Whenever you go for a vacation or business trip, it’s always a must to visit the destination’s iconic landmarks because these places are considered the essence of locality. For instance, if you’re visiting Kuala Lumpur for the first time, it’s considered a faux pas if you neglect a trip to the Petronas Twin Towers. So if you’re constricted for time while in Kuala Lumpur, drop the other lesser tourist spots for another time and do these 5 things while you’re in the capital city of Malaysia:
To catch a breath-taking view of Kuala Lumpur city centre, the Petronas Twin Towers merits a stopover for first timers in the capital city. The 88-storey twin towers are joined with a double-decker Sky Bridge at levels 41 and 42; and that’s where specifically visitors are rewarded with amazing city views and exclusive photo opportunities. To get to the Sky Bridge, a pass is required and queues are long. So it is highly advisable to get there early in the morning. The tower’s observation deck at level 86 offers a 360-meter view of the opposite spire and giving you a panaromic vista of Kuala Lumpur, besides offering shopaholics a retail paradise at the foot of its towers with Suria KLCC Shopping Mall. 2. Chinatown at Petaling Street Fondly known as “Chee Cheong Kai” by the local Chinese which translates to mean “Starch Factory Street” – it refers to its origins of tapioca-producing vicinity that has evolved into today’s colourful Chinatown street area, being popular as a bargain hunter’s paradise for many tourists that have a penchant for oriental merchandises laced with cultural heritage. From Chinese herbs to imitation wares, you’ll find Chinese temples like the Chan See Shu Yuen Temple and Kuan Ti Temple that represents distinctive Oriental architecture boasting of open courtyards, ornamented roofs and decorated pillars. At night, the area transforms itself into a lively night market with stalls offering mouth salivating food as well as cheap collectibles. 3. Dataran Merdeka Located opposite the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and beside the Royal Selangor Club, Merdeka Square represents one of Malaysia’s historical locations where the Union flag was replaced with the Malayan flag on the stroke of midnight during 31st August 1957 – signifying Malaysia’s Independence Day. Since then, it has been an annual affair to hold the Merdeka Parade at Merdeka Square. Visitors can also admire the highest flagpole in the world, measuring at 95 metres which holds the Malaysia flag, located south of the square. 4. Changkat Bukit Bintang Located just behind Jalan Bukit Bintang in the Golden Triangle area, it’s a stone’s throw away from the very busy area where traffic and shopping merge in the day amidst locals and tourists. Kuala Lumpur’s top trendy bars and restaurants can be found here among the unique pre-war buildings that were revamped to house these upmarket establishments. If you fancy hawker stalls and Chinese seafood eateries, just walk to the ever popular Jalan Alor where some restaurants open till the wee hours of the morning. 5. Central Market Just a stone’s throw away from Chinatown, you’ll find a Malaysian Heritage Site known as Central Market. Originally a wet market, this cultural landmark was given a revamp in the early 80s to reflect the city’s artistic community through scores of handicraft outlets within. Also called Pasar Seni, visitors will find traditional art commodities such as batik, embroideries, carvings, sculptures, souvenirs, paintings and decorative pieces for sale inside the art-deco style building with a maze of boutiques, shops and stalls. A holiday makeover On your trip to Kuala Lumpur, there is another aspect that you might want to consider – a holiday makeover at Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre – currently popular among international tourists that desire the best cosmetic and aesthetic beautification with affordable pricing. What’s more, our convenient location in the city centre is just a 5-minute cab ride to KLCC or Pavilion where a variety of food and lodging facilities are abundant, not to mention you’ll also find it easy to visit the places mentioned above that’ll enhance your experience in Kuala Lumpur. Offering an extensive menu of procedures, Beverly Wilshire’s award-winning integrated medical hub with world class facilities, licensed aestheticians and surgeons can help you attain your personal goal of looking your maximum best. With the New Year approaching around the corner, wouldn’t this be the best vacation time to take initiative to improve your look for 2016?