Here’s how to enjoy Kuala Lumpur for..
Hire bikes – US$1 for 30 minutes – and explore Perdana Botanical Garden (www.klbotanicalgarden.gov.my). Ride through the pretty park which dates back to 1888, and admire waterfalls, rare fruit trees and a beautiful orchid garden with around 800 species.
Afterwards, heard to Cocoa Boutique (http://cocoaboutique.com.my) to pick up some sweet souvenirs. The fruit-filled range is a favourite, including one made with a Malaysian speciality – the distinctive smelling durian.
Take the Eat, Pray, Love walking tour (www.malaysiaheritage.net), which guides you around the city’s hidden eateries, places of worship and gives you special insights into Malaysia’s culture. The fee of US$51 includes food samples.
End a great day with a great night and head to one of the city’s most exclusive venues, the extravagant Rootz Club (www.rootz.com.my). Entry price varies according to which superstar DJ is playing that night, but you’ll want to take inspiration from the club’s Russian Tsar theme and indulge in a vodka or two.
Take the kids to Sunway Lagoon for a splashing time they won’t forget. This award-winning attraction features five different theme parks with more than 80 exhilarating rides like the FlowRider, Malaysia’s first surf simulator. You can also pretend to be Robin Hood and give archery a shot at Extreme Park. (Basic entry price for two adults and two children is US$130, but some experiences cost extra.)
You’ll be busy all day here, so refuel at the park’s Light House Beach Bistro which is great for seafood as well as their speciality dessert, the Banana Tower.