Visiting Kuala Lumpur? Don't miss these top things to do

Kuala Lumpur is a popular layover hub for flights in and around Asia. To add to this is that you can pick up some really cheap flights to bordering countries like Thailand and Indonesia. Despite the reason you found yourself here, this truly diverse metropolis has a lot on offer for just about every kind of traveller.

Here is a list of 10 not to miss attractions that will keep you entertained for a few days.

1. Petronas Twin Towers

The Petronas Twin Towers in the city centre are among the world’s most impressive twin skyscrapers and from 1998 to 2004 they were the tallest buildings in the world.

Architecturally, the building signifies the important Islamic principles of unity, harmony, stability and rationality. Its impressive post-modern design will just amaze you. The Towers feature multi-faceted walls of 33,000 stainless steel and 55,000 glass panels that resemble Islamic motifs, unique to the Malaysian Culture.

The exterior isn't the only thing that is unique. The interior boasts local handicrafts and intricate patterns of 'songket' (weaving).  The floor designs are based on simple Islamic geometric forms of two interlocking squares, creating a shape of eight-pointed stars.

What's more is that each tower weighs 300 000 tons, and to put it into perspective for you, that is equivalent to 42 857 elephants. Say what?!