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Kuala Lumpur: A cultural hotspot

  • Published at 10:38 am July 11th, 2013
Kuala Lumpur: A cultural hotspot

Kuala Lumpur is a cultural centre spot where some of the world’s greatest cultures combine in a great, dynamic mix. As one of Dhakaites' favourite holiday destinations, and with one of the most famous second home programmes, this capital offers the perfect travelling experience with its bustling shopping malls and exciting cuisine.

Where to Stay Ritz Carlton (Tk16,000 and up) Defining the art of luxury hotels, the Ritz-Carlton in Malaysia is conveniently located close to the top -notch business and entertainment hub of Bukit Bintang. The exquisitely designed hotel offers excellent cuisine and even better spa treatments.

Shangri La hotel  (Tk10,000 and up)

In close proximity to the Petronas Twin Towers, Shangri La provides luxurious guestrooms and custom designed suites that offer modern amenities and excellent views of Malaysia’s cultural hub.

What to Eat Nasi lemak The ideal comfort food and national dish of Malaysia, Nasi lemak is a plate of scrumptious coconut rice, accompanied with a side of coconut beef, anchovies, boiled eggs, roasted peanuts and a sinful Malaysian chili sauce.

Banana rice A true rice lover's delight, the banana leaf rice dish is served on a large banana leaf, accompanied by an assortment of meat and fish curries, vegetables, spicy pickles and the crispy goodness of papadums. Chili pan mee

For those who like it spicy, the chili pan mee is based on freshly cooked noodles topped with pork, garlic, half-poached eggs and a final touch of chopped onions. Finally, the magic ingredient of Malay chili sauce combines perfectly with this dish to bring out the true flavours of Malaysia.

What to do Shopping Malaysia’s enviable list of markets and malls include everything from the expensive to the cheap. Suria KLCC, Pavillion and Star Hill Gallery are luxury shoppers' shopping haven, while Bukit Bintang, Pasar Malam (Night Market) and China Town are where the bargains are at. Sightseeing The Islamic Arts Museum, National Art Gallery and the Menara KL, where you can get the highest view of the city, are all excellent spots to visit in the capital. The Petronas Towers, the Guandi Temple, Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve and the KL Bird Park are must-sees as well. Keno Fish Spa Kenko Fish spa offers weary travellers a pedicure like no other. Dipped into a tiny pool where Garra Ruffa fish nibble away the dead and diseased skin, your feet will be left smooth and callous-free by the end of the treatment. How to Get There Malaysian Airlines flies daily from Dhaka at 1.20am as well as on Monday’s at 12:45pm.