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Leisure in Kuala Lumpur

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How to keep yourself busy in Kuala Lumpur? What are the leisure activities available? Find out in this article.

Kuala Lumpur, which is Malaysia's capital city, is the dream destination of millions of foreigners worldwide. Indeed, it attracts thousands of tourists willing to visit its unique places of interest and discover its huge history and culture. Regardless of your age, you are likely to enjoy various leisure activities and events, as well as a traditional local cuisine. You can also stroll around the city to discover its gardens, nature parks, etc.

History and culture

The city's different neighborhoods each demonstrate unique colors and flavors. In fact, you can learn more about its history and culture through its ancient buildings and monuments. The Petronas Towers, for instance, rising over 88 floors and more than 452 meters long, is definitely a must see. You should also take the time to visit its cultural neighborhoods such as Little India and China Town. This will be an opportunity for you to discover not only traditions but also particular cuisines.

In terms of spirituality, Kuala Lumpur is known to be a real religious diversity. You can start by visiting the Sri Mahamariamman Temple of Batu Caves, the Thean Hou Temple and the Negara Masjid which is known to be the National Mosque. Finally, children will be delighted to visit the Bird Park, Aquaria KLCC which is the country's biggest aquarium, or the National Museum. You will also find science museums such as the Planetarium of Petrosains, as well as the Air Force Museum, among others.

Children activities

Kuala Lumpur also provides various leisure activities for children, such as the Kidzania which is a theme park about adult life. This park is ideal for less than 14 years old children whose roles will be to lead a great life by finding a job and earning in, spending to fast food, or even to save their earnings in a bank account. Cosmos World, for its part, is found in the Berjaya Times Square shopping center. It is the country's largest indoor theme park.

Events

Malaysia's capital city is also famous for numerous leisure activities and events which are held there. Indeed, you can choose among numerous cinema halls or visit various exhibitions and other festivities, sports events, etc., which are held there throughout the year. Many of these are advertised by the media: newspapers, radio, television, etc.

 Useful links:

Expat.com – Kuala Lumpur Forum
Expat.com – Leisure directory in Kuala Lumpur
Ministry of Tourism - Discover Kuala Lumpur www.tourism.gov.my
VisionKL - Event Calendar in Kuala Lumpur www.visionkl.com
Berjaya Times Square shopping center www.berjayatimessquarekl.com
Planetarium www2.angkasa.gov.my
Petrosains www.petrosains.com.my
Kidzania www.kidzania.com.my

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