When it comes to Malaysia, the first image that one might think of might be the images of Petronas Twin Towers. This modern structure is undoubtedly the city’s landmark, the pride of the nation, and a famous photo spot for tourists.
If the Petronas Twin Towers represent the modern Kuala Lumpur, the rich history of the city is reflected through ancient buildings and the Merdeka Square, where the world’s tallest flagpole is located. The square also symbolises the country’s independence from the British. Another landmark is at the heart of the city where the Klang and the Gombak rivers meet. The city name Kuala Lumpur actually had its name from this river junction, since Kuala Lumpur in the Malay language means a sandbar. Next to the junction is the Central Market or Pasar Seni, where local art and crafts are sold. But if you prefer the high-end products, head to Bukit Bintang which is the city’s shopping and entertainment district.
Pasar Baru Bukit Bintang or Imbi Market has popular local food like Oyster congee from Amy Ong and mini-egg tarts from Bunn Choon.
Rebung is the best original Malaysian restaurant in town. Fresh Onde is a must-try.
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