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Hotel Review: The RuMa Hotel and Residences, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Top 10 attractions in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, is built on Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influence. These unique cultural and historical foundations, and their impact on architecture, cuisine, its people and day-to-day life make it a fascinating city to explore. If you’re planning a trip to Malaysia, and we whole-heartedly believe you should, don’t miss these must see sites in the city’s captivating capital.

Our top tip - download the Grab app, South-East Asia’s answer to Uber, to get around.

Thean Hou Temple

The striking architecture of the Thean Hou Temple, dedicated to the Chinese sea goddess Mazu, sits atop a hillside on the southern outskirts of the city. At six tiers, it’s one of the largest Chinese Buddhist temples in South East Asia. It’s a sea of vibrant red lanterns making it one of the most attractive too.

If you’re looking for a happy and prosperous marriage, this is the place to pray for it, according to the many Buddhist locals who regularly attend to worship at this active temple. Visit early (from 8am) to avoid the crowds and while there’s no strict dress code, we recommend modesty as a sign of respect.

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Explore Japan: Rugby World Cup Tour 2019

A travel guide to Japan. What to do, see and eat close to the Japan Rugby World Cup 2019 stadiums.

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Insider's Travel Guide to Tokyo, Japan

Travel guide to Tokyo, Japan. Japan has been voted 2019’s no.1 destination for solo female travellers, in part because of its low crime record, and high level of women’s rights. We explore Tokyo through the eyes of local Japanese woman, Natsuko Kakuda.

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Where to see Japan's cherry blossom - minus the crowds

Discover the best places to see Japan’s cherry blossom, minus the crowds

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19 travel destinations to visit in 2019

Where should you travel In 2019, and why? Read our carefully curated list of travel destinations for 2019 to help you decide.

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Sri Lanka; 2019 destination of the year

An in depth travel guide to Sri Lanka, 2019 destination of the year.

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16 places you should visit in Sri Lanka

16 places to visit in Sri Lanka

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Insider's Guide to Colombo, Sri Lanka

A travel guide to Colombo, Sri Lanka; what to do, see, eat and drink. By Rukmankan Sivaloganathan.

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Insider's Guide to Singapore

A travel guide to Singapore; what to do, see, eat and drink.

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Insider's Guide to Galle, Sri Lanka

A travel guide to Galle, Sri Lanka; what to do, see, eat and drink.

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Top 10 rooftop bars for year round skyscape views

Contemporary Class’ pick of of the best rooftop bars in the world for year round socialising.

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Eat the world: globally-inspired cookbooks

Five global cookbooks for those who love to travel - and love to eat. Bring the world to your table with these multi-cuisine recipes.

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The most colourful pools in the world

Not all the world’s swimming pools are blue, here are some of the world’s most colourful pools; think red, yellow and gold.

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Sri Lankan food, explained

Sri Lankan food, explained. Know your hoppers from your kottu roti and your pol sambol.

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5* Sri Lankan experiences

Travel guide to luxury experiences in Sri Lanka - how and where to experience the luxurious side of the island.

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Sri Lanka's south coast with children

Travelling Sri Lanka’s south coast with children? This is your guide to making the most of it.

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24 Hours in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka, is a charming capital, and well worth exploring. Read our guide to spending 24 hours in the city.

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Insider's Guide to Bali

An insider’s travel guide to Bali; what to do, see, eat, drink and do. By Bali Body founder, Laura Oosterloo.

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Sri Lankan Drinks: A local taste

Sri Lankan drinks, explained. Know your kolakenda from your samahan and your lassi.

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