areas such as KLCC and Bukit Bintang.
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The mercury doesn’t sway too far from 28C at any time of year, though some months can be rainier than others...
Hot and humid throughout the year, Kuala Lumpur's annual daytime temperatures average about 28C. Booking a hotel with air conditioning may well prove sensible as a result. Rain can fall at any time, though the rainiest months are April and October and the driest are January and February.
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Kuala Lumpur is a sprawling metropolis that is home to many different cultures. The city puts on a diverse spread of annual events...
Chinese New Year; January: Honour the Chinese roots of Kuala Lumpur by joining the joyous New Year celebrations, which mostly take place on Chinatown's Petaling Street.
Grand Prix; March: Formula 1 devotees make the pilgrimage to nearby Sepang for the Malaysian Grand Prix every March.
Shopping Carnival; October: As if shopping wasn't tempting enough in Kuala Lumpur, the city puts on a feast of bargains and discounts in October (probably to tempt people frustrated by one of the rainiest months of the year).
This huge and pulsating city offers up plenty of activities for all ages...
Grown-up families: The Menara Kuala Lumpur (also known as the KL Tower) provides not only an observation deck with far-reaching views, but plenty of heart-pounding activities too.
Active types: Hundreds of steps pave the way to the Hindu temple complex of the Batu Caves that fill the gaps of a huge limestone hill on the outskirts of KL. Just watch out for the monkeys!
Shopping: The hustle and bustle of the street markets in Chinatown seems a world away from the designer wares in the flashy shop windows in Suria KLCC, located at the foot of the Petronas Towers. But you can experience both on Kuala Lumpur holidays.