There’s a side of Malaysia that exudes luxury, quality and grandeur. The moment you step into Kuala Lumpur’s city centre, you’ll notice the finest establishments from five star restaurants, hotels and spas offering the best services you can find.

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One such place is Marini’s On 57. Located on the 57th floor of Petronas Twin Towers’ tower 3, this multi-award winning establishment is owned and operated by chef restaurateur Modesto Marini. This impressive rooftop bar is also an Italian restaurant and whiskey and cigar lounge which offers a stunning view of Malaysia’s capital city. Complement the view with a glass of their signature cocktails and a plate of handmade pasta. It’s also no surprise that celebrities like Tiger Woods, Jimmy Choo and Valentino Rossi have been guests at Marini’s On 57.

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Food and drinks aside, why not pamper yourself amidst a lush rainforest at The Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort. The spa boasts 128 elegant rooms and suites, each one tastefully appointed and fitted with luxurious organic bed and bath linens. Its facilities include an outdoor salt pool, state-of-the-art gym, relaxation whirlpool, Japanese Village and Tatami Spa, manicure and pedicure cabin and more. The Chateau offers a complete organic experience and advocates a lifestyle approach to personal wellness in a non-regimented way.

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Travel back in time and make your stay a unique and glamorous one at The Majestic, a colonial-themed hotel built since the 1930’s and was (and still is) a place for classy social events and residence for prominent international visitors. The hotel boasts multiple facilities including a gym, swimming pool, cigar room and even luxury barber Truefitt & Hill.

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For those who love the sea, charter a yacht for a private cruise along the beautiful coast of Langkawi to and through the outlying lush green islands to an uninhabited, anchoring off a deserted beach to swim, explore or just relax and enjoy the beach. There’s also an option to go on a dinner cruise to enjoy a meal out at sea as the sun sets.

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Lastly, treat yourself to a spectacular musical experience at the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO). Made up of musicians from 25 nations, a host of internationally-acclaimed conductors and musicians have worked with the MPO including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Fabio Luisi and Andrea Bocelli. Check out what’s on at http://mpo.com.my/whats-on-tickets/

The best of Malaysia awaits those who have not visited and many more new experiences for those who are returning. 2016 promises to make your stay here an unforgettable one.