Monday, March 16, 2009


Kuala Lumpur

A delightful mix of cross-cultural influences and traditions, Kuala Lumpur radiates an exciting, enticing charm, which will no doubt pique your interest throughout your stay.

Let the city's warmth embrace you as you lose yourself in its unique blend of tradition, cultureold world charm and new world sophistication. Explore its nooks and crannies, and you'll discover captivating sights, sensational sounds, aromatic smells and fantastic people.

Kuala Lumpur, affectionately known as KL, is an amazing cultural melting pot. Here, you will wander through communities of Chinese, Malays, South Indians, East Malaysian ethnic groups, Thais, Indonesians, Sikhs and a huge community of expats. Each community offering its own festivals, food, music, art and fashion while influencing each other's cultures.

KL has a lively nightlife scene and a fascinating art and performance culture, which blends contemporary and traditional styles from many backgrounds. There is the widest range of sporting activities available with state-of -the-art facilities to impress any sporting enthusiast. The architecture is somewhat eccentric and is certainly unique, from hundred year old mansions to awe-inspiring sky scrapers, and all within metres of each other. Treat your tastebuds to Kuala Lumpur's extremely varied cuisine, which is certainly a tasty adventure in itself! Above all else KL is a shopping haven, offering everything from street side trinkets to haute couture.

The resulting kaleidoscope of cultures, costumes and cuisines is nothing short of a whirlwind for the senses - more intense here than anywhere else in the country.

Tourists to Kuala Lumpur can also experience the magic of the city through a unique double decker bus tour. For further information, check out their website at:


It is home to the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra comprising an impressive cast of local and international musicians.The hall regularly features regular concerts, recitals, chamber concerts and traditional cultural performances by the Petronas Cultural Troupe.

Since opening its doors in 1998, visitors have been treated to a host of world-renowned classical artists and orchestras, as well as international jazz musicians, traditional Malaysian music and dance productions.

As the first purpose-built concert hall in Malaysia, the Petronas Philharmonic Hall aims to be the focal point for enthusiastic classical music audiences, as well as those of other complementary musical styles such as jazz and world music.

The good news for you is this, even if you are planning to spend just a few days in Kuala Lumpur, you stand a very good chance of catching an amazing performance at the Philharmonic Hall.

Key Tips
All guests are asked to dress formally to enter the hall. A good excuse to get dressed up!

How to get there
By Foot or Taxi
The Petronas Philharmonic Hall is within the Petronas Twin Towers, which is on Jalan Ampang.

By Train
The PUTRA LRT can also take you directly to KLCC. Just alight at the KLCC station.

Who to contact
For more information please visit

Accommodation Overview
Kuala Lumpur offers a full range of accommodation, from basic backpacker's hostels to 5-star hotels.

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