Apart from Batu Caves and Petronas tower, we managed to go to a few more attractions around KL. To most of the places we caught a Grab car and after visiting the attractions we also found really nice places to try Malaysian cuisine. I still can’t forget all the yummy food they serve especially the variety of fish and meats. I think vegetarians might have a bit of trouble finding options to their liking though.
King’s Place (Istana Negara)
Due to my own lack of research, when we decided to visit King’s palace I was bit disappointed to know that you can view the palace only from the outside. The only plus side was that it is close to other attractions like the National Museum and the National Mosque so you can do some more right after viewing the palace.
You can only see the front gate, a bit of the garden and the front of the palace. As you can’t go inside, all tourist can do is take photos in front of the gate and with the guards. As I have mentioned many time, it is really hot in KL and the poor guards are in full dress uniform.
Kuala Lumpur City Gallery
We didn’t go inside the Kulala Lumpur City Gallery as Chhori was sleepy and was in no mood for it. Instead we took some photos with the “I heart KL” sign and went to the nearby Merdeka Square to rest and have lunch.
As it is so close to other attractions, it is worth going to KL city Gallery to take photos outside even if you are not planning to go inside.
Merdeka Square is a historical ground In KL where they celebrate their Independence Day. It is surrounded by museums and historical houses.
It has a 100 meter flag pole proudly flying the Malaysian flag.
Sultan Abdul Samad Building
Sultan Abdul Samad Building was built in the 1800’s and is arguably the grandest display of Moghul architecture in KL with 41-meter high ‘Big Ben’ clock tower. It now houses the Ministry of Information, Culture, and Communication of KL.
We walk past the Masjid Jamek and it is the biggest mosque that is also said to be the first brick mosque to be built in the city.
We went to Petaling Street just to browse as we didn’t want to buy anything. They sell lots of imitation branded stuff like watches, perfumes, bags for quite cheap but the quality is suspect.
Overall we had a great time in Malaysia and I was so glad to be able to share this holiday with my parents. From KL, we caught a flight to Nepal to start our holiday with friends and family. I will write more about that in my next post.
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