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24 hours in Kuala Lumpur

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For many first time visitors, Kuala Lumpur struggles to be a destination in its own right instead it is seen as a way-station on the way to somewhere else. It isn’t till people arrive in KL that they realise there is plenty to keep them busy, but the flights are booked and that clock is ticking—so with 24 hours in KL what should you do?

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With such limited time we’re going to point you in the direction of what we feel to be the Kuala Lumpur’s absolute highlights. As your 24 hours may vary from one full day to a lunchtime to lunchtime spread, we’ll leave it to you regarding how you should piece it all together.

Trekking cures at the Islamic Arts Museum. Photo taken in or around 24 hours in Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Stuart McDonald.

Trekking cures at the Islamic Arts Museum. Photo: Stuart McDonald

As with many capital cities, Kuala Lumpur has a bunch of museums, but not all were born equal. The one which stands head and shoulders above all the rest though is the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia which we’d go as far as to say is one of the best museums in all of Southeast Asia. Simply put, do ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)

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