For the Love of Travel
For the Love of Travel

Top 5 luxuries to explore in Malaysia

Petronas Twin Towers

Malaysia is a melting pot of culture, history, food and shopping. It’s impossible to fit these amazing experiences in one trip, but here are the top five.

Explore Batu Caves

Malaysia is the only Asian country with inland caves, and inside one of these is the most breath-taking experiences you may ever have: the Batu Caves, which are located just 13 km north of Kuala Lumpur in Gombak, Selangor. The name of the caves was taken from the
Malay word for ‘rock’. K. Thamboosamy Pillay, a leader of the Tamil Hindu community in Malaya (as the region was then called), built a temple within the caves in 1891. Allegedly, he saw similarity in shape of the cave entrance to the tip of the spear traditionally wielded by the deity Murugan. Thus, an impressive and colossal gold-painted statue of Murugan.

Statue of Murugan at Batu Caves
Statue of Murugan at Batu Caves. Photo: Supplied

The statue is made from reinforced concrete and stands at just under 43 metres high, right at the foot of the 272 concrete steps that lead you to the caves. On your journey up, you are likely to meet some very friendly monkeys who will sit and gaze at you inquisitively. Batu Caves are free to enter and an absolute must-see. The Hindu history, including the creation of the world with
Lord Shiva’s Ecstatic Dance, has been so beautifully portrayed that you cannot help but be awestruck at the intricate detail and care that went into this temple. Batu Caves is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, and one of four in Malaysia. It is a pilgrimage site for Hindus worldwide.

Savour the famous street-foods of Malaysia

Fall in love with the flavourful Malaysian cuisine on this delicious food tour in Kuala Lumpur! From yummy must-tries like home-cooked nasi-lemak with ayam rendang to unique dishes typical of the city such as paper dosa; you’re in for a treat, so bring your appetite. enjoy authentic local bites ranging from savory, sweet as well as drinks, you’ll also discover the city and its highlights.

Nasi Lemak
Nasi Lemak. Photo: Supplied

Stop to admire the Petaling Street, Guan Di Temple, and Sri Mahamariamman Temple and hear about their local relevance from your host as you hop from one food hot spot to the other. A food tour in Kuala Lumpur would not be complete without the most typical and beloved dishes in town. Enjoy a bite of the ultimate classics, home cooked nasi-lemak with ayam rendang and paper dosa and taste them in their true local flavour! In between food stops, discover city highlights for a well-rounded experience that will satisfy your appetite for Kuala Lumpur. From food, drinks, must-sees and local hot spots; this tour has everything on the menu!

Explore Kuala Lumpur’s hidden gems like a local

Dive into the origin of Kuala Lumpur as you see the city’s main landmarks like Petaling Street, Masjid Jamek Mosque and Petronas Twin Towers and get to explore some hidden gems. Kuala Lumpur, is a magical place! Explore the rich culture, history, and local lifestyle that makes Kuala Lumpur famous internationally.

Iban tribal lady costume. Photo: Supplied

The best part of any city is definitely the unique stories to you get to discover as you immerse yourself in the rich cultural diversity and the uniqueness it has to offer. Along the way explore hidden treasures hidden in plain sight, talk to the locals and get to know the best part of what the city has to offer. Experience the city through a different perspective, the local way as you discover places and stories that not many tourists experience.

Stay at a Luxury Hotel in Kuala Lumpur

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
Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

Enjoy exquisite dining at a Spectacular Restaurant

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. 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.

Steak at Bara on Six, Malaysia
Sirloin Steak at Bara on Six, Traders Hotel, Malaysia. Photo: Supplied

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