Fly to Kuala Lumpur for the stunning fusion of Malaysian, Indian and Chinese cultures that is modern Malaysia. The city’s architecture is a blend of mosques, Buddhist temples, Hindu shrines, space-age modern skyscrapers and eccentric 19th-century buildings. The cultural mix also gives rise to some of the best food you'll find anywhere.
When you have your tickets to Kuala Lumpur, the 88-floor Petronas Twin Towers is a must-see, with its 28-meter-long skybridge located roughly halfway up, which connects the two towers and provides breathtaking views (access to the bridge is by ticket only). Thean Hou Temple on Robson Hill provides a spectacular backdrop for the many weddings that are held there. If you are looking for relaxation, Lake Gardens Park has something for everyone, including a huge aviary and the Islamic Arts Museum. For contrast and a shopping experience that's second to none, try Bukit Bintang.
Flying to Kuala Lumpur around the time of the full moon in January/ February will enable you to enjoy Thaipusam, a colorful and extraordinary Hindu ceremony. The Chinese New Year is a great festival too, as is August 31st – National Day, which is a riot of color and celebration.