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Malaysia is one of the most affluent countries in Southeast Asia, it’s also a place where you can experience traditional lifestyles and a huge range of cultures living peacefully alongside one other. From the quiet traditional towns of Sarawak on Borneo to the melting pot of modernity and industry that is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is a country of many faces. Malaysian cooking is testament to the successful co-habiting of different cultures and delicious, freshly cooked food can be enjoyed in every corner of the country.
Malaysia, plays host to a range of festival and events from music and the arts events in Kuala Lumpur to religious festivals and cultural events such as Chinese New Year and the Thai Water Festival. Kuala Lumpur is also home to a huge number of shopping malls, the tallest structure in Southeast Asia (Petronas Towers) and the architectural gem that is the Old Town. Other highlights in the capital include a wander around Chinatown and Little India. Many of Malaysia’s biggest events take place in the capital city Kuala Lumpur, especially music, arts and cultural events. Countrywide festivities are also celebrated in full throttle as events in Kuala Lumpur and include Chinese New Year, the Malaysian Water Festival, Independence Day and Malaysia Day.
Events in Kuala Lumpur also include all religious celebrations from Eid to Diwali, and Wesak to Christmas. The SongkRUN Water Run & Music Festival combines sport with live music whilst UrbanScape is an arts festival that celebrates all Malaysian culture. Upcoming concerts in the city include the ‘Let it Be’ Beatles musical and Selena Gomez at the Stadium Malawati Shah Alam. Weekend activities in KL range from fine dining to music concerts, visiting the many art galleries and of course the most favoured pastime of KL dwellers; shopping.