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Visit one of the Philippine’s nearest neighbors, Malaysia particularly its capital Kuala Lumpur. In Kuala Lumpur, you’d see the tallest twin towers in the world. Visit the Petronas Twin Towers and enjoy the view of Kuala Lumpur from the Skybridge and the Observation deck. If heights are your thing, you can also go to the Menara Kuala Lumpur (KL Tower), tallest communication tower in South East Asia. You can also head down to the Merdaka Square to join walking tours to see old buildings and interesting establishments that have been in Kuala Lumpur since the British occupation. For animal lovers, there’s the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park that has more than 3000 birds, some of them free-roaming. You can buy seeds to feed to the birds. Another place is the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park where you can see the beautiful insects flutter around and even land on you. There’s also the Aquaria KLCC with over 5000 exhibits. You’d even get to watch feeding shows for piranhas, sharks, otters and other creatures.
For those wishing to absorb culture and religion, Kuala Lumpur offers the Islamic Arts Museum that has Muslim history and mosque models. There’s also the National Mosque (Masjid Negara) and the Masjid Jamek, which is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur. Even though Malaysia is predominantly Muslim, there are other religions in the area. Around Kuala Lumpur, there’s Chinese Thean Hou Temple and there’s the Hindu Sri Maha Mariamman Temple.
For shopping, Kuala Lumpur offers numerous malls that offer both international and local brands. Most of these shopping malls are huge and have different gimmicks to attract customers. There are also a lot of boutiques that line the streets and lanes around the city. And also, your trip would not be complete without a good haggle for cheap souvenirs at the local China Town in Jalan Petaling.