CITY OF CELEBRATIONS
Modern and bustling with all the colour of a vibrant Asian city, Kuala Lumpur is just made for conferences and incentives with a wide choice of accommodation
& meeting venues Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Easily accessible from a number of other countries, KL is a natural choice as an Asian city venue. If ever there was a melting pot of cultures, this is it, a place where Malay, Chinese, Indian blend in a futuristic city which still retains many elements of its roots. Beyond the gleaming pinnacles of the Petronas Towers lies a fusion of architectural styles which give visitors a real insight into the heritage influences of the races who have passed through and settled including Malay, Portuguese, Dutch, Arab-Muslim Chinese, Hindu-Indian and European.
The traditional Malay longhouses were designed for the tropics, built of hard wood on stilts to withstand flooding and with high-pitched roofs. Carving was always integral to the design whether for simple houses or palaces. KL has plenty of imposing colonial buildings in its city centre mix and visitors are drawn to the magnets of Little India and colourful Chinatown, packed with stalls and famous for its night markets where everyone finds a bargain.
With cultural genetics such as these, Malaysia’s food also reflects the wonderful mix of origins and Malayan styles are some of the most delicious in the world and, of course, this city also serves up fine international cuisine of all types. There’s no shortage of entertainment either as KL sure knows how to entertain and is home to some impressive, purpose-built resort and themes complexes, too.
Tropically hot and humid, September to November and March April are generally the wettest months but that’s just Asia for you and it doesn’t stop the celebrations as KL’s ethnic mix means there is always some festival or other going on around the city.
Outside KL, Malaysia also has some great island destinations for rest and relaxation with beaches, snorkel and dive spots as well as the promise of exciting eco-adventures in areas including Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo.