Things to do in Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and the population consists of Tamil, Chinese, Malay and indigenous inhabitants. It is the most populous city in the country and is spread over an area of 200 square kilometers. The neighboring suburbs are merging into the main city to create a hub of activity and commerce. Tourism is the main industry in the city and due to this there is a variety of attractions for visitors to choose from. There are of course the traditional sites along with the more modern ones depending on your tastes. You can enjoy walking during an afternoon in a leafy park, or go shopping in a mega mall.
Taste some local cuisine like Nasi Kandar: Nasi Kandar is mixed rice which is the cornerstone of the Malaysian cuisine. When you order Nasi Kandar in Kuala Lumpur you will get a plate of plain rice and you can choose from a variety of toppings and sauces to accompany it. There are a large number of South Indian immigrants in Kuala Lumpur and this is the reason that dishes like Nasi Kandar are based on Tamil dishes. This is also the reason that the sauces and gravies are heavy on curry powder and chillies. Commonly Nasi Kandar dishes include curried meat or seafood along with vegetables components like okra or Asian cabbage.
Shopping in Kuala Lumpur: Shopping in Kuala Lumpur is an experience in itself and the best place for it is the Central Market also known as Pasar Seni. You can find this market on any tourist map and it was developed from a former wet market selling vegetables, fruits and meat. However, nowadays you will find an area updated and including several sections which reflect the different influences and ethnic backgrounds represented in Malaysia like the Malay, Indian, and Chinese. There are different areas representing these ethnicities selling local products like souvenirs and arts and crafts. There is a food court on the upper floor selling local delicacies and the area in front of the market is famous for street performances and musical shows.
Take a Stroll in KLCC Park: The KLCC park is easily spotted down below from the Petronas towers, and no trip to Kuala Lumpur is complete without a visit to this park. This is a specially designed area of the city which provides some much needed green space. The park is sprawled over an area of more than 20 hectares and has jogging and walking trails for visitors who want to exercise and there is also a large lake and fountain that features a water show twice daily. There are other water features around the park like ponds, fountains, and waterfalls, along with a kid's garden for children. Muslim visitors can visit the mosque within the park and offer their prayers.