Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia. The city has numerous striking skyscrapers, brilliant architecture with mixture of modernity and local tradition, friendly and welcoming locals and other natural attractions for tourist. Kuala Lumpur is regarded as one of the most modern and glorious 21st century metropolis rich with cultural diversity and contrasts. Kuala Lumpur has now become destination for people eager to fulfill their thrust for delightful cultural festivals, delicious food adventures, shopping endeavor and thrills to explore the natural wonders.
Kuala Lumpur has wide range of network of buses, private taxi and car services, light rail commuter trains to facilitate an easy travel within the city. As with other major metropolis around the world during the peak hours there are quite a bit of traffic. As most of the visitors attraction are within the walking distance many people choose to travel on foot around the downtown of Kuala Lumpur to pleasure themselves on the sight of the brilliant architect and other natural sights. People who are interested in commuting around the city with the public transportation are advised to use a travel card as it resolves many issues when using public transportation like having to buy separate tickets for each journey.
Kuala Lumpur has world-class healthcare facilities. An abundant of world class hospitals is supplemented by internationally trained well qualified medical professionals. These well trained and well educated professionals along with reasonable priced service makes Kuala Lumpur one of the best medical tourism spots in the world. People can easily access both public and private healthcare without going through hassling. There are more than 30 private clinics located in convenience places around the city and some of these private clinics provide 24 hours service like – health screening, diagnostics, vaccinations, medication and outpatient care. Pharmacies can also be found in convenient location like shopping malls, residential areas and business complexes. People who travel with their family frequently are encouraged to buy international health insurance as it provide ample coverage for oneself and their family.
The architecture of Kuala Lumpur is seen to synthesize the Asian tradition, old colonial building technique, Islamic traditional style and modern and postmodern design influence. As a result the buildings of Kuala Lumpur are both visually striking and unique. Most of the colonial buildings in Kuala Lumpur were built between the end of 19th and early 20th century. These buildings shows remarkable amount of architectural variation as Mughal, Tudor, and Neo-Gothic or Grecian-Spanish style are often seen in the buildings architecture. During the economic boom in the 70’s to the 90’s building are seen to build with local Malaysian and Islamic tradition in mind as the buildings are seen to incorporate local items and dress style and Islamic geometric motifs in their buildings design. In the late late1990’s and early 2000’s the buildings architecture are influenced heavily by modernist and post-modernist style as the buildings started to incorporate glass exteriors and asymmetrical lines in their structures. Some of the famous architecture of Kuala Lumpur are – PETRONAS Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur Tower, Bangunan Sultan Abdu Samad, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Lord Murugan Statue, Istana Budaya (Cultural Palace) and Masjid Negara (National Mosque).