For the Love of Travel
For the Love of Travel

Luxurious Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur’s sensational charm, coupled with unmistakable luxury offerings makes every trip a remarkable one.

Kuala Lumpur is a melting hot pot of culture, food, nature and world renowned architecture. However, if a trip to Kuala Lumpur is coupled with all the luxury trimmings of sensational shopping, delightful restaurants and luxury hotels, it potentially makes a luxury holiday like none other.

Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur
Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Supplied

You may as well begin with the most obviously spectacular accomplishment of engineering and design in the city, the Petronas Towers, which was until relatively recently the tallest building in the world. Clad in stainless steel and glass, adorned with intricate cultural designs, the feats of engineering that went into building these towers are many, including the most sustained concrete pour in Malaysian history, lasting fifty-four hours, non-stop! The project employed thousands of Malaysians, with the left tower being built by a Japanese contractor and a Korean company leading the team for the right tower. If you’re wondering, the Koreans started later, finished first, and even built the Skybridge, but the towers are of equal quality. Even if you just pass by and gaze into the heavens, these towers are well-worth the time. If you can, book a visit to the Skybridge and marvel at the capital city from on-high.

Magnificent shopping

For a spot of shopping, the Pavilion shopping centre is in the Bukit Bintang district, fondly known as the shopping and entertainment district of Kuala Lumpur. To be honest, ‘spot’ of shopping is a gross understatement: Pavilion boasts over 700 shops and restaurants, with closing time at 10:00pm every day. There are seven levels, plus the ‘beauty hall’ across the top, and there really is not much you cannot find, from sporting goods to bonsai trees.

Pavilion Mall in Kuala Lumpur
Pavilion Mall in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Supplied

In fact, you could spend the entire day there and still not cover it all. Easily accessible with a swath of public transport nearby, it is worth just standing on the ground floor and gazing up at what really looks like a mini city. Outside Pavilion is a spectacular water fountain called the Grand Bloom of Fulfilment, which underscores Malaysia’s diversity. Three bowls, and the water flowing between them, symbolise Malaysia’s multiracial culture and the coming together of Malay, Indian, and Chinese peoples. The popularity and significance of this fountain is obvious, highlighted by the people continually gathering beside with reverential expressions.

Luxury accommodation

Coming home most luxury of your hotel is something that is one of the most important things on most travellers’ lists. Kuala Lumpur offers some of the most exotic luxury hotels from top luxury brands to luxury boutique hotels. With signature service, these hotels bring about their brands in true Malaysian hospitality. But the most important thing here is the value provided for the rate of exchange for the luxury service. All inclusive of rooms, breakfast and also transfers in some cases makes Kuala Lumpur one of the most amazing destinations to spend on luxury travels.

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

One of the most spectacular brands of luxury in the Petronas Towers precinct is the Mandarin Oriental hotel. Set between the flowering gardens of the KLCC Park and the dramatic heights of the Petronas Twin Towers, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur offers impressive views. Delight your senses with an array of cuisines showcased in eight innovative outlets. Escape Kuala Lumpur’s urban bustle at The Spa with rejuvenating facials, body treatments and award-winning Signature Therapies for holistic wellbeing. Take a dip at the infinity edge pool overlooking the spectacular city skyline or watch the magnificent display of KLCC Lake Symphony Fountain at the Esplanade KLCC.

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur Lobby
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur Lobby. Photo: Supplied

Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur

Surrounded by the multicultural energy of Malaysia’s dynamic capital, Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur takes centre stage with panache. Combining extraordinary dining, sleek and spacious accommodations, and legendary Four Seasons service, our Hotel is the city’s nexus of success and style. Come home to everything you need in this one-bedroom apartment, which gives you access to the Four Seasons lifestyle and KL living at its best.

Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur
Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Supplied

Dine at Bara on Six

Bara On Six is a contemporary grill and oyster bar located at Traders Hotel in Kuala Lumpur that serves the finest cuts, local catches and a selection of craft gins with a nod to Malaysian influences.

Steak served in Bara on Six, Kuala Lumpur
Steak served in Bara on Six, Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Harmeet Sehgal

Casual yet sophisticated, Bara On Six also offers delectable alternative dietary options, inspired by a healthier lifestyle. Offering an excellent selections of seafood and steaks, Bara on Six is a top spot of be seen.

Dining Room at Bara on Six
Dining Room at Bara on Six. Photo: Harmeet Sehgal

Amazing restaurant settings with a superb wine list to complement the restaurant imports its steaks from Australia and cook it to perfection. Its’s a restaurant to visit for one of the most striking dining experiences in Kuala Lumpur.

An array of Markets and Bazaars

There are so many markets and bazaars in Kuala Lumpur, where you can get all the touristy goodies you desire and pick up some beautiful examples of Malaysian crafts. A quick internet search will bring up a seriously good selection, although the Central Market would be a good starting-point. This is not the biggest market, which is ideal, as some of these can be overwhelming in size and number of people for the first timers. Central Market is quite manageable, has an excellent range of sellers, is situated in a lovely heritage building, and you will find it between China Town and the Colonial District. A short walk from there is Jalan Petaling, which is a market street in Chinatown.

Street art in China Town, Kuala Lumpur
Street art in China Town, Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Supplied

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