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The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Food & Drink

M Marini Caffe

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15sheets

Nightlife

Skullduggery

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Spa Village, Cameron Highlands Resort

Kuala Lumpur

Modern, glitzy, cosmopolitan and cutting-edge, Kuala Lumpur is arguably one of the most visited cities this side of the world. Home to the dazzling Petronas Towers, KL is a maze of glassy high-rises, world-class hotels and mega shopping malls. Add to this a dizzying range of cuisines and cultural sites thanks to city’s thriving Chinese, Indian and Malay communities, visitors are promised an experience unlike any other.

 

Hotels

World-class luxury hotels, stylish boutique resorts, mid-range hotels as well as many budget boarding houses, Kuala Lumpur has them all. However, KL does have the unique reputation of being one of the world's cheapest places to experience five-star luxury, so definitely check out that option.

Food & Drink

Thanks to the cultural influx and influence of the city’s majority Malay, Chinese and Indian communities, KL’s local hybrid cuisines are spicy, sumptuous as well as refreshing. If you’re the adventurous kind, head to one of the local stalls, or kedai kopi as Malays refer to them, to savor local foodstuffs in a real Asian-style street setting.

Shopping

Along with its regional rivals such as Bangkok and Singapore, KL raises the bar for shopping in the region. Shopaholics can be found at every corner in the city’s premier shopping district, Bukit Bintang, which is lined with glamorous shopping malls and shops catering to all shopper’s needs.

Nightlife

KL’s Golden Triangle, comprising Bukit Bintang, Jalan Raja Chulan, the Jalan Sultan Ismail five-star hotel strip, the Jalan P. Ramlee, and the entire Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC), is the city’s undisputed nerve center for entertainment and nightlife.

Spa

For those who desire a good pampering, KL’s various luxury hotels and other independent health centers offer a relaxing and rejuvenating spa experience in addition to other treatments such as acupuncture, reflexology and also foot massage.

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