Visit this diverse metropolis where Malaysian, Chinese and Indian culture sit side by side
Time Out Dubai staff
Stay... Budget Reggae Guest House 2: Reggae Guest House 2, in the heart of China Town, has spotless rooms and a fun bar downstairs. Dhs45 per person per night. www.reggaeguesthousekl.com
Expensive Traders Hotel: Blow out at a resort opposite the most famous landmark in Kuala Lumpur – the Petronas Towers. The five-star Shangri-La resort has just been renovated into a classic art deco design. Kuala Lumpur City Centre.
Eat... Budget New Fook Lam Moon: Try New Fook Lam Moon, a great little local restaurant that sells reasonably priced, tasty barbecued meats and other Chinese delicacies for cheap. 10 Gerrard St Soho, China Town.
Expensive Werner’s: Compared to local food in the area it’s pricy, but it’s not a scratch on a high-rolling Dubai bank balance. Werner’s is a funky modern eatery in the happening party area of Bukit Bintang. It sells decent European fare and comfort food like pizza and pastas.
Must see... The Batu Caves, set on a limestone hill with different temples and Hindu shrines. They’re said to be 400-million years old.
Must do Go to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, where you can wash, feed and ride elephants. www.myelephants.org
Flight time Seven hours.
Getting there Fly from Dhs2,329 return with China Southern. www.csair.com