Singapore, an island city-state in southern Malaysia, is a global financial center with a tropical climate and multicultural population. In circa 1820 Chinatown stands the red-and-gold Buddha’s Tooth Relic Temple; Little India offers colorful souvenirs; and Arab Street is lined with fabric shops. Singapore is also known for its eclectic street fare, served in hawker centers such as Tiong Bahru and Maxwell Road.
Similarly, the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, is called KL by locals. Its modern skyline is dominated by the 451-meter-tall Petronas Twin Towers, a pair of glass-and-steel-clad skyscrapers with Islamic motifs. The towers also offer a public skybridge and observation deck. The city is also home to British colonial-era landmarks such as the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building.