Kuala Lumpur is the perfect introduction to Asia. With one of the most iconic skylines in the Far East, KL (as the locals call it) is famous for its colourful markets and modern shopping complexes.
Over time the city has matured into a place full of juxtapositions - a mix of east and west influences. The architecture blends impressive modern skyscrapers with colonial buildings, temples and mosques.
Towering over Kuala Lumpur, the Petronas Towers pierce the city skyline with their 88 floors. That's an incredible height of 452 metres. Not for the faint hearted, you can visit the Observation Deck on level 86 for undisturbed floor-to-ceiling views across the city. On the way back down, make sure you walk the Skybridge that links the two towers together and provides a stunning vantage point.
If wildlife's your thing, make a beeline for Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. With over 20 acres of luscious gardens, more than 3,000 flora and fauna, and over 200 species of local and foreign birds, it's quite a place. Not to mention it's the world’s largest free-flight, walk-in aviary
You simply can't visit the Malaysian capital without a trip to Central Market. The city's busiest shopping market in Kuala Lumpur is a hub of Malaysian culture. A bustling atmosphere with hundreds of stalls showcasing handmade arts and crafts. Make sure you go with an empty stomach as there's plenty of dining options too. Just a short walk from the popular Chinatown on Petaling Street, a trip to the market will give you a true sense of local life.
As you can see, there's plenty to fill your time in Kuala Lumpur. So spend some time exploring this energetic city before continuing your journey to Australasia.