While more than eight million international visitors came to Kuala Lumpur in 2012 (MasterCard Global Destinations City Index), many of them were on all too brief stopovers. This is somewhat of a shame, as KL is an engaging place with plenty of enjoyable things to see and do. Here’s a selection of ten of the city’s highlights, if you only have 48 hours.
Break your fast Malaysian style
There can be few better ways to start the day than with a roti canai (fluffy flat bread with curry sauce) and teh tarik (strong, sweet tea), at a Mamak shop (open air cafes run by ethnic Indian Muslims). These places also make great refreshment pit stops while sightseeing. The menus change from shop to shop, but the food is almost universally cheap, tasty and filling.