Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia’s Top City Destination
Welcome to Kuala Lumpur. Founded by Raja Abdullah in 1857, the beginning of Kuala Lumpur’s rise to be Malaysia’s capital city started with tin, which was discovered near Ampang. Development in Kuala Lumpur picked up the pace with Yap Ah Loy in charge in the 1860s, and in the 1880s, Kuala Lumpur continued to expand under British rule. Kuala Lumpur was made the state capital of Malaysia when independence was achieved in 1957, and in 1974, Kuala Lumpur became a Federal Territory.
Kuala Lumpur is about 243 square kilometres and is home to 1.8 million people of different ethnicity, cultures, religions and traditions. Despite the differences, ‘KLites’ are strongly united. In fact, those who live here take pride in Kuala Lumpur’s melting pot of cultures. This can be seen especially during the many festivals that are celebrated throughout the year such as Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Chinese New Year, Deepavali and Christmas.
Ranked by Euromonitor International as a “Top 10 City Destination in the World” for more than five years in a row, Kuala Lumpur offers visitors a chance to experience this city’s unique diversity. A city in which everything from food to architecture is influenced by many cultures and ethnicities, Kuala Lumpur is a charming and exciting city – and the ultimate city getaway.
Sights in KLCC
There is plenty to do in KLCC. For those who want to know more about Kuala Lumpur’s history, culture and traditions, there is the National History Museum and the Art House Gallery Museum of Ethnic Arts. Kid-friendly places include the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Aquaria KLCC and KL Tower Mini Zoo. One can also enjoy a day out at KLCC Park.
Two of the most iconic places that is a must-visit in Kuala Lumpur are the ‘Menara KL’, or KL Tower, and the Petronas Twin Towers. Symbols of the development and advancement of this nation, these towers are recognizable landmarks to all Malaysians.
There are plenty more to do and see in Kuala Lumpur, such as visit the Medan Pasar, the Victoria Fountain, St Mary’s Cathedral and the National Mosque of Malaysia.
Eats in KLCC
Malaysia is a food haven and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city is definitely home to an abundance of restaurants and eateries. Truth be told, it is quite difficult to pinpoint the best restaurant in KLCC as there are plenty that is really good. From fine dining to street food, there is something for everyone’s taste. Japanese cuisine, Korean food, bars and grills, Chinese restaurants, Italian restaurants, authentic Indian cuisine, ‘Mamak’ restaurants, halal food options, roadside nasi lemak and the old school ‘Kopitiam’ are all part of KLCC’s food scene.
Perhaps some of the more notable dining places in KLCC are Marini’s on 57, Acme Bar 7 Coffee, Cantaloupe, and Mama San. Two dining experiences that are not to be missed are Atmosphere 360, KL Tower’s revolving restaurant and Troika Sky Dining.
Shopping in KLCC
A shopper’s paradise, KLCC is home to over eight shopping malls that have plenty of retail outlets. International high fashion retailers, mid-range labels and local boutiques can all be found in these malls. Attractions and entertainment outlets, such as bowling alleys and cinemas, make these malls even more popular. Some of these malls also have indoor kids playgrounds, making them kid-friendly and family-oriented.
Among some of the shopping malls that are located in KLCC include Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Shopping Mall at Bukit Bintang and Suria KLCC located at the base of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. For some high-end shopping, one can head over to the Starhill Gallery Kuala Lumpur, which is connected to the JW Marriot Hotel.
Besides shopping malls, there are also shopping streets such as the busy and popular Jalan Masjid India. Jalan Petaling in the centre of Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown is another street that has all sorts of goods. Last but not least, the Kuala Lumpur Central Market is a shopping destination not to be missed.
Places to Stay in KLCC
From budget inns for the backpacker to five-star luxury hotels, there are plenty of accommodation venues to choose from. Kuala Lumpur has an option that is suitable for the lone traveller as well as for those who need family-friendly accommodation.
However, the best hotels in KLCC are those that offer an uninterrupted view of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, Malaysia’s iconic landmark. Mid-range hotels include Le Apple Boutique Hotel KLCC, the Regency’s Scholar Hotel and Holiday Place Kuala Lumpur. Those who prefer a luxurious stay can head over to the KLCC’s five-star accommodations such as Ascott Sentral Kuala Lumpur and Doubletree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur.
One of the latest must-visit hotels on the scene in KLCC is the Kempinski Hotel located at 8 Conlay. With an experiential retail space located on the lower floors, those who choose to stay at Kempinski Hotel will without a doubt experience the best services and hospitality.
Kempinski Hotel – Old World Hospitality
A luxury five-star hotel brand, Kempinski prides itself in delivering the best of old-world hospitality. With a total of 79 five-star hotels in 33 countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and of course, in Europe, Kempinski has made its mark in providing unrivalled services. Hoteliers since 1897, Kempinski is Europe’s oldest and most well-established hotel group.
Some of Kempinski’s prominent properties include Hotel Adlon Kempinski in Berlin, Kempinski Hotel Muscat in Oman, Sunrise Kempinski Hotel in Beijing, Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski in Cuba and Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay in Turkey.
Akin to the Kempinski Hotels around the globe, Kempinski Hotel Kuala Lumpur is five-star luxurious. Those who choose to stay at the Kempinski Hotel Kuala Lumpur will be pampered with exclusive outstanding hospitality like no other.
Kempinski Hotel – Getting Around KL
Located in the heart of KLCC, Kempinski Hotel Kuala Lumpur is very easily accessible and enjoys good connectivity to its surrounding areas via main roads such as Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Ipoh, Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Kuching and Jalan Ampang.
While Kempinski offers shuttle services and car rental services, it is also an incredible experience to move around this beautiful city via public transportation. The Raja Chulan Monorail station is just a few minutes’ walk away. Other rail stations that are nearby are the KLCC Light Rail Transit (LRT) Station and the Ampang Park LRT Station. One can also easily hop onto one of the city busses or take a taxi to a nearby destination.
Kempinski Hotel – A Holiday Getaway in KL
There are many factors that come into play when choosing accommodation for a holiday. With budgets, transportation, safety, among other things to consider, deciding on the perfect accommodation for a vacation can become a rather stressful activity.
Set to be one of the best hotels in the KLCC area, Kempinski Hotel Kuala Lumpur offers holidaymakers a vacation that they will never forget. With its perfect location, it is within walking distance to shopping malls and many of KLCC’s sights and attractions. Visiting places that are a little further away is also not a problem, with Kempinski offering car rental services and having easily accessible public transportation close by.
With the five-star facilities and services offered by the well-established Kempinski Hotel, there is nothing to worry about and nothing left to do except to sit back, relax and enjoy the holiday. It is the perfect accommodation for a holiday in Kuala Lumpur.
There are indeed many factors that influence one choice when choosing a getaway accommodation. With KLCC’s hustle and bustle as well as the many choices available this may become quite a stressful activity. Kempinski Hotel is one of the best places that one can choose for both a short term or a long term stay. With the best services and excellent location, it is the ultimate city getaway.