Cruise Holiday Travel Guide: Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, is a fascinating city where stunning modern skyscrapers meet lush rainforests.

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About Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is a thriving metropolis whose skyline is filled with towering skyscrapers, minarets and Mogul domes, with colourful streets shaded by a canopy of rain and banyan trees. Kuala Lumpur is a place where the contemporary meets ancient cultures.

A fantastic place to learn more about the Malaysian culture and historical heritage is at the National Museum and Lake Gardens. The museum is housed in a spectacular building with two beautiful murals at the front made from Italian glass, and which depict traditional Malaysian life.
The museum has four main galleries with exhibitions including the history of the Colonial Era, and charting the country’s development since WWII.

Spend some time relaxing in the tranquil Lake Gardens, which encompass the National Monument and feature an orchid and hibiscus garden as well as butterfly, bird and deer parks.

One of Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic landmarks is the Petronas Twin Towers. This architectural marvel is the worlds tallest twin tower, reaching over 1,400 feet into the air. The towers are connected by a skybridge at the 41st and 42nd levels – this is open to visitors. You should also pay a visit to the observation deck on the 86th floor for the most spectacular views across the city.

The city’s other iconic tower is the single Kuala Lumpur Tower. This is a telecommunications and broadcasting tower which is also home to an open-air amphitheatre, an observation deck and a revolving restaurant offering panoramic views of the city.

If you only have time to visit one temple whilst in Kuala Lumpur, you should make it the Thean Hou Temple. This ornate, multi-layered temple is dedicated to the heavenly mother Thean Hou and it is her statue which dominates the main hall. The temple offers fantastic views from it’s upper decks, while at the base are restaurants and shops.

Kuala Lumpur is a modern city with a fascinating cultural heritage which is sure to delight and inspire visitors.

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Singapore to Sydney
Sailing with Royal Caribbean International on board Voyager of the Seas
21 October 2015 for 15 nights

You will set sail from Singapore Harbour Front then cruise to Kuala Lumpur, Darwin, Airlie Beach and Brisbane before finishing in Sydney. This deal includes a hotel stay in Singapore.

Images sourced via Flickr Creative Commons. Credit: Shubert Ciencia

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Alyssa lives in Sydney, NSW. Born on the 14th October and is a Social and Human Service Assistant at Cruise 1st Australia. She is in her early 40’s and loves tranquility on luxury cruises.

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