Unearth Kuala Lumpur’s inner beauty with Best@Golden Triangle

A city that is as vibrant and diverse as its people, Kuala Lumpur is a blend of intriguing sights, sounds, and flavours that make Malaysia truly unique.

Masjid Jamek , Kuala Lumpur is flanked by the Gombak river (left) and the Klang river, as lit up as part of the River of Life project by DBKL.

Masjid Jamek , Kuala Lumpur is flanked by the Gombak river (left) and the Klang river, lit up as part of the River of Life project by DBKL.

The significance of Kuala Lumpur was apparent even in its early days as a humble tin mining settlement – when the mineral-rich confluence of two rivers attracted prospectors and people of various denominations from all over the world seeking their fortunes. Since then, the city has rapidly grown to become a financial powerhouse with global reach.

A sunset making for a beautiful backdrop for The Exchange 106 (TRX Signature Tower), which will become the next tallest building in Malaysia.

A sunset making for a beautiful backdrop for The Exchange 106 (TRX Signature Tower), which will become the next tallest building in Malaysia.

This edition of the StarProperty.my Best@ series focuses on Central KL – an area referred to by residents and investors as the “Golden Triangle”. This edition of the Best@ series showcases the heart of a city that strives to become a glittering metropolis while maintaining an affection for its storied past.

By 1920, stately three-storey shophouse and banks replaced the gambling sheds previously occupying the area.

By 1920, stately three-storey shophouse and banks replaced the gambling sheds previously occupying the area.

With new buildings and treasured landmarks standing side by side, the urban landscape of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle features such architectural marvels as the Petronas Twin Towers and the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), alongside revamped slices of history such as Central Market and Chow Kit Road (one of the country’s most famous commercial districts).

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For those looking for an adventure filled with unique experiences, Central KL is a must-visit region that has something for everyone in its wide assortment of cafés, eateries, and night-time attractions scattered around a compact urban centre.

Rudimental's DJ set during the Hotel Takeover at the KL Journal hotel's rooftop poolside bar.

Rudimental’s DJ set during the Hotel Takeover at the KL Journal hotel’s rooftop poolside bar.

Stemming from the diversity of its people, Kuala Lumpur offers a wide variety of cuisines – from street food on almost every corner all the way up to fine dining – with each establishment having something different to offer those looking for a bite.

Families enjoying some urban street dining along Jalan Ampang.

Families enjoying some urban street dining along Jalan Ampang.

The oriental setting of Ye Chine makes customers feel like they are dining in an olden day Chinese restaurant.

The oriental setting of Ye Chine makes customers feel like they are dining in an olden day Chinese restaurant.

For those looking to soak in the natural beauty of the city, one can marvel at many of the hidden gems around the Golden Triangle – such as the Butterfly Park and the Botanical Gardens. For those more inclined towards scholarly pursuits, a visit to one of the many museums in the city centre will make anyone an expert on the nation’s rich history.

A quiet corner and a solitary tree at the Orchid & Hibiscus Gardens.

A quiet corner and a solitary tree at the Orchid & Hibiscus Gardens.

Avalokitesvara (a national heritage artifact) in the The Malay Kingdoms section of the National Museum in KL.

Avalokitesvara (a national heritage artifact) in the The Malay Kingdoms section of the National Museum in KL.

Don’t miss out on what makes the nation’s capital distinct as the Best@ team brings to you the charm and wonder that is Kuala Lumpur with the publication of Best@Golden Triangle on January 23rd!

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