24 hours in

Published on January 14th, 2014 | by Geckos Tales Team


24 hours in Kuala Lumpur

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With glittering lights and blaring horns it’s hard to imagine that 200 years ago KL was little more than a makeshift mining village, where the most exciting thing going on was gang warfare. These days KL feels a bit like the centre of the universe, or the centre of Asia at least. This huge melting pot of cultures has a surging economy and it shows. You’ll find the best of Asia and Asia at its best: skyscrapers, temples, colonial corners, amazing food and great shopping. It might be sultry, but it’s oh so cool.

9am Start the day getting your bearings from the top of Menara Kuala Lumpur. Amazing views over the city.

10am Temple hop between the ornate Thean Hou Temple, the beautiful Taoist Sze Ya Temple and Malaysia’s oldest Hindu shrine Sri Mahamariamman Temple.

12pm The shopping options in KL are almost as numerous as the floors in the Petronas Towers. Malls with hundreds of shops, markets and more. Start at the foot of the Petronas and the Suria KLCC.

3pm After all that time shopping in the birthplace of Jimmy Choo your tootsies will need some love. Take a walk down Jalan Bukit Bintang to find a foot massage worth tweeting about.

6pm Join the beautiful people of KL for evening drinks and incredible views at the Sky Bar.

8pm Head back down to earth to mingle with the ‘real people’ of KL in Chinatown. Eat up a storm from street stalls and shop for shoes and clothes in the Petaling Street markets.

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