Kuala Lumpur or "KL" as it is often called is Malaysia's capital and it is a vibrant cosmopolitan metropolis with bewitching cityscapes. Something that makes Kuala Lumpur stand out is diverse ethnic composition, with Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultures creating a multi-ethnic, multicultural, and multilingual society.
Malaysia is fast becoming a preferred destination for individuals seeking surgeries at a fraction of the cost than it would be in their home countries, and this sector is growing year on year. With the Malaysian government's investment tax allowance, private healthcare facilities who promote medical tourism have been encouraged to invest in internationally recognised accreditation schemes and medical equipment. This means they have a sophisticated healthcare infrastructure and can ensure care standards are attractive and in the best interest of those seeking treatment in Malaysia.
Before and after your surgery there is time to unwind, recharge and explore your chosen destination. Make the most of it with these suggestions.
Even though it is a bustling city, Kuala Lumpur offers plenty for those looking for a slower pace. If a spa is your idea of a good time, try Be Urban Wellness KL, a high-end health and wellness centre, or Hammam Spa KL, which is set within Publika Shopping Centre. Otherwise, seek solace in a quiet art gallery like OUR ArtProjects or Ilham gallery.
Offering something for every traveller, embrace the culture of Malaysia and try:
From expansive, high-end shopping offerings to local markets selling everything imaginable, Kuala Lumpur has something to offer every shopper. If you are after some designer purchases, try Pavilion and KLCC, two top-end malls with designer boutiques such as Gucci and Chanel and also international chains such as Zara and Gap. If you are looking for more of an authentic, local experience try Chinatown night markets, the most famous night market in Kuala Lumpur, or the nearby Central Market. If you want a bit of everything head to Bukit Bintang, the shopping and entertainment district of Kuala Lumpur.
A traditional Malay meal will see rice as the centrepiece of a meal, nasi lemak (rice steamed with coconut milk and pandan leaves) and congee (rice porridge) are popular dishes. Of course, because of the multicultural society, there are many other authentic meals to try, like the Malaysian Chinese Char Kway Teow and Curry Laksa, or the Malaysian Indian Chapati and Biryani. For a foodie adventure head to Jalan Alor for authentic street food or if you fancy visiting an award-winning food hall, try Hutong Food Court. For something away from the hustle and bustle, Rama V Kuala Lumpur is a must-try hidden gem.
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
Religion: Malaysia has an intriguing mix of religions, however, Islam is the official religion.
Weather: It’s a mix of tropical heat and monsoon-like showers, however, it’s warm all year round, with temperatures fluctuating between 22 and 30°C.