I got the opportunity to visit Malaysia for two days recently. Did not get the opportunity to really explore the place well, but managed to visit a couple of beautiful places. Take a look.
Putrajaya – The Federal Administrative center of Malaysia.
One thing that I found really interesting about Malaysia is that the Seat of the King and Parliament along with the Commercial and Financial centre of Malaysia is located at Putrajaya, a city located around 25 kms away from Kuala lampur. The entire city is built only for Governmental activities. The Palace of the King, Residences the Prime minster & Deputy prime minister and other important government officials are located here. You will not find civilian housing here & Only certain areas like the mosque are accessible to civilians and tourists. Malaysia is one country where the weather cannot be trusted. it can rain really heavily one minute and the other minute you have the sun shinning brightly. So please bear an Umbrella with you at all times, just in case.
Kuala Lumpur Day 1
Merdaka Square, Kuala lumpur – the place where the High Court, Cricket ground , the pole where the National flag of Malaysia was first hoisted in 1957, and other important places are located.
High Court, Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur Tower & View from the observatory deck.
Today we finally got to see the most popular attraction of Kuala Lumpur, The Petronas Towers! You have to see the twins during the evening even if you have seen it during the day! The towers look breathe taking at night. Also within the Petronas Tower you have certain fountain arrangements that are a must see. A good place to just sit and chill in the evening. and if you love shopping like I do, the ground floor of the Petronas Towers houses some really great stores where you can shop.
Malaysia is also famous for the amazing chocolates that they make. Do not forget to check out this amazing Cocoa Boutique. There are so many varieties of chocolates that they make. Its like visiting Willy Wonkas Chocolate factory!For all the chocolate lovers out there, this is place you cant miss.
Batu Caves is limestone hill that have a series of caves and is sacred to the Hindu community in Malaysia. The temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan and is considered a very sacred place. It is the focal point of Hindu festival called Thaipusum in Malaysia. The large 140 ft high gold painted statue of Lord Murugan is a major attraction, that should not be missed.
Evening at Petronas Towers.
Since my visit was a short one, I could not really explore the city well. But I did enjoy my time there. Might visit it again sometime in the near future at a more leisurely pace. Stay tuned for my next blog! Till next time then, Arpita xo