A shopper's paradise by day, the billboards and buildings that soar into the sky above the bustling Bukit Bintang district are best discovered after-dark. Night owls will find hip hideaways and local watering holes while culinary connoisseurs can head to a number of high-end dining establishments in the area.
Nearby, visit the Petronas Twin Towers that rises more than 450 metres into the sky, a picture-perfect point of view when it comes to seeing the city's sights. Those who'd rather see the towers shoot up from the skyline can grab a drink at the nearby SkyBar – an award-winning venue with uninterrupted views of Kuala Lumpur's cityscape.
KL Street Food
Chinatown's main artery and one of the city's most active avenues, Petaling Street is home to a variety of vendors selling everything from Char Sui Pork and Hokkien Mee to hand-dyed fabrics and dried herbs. To get the most bang for your buck, be sure to bargain with the stallholders before you buy.
Self-confessed foodies will find happiness on Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur's best-known boulevard when it comes to authentic hawker-style dining. Budget friendly to boot, a stroll down this famed thoroughfare is a must for travellers wanting a bite that's big on flavour without breaking the bank.
KL City Nightlife
For Kuala Lumpur's equivalent of Singapore's Club Street, visit Changkat Bukit Bintang - a popular venue for bespoke cocktail bars, wine bars and sports bars as well as a variety of restaurants serving international and fusion cuisines.
A little bit crazier than its cross-city counterpart, Jalan P. Ramlee's collection of clubs, pubs and cocktail lounges is a superb starting point for visitors wanting to get into the spirit of the city's nightlife.
Art and Culture
Take advantage of Kuala Lumpur's unique cultural cross-section and explore a monumental six-tiered Chinese temple, Thean Hou, and the city's oldest Hindu temple, Sri Mahammarian, in the same day.
Alternatively, visitors craving a more artistic experience can visit the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM) that houses a comprehensive collection of ancient Islamic artworks. Conveniently located in the equally enchanting Perdana Botanical Gardens, IAMM offers patrons a window to the past without ever having to leave the city centre.
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