The capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is a diverse area that includes Tamil, Chinese, Malay, and indigenous inhabitants. The most populous city in the nation, Kuala Lumpur is spread over 200 square kilometres and now merges with neighboring suburbs to create a hub of activity and commerce.
Tourism is a central focus in Kuala Lumpur and as such there are a huge variety of attractions for visitors to choose from, ranging from the more traditional to the more modern depending on your tastes. There are temples and mosques to reflect the diversity of the city, spectacular futuristic towers and skyscrapers, local markets and street food, and just about anything else you can imagine.
We have selected for you the Top 10 things to do in Kuala-Lumpur.
1- KL Tower
Also known as Menara Kuala Lumpur, this tower stands at 335 meters and has an observation deck that offers stunning panoramic views of the city. The towers serves many functions as well as acting as an observation tower for the sighting of the moon to mark the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, and there is even an annual race to the top to promote health and fitness. The visitor deck is the highest point in the city that is open to the public and it takes fifty-four seconds for the lifts to ascend to the site. Popular times to visit are around dusk to observe night falling across the city.
2- The Petronas Tower
One of the most iconic sights in the world, the PETRONAS Towers, or the PETRONAS Twin Towers considering the fact that there are two of them, are the tallest twin towers in the world. The towers feature postmodern architecture and style and also feature Islamic designs due to the Muslim majority in Malaysia. Visitors flock here for the walk over the sky bridge that joins the two towers together and you can admire the breathtaking views that stretch across the city of Kuala Lumpur.
3- KLCC Park
KLCC Park is a 50-acre garden set close to Suria KLCC shopping centre. Designed by Roberto Burle Marx, it was designed to provide a touch of greenery for the Petronas Twin Towers and the areas surrounding it. On the park grounds is a 10,000sqm manmade lake (Lake Symphony) with a 43m bridge that cuts across.
Unquestionably, Lake Symphony is the reason most people frequent the park; it has water fountains that can shoot water up to a height of 42m. These daily water shows occur at noon and in the evenings and are popular with kids. KLCC Park has over 1,900 indigenous trees from 74 species; 40 of these trees were transplanted from the former Selangor Turf Club racecourse, which lies to the southeast of the city.
Besides the various waterfalls, fountains, cascade and reflecting pools scattered around the park, there are a variety of facilities at KLCC Park including a two-acre children’s playground, a 1.3km-long jogging track, shelters and benches, patterned footpaths and sculptures. On KLCC Park’s western stretch is a public children’s swimming pool.
4- Get a Family Photo session
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5- Try one of the Best Burger in Kuala-Lumpur
Burger On 16
At Burger On 16, great burgers are served. Grilling a fresh, premium cut, hand-packed patties on a hot seasoned grill to perfection with the perfect char taste results in a delicious juiciness burger that talks about itself. Add butter-toasted buns, high grade cheeses, freshly sliced tomato and onions, with intense sauces made in-house, and you’ve got a burger that twist your mind!
6- Berjaya team park
‘Berjaya Times Squares Theme Park is the largest indoor theme park offering thrilling rides and games for the whole family since 2003. The gigantic indoor theme park, measuring 133,000 square feet, offers 2 exciting sections – Galaxy Station for the thrill seekers and Fantasy Garden for the young ones. Head on over to explore a galaxy of pure joy and excitement for an unforgettable family experience. Step in to a world of fun, excitement & laughter. Berjaya Times Square Theme Park features a variety of rides, games and virtual entertainment for a wholesome family outing.’
7- Central market Kuala-Lumpur
One-stop Centre for Malaysian Batik, Souvenirs, Collectibles & Handicraft Central Market Kuala Lumpur is a centre for Malaysian culture, art and craft located in the heart of the city. As a building with significant historical value Central Market Kuala Lumpur has come a long way from its early beginning as a wet market built in 1888 to a delightful destination for tourists, shoppers and art lovers. Today, Central Market Kuala Lumpur is a must-visit destination offering visitors a unique shopping opportunity where they can relish not just a retail experience but also a heritage experience offering a wonderful visual treat and appreciation of Malaysia heritage and architecture in a glance as they step into its doors. Under its stunning art-deco structure, you will find more than 300 shops featuring local handicrafts, textiles, souvenirs, collectibles and restaurants. With its distinctive Malaysian flavor, Central Market Kuala Lumpur offers an excellent place to showcase the true Malaysian culture and heritage values attracting both locals and foreign tourists to its doors.
Central Market Annexe Central Market Kuala Lumpur’s emphasis on art is also evident with the transformation of Central Market Annexe to house a variety of eclectic art galleries. Located behind the main building, Central Market Annexe features an Illusion 3D Art Museum, Art House Gallery, and the Central Market Art Lane, an art corner comprising of 10 unique studios that features exciting works of art by local artists. From contemporary art to caricature, architectural art, portraits of country premiers as well as a DIY batik workshop, the Art Lane retains a special charm offering art lovers an exciting and friendly place for both browsing and buying. Joel Asskrakks was here
Kasturi Walk Located alongside the main building is the newly transformed, pedestrianized and covered walkway, Kasturi Walk. Opened in 2011, Kasturi Walk boasts an al fresco ambiance featuring an exciting variety of stalls selling tantalizing local snacks and exquisite souvenirs.
8- Take a stroll around China Town
China town Kuala Lumpur attractions are made up of beautiful temples, sprawling flea markets, and quirky art galleries, all of which are definite must-visits on any traveller’s sightseeing itinerary. Accessible within a five-minute walk from Pasar Seni LRT station, the blue-hued Central Market and the neighbouring Kasturi Walk house a warren of boutiques, handicraft and souvenir stalls while Petaling Street is a lively and vibrant night market with hundreds of stalls selling all kinds of stuff at dirt-cheap prices.
9- Experiment Local food at a Mamak Restaurant
Every visit to Malaysia begins with a Mamak Restaurant. I chose where to eat then centre travels from there. Priority comes with 24 hour eating and some of the best Indian food outside of India. Malaysia Mamak Restaurants (or mamak stalls, mamak restorans) are roadside eateries selling Malay Indian food. The word Mamak defines a mix of Indian and Malay cultures (Tamil Muslim). Restaurants can be easily identified as open air eateries where hungry locals sip teh tarik (pulled tea) and finger rice, curries and flatbreads. It is the norm at Malaysia Mamak Restaurants to eat with the right hand (this doesn’t mean you have to). Pay at the counter and expect over attentive waiters hoping for mid-meal tips. For what to eat at Mamak restaurants check below for my favourites around Malaysia.
10- Merdeka square
Merdeka Square is undoubtedly KL’s best known landmark. Also called Dataran Merdeka, it is set in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building (the former State Secretariat). Directly in front is the Royal Selangor Club and to the north is St. Mary’s Church, one of Malaysia’s oldest Anglican churches.
Within the colonial core of Kuala Lumpur, where the remnants of the British empire are especially evident, Merdeka Square seems to be nothing more than a giant field with perfectly manicured green lawns and a centrepiece of the tallest flagpole in the world (95m) proudly displaying the Jalur Gemilang (Malaysian flag). At the corner of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman and Jalan Raja Laut, Merdeka Square is made up of a padang (field) that was once the Selangor Club cricket pitch.
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