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Hello everyone! Welcome back to Scribbler's Blogs. Last time I told you all about De Nang, Vietnam. Today, I am going to tell you about Kuala Lumpur City in Malaysia. Before I begin, let me give you some of the general information about Malaysia.

  1. The capital of Malaysia is the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
  2. The main languages spoken there are Malay and English.
  3. Malaysia is most famous for the Petronas Twin Towers, which are the tallest twin towers in the world.
  4. Nasi Lemak is their most popular dish.
  5. Malaysia is mostly filled with skyscrapers, but there are many hidden spots, where nature is at its best. (Langkawi beach for example).

Before I reached Kuala Lumpur, I did a lot of research on the plane like I always do. I was extremely sorry at that point of time when I realized that it was mostly filled with towers reaching for the sky. I am the kind of person who enjoys crumbling monuments, beautiful beaches, and wonderful views. But something made me change my mind. A thing that made me feel that Kuala Lumpur is a place that is worth sharing with you all. So, I will tell you all about it. Let me start with the main places you can visit.

Kuala Lumpur City Centre

KLCC, also known as the city inside a city, is the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Towering skyscrapers, huge malls, giant man-made structures this place is a testimony of how far humanity can reach. The most famous buildings here are, of course, the Petronas Twin Towers. The tallest twin towers on Earth. Awe-inspiring indeed.

The towers were built by the revolutionary oil company Petronas, as their international headquarters. They are 1483 feet (above street level) tall, and have 88 stories, a pinnacle, and spire of 242 feet. There is also a double-decker sky bridge that connects the two towers. It is located on the 41st and 42nd floor. The towers were constructed mainly with reinforced concrete, glass and steel, with many Islamic motifs.

There is an observation floor, with plenty of models of KLCC, and telescopes with which you can see a lot of the city, and a floor with a gift shop, café, and screens with plenty of information. At the ticket counter, there are online games, information, and quizzes for visitors.

I really enjoyed using the telescopes, seeing all the models, and seeing the collection of photos from the history of the towers. What I liked the most was that with two identical towers, covered in glass, in the pouring rain, the spectacle almost looked like an illusion!

There is also a mall in KLCC, called Suria through which you can enter the twin towers. It was a really big mall, with plenty of international brands, and restaurants of many cuisines. (I got Indian food there. It was a delight after many days of food from Thailand and Vietnam.) There is also a Science Centre at the top of the mall called Petrosains, which my science-loving brother and I enjoyed. The best part of the Science Centre was the recreation of an oil mining station, in the middle of the ocean. The KLCC park is also really nice.

Putrajaya

The area where all of the important buildings of the government is located. The buildings and the palace are really beautiful. (I could only see it from afar, as we were in a hurry for our flight.)

IOI Resort City

Located in Putrajaya, this city has many hotels, resorts, a golf club, and the biggest mall in Malaysia. You could get possibly anything you want there. My brother got a cool new Lego set (we could not find it India), and I got a really bendy and twisty Jibitz for my collection. The mall was very crowded on that particularly hot day. Apparently, people flock to the air-conditioned mall when the heat is unbearable!

Now perhaps you will be thinking that Kuala Lumpur is just a city filled with towers and malls. I thought so too. Until...

The Kopidulu Experience

This was like a traditional, Malaysian tea party hosted by the resort we stayed in. There was traditional Malaysian coffee and snacks, which was really tasty! Forgive me, for I do not remember the names of the dishes they served. Anyway, after the food, we got to try traditional Malaysian games like Congkak and their form of checkers. There were also many beautiful Malaysian clothes and accessories donned by the ladies, who taught us the games. Along with all this, we got to learn about the Wau Bulan, which is a traditional kite shaped like a half-moon. It was really nice to see the fine blend of cultures of various parts of the country.

After the Kopidulu experience, I realized that Malaysia was not filled with just modern buildings, but also had many amazing traditions, crafts, and delicacies, all hidden by the mighty skyscrapers of the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. Because we were only there for 2 days, I could not explore more of the hidden Malaysia. I hope that one day I can go again, to see all that I missed, and I hope you would join too.

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