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Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang (or Redang Island)  is a beautiful tropical island off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia in the state of Terengganu. Most travellers visiting Redang come on pre-booked packages from one of the resorts on the island. It is a more up-market destination than Perhentian Islands.

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Craft Complex

address: Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex, Section 63, Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur - tel: (603) 2162 7533 - fax: (603) 21611501 - www.kraftangan.gov.my
Craft Complex, graft centre in Bukit Bintang with various graft shops, museum, batik workshops, artist colony and more
graft centre in Bukit Bintang with various graft shops, museum, batik workshops, artist colony and more

The government-run Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex is a 20min walk from Jalan Bukit Bintang or KLCC. The craft centre also runs shuttle buses to various hotels (call for availability). The KL Hop-on Hop-off bus also stops there. There is also a cafeteria which offers a variety of Indian and Malay food.

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Hotels in in Kuala Lumpur
HOSTELS
in Kuala Lumpur
Sri Packers Hotel
Backpacker hostel near Sepang F1 circuit and KLIA 1 & KLIA 2 airport (20min) in a shop house area
Travellers Palm Lodge

One of the last remaining small and personal hostels in town. Located right in the middle of Bukit Bintang.  Run by owner Suzy for almost 15 years.

Things to do & see
Tugu Negara (National Monument)
Tugu Negara is a monument in the Lake Gardens that commemorates those who died in Malaysia's wars. ... more
Petronas Twin Towers / KLCC
The 88-floor building was completed in 1997 and remained the highest building in the world until 2004 with 452m. The Kuala Lumpur Center includes not only the famous twin towers, but also a shopping mall (Suria KLCC), a movie theatre, the new aquarium (KLCC Aquaria) and a park. ... more
Things to do & see
Forest Walk, Telok Blangah Hill Park, Singapore
An Elevated Walkway at eye-level with the canopy of secondary forest of Telok Blangah Hill - part of the Southern Ridges ... more

Orang Asli Village, Taman Negara
A village at the park border welcomes visitors during the day and offers a fascinating glimpse in the life the Malaysia's indigenious people. ... more