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Malaysia Highlight: Kuala Lumpur

What Does Kuala Lumpur Have to Offer?


Malaysia Highlight Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia Highlight: Kuala Lumpur – A travelers sightseeing and shopping tour through Kuala Lumpur

Often simply referred to as KL by the local population, Kuala Lumpur is a bustling city full of commerce and thrusting skyscrapers. Despite the city’s accent on business, it is a great place to explore, especially if you have a female travel companion with you. Getting around the city on your own, given its many six-lane motorways, can be tricky. So, finding a travel partner really does make sense. Having said that, English is widely spoken in the city and the local inhabitants are generally happy to stop and help you to find your way. The city is packed full of attractions such as the National Museum, the National Visual Arts Gallery and the National Monument. Kuala Lumpur is also famous for its landmarks and no visit to the city is complete without a trip to the Petronas Twin Towers, the tallest twin buildings anywhere in the globe. Kuala Lumpur is also home to the Menara KL Tower, one of the highest free standing towers ever built. Despite the many large buildings, the city has some green open spaces to explore too, such as Lake Gardens, close to the Malaysian Parliament building, and Bukit Kiara, some delightful botanical gardens.


Cultural Kuala Lumpur

As might be expected of a capital city, Kuala Lumpur is the cultural centre of the country. One of the best times to come to the city is during the annual arts festival, known as DiverseCity. Theatrical productions include traditional Malay dancing, often performed to the sound of gamelan gongs. However, if you and your travel companion prefer comedy or jazz, then these elements make up part of the festival, as well. At other times of the year, Kuala Lumpur has plenty to offer, too. There is a tradition of street art in the city, best exemplified by the graffiti at places like the Klang river bank and the walls of Pasar Seni. For a more traditional cultural experience, then why not try out one of the productions at the Panggung Bandaraya theatre, near the Merdeka Square, which has been running for over a century? For travellers looking for a gig to attend, then head to the Bee Publika. This venue boasts some top-quality bookings drawn from both local bands and international acts.


Retail Therapy

Kuala Lumpur is home to some of the best and most modern shopping malls in south east Asia. Nevertheless, a trip to Chinatown is definitely worth it for a more exciting shopping experience. The busy streets of this part of the city really reflect Kuala Lumpur’s rich heritage. Much of Chinatown is crammed with market stalls that sell a wide range of wares. Looking for a reproduction designer handbag or a pair of shoes? Then head to the covered market at Jalan Petaling, easily accessed from Chinatown. Kasturi Walk is another bustling market worth seeking out. This typically Asian flea market, which is open air, runs along Jalan Kasturi. Situated in Bukit Bintang district, the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Shopping Mall is a modern development with several flagships stores that is set over multiple storeys, providing a distinct alternative.


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A Kuala Lumpur Tour:

Kuala Lumpur - Merdeka Square
Kuala Lumpur – Merdeka Square
Kuala Lumpur - Royal King's Palace Istana Negara
Kuala Lumpur – Royal King’s Palace Istana Negara
Kuala Lumpur - China Town
Kuala Lumpur – China Town
The "muddy confluence" which gave Kuala Lumpur its name
The “muddy confluence” which gave Kuala Lumpur its name
Kuala Lumpur - shopping malls
Kuala Lumpur – shopping malls
Kuala Lumpur - Suria KLCC shopping mall
Kuala Lumpur – Suria KLCC shopping mall

Vietnam Highlight: Phu Quoc Island

Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island Paradise


Vietnam Highlight - Phu Quoc
Vietnam Highlight – Phu Quoc

With some of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam, it’s surprising that more people don’t know about Phu Quoc Island – but that’s all about to change. Situated in the Gulf of Thailand, this tropical paradise is one of the tourist industry’s best kept secrets. Some 50kms from the Vietnamese mainland and part of an archipelago of 22 islands, it is ringed by bays of white sand and turquoise waters. More than half of the island is covered with jungle and mountains, with fishing villages and fancy resorts dotting its stunning coastline. However change is on the horizon for this once-sleepy backwater with extensive tourist development planned by 2020. If you want to experience this idyllic beach escape, going with a travel companion could be so much more fun. Sharing costs can work out cheaper and it’s also safer when going to destinations a bit off the beaten track. Some people don’t like travelling alone; that’s why we have developed our app Tourlina for women seeking an interesting female travel companion. After all, having someone along can make your vacation a more exciting and unforgettable experience.


Phu Quoc is a favourite with beach lovers from around the globe

Phu Quoc is the largest of all Vietnam’s islands. At 48 kilometres long, you can drive from north to south in an hour or so. Most of the coastline in the north is untouched and this part of the island is heavily forested and includes Phu Quoc National Park, popular for hiking, wildlife viewing and motor biking. Most tourists head to Bai Truong, Long Beach and Tran Hung Dao where most of the hotels are located. Phu Quoc is a favourite for sun seekers wanting to get away from it all, kick back and relax and this isn’t surprising because the beaches are second to none. Most of the resorts are along the palm-lined southwest coast. Two of the island’s prettiest beaches are Sao and Dam, near An Thoi, the fishing town on the island’s southern tip, a jumping off point to visit the small islands to the south of Phu Quoc.


Phu Quoc has something for everyone

Having a travelling companion comes in handy for slapping on the sunscreen, but if you get fed up soaking up the rays and are feeling a bit more adventurous there’s plenty for you and your travel buddy to do. The average water temperature is 75 degrees Fahrenheit, so if you and your travel companion like aquatic fun, Phu Quoc’s ideal weather and calm waters are ideal for water sports such as snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, kayaking, jet-skiing and wind sailing popular. The best places to find these are resorts on Long Beach and on Bao Sao beach at My Lan Resort. After a day at the beach, Phu Quoc has other entertainment options to tempt you and your holiday companion including bars, restaurants and nightclubs and there will be more as tourism develops. If you like to soak up local atmosphere, look no further than Duong Dong’s lively market. In the centre of the island, Duong Dong is the largest town and is the best area for shopping.


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Phu Quoc’s Long Beach:

Phu Quoc - Long Beach
Phu Quoc – Long Beach
Phu Quoc - Long Beach
Phu Quoc – Long Beach
Phu Quoc - Long Beach
Phu Quoc – Long Beach
Phu Quoc - Resort at Long Beach
Phu Quoc – Resort at Long Beach

Scooter trip to the North of Phu Quoc:

Phu Quoc - scooter trip
Phu Quoc – scooter trip
Phu Quoc - scooter trip
Phu Quoc – scooter trip
Phu Quoc - scooter trip
Phu Quoc – scooter trip
Phu Quoc - scooter trip
Phu Quoc – scooter trip
Phu Quoc - Resort
Phu Quoc – Resort
Hotel terrace
Hotel terrace

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