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There’s More to Kuala Lumpur than Petronas Towers and Shopping

Kuala Lumpur, capital of the Southeast Asian country of Malaysia, has always been a “pass-through” destination for me. Either I never made it out of the airport during long layovers, or my time was limited to an overnight stay. I’d made the obligatory trek to see famous twin Petronas Towers, once the tallest skyscrapers in the world, and walk around the lovely lake and park at the foot of the towers. I’d had dinner in the Brickyards neighborhood more commonly known as Little India. And I’d spent...
Tags: Travel, Culture, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Cultural Travel, Asia Travel, Petronas Towers, Southeast Asian, River Of Life, Brickyards


Where I’m At: September, 2018 – Hanoi edition

Greetings from Hanoi and another edition of Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to and general site news. Where I’ve Been Katowice The month began in Katowice where I stayed for a few days while waiting for a flight. Katowice is one of the biggest hubs for the low cost airline Wizzair, and it was close enough to the conference I was at in the Czech Republic to consider flying out of. What I like about Katowice is that it’s a nice enough city to hang out in, but a place to...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dubai, Melbourne, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Beirut, Laos, Lebanon, Uae, Mediterranean


15 Things-to-do in Southeast Asia that Ought to be on Your Bucket List

Southeast Asia has a charm that is unique in itself. The region, which is home to some of the most visited cities in the world, is a treasure-trove of rich culture and bewitching natural splendor. From adventure seekers, foodies and culture enthusiasts to history buffs, nature lovers and solitude seekers, people with different tastes hailing from different walks of life flock to Southeast Asia to realize their dreams of an unforgettable vacation. Those of you who have booked cheap flight ticke...
Tags: Travel, Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Bangkok, Gardens, Travel Blog, Universal Studios Singapore


Malaysia Combines 30% Filming Incentive With Exotic Locations and Low Costs

Malaysia offers filmmakers tropical rainforests, beaches scattered among a wide variety of islands, the modern and bustling city of Kuala Lumpur with its iconic Petronas Towers, and enough budgetary savings to tantalize the most fiscally conservative of producers. And all this comes on top of a 30% rebate. Comprised of 13 states and three federal […]
Tags: Artisans, Production, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Petronas Towers, Crazy Rich Asians


Lights go dark for Earth Hour to focus on climate change

NEW DELHI (AP) — In Sydney, the Opera House went dark. In New Delhi, the lights were switched off at the city’s great arch. In Kuala Lumpur, darkness fell on the Petronas Towers. It lasts for just an hour and its power is purely symbolic. But in countries around the world, at 8:30 p.m. local […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, New Delhi, Opera House, Petronas Towers, Nation & World


Smart Cities Asia: Will tomorrow’s smart city be a sustainable one?

Should the smart city be the sandbox of the Internet of Things? The Smart Cities Asia conference, held in Kuala Lumpur on October 2-3, explored various manifestations of high-tech urbanism. Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), special report The Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (KLCC) is situated in downtown Kuala Lumpur, at the foot of the iconic Petronas Towers, connected to a vast shopping mall that segues directly into the metro, at the edge of an elegant park criss-crossed by jogging paths, playground...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Ecommerce, Asia, Songdo, Smart City, South Korea, New York, California, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Nokia, Intel, United States, Facebook Messenger, Paris


The Majestic Hotel and The Top 7 Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur

Tucked away in the modern metropolis of Kuala Lumpur is a hotel intent on preserving its colonial past. Malaysia became independent from the United Kingdom in 1957, but the Majestic continues to offer British cuisine and cocktails in a glamorous art deco atmosphere, with service that would put a Cunard ocean liner to shame. The Majestic Hotel opened in 1932 and catered to Kuala Lumpur’s high society and visiting celebrities. Globe-trotting novelist Graham Greene stayed here. So did actor David ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Featured, Hotels, India, Accommodation, Pennsylvania, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Kuala Lumpur, Prince Charles, Chinatown, Cunard, Graham Greene, Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia


Kuala Lumpur: Insider Travel Guide

After Petronas Towers, travelers may draw a blank on the Malaysian city of Kuala Lumpur. Insiders help guide you through an up-and-comer in Asia.
Tags: Cnn, Kuala Lumpur, Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur Insiders


Science Discovery Fun at Petrosains in Kuala Lumpur

When visiting the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Petrosains Discovery Center is another must visit attraction if you are traveling with kids. Tucked away in the mall that lies between the two towers, it is easily accessible and perfect for rounding out a day of fun in the area. With tons of hands-on learning activities for kids, you may have a hard time dragging them away at the end of the [Author: Kathleen]
Tags: Deals, Kuala Lumpur, Petronas Towers, Kathleen, Petrosains, Kuala Lumpur Petrosains Discovery Center


Visiting the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur with Kids

Kuala Lumpur is the bustling capital of Malaysia. It is the perfect adaptation of old meets new as the small village feel and older temples mix and mingle with the new high rises and incredible technology you can find at every turn. The Petronas Towers are one such example of how the new has mixed in with the old. Towering 452 meters high, the Petronas towers were the tallest buildings in the [Author: Kathleen]
Tags: Deals, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Petronas Towers, Petronas, Kathleen


Cool cafes in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is a major hub for travel in Southeast Asia and is a great city to make a stop-over. While I’ve always enjoyed coming here for the food and to go shopping at familiar stores, the cafe scene has consisted mostly of the big chains (Starbucks, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf et al). The good news is that KL has an emerging cafe culture with third wave cafes serving cold brew coffee and flat whites popping up everywhere. Continuing my “cafes to work from” series I have compiled a list of caf...
Tags: Travel, UK, Southeast Asia, US, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Cafe, Chinatown, Travel Blog, Kl, Penang, Bukit Bintang, Don, Petronas Towers, PETALING JAYA


Through the Concrete Jungle "Gangnam Style"

Geo 3.12433 101.684Since I went up the Petronas Towers 8 years ago I decided to check out the view on top of Menara Kuala Lumpur the city39s TV tower 1403ft. Despite the occasional Monsoon showers I managed to walk through bustling Chinatown and
Tags: Travel, Chinatown, Petronas Towers, Menara Kuala Lumpur


Kuala Lumpur: Insider Travel Guide

After Petronas Towers, travelers may draw a blank on the Malaysian city of Kuala Lumpur. Insiders help guide you through an up-and-comer in Asia.
Tags: Cnn, Kuala Lumpur, Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur Insiders


Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide

Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide: After the Petronas Towers, you may draw a blank on this Malaysian city. It's time to discover one of the most vibrant spots in Asia.
Tags: Cnn, Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide


The changing face of Saigon – 2017 edition

With around 8.5 million people in Saigon the city will soon join the ranks of the world’s megacities. I wrote about the changing face of Saigon in 2015 which summarised the changes to the city. Much has happened over the last two years so here is an update on the changes – good and bad – of Saigon. [The soon-to-be megacity of Saigon.] Metro Construction There are six metro lines planned, and some others that have been proposed but not made official. Of these, two lines have officially begun,...
Tags: Travel, Southeast Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Vietnam, Buildings, Bangkok, Travel Blog, Ho Chi Minh City, Kl, Metro, Saigon, Petronas Towers, Ritz Carlton, Orient, Pudong


72 Hours in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I’ve heard mixed opinions about how people feel about Kuala Lumpur. Some of my friends love the diversity and inclusiveness, the food, and the accessibility to the rest of the world; others feel that it’s a stopover city – in and out – with no a lot of major attractions to see. Personally, I like Kuala Lumpur. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting the city four or five times now and each time I’ve uncovered something new, and still have plenty left to explore! As major stopover point, especially wit...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Australia, India, Indiana, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Airlines, Melbourne, Boeing, Hindu, Chinatown, City Guide, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Kl


Malaysian capital seeks to free village 'trapped in time'

A woman walk past a restaurant as Malaysia's iconic Petronas Twin Towers loom in the background in Kampung Baru. AFP / MOHD RASFAN Kampung Baru, Malaysia: In the shadow of Kuala Lumpur's mammoth Petronas Towers lies an urban anomaly: the rustic ethnic-Malay enclave of Kampung Baru, where chickens and barefoot children dart across streets little changed in a century.
Tags: Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Petronas Towers, Petronas Twin Towers, Kampung Baru, Kampung Baru AFP MOHD RASFAN Kampung Baru Malaysia


10 Great Observation Decks Around the World

There’s no better way to experience a location than to peer down upon the landscape from a great height. From the world’s tallest man-made structure to a walkout platform shadowing the Grand Canyon, these 10 observation decks around the world offer some of the world’s most breathtaking views. 1. Montparnasse Tower, Paris The Eiffel Tower might be the most famous Parisian lookout point, but it’s the Montparnasse Tower that offers the most impressive views with an outdoor observatory situated on...
Tags: Asia, Europe, New York, London, China, Germany, Berlin, New York City, Taiwan, Chicago, Malaysia, Paris, Arizona, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, United Arab Emirates


Rents for Burj Khalifa units to outdo other established highrises

The lease rates for units at Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, are yet to be established, although analysts believe that the rental rates for commercial spaces in the tower will easily surpass the prevailing rates in other established high-rise buildings of the world, such as those of Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur or the Sears Tower at Chicago, United States.The world's tallest tower [Author: Exclusive Dubai]
Tags: Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Petronas Towers, Exclusive Dubai, Burj Dubai, Leasing, Sears Tower, Chicago United States


12 of the Best Places to Go for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the most important holiday on the Chinese lunar calendar – and because of its vibrant public events, we can join in on the fun as well! In 2016 it’s on February 8, but the celebrations start on February 7, or New Year’s Eve, and can go through February 22, known as the Lantern Festival. So let’s take a look at where you can enjoy ringing in the Year of the Monkey with locals! China Obviously, there’s no better place to celebrate the Chinese New Year than China. But it shou...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, London, NYC, China, Singapore, New York City, San Francisco, Events, Taiwan, Chicago, Beijing, West, Brooklyn, Festivals, Shanghai


Best Cities In Asia For Shopping and Shopaholics

Best Cities In Asia For Shopping and Shopaholics While I have seriously cut down on all kinds of shopping since I started traveling so much, I have found it very difficult to resist spending all of my money on clothes and shoes while in Asia – the shopping malls and prices in Europe simply can’t compare to those in Asia. The only thing that has stopped me from filling my backpack with shoes and dresses is that I hate the extra weight. I’ve dealt with my shopping-cravings by saying that one...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Petronas Towers, Berjaya Times Square, Kowloon, Hong Kong China, KLCC, Petaling Street, Asia For Shopping Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Bukit Bintang Plaza Low Yatm Sungeu Wang Plaza


Cool cafes in Kuala Lumpur

[Flat White at Feeka – Kuala Lumpur] Kuala Lumpur is a major hub for travel in Southeast Asia and is a great city to make a stop-over. While I’ve always enjoyed coming here for the food and to go shopping at familiar stores, the cafe scene has consisted mostly of the big chains (Starbucks, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf et al). The good news is that KL has an emerging cafe culture with third wave cafes serving cold brew coffee and flat whites popping up everywhere. Continuing my “cafes to work from” ...
Tags: UK, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Cafe, Chinatown, Travel Blog, Kl, Penang, Bukit Bintang, Petronas Towers, PETALING JAYA, KLCC, MYR, Jalan Ampang


How to Spend Two Days in Kuala Lumpur

Visiting Kuala Lumpur (KL) was an afterthought on a journey through Asia. We visited the city on a 48 hour lay-over in KL. What we discovered was this capital city is a traveler’s dream. It’s affordable, the food is  fantastic, and there’s plenty of eye-popping sightseeing. Butterfly Park in KL Butterfly Kingdom Getting there: Take a taxi! Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is situated within the Lake Gardens area and its main entrance is along Jalan Cenderasari. Website: http://www.klbutterflypar...
Tags: Asia, General, Malaysia, Islam, Kuala Lumpur, Catherine Zeta Jones, Taipei, Hindu, Chinatown, Selangor, Sean Connery, Petronas Towers, Petronas, Kelana Jaya, Koi, Petaling Street


152: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Gary Bembridge of Tips for Travellers shares observations, tips and advice for visitors to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.Subscribe free to the show on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or TuneIn RadioThis show covers among other topics:General Observations Capital and largest city of Malaysia - called just KL by locals. Petronas Towers is the icon and focal point making it memorable. Not a lot of attractions and must see - ones that are are spread over wide area. Big events like Formula 1 has been key to ...
Tags: Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Burma, Taipei, Little India, Chinatown, Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Sumatra, Petronas, St Mary, KLCC, LRT, Abdul Samad


The Weekly Frame - Petronas - another view of the Twin Towers

The Petronas Twin Towers are huge, eye-catching and magnificent. You don't need a binocular to spot them from anywhere in Kuala Lumpur. In my trial to avoid the cliched frames of the towers, I got the shopping complex into the frame to add a bit of scale to the skyscrapers. [Author: [email protected] ([email protected])]
Tags: Photography, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Petronas Towers, Petronas, Petronas Twin Towers, The Weekly Frame