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Kuala Lumpur - A Family Destination

9th August 2012

While on the surface, Kuala Lumpur doesn’t immediately strike travellers as a destination suitable for a family vacation, the city itself has numerous attractions that are sure to keep kids and their parents amused.

Here are our top five attractions perfect for the whole family.

Kuala Lumpur skyline with fireworks

The Petronas Towers illuminated by fireworks

Petronas Twin Towers
Futuristic and striking, the city’s skyline is dominated by the Petronas Twin Towers that are sure to mesmerise even the youngest traveller. The whole clan will appreciate taking the lift to the 42nd floor and admiring the fantastic views across Malaysia’s capital. After descending back to sea level, don’t forget to jump off at level four to check out Petrosains, a fantastic interactive discovery centre before heading to the adjacent park to take a dip in the pool.

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
The kids are sure to be mesmerised by 3,000 birds that call the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park home. Half of the park is called a free-flight zone, where the winged inhabitants fly around to the heart’s content – to the delight of all visitors.

Cosmos World
The country’s largest indoor theme park will keep everyone amused for hours. The place is so huge it even contains a roller coaster, IMAX and a bowling alley. All the fun is located within the Berjaya Times Square, a structure that was documented as the country’s largest structure built in a single phase. While you’re in the building, be sure to check out the shopping opportunities.

Kampung Kuantan Fireflies
As a natural attraction, consider taking a boat ride at night to admire the fireflies that illuminate the night sky. The adventure of being on the river is sure to capture the imagination of the youngsters.

National Planetarium
Kids interested in our solar system and beyond will love visiting Malaysia’s leading planetarium. The blue-domed building situated in the Lake Gardens contains a space theatre that screens shows exploring the final frontier.  The exhibits include a space engine and a 14-inch telescope.