Shop up a storm in this truly Asian city that was in fact only founded in 1857, making it a relative newcomer to the Malaysian urban scene. Kuala Lumpur is an extraordinary melting pot of cultures, cuisines and heritage. Boasting some of the best shopping in the East from designer ware to electronics, KL is best visited with an empty suitcase. The city’s main shopping district is Bukit Bintang, but there’s also Petaling Street in Chinatown where you’re find knockoff timepieces and reproductions of designer shoes and handbags.
KL’s Old Town is the traditional city centre and home to the old Chinese commercial centre, otherwise known as Chinatown. The Golden Triangle is KL’s CBD and the site where you’ll find many of the city’s shopping malls and the iconic 88-story Petronas Towers. Other highlights include Chow Kit, widely acknowledged as the city’s Red Light District and the six-tiered Chinese Thean Hou Temple, one of the oldest temples in Southeast Asia.