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The Three Best Ways to See The Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

From the moment I opened the curtains at my hotel in Kuala Lumpur and saw the Petronas Towers for the first time, I fell in love. Living in London, I'm no stranger to skyscrapers, but these twin buildings are so surreal looking. Like something out of Metropolis, they shimmer in the sunlight by day and light up majestically at night.

Hanging Out With Monkeys and Fireflies in Kuala Selangor

kuala selangor silver leaf monkeys

The reason why so many people go to Kuala Lumpur is that it's one of those gateway cities. It's the layover point for many international flights, but it's also one of the most cosmopolitan cities in south-east Asia before heading off to somewhere a bit more down and dirty. One of the closest cities to KL is Kuala Selangor, a small town in comparison, but attracting day visitors to marvel at its wildlife.

Five Things to Do in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is a magically diverse city. People of Malay, Chinese and Indian heritage; Hindu temples, Christian churches and Muslim mosques practically right next to each other. So, unlike Chinatown in any other country I've been in, KL's version is incredibly diverse and goes beyond the lanterns and dragons you'd expect to see.

Dinner at Jalan Alor Street Market, Kuala Lumpur

jalan alor street food market kuala lumpur

Street food in Asia is something else. OK, we have some great food trucks in London, but you'll end up spending a small fortune on a pulled pork burger in a brioche bun with duck fat chips and a craft beer whilst standing with every other 'foodie' in east London. In Asia, you can hop from stall to stall down any number of roads and alleyways and have some of the best food you'll ever have for the cost of the small change rattling in your pocket.

A Room With a View: Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

traders hotel kuala lumpur

I had a few criteria for the first hotel I would be staying in on my trip. I didn't mind forking out for it as I was preparing myself for feeling awful after a 12 hour flight. Being thousands of miles away from home by myself, I didn't know if I'd be emotional or scared, so I wanted to make sure I was staying somewhere that would be safe and comfortable.

Discovering the Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur

batu caves kuala lumpur

Whilst planning what to do in Kuala Lumpur before I left the UK I saw photos of the stunning Batu Caves and promptly bounced off my seat with excitement. Despite not being religious in the slightest, I love seeing huge statues of gods and deities in other countries; they have a way of making me totally awestruck and so wonderfully far from home.

Breakfast at Imbi Market, Kuala Lumpur

ah fook chee cheong fun imbi market breakfast

On my first day in Kuala Lumpur, I decided to shun the all-you-can-eat breakfast at my hotel and instead head to Imbi Market. Well known to the locals, it opens at 4am to provide shoppers with their fresh produce, before people settle down at a more acceptable hour to have breakfast cooked for them by various street vendors.
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