OUT AND ABOUT KUALA LUMPUR
There are a lot more about Kuala Lumpur but here are a few places that participants may be interested to explore. Please note that these are not part of the programme but are merely an introduction to some places of interest in KL that participants and their companions may want to explore on their own.
A. Bukit Bintang Walk
Bukit Bintang is the name of the shopping and entertainment district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It encompasses Jalan Bukit Bintang and its immediate surrounding areas. The area has long been Kuala Lumpur’s most prominent retail belt that is home to many landmark shopping centres such as the Pavillion, al-fresco cafés, swanky bars, night markets, as well as hawker-type eateries. This area is popular among tourists and locals, especially among the youths.
B. Petaling Street
The Petaling Street (Chinatown) in Kuala Lumpur is like the Bukit Bintang of the older part of Kuala Lumpur. It is a place where the hustling and bustling never comes to an end. Day or night, visitors keep coming to Petaling Street to either dine on the famous street foods here or to get some good bargains on things sold here. Petaling Street is the shoppers’ paradise if you want to bargain your way to some cheap things. There is almost everything here from clothes, souvenirs to electronic items to fabrics.
C. Batu Caves
Batu Caves is a an iconic and popular tourist attraction in Selangor. Site of a Hindu temple and shrine, Batu Caves attracts thousands of worshippers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam.
A limestone outcrop located just north of Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves has three main caves featuring temples and Hindu shrines. Its main attraction is the large statue of the Hindu God at the entrance, besides a steep 272 climb up its steps to finally view the stunning skyline of the city centre
D. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
The Bird Park’s history dates back from 1888 when the Lake Gardens was first established. The Bird Park was part of the Lake Gardens back then but the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park itself was only established back in 1991.
Visitors can take long strolls along the walkway of the park while enjoying the view of birds of various colors and sizes. With every step you take, there will definitely be birds that catch your attention. Some of the main attractions of the park are the hornbill park, the flamingo pond, the world of parrots, the egg incubation area, the bird gallery and education center just to name a few. Daily activities at the Bird Park include bird shows, eagle feeding, hornbill feeding and so much more.
If you are a fan of bird-watching or a photography fanatic, the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is a place you would want to visit.