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For Culture Vultures: Petaling Street

The entrance of Petaling Street. Photo by Garmin.com.sg

The main entrance of Petaling Street. Photo by Garmin.com.sg

Also known as the Chinatown of KL, this is area is perfect for those who are looking to experience the authentic, raw side of Kuala Lumpur. At first glance the whole area seems dressed and geared up for mass tourism, but all you need to do is to step off the tourist trail a little to find the cultural gems. It is also a great place for souvenir shopping and to get some retail therapy.

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#1 Bahasa Malaysia

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The Malay language or Bahasa Malaysia is the main language spoken in Kuala Lumpur. Whether you are talking to a local that is Malay, Chinese or Indian, knowing the Malay language is definitely an advantage. The Malay language is very similar to the Indonesian language. If you know a little of Indonesia, many of your vocabulary would be applicable here.

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