Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur 50088, Malaysia
The Petronas Towers are an impressive icon of Kuala Lumpur. They are visible from just about everywhere in the city, and dominate the night sky.
The observation deck or kitsch revolving restaurant up the KL Tower (5) (kltower.com.my; 9am to 10pm daily; RM47/£10). Daredevils take the quick way down during an annual base-jumping festival (27-30 Sept this year).
Jalan Alor is one of the most famous roads in Kuala Lumpur.
It's a must for adventurous foodies, sample your way through this bustling road at night for fantastic street food.
Plunge back into KL at the street food stalls and cafés that line Jalan Alor (19) in Bukit Bintang
At Fat Brother Satay with skewers of octopus, chicken and mushroom dipped in fearfully spicy chilli sauce (RM15 or £3 including a bottle of Tiger beer). At Cu Cha, I washed down some Chinese pork belly with lin chee kang, a delicious chilled lychee drink that came with floating quail eggs.
Lake Gardens is Kuala Lumpur's first large-scale recreational park. Lake Gardens served as place of refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city
Afterwards, continue your circuit to Bird Park (22), billed as the "world's largest free-flight walk-in aviary", to pose with parrots and watch ostriches lay eggs (open 9am-6pm daily; RM48 (£10) for adults, 38 (£7.50) for children.