Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia’s dynamic capital. This fast-paced, multicultural city is a lively melting pot where Chinese, Malays, Singaporeans, Indians and a mix of foreigners all live and work. KL, as it’s colloquially known, is hot much of the year, with short-spurt torrential rains drenching the city from October through February. Its residents don’t seem to mind though — you’ll see them out in droves even on the hottest days. The number one thing to do in Kuala Lumpur is eat; the variety of Southeast Asian food readily and cheaply available is fantastic. Of course, that doesn’t mean there aren’t high-end restaurants well worth a visit. Spend your days in Kuala Lumpur sipping iced coffee, marveling at the rapid construction and visiting the top sights of this friendly cosmopolitan city.