Kuala Lumpur Highlights
Kuala Lumpur is an Asian tiger that roars: in almost 150 years, it has grown from nothing to a bustling city of almost two million people. It's a modern city of gleaming skyscrapers, but it retains much of the local color that other Asian boom-cities have lost.
Kuala Lumpur has plenty of colonial buildings in its center, a vibrant Chinatown with street vendors and night markets, and a bustling Little India. More fun and easier to negotiate than Bangkok, grittier than Singapore and more eclectic than Hanoi, the buzz about KL is as palpable as its intoxicating aromas of sizzling satay, sweet incense and tropical flowers.