At the heart of Malaysia lies the energetic city of Kuala Lumpur. Whether you’re on a business trip, shopping spree or food adventure, Kuala Lumpur is the place to be! With so much shopping and eating to be done, booking your accommodation should be the least of your worries. Browse through ZEN Rooms range of budget hotels and find the perfect abode for your stay!
In the Malay language, Kuala Lumpur translates to “muddy river confluence”. However, the city itself certainly isn’t muddy. With a bustling population of over 6.5 million, this place has something to offer nearly everyone. Some of the largest mega-malls in the world and historic and cultural attractions mean that this is one city you don’t want to miss.
One of Kuala Lumpur’s most famous attractions, the Batu caves were discovered in 1878 by William Hornaday. Since then, Hindu priests have used them as temples. Today, visitors can see fascinating statues of Hindu Gods. To see something a little more modern, make sure to stop by the Petronas Towers and see some of Kuala Lumpur’s unique modern architecture. If you’re looking to do some shopping, head over to Mid Valley mega-mall near Bangsar, one of the largest in the city. Another option competing for size is pavilion kuala lumpur, which houses over 450 stores. For a more interesting take on shopping, you can also visit the aptly named Sunway Pyramid shopping mall; aptly named because part of it is shaped like a pyramid. This is easily accessible by many of the city’s RapidKL buses.
Head to Bukit Bintang to find another of the city s famous shopping neighbourhoods, the Golden Triangle. This area also has no shortage of reflexology or foot massages stores to rest your feet. When you get hungry, be sure to make a stop in Bangsar, a popular restaurant and clubbing Neighbourhood.If you’re more interested in nature and less so in shopping and relaxing, Kepong is a northern town in Kuala Lumpur surrounded by a mountain range and with one of the largest parks in Kuala Lumpur: the Kepong Metropolitan Park. You can also head over to Titiwangsa and visit the Titiwangsa Lake Gardens for a unique view of how some of the locals spend their spare time. Wangsa Maju is a must for anyone looking to see some more culture. The area is small but has a a lot of Chinese temples. On top of this, Cultural activities take place all the time. If your dates line up, you can drop in on the famous Hungry Ghost Festival celebration on the 7th month of Chinese calendar. Alternatively, if you’re more interested in catching up on a bit of local sporting culture, drop in on the local football team Kuala Lumpur FA at the KLFA Stadium in Cheras.
Kuala Lumpur is known for a colourful arts and culture scene, check out our list of specially selected events that we think you might be interested in!