Visiting Kuala Lumpur

Taking a trip to Malaysia from Florida is not a quick trip. So arriving in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur after a very long flight I did not know what to expect, but I didn’t envision it being so big. A city rich with culture and history, albeit a young country, I was surprised how the story is full of much devastation and heartache.

Kuala Lumpur

Founded in 1857 by 87 Chinese prospectors looking for tin set up camp. They named the spot Kuala Lumpur, meaning ‘muddy confluence’. A large number died of malaria and other tropical diseases shortly after they arrived, but discovering tin in the historic district called Ampang seemed to attract more miners. That quickly put Kuala Lumpur on the map.

Timeline of KL

Visiting Kuala Lumpur

Being the cultural, economic and financial center makes it a perfect business or leisure destination. However, it was surprising for me to learn that it’s the 11th most visited city on the planet, but it’s easy to see why for it has something for everyone. Some seriously great shopping areas, a large group of business and leisure attractions and numerous activities guarantee guests an abundance of sights and attractions to be found. Some of the major attractions in Kuala Lumpur drawing the tourists including myself to the destination includes KLCC Sky Bridge at Petronas Twin Towers, Batu Caves, MUD, and the Putra Mosque.


Of course there are many hotels in Kuala Lumpur meeting every budget. When you are searching for a great hotel when planning a trip to the city, make sure to take a look at the Grand Millennium Hotel as it is one of Malaysia’s most extravagant business hotels situated within of the Golden Triangle, which is the capital’s main commercial and retail region known as Bukit Bintang. Its focal area makes it perfect for business and leisure, with famous points of interest with many shops and restaurants within walking distance and only 31 miles (50 km) away from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

The Millennium Kuala Lumpur is smack dab in the middle of all the action. A lobby full of orchids with the scent of heaven and a beautiful water fountain is amazing. Coffee in the lobby was a treat. Grand Millennium’s stylish, modern rooms are nice with comfortable beds.

Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

Some of the Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur highlights are that it offers 468 guestrooms including 30 suites, all with floor-to-roof windows that give clearing perspectives of the city horizon. Hotel offices incorporate four eateries and bars, a Spa and Fitness Center, The Executive Club, and 15,000 square feet of event space. The best part for me was the beautiful night view of the Kuala Lumpur City Center, right from my hotel room.



*I was invited by Tourism Malaysia to visit and share my experiences with my readers. Most expenses were covered and as always, all opinions are my own. 
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  1. Thanks Tara for sharing your experience to the world, and Tourism Malaysia for inviting you to Kuala Lumpur so you can write about my beautiful city. Just a helpful recommendation to readers who might stumble upon this article in the future; there’s an app that was just recently launched in KL called CurrenSeek. It helps travellers compare currency exchange rates on the ground and locate the best money changers around them in just matter of a few seconds. Many unwary travellers don’t realise that there’s a disparity in exchange rates from one money changer to another even within close walking distance, and CurrenSeek addresses this – enabling savings for travellers. Do check it out at and if you find it useful, spread the word to other fellow travellers.

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