The Golden Triangle area of Kuala Lumpur lies adjacent to the office district of the city centre and is home to the major shopping centres. There is little here for the sight seer, but it is an absolute must for shoppers everywhere.
The newest shopping centre is right at the top of the triangle and is called Time Square. It is an absolutely massive building that features two huge towers spanning fourteen storeys. There is every kind of shop you can imagine in this complex as well as expansive food halls, an IMAX cinema, a bowling alley and even an indoor theme park. The theme park is worth the visit alone and includes a series of white knuckle rides as well as some suitable for younger visitors.
My favourite area of the golden triangle was the main street which was lined with lots of familiar and less familiar shops. I loved how busy this area was and it really gives the feeling that you are in a thriving capital city.
This area is a great place to stay as well as there are many hotels here including lots of the big name chains including Crown Plaza, Marriott and Melia. We visited the Federal hotel as well which has a revolving restaurant at the top. It is only open in the evening though and reservations are strongly recommended.
Food wise, you are once again spoilt for choice. Whether you are looking for a quick bite to eat or a more extravagant sit down affair, you'll find it here. One of the most amusing things we found about Kuala Lumpur was the number of KFC restaurants they have - they are literally everywhere. They have though adapted the menu to suit local tastes and alongside the chicken you will find lots of deep fried fish and even mashed potato!
If you want a nice evening meal, your best bet is to look in the restaurants within the hotels, between them they offer almost every kind of food you can think of, but at the price you would expect too.