Best holidays in Kuala Lumpur
- Thaipusam Festival - Many of you have planned a stop at the Batu Caves in your Kuala Lumpur itinerary. Every full moon during the tenth month of the Hindu calendar, Batu Caves are the main Thaipusam Celebration place in Kuala Lumpur. This celebration usually take place for 3 full days and is always a very popular event for locals. The Hindus having spikes or spears through their bodies as a form of penance, climbing 272 stairs for prayers, walking 15km barefoot and other ceremonial acts will help take a glance at this unique occasion. Your local host can give you insights on how these traditions evolved in time and why this ceremony is so important for the locals. Local Tip: Make sure you bring enough water and comfortable cloths as the weather is unpredictably hot many times.
- Chinese New Year - Chinese are the second largest ethnic group in Malaysia, so the Chinese New Year is one of the greatest holidays in Kuala Lumpur. “Lou Sang” is one of the most popular tradition among the Malaysian Chinese. “Lou Sang” is a dish that comes with seven ingredients with different vibrant colours and sauces. It is shared by groups of friends or family and they use chopsticks to mix the dish together, while saying prosperous greetings to each other for a good year ahead. Local Tip: This is the best time to be in Kuala Lumpur, so join the locals for “Lou Sang”. The more the merrier!
- Ramadhan and Hari Raya - If you are food lovers, you mustn’t miss one of the biggest holidays in Kuala Lumpur. Ramadhan is the month where the Muslims fast during the day time and have their meal at about 6pm every evening. You will find Ramadhan Bazaars (hawker stalls) along the streets, selling a variety of food, starting from 4pm onwards till 7pm. Ask your local host about the best nearby Ramadhan bazaar! Local Tip: Ramadhan month usually is the low season in Malaysia. Hence, you can get lowest hotel price easily during this month.