Australians can explore Malaysia like never before thanks to the newly-launched travel series ‘Game, Set, KL’, hosted by tennis superstar Nick Kyrgios, giving viewers a rare insight into how the 30th ranked world tennis pro spends his time while in one of Asia’s bustling hubs, Kuala Lumpur.
Filmed in collaboration with Malaysia Airlines and Tourism Malaysia, Kyrgios heads to the local tennis courts for a spontaneous hit, much to the delight of local children, before taking to the streets with his Malaysian mother Nill to showcase some of Kuala Lumpur’s best foodie hotspots, shopping haunts, premium spas and hotels, and buzzing nightlife in Nick’s ‘KL Top 5’.
The two-part video series also gives viewers the inside scoop on Nick’s favourite day trips outside of Kuala Lumpur including a not-to-be-missed opportunity to get up close and personal with rescued elephants at Kuala Gandah National Elephant Conservation Centre, and a visit to the iconic Hindu temple and shrine at the Batu Caves.
“While I was born and brought up in Australia, I’m really proud of my family culture and very close to my Malaysian family. I’ve flown with Malaysia Airlines to visit them since I was a boy and my mum and extended family have always associated Malaysia Airlines with home,” Kyrgios said.
“I love the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur, the city never sleeps and has some of the best food, shopping and nightlife in Asia. It’s the perfect stop-over,” he said.
Nick’s videos are Malaysia Airlines’ second collaboration with an Australian personality and follow on from Poh Ling Yeow’s Destination Kuala Lumpur series showcasing all the experiences and hidden secrets that give the sultry capital its unique appeal.