7 Top Spots To Visit In Greater KL Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is a melting pot of cultures and architectural marvels that make for a rich and visually appealing tapestry. From a skyline punctuated by pointed minarets of the National Mosque and deities adorning temple façades juxtaposed against gleaming skyscrapers, to the blending of cuisines in food, this 7 top spot guide aims to immerse you in the very best of the Garden City of Lights. Discover Architectural MarvelsLike many Asian cities, Kuala Lumpur is a hodgepodge collection of architectural styles, reflective of the country’s colonial past and Islamic influences. Head toward the Moorish-styled Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and gawk at its elegant arches and whitewashed façade, before moving on to the Old General Post Office along Jalan Raja, which combined neo-Moorish and Moghul architectural influences. End the architectural stroll at the revamped Hotel Majestic, which retained its grand neo-classical design and trademark white-washed façade. Kuala Lumpur, A Shopping HavenIn a city where shopping is the de facto weekend activity, there is no shortage of large glitzy complexes devoted to the spirit of commerce. Start your day at Suria KLCC, located under the imposing Petronas Twin Towers if you are shopping for brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Tod’s and Hermes. If trend-savvy American brands like Tory Burch and Michael Kors are your preferred choice, head over to retail and shopping behemoth Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, which is located in the heart of the Bukit Bintang shopping district. A shopping trip in the city isn’t truly complete without a quick hop over to Low Yat Plaza, which consists of store after store of the latest laptops or gadgets technology has to offer. Be sure to browse around, as some stores offer affordably-priced bundle deals for laptops, tablets and cameras, among others.Discover Kuala Lumpur’s Ethnic EnclavesDiscover on foot the pockets of culture in the capital city that helped shape Malaysia’s cultural identity. You can start in Kampung Baru, where imposing skyscrapers give way to a cluster of wooden and zinc-roofed houses, complete with swaying palms and mom-and-pop stalls. Then, head to Chinatown where you’ll find stores selling all things Chinese: from traditional medicines to preserved delicacies and street food. Finally, swing into Little India, a thriving enclave of Indian merchants plying a wide selection of Indian ware, from sarees to spices, silverwares and bindis (forehead decoration). Pull up a chair and rest your weary feet at one of the many Indian eateries and tuck into Indian sweets such as laddu and coconut candy as you watch the world go by.Food-Spotting in Kuala LumpurMalaysia is a food-obsessed nation. Food is everywhere: your everyday greeting, sudah makan? (the Malay greeting for ‘have you eaten yet?’), in the streets, on TV and on blogs dedicated to the hunt for that perfect dish in the capital. For breakfast, step back into Malaysia’s colonial past at the Colonial Café, Hotel Majestic with dishes such as Hainanese chicken chop and mulligatawny soup, both of which are examples how local cooks fused Asian ingredients to Western recipes. For lunch, make your way to Sushi Hinata, on the retail level of St Mary’s Residences’ for an indulgent omakase lunch of top quality raw seafood. For dinner, turn to French fine-dining establishment Cantaloupe on the 23rd floor of the Norman Foster-designed Troika.Visit the City’s Elevated BarsWith an eclectic skyline of glass and steel skyscrapers, towering turrets and blue stone domes, it is hardly surprising the number rooftop bars have mushroomed in recent years. Relax and soak up the sunset over Kuala Lumpur’s skyline on a real helipad at Heli Lounge Bar, Menara KH. If you find the unobstructed view of the Heli Lounge Bar somewhat unnerving, go over to View Bar, located 30 floors up in the G-Tower hotel.Get in Touch with NatureFor nature-loving tourists, there are a few nature trails near Kuala Lumpur that accord spectacular views of mountain ranges and the city skyline. Start your trek at the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge, located just 20 minutes away from the city centre. While the hike is a relatively easy climb for an experienced hiker, its spiny rocks can be unforgiving. But the dramatic vista of the city and nature is worth the climb.Get into Malaysia’s Performing Arts SceneMake your way to the heart of the city’s performing arts community, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, or KLPAC, where you can catch the latest play, musical or the occasional foreign dance performances. Then, head to art galleries located at Publika, the city’s artsy mall and comb through galleries like Galeri Chandan and Artemis Art Gallery, which exhibit and promote emerging artists in the region.