While Kuala Lumpur is a large, modern metropolis, it is still not too far removed from its rural roots. While it does have glittering shopping malls, monkeys often find their way in. Six-foot snakes slither across its polished sidewalks at times, and crocodiles in the city aren’t unheard of. The rural-urban mix is evident in Kuala Lumpur’s culture too. When this unique mix is put together with the city’s international culture and the country’s moderate Islamic values, Kuala Lumpur becomes a wonderful, energetic place to be in. Here are 10 great ways to have a good time in Kuala Lumpur.
1. The Bird Park
The vast Lake Gardens of Kuala Lumpur were established by the British in the 19th century to serve as a refreshing getaway for the city’s residents. Over time, the government has expanded on the idea and improved the gardens. The KL Bird Park, one of the latest additions, is a fascinating place. It’s a walk-in aviary where you get to walk among peacocks, feed parakeets and watch ostriches up close.