It just takes approximately 30 minutes drive on a pretty straight road and you will find yourself in the heart of Kuala Lumpur from Izumi Hotel Balakong 1. Listed are just a few of the major attractions in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. When staying at Izumi Hotel Balakong 1, you are comfortably close to an array of other landmarks and attractions in Kuala Lumpur City Center.

KL Tower

KL Tower is the 7th tallest telecommunications tower in the world with a height of 421m. Experience fine dining in the sky, at the "rotating" restaurant at the top of KL Tower, 282m above ground. A truly breathtaking sight as you are put in awe at the scenic view of Kuala Lumpur.

Batu Caves

Batu Caves is a limestone hill comprising three major caves and a number of smaller ones. The truly amazing feat is when followers begin the arduous climb up the 272 steps to the top of the caves – the trek requires a stunning amount of endurance as they often have to work against the press of the bustling masses. Priests wait at the top to sprinkle consecrated ash over the hooks and skewers piercing the devotees flesh before they are removed. Batu Caves is the focal point of the annual Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which attracts thousands of devotees and visitors.

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

It remains one of the city's most important tourist attractions and a historical landmark in the city. Constructed entirely of brick, the building features strong gothic, western and Moorish-style influences with an imposing porch, graceful arches, curved colonnades topped with shiny copper cupolas and a domineering 41.2km-high clock tower. Behind the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, you'll find the confluence of the Klang River and Gombak River, as well as Masjid Jamek (Jamek Mosque): a mosque of similar design by the same architect. Sultan Abdul Samad Building is easy to get to: the Pasar Seni or Masjid Jamek LRT station is just a short walk away (10 minutes) plus several buses run routes past the building.

Fahrenheit 88

One of the newest additions to Kuala Lumpur's "mallscape', Fahrenheit 88 is a five-storey structure that lays claim to prime real estate along Jalan Bukit Bintang. Previously known as the KL Plaza, the mall was given a RM100 million revamp since its change of ownership and its extensive refurbishment has resulted in an uber posh retail mall that plays host to a wide variety of sophisticated small-time boutiques.

Twin Towers & KLCC

Have a look yourself at Malaysia's pride, the Petronas Twin Towers. Be amazed at an indoor aquarium right underneath the Twin Towers, the Aquaria KLCC and be spoilt for fashion senses at Suria KLCC, the shopping center located at the foot of the Towers. Be an early bird and register yourself to experience being 40-storeys above ground level, exactly on the two-floor bridge of the Twin Towers.

Stretching out to the side of the PETRONAS Twin Towers is the spacious and beautifully landscaped KLCC Park which features a jogging track, walking paths, a water fountain and a wading pool for children.

Central Market

Central Market is one of KL’s most familiar landmarks and a popular tourist attraction. it is a short walk away from Petaling Street, along Jalan Hang Kasturi. Inside the building is a warren of boutiques, handicraft and souvenir stalls with traders selling local merchandise such as authentic Malaysian batik prints and more. The merchandise here is cheap and traditional goods such as batik, embroidery carvings, souvenirs, and sculptures are on offer.

Lake Gardens / Taman Tasik Titiwangsa

Be seduced by our enchanting gardens. Experience nature's best relaxing spot right here at the Lake Gardens. Originally created as part of a recreational park but planted with collections of tropical plants, the garden has been rehabilitated and turned into a Botanical Garden. The garden has not only botanical collections but also house features that give the visitors the ambiance of being in a tropical rainforest, despite being in the middle of a bustling metropolis.

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

With a variety of watery rides on offer and plenty of dry-land activities too, there are few more fun ways to spend a day than cooling down at Sunway. These days, it has expanded and encompasses a total of five different zones – the water park, Scream Park, Amusement Park, Extreme Park and Wildlife Park.