Kuala Lumpur in March

Kuala Lumpur in March


March is a great month to explore the country of Malaysia. Located in the southern section of SE Asia, this country combines a historic Islamic culture with the innovative technology of today. The capital, Kuala Lumpur is an international city with a mix of Hindi, Islamic, and Western influences. It’s more economical to fly into Kuala Lumpur using Asia’s budget airline, Air Asia. The airline has a separate airport terminal known as the Low Cost Carrier Terminal; take the Air Asia shuttle bus into the city for a fraction of cost of a taxi. Once in KL, transport is easy and efficient using the city’s light rail, monorail, or commuter trains. Take the monorail to Masjid Jamek to visit the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Little India.

Masjid Jamek Kuala Lumpur

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This is also a great place to stay, it’s convenient to the main train station, KL Sentral as well as the many convenient bus stations. Once in Masjid Jamek, named after the area’s oldest mosque walk through the open Indian market, visit the mosque, and sample the incredibly inexpensive local cuisine. Remember to dress conservatively when visiting a mosque or religious area.  When entering a mosque, women should cover their heads, shoulders, and wear clothing past the knee.

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One of the main attractions for the city are the spectacular Petronas Towers, this architectural phenomenon are the tallest twin towers in the world that features a walking sky bridge. To visit the sky bridge visitors must queue up early as there are only a few hundred admitted to the bridge daily. To ensure entry arrive around 7 to 7:30 am. The Petronas staff will assign a time to visit the bridge; the view is well worth the wait. For an amazing day trip take the train from KL Sentral to the last stop: The Batu Caves.

Batu Caves

The Batu Caves are a sacred Hindu pilgrimage, during the Hindu festival of Thaipusum over 1.5 million people climb the 272 steps that lead to a series of temple caves giving thanks to the Hindu deity Marugan, which stands outside in the form of a giant golden statue. The Batu Caves are a spectacular cultural site filled with rich history and incredible views from the top. For late night bargains in Kuala Lumpur and authentic Chinese food visit Chinatown on Petaling Street. Take either public bus heading to the Kotoraya district, the LRT to Pasar Seni Station, or the monorail to Maharajalela station.  Once in Chinatown be ready to haggle, these street vendors drive a hard bargain and can tend to get a little aggressive, be firm with your price, and do not let them take advantage. Shoppers can find a great variety of designer imitation clothing, bags, and other retail merchandise. Also scattered along the area are Chinese, Malay, and unusual street food options.

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For a daytime activity for the whole family visit Berjaya Times Square, this mega mall features an extensive array of shopping, a pool, theme park, bowling, theatres, restaurants, and more. If you need time to kill, this is the place; kids and adults will enjoy the Berjaya Theme Park with roller coasters, gardens, games, and incredible views of the city.     Take the opportunity to see a city that mixes all the cultures and excitement Asia has to offer.

Date posted: 17th March, 2015

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