- Jonathan Chum
Welcome to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! If you're looking for a city that has it all, this is the place to be. From food to culture, Kuala Lumpur has plenty of activities for every type of traveler. Here are some of our favorite things to do in Kuala Lumpur:
Petronas Twin Towers
The Petronas Twin Towers are the tallest in the world and were designed by Cesar Pelli. They are located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and were completed in 1998. The towers were built by Malaysian oil company Petronas as part of their new headquarters complex to symbolize their success as a company.
Petronas Twin Towers is an iconic structure with a sleek design that stands out against other buildings in Kuala Lumpur. While you're here, don't forget to stop by Jalan Ampang and take a picture of this famous landmark!
Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has been converted into a Hindu temple. It is located in the north of Kuala Lumpur, and it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Malaysia for its Hindu shrines, also known as "caverns". Batu Caves is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus in Malaysia. You can get there by taking any train from KL Sentral Station to Batu Caves station or buying a ticket at Jalan Masjid India which will cost you about MYR 4 (approx. USD 1).
There are two entrances to the cave: via stairs or via an elevator (and escalator) near Kuala Lumpur's train station called Masjid Jamek LRT Station (a few hundred meters away). Once inside you'll find yourself amid tall stalagmites and stalactites formed by millions of years' worth of mineral deposits!
Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, this park is a popular place for locals and tourists to enjoy the sun and fresh air. KLCC Park features several restaurants, and cafes, as well as a large children's playground where children can play and run around safely.
The park also includes an enormous artificial lake where visitors can rent paddleboats or take advantage of other water-based activities like wakeboarding or parasailing. There are also fishing boats available for rent that allow you to catch your dinner from these waters!
If you want to get closer to nature without having to leave urban Kuala Lumpur entirely behind you then check out Taman Tasik Perdana (Perdana Lake Garden) which is located right next door! This park contains several walking paths with benches along them so you can sit down while enjoying some quiet time away from city life while still being able to see skyscrapers peeking above trees on one side and mountains on another side (if it's not too cloudy).
Bukit Bintang is a shopping, dining, and entertainment district in Kuala Lumpur. The area is also popular with tourists and locals alike, as it's home to many of Kuala Lumpur's most famous landmarks including the Petronas Twin Towers and Menjalara Tower 1. Bukit Bintang also has some of the city's most famous hotels, including Hotel Istana Merdeka, Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur City Centre, and Shangri-La Hotel KL.
Menara KL Tower
The Menara KL Tower is a telecommunications and observation tower located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This tower is the tallest man-made point in the country, standing at 421 m (1,381 ft) tall. You can get to the top of the tower by elevator or stairs; the elevator takes you to Level 56 while the stairs take you to Level 58. From there, you can enjoy views of KL from all sides including Petronas Twin Towers if it's not too foggy out!
The Batu Caves are just a series of caves with Hindu shrines inside them. There are steps leading down into each cave so beware if you're afraid of heights! Some people go through these caves barefoot but I recommend wearing socks for extra comfort when walking on all those slippery rocks!
Jalan Alor, a narrow street lined with food stalls, is known for its street food. Not only does Jalan Alor have many restaurants and bars, but it also has a night market that offers all sorts of delicious treats from 7 pm until 2 am.
The bustling main road features some of the city's best bars and restaurants -- including those serving Malay cuisine -- so it's worth checking out if you want to experience what Malaysia has to offer in terms of food!
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
Sunway Lagoon, located in the suburb of Bandar Sunway West, is one of the largest theme parks in Asia. It has been a popular attraction since it opened in 1994. The park has a water park and zoo, as well as several restaurants and other attractions.
It's worth noting that you can also take part in 3D2N Malaysia Tour to explore Kuala Lumpur with your family or friends!
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
It's an excellent way to learn about the history of Islam in Malaysia. It is located conveniently within Bukit Bintang, which is a popular shopping area for tourists. The museum is open every day from 10 am to 6 pm and there are no entrance fees. You can expect to spend two hours here if you want to see everything.
As with most museums in this part of the world, you will be required to dress modestly when visiting this museum (no shorts or tank tops). We recommend bringing a light jacket with you because it may get cool inside the museum depending on where they keep their AC units. There are several different ways that you can get there: by taxi (5), Uber (5), or public transportation (MRT/LRT Line 1) and alighting at Plaza Rakyat Station
Merdeka Square is a historic square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is situated within the heart of the city and is surrounded by important landmarks and buildings. The square was built in 1951 to commemorate the independence of Malaya from the British Empire. Merdeka means "freedom" or "independence" in the Malay language.
Merdeka Square marks not only an important historical event but also acts as a space where national celebrations such as Malaysia Day take place every year on 31 August (the founding date of Malaysia).
Located in Kuala Lumpur, Aquaria KLCC is the largest aquarium in South East Asia. It is located next to Petronas Twin Towers and on the ground floor of Suria KLCC shopping mall.
The aquarium has more than 100,000 marine animals including sharks, jellyfish, reptiles, and birds. The main tank features an acrylic glass panel measuring 20 meters high by 36 meters wide - almost five times the size of an Olympic swimming pool!
The list is by no means exhaustive, but these experiences will help you get a taste of what Kuala Lumpur has to offer. You can do many of them in one day by combining public transport or walking from place to place and seeing different parts of the city. The best thing about traveling around Malaysia's capital city is that it doesn't take much time at all because everything is so close together!