“Malaysia, Truly Asia” is the official slogan of Malaysia’s tourism industry. The words reflect the country’s unique diversity and pay homage to the distinctiveness and allure of Malaysia that make it a world class tourist destination.
Nowhere is this more true than in Kuala Lumpur, the bustling capital city of the country. Founded as a small village by Chinese tin miners more than 150 years ago, the city has rapidly grown into a cosmopolitan city of more than 7 million people from the rich tapestry of Malaysia’s multicultural population.
Air Asia is landing in Cam Ranh Airport with daily direct flights connecting the beautiful beachfront city with the industrious metropolis capital of Malaysia. This has brought new possibilities to a city already enjoying the thrill and excitment of a diverse and vibrant population.
Kuala Lumpur is a city of contrasts where the old and the new intermingle on every street. It is very common to find old crumbling colonial architecture next to ultra-modern skyscrapers. World class shopping malls with top designer boutiques and incredible amenities such as indoor rollercoasters are juxtaposed by old marketplaces where pedlars sell their wares. And all of these contrasts transpire within steps of each other. People who love shopping will find no shortage of options and the affordable prices make the city a very popular destination for shopaholics.
Kuala Lumpur is a colourful city with a blend of flavours, smells, sounds and sights from many different cultures. Walking down a single street, visitors to the city might find a Malay mosque, a Chinese pagoda, and an Indian temple. They will see a dizzying number of signs in English, Malay, Chinese, and Tamil script. And they will see people from all walks of life mingling together. Kuala Lumpur is a city that never sleeps, and that is because it is a city that never stops eating. One of the major aspects of Kuala Lumpur that will amaze and delight visitors is the abundance of food that the city has available. At literally every hour of the day or night, visitors will be able to find locals indulging in the city’s myriad of culinary delights. Street food is available at all hours serving up delicious Malay, Chinese, and Indian specialities. Western, Indonesian, Vietnamese, and Filipino cuisines are also easily attainable. Passing by any of the countless food stalls in the city, one is certain to see a sizable number of people eating inside, no matter the time. When you taste the food, you will understand why.
The city offers an abundance of fun activities and sites to explore. Popular attractions include the Lake Gardens, as well as the Bird Park, the world’s largest free-flight walk-in aviary. Visitors should also take time to visit the magnificent Petronas Towers and marvel at the panoramic view of the city from the 86th floor observation deck.
Kuala Lumpur also benefits from being one of the region’s biggest travel hubs. The airports in the city offer visitors access to exotic destinations across Malaysia as well as the region and the airlines are constantly expanding to more and more destinations. For people wanting to see more of Malaysia, they will find that Kuala Lumpur puts them within easy reach of all of Malaysia’s tropical islands of Penang, Langkawi and Borneo. Moreover, the cost of flights can be so affordable that oftentimes the price of the taxi to the airport is actually higher than the actual flight.