Conversations switch from Malay to Mandarin to Cantonese, Hindi, Tamil and English, monorails criss-cross over church steeples and minarets, mega-malls and monkey-filled rainforest, and, in the background the gleaming twin spikes of the Petronas Towers punctuate the scene. There's sensational shopping and even more sensational food. Chow down on curries served in banana leaf, devour dim sum under a sea of red lanterns, feast on jungle nut curries, blue rice and dumplings served in the shade of fig trees. Kuala Lumpur is Southeast Asia's coolest young capital, with heaps of history in its back pocket, too, and there's nowhere better to take it all in than from the sleek, centrally located Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur.
How to experience Kuala Lumpur in high style
By Lee Cobaj
January 20, 2021
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