22 Best Things to do in Kuala Lumpur
Are you planning to have a few days trip here but wonder what are the things to do in Kuala Lumpur? Is this your first time going to Kuala Lumpur and stumble this blog while researching what can you do here?
I have a good news for you, you are on the right place!
You will find out a lot of interesting places that you must visit in Kuala Lumpur in this blog such as food, accommodation, nightlife, activities, where to shop for souvenir without getting ripped off and many more.
But first, let me show you the 22 places you got to visit in KL.
The first place will be the Petronas Twin Tower located in KLCC.
Do you know that this is the tallest twin tower in the world? There are place for shopping, a huge park with swimming pool, Aquaria, Petrosains Gallery, bookstore with thousand of books, a skybridge with an amazing view from 41st and 42nd floor.
The observation deck at level 86th is pretty amazing as well.
Petrosains, Aquaria and the park is the best place for you and and your kids to hangout! Spend a day in KLCC is recommended.
How to get here : Take LRT and stop at KLCC Station.
If you staying in Bukit Bintang area, you could just walk there from the Pavilion – KLCC indoor pedestrian bridge. If you prefer to take train, take any monorail in Bukit Bintang and stop at KL Sentral, then change your lane to LRT and stop at KLCC.
2. Jump Off From KL Tower, I am SERIOUS
Have you tried having lunch/dinner 282m above the ground? If not then you must visit Atmosphere Restaurant in KL Tower, Malaysia highest restaurant above the ground.
The best part of this revolving restaurant is that you can enjoy the 360 view in Kuala Lumpur while having your dinner. The best time to visit here? I believe is around 6pm. Why? Because the sunset is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G-!
Not only that, their open deck is pretty thrilling too. At some time they will hold a base jump event and people from all around the world would visit here and participate. There is once people jump from KL Tower and land into one nearby skyscraper’s swimming pool.
How to get here : You can either walk from KLCC or take any monorail and stop at Raja Chulan or Bukit Nanas station. Yoiu still have to walk for about 7 – 10 minutes to the tower if you are taking monorail.
Yes, you read that right. A roller coaster that built in Berjaya Times Square. For guys out there who felt sleepy after long hours of shopping with your girlfriend/wife, try this to wake you up.
Spin two more round if that doesn’t help (recommended). There are other indoor games besides roller coaster as well in this shopping mall.
Fancy some 3D movie? One of the Imax is located in this mall.
How to get here : The easiest route to reach here is by monorail. Just stop at Imbi station and you will see Berjaya Times Square shopping mall.
It took 272 steps to the the top. Trust me, this awesome view you must see it yourself. You can go Batu Caves in the early morning and hit the steps to burn off some calories that you had last night.
But if you come here during Thaipusam celebration, it could be your best ever visit in Kuala Lumpur.
How to get here : If you are coming here from Bukit Bintang, take any monorail and stop at KL Central, then make a switch to KTM train. Stop at Batu Caves station and you should see the huge Lord Murugan Statue.
5. Visit KL Oldest Mosque, Masjid Jamek
This is one of the oldest mosque in Malaysia. It was build around 1907. The structure and color of this mosque is so beautiful.
This mosque is actually build during the time British was here, so it have a bit of european look.
How to get here : The nearest station over here is the Masjid Jamek Station. If you are coming from Bukit Bintang, take any monorail and stop and KL Central. The catch the LRT and stop at Masjid Jamek Station.
“Paser Seni” is what we call this place. It’s basically an art market. There are people doing live painting here where I can stand there for hours just to wait them to finish their painting.
Besides, this is a great place for you to get souvenir, vintage stuff, wood sculpture and many more. I even saw a human scale armor that cost around USD2000.
How to get here : You can actually walk to Central Market after you visit Masjid Jamek. It takes the same route as Masjid Jamek if you are comeing from Bukit Bintang, but you need to stop at Pasar Seni Station.
7. Visit Big Ben in KL, What? am I Drunk?
This is where our first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman rising his hand crying out ‘
Our Independence day was celebrated over here every 31st of August and why don’t join us on that day?
How to get here : You have to walk (5 to 8 minutes) from Masjid Jamek LRT station to come here. There are lots of sign pointing to Dataran Merdeka so you don’t have to worry to get lost.
I highly suggest you to stay around this area. You won’t get bored over here. It’s like a 10 in 1 where shopping, food, beer, clubbing, skybar is all between walking distance. If you don’t like to walk, train are just nearby.
This is the HOTTEST spot in Kuala Lumpur and it is part of the Kuala Lumpur Golden Triangle.
How to get here from airport : There are lots of busses will take you to KL Central from any airport. When you reach KL Central, take monorail and stop at Bukit Bintang Station.
9. Getting Drunk on a Helipad
Wanna try out having dinner on a Helipad? Yes, they turn this helipad into a restaurant. No, helicopter won’t land here while you having mushroom soup. The view over here? You guess…
How to get here : The easiest way to come here is by train. Take monorail and stop at Raja Chulan Station. Then you should see Menara KH and take lift and go up to Level 34.
Address : Bukit Bintang 34th Floor, Menara KH, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
10. Climb Broga Hill
Locals love to come here for their morning exercise and escape the hectic city life during the weekend. There are a lots of food to eat in Kuala Lumpur and this will be your best activities in KL to burn some calories and enjoy the sunrise.
Not to forget to bring your camera because the view here is awesome.
How to get here : Getting here can be a bit tricky because it is not a tourist attraction. You can take a cab or rent a car to get here. I think taking a cab to get here can be a bit expensive though.
11. Pink Mosque in Putrajaya
This beautiful mosque located in Putrajaya combines both Middle Eastern and Malay elements in the architecture. The finely crafted ornaments in the main dome and the smaller dome are made from pink granite.
Don’t worry if you are non muslim, you are still welcome here. Not much tourist know this place so it can be the best kept secret in Kuala Lumpur.
How to get here : This mosque actually located in Putrajaya and near the airport. I would suggest you to stop by here when you are on the way to the airport.
12. Eat all the Grass in Sekinchan
This is a nice place to take a good picture. It is nearly impossible to find a huge paddy field in KL but this place is well preserved. Many young people come here to take their wedding picture.
There is a small town over here where you can rest and have a cold iced tea if the weather gets too hot. It is a nice place to enjoy the nature.
How to get here : Just like Broga Hill, you can either rent a car or take a cab to reach here.
If you are hungry and staying in Bukit Bintang, then I would suggest you to go to Jalan Alor where this is a food heaven.
You will find lots of restaurant here and one restaurant that stood out is Restaurant Wong Ah Wah for their famous grilled chicken wings (Jackie Chan was here before for the wings).
It taste so good and I manage to shove down 10 chicken wings in blink of an eye. Just kidding.
You will be surprise to find a lot of people here at 12 am as most restaurant here are open until around 3am to 4am. Don’t worry if you are hungry in the middle of the night.
How to get here : It will be really easy to walk here if you are staying in Bukit Bintang area. The nearest monorail station is Bukit Bintang Station.
Address : Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
14. Buy Fake Burberry in Petaling Street (aka Chinatown)
This place is famous for its food and imitated designer goods. You could buy the fake handbags or sunglass but I don’t recommend you to buy the perfume, not even try it. It smells good for a moment, then the weird rotten smells begin after 10 minutes.
Trust me, I’ve tried it before. You don’t want to smell like a rotten cheeseburger walking around.
However, the food in petaling street is top notch. Most restaurant have been here around more than 50 years and the secret recipe have been passed down to their second and third generation.
How to get here: The nearest train station is Pasar Seni Station. If you are coming from Bukit Bintang area, take any monorail and stop at KL Central. Then take LRT and stop at Pasar Seni Station.
Address : Type “Flea Market Kuala Lumpur” if you are searching this place with google map. If you type “chinatown” or “Petaling Street” it will bring you to another place.
15. Play This in Sunway Lagoon
Fancy some water theme park? This is a nice place for family who is spending 2 days 1 night in KL. It is a small town that combines water theme park, shopping centre and rows of bars all in one place.
There is an indoor ice rink for you to skate around in the shopping mall too.
How to get here: Take LRT Station and stop at Kelana Jaya Station. Then take bus or cab to Sunway Lagoon. If you are staying in Bukit Bintang, take any monorail and stop at KL Central, train take LRT and stop at Kelana Jaya Station.
This beautiful temple is the best place to visit during Chinese New Year. This temple offer marriage registration as well. You want to get married in this beautiful place? Book yourself a date.
How to get here: Take KTM and stop at Mid Valley Station. Then take cab to go Thean Hou Temple. If you are coming from Bukit Bintang area, take any monorail and stop at KL Central. Take KTM and stop at Mid Valley station.
This is a nice place if you are coming here with a bunch of friends. You will be staying in a natural environment without any wifi so you can focus on having fun with them.
Each room is nicely designed. You can choose you want stay in a glass shed, mud shed or timber shed. Barbecue pit and swimming pool is provided over here. I’ve heard there is a waterfall nearby as well.
How to get here: The only way to dome here would be rent a car or take cab. I would suggest you to rent a car and share with your friends.
18. Having Coffee on a Table Like This…?
Art lover should come here. Many interesting installation art can be found here where you can interact with.
How to get here: The easiest way to reach here is take cab or rent a car.
Address : Laman Seni 7, Jalan Plumbum R7/R, Seksyen 7, Shah Alam, Selangor
19. Sitting Under the Moon and Eat This
How you going to eat this??
20. Go to This Sky Bar
Whoa! This place is amazing.
21. Eat The Smelliest Food in the World, But Not Like This…
I bet you won’t like this……hmmm…
22. Say Hi to Panda
Yup, we have panda in Malaysia borrowed from China.
These are the 22 things to do in Kuala Lumpur. Is any of your friend never been to Kuala Lumpur yet? Share this article with them.