Destinations / Malaysia / Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur, often abbreviated as K.L., is Malaysia's green capital - an exotic amalgamation of cultures, where palm-lined highways merge with sleek skyscrapers, bustling night markets and ornate Hindu temples with scampering monkeys.
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur is for shopaholics looking for wacky bargains. Head to the central shopping area of Bukit Bintang and watch the world go by at Sungei Wang Plaza or immerse yourself in the frenetic atmosphere of consumerism at the Pavilion shopping centre. Replenish your energy by sampling the spicy Tamil cuisine - delicious curries, dal and rice traditionally served in banana leafs, to be scooped out by hand.
Take a walk on the wild side at KL Bird Park, where the world's largest free flight walk-in aviary is home to rainbow-hued parrots, parakeets, flamingos, horn-bills and many other winged species. Explore the mysterious Batu caves on the fringes of the city, sample the local colour and exotic tastes of Little India, marvel at the view of the Petronas Twin Towers from the sky-bar on the 33rd floor of the Traders Hotel or experience the heady nightlife in the popular expat bars along Bukit Ceylon.
A trip to Kuala Lumpur offers a dizzying array of exotic sights and sounds. The city is also a gateway to the idyllic tropical islands of Penang and Langkawi. Search our website to find cheap accommodation in Kuala Lumpur and flights from Ireland and prepare for an adventure of a lifetime.