Petaling Jaya is known as a place of old and new, with parts of it being some of the oldest places in KL while still maintaining being one of the trendiest places in town. Read on for a comprehensive guide of the city!
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The beautiful country of Malaysia is a place of two halves. Existing across two stretches of land, one on the Southeast Asian Peninsula and the other on the island of Borneo, Malaysian lifestyle and culture is a mix of traditional Malay culture and the high tech industry and progressive lifestyles enjoyed in Kuala Lumpur. Two things remain the same throughout Malaysia however; the first is the beautiful fragrant cuisine and the other is the stunning landscapes. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is famous for, amongst other things, the Petronas Towers, the tallest structures in Southeast Asia.
With a large Chinese-Malay population, Chinese New Year is one of the biggest events in the Malaysian Calendar although as a multi-cultural country there’s in fact wide a range of religious festivals celebrated throughout the year including Ramadan/Eid, Diwali, Wesak and Christmas. Malaysia’s thoroughly modern capital Kuala Lumpur is the country’s home of business, industry and shopping. Almost any lifestyle magazine in Malaysia will lay claim that Downtown in the Golden Triangle is the best place to live in KL, although the neighbourhoods of Damansara Heights and Ampang are also incredibly affluent and desirable.
When it comes to shopping in Kuala Lumpur, top destinations include one of the city’s 66 shopping malls such as the Mid Valley Megamall, whilst Bukit Bintang is the place to head for the kind of designer gear seen in any lifestyle magazine Malaysia sells. Although Kuala Lumpur doesn’t have the long history that George Town boasts, it’s not without major attractions and highlights include ascending either the Petronas Twin Towers or the KL Tower before wandering around the architectural grandeur of the Old Town and then sampling the street food in Chinatown or Bukit Bintang. According to KL Lifestyle Magazine Malaysia is also an up and coming place to see and experience contemporary and visual arts.