things to do in kuala lumpur

things to do in kuala lumpur

Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur

There are many things to do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's capital city. If you only have several days to explore the city, you might want to check out this travel guide to optimise your trip. Even though this is not a good time to travel yet and Malaysia is under nationwide movement control until March 30, but I hope you can bookmark this page until the situation allows us to travel again. For the mean time, perhaps we can look at different destinations digitally to remind us that it's a big world out there and we are all in this together! Also like I've mentioned in the previous post, I would love to do a link exchange or an instastory shoutout exchange, so DM me on my Instagram!

Well, other than food, Kuala Lumpur (official name: Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur) is also rich in culture and diversity. If shopping is your thing, I can assure you can find numerous local and international brands. So let's go through the list shall we?

Perdana Botanical Garden

One of my favourite outdoor park in the city, Perdana Botanical Garden comprises 91,6 hectare of land filled with various herb garden, conservation, lake, and also Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. It is a very nice area to take a stroll or for a morning/afternoon run. You can find the Hibiscus Garden where they have a collection of various hibiscus species as Malaysia's national flower. In the middle of the park, there's the Laman Perdana, a yellow futuristic architecture where they usually host an event of where people can gather to sit. Facing the Laman Perdana is the lake that runs through half of the park.

National Museum of Malaysia

Learn about the history, geography, art, and culture of Malaysia in this museum. Located just in front of the Perdana Botanical Garden, the museum is easily accessible by stopping at the Muzium Negara MRT station. The museum opens daily from nine to six in the afternoon. On the first floor, you can find a traditional Malacca Baba House as well as the history of Malaysian Peninsula, like the kingdom of Buddhist and Hindu which once rule the area. It is then continued with the display of the importance of the Islamic Sultanate of Malacca. On the second floor, there are displays of colonialization period as well as different kind of weapons and musical instruments to display the traditional way of life.

Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery

One of the newer museum and gallery, Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery
is located at the office of the National Bank itself. Here you can learn a lot about Malaysia's economy and finance sector. On the ground floor, there's the interactive children museum with the iconic money tunnel. Take one floor up to learn more about the graphic data and visualisation of Malaysia trade and economy sector. On the third level, you can find more of the historical trade and the display of various currency used in Malaysia since the first trade occurs. On the other hand, you can visit the art collection owned by the Bank Negara on the fourth floor. There are local and international artist's work on display. It's an all in one excursion for all ages. Update from their website, the museum is temporarily closed for public since March 9 until further notice for cleaning.

Petronas Tower

The must visit landmark is none other than the Petronas Tower. It is also located nearby the Aquaria KLCC, so you can visit both at the same day. Petronas Tower is a twin skyscrapers that is actually an office and headquarter for the Petronas Oil Company. As one of the top things to do in Kuala Lumpur, Petronas Tower is always filled with local and international visitors alike. The Tower is opens daily except Monday and Public Holiday from 9am to 9pm. To avoid the crowd, you can visit the landmark in the morning. On the other hand, if you would like to see the Petronas Tower in its glory, you can also visit it at night as there's the KLCC Fountain Light Show at 8pm, 9pm, and 10pm daily.

Chinatown Kuala Lumpur

The Kuala Lumpur Chinatown is where you can find good chinese food, snacks, and stroll around the heritage area. Actually it . One of my favourite restaurant is Kim Lian Kee which established in 1927. They serve various Malaysian chinese food originated from Fujian, China or as the locals called Hokkien. We ordered the fried kway teow, Hokkien Mee (Hokkien noodle), stir fried vegetables, and of course ice coffee! Nearby the restaurant, there is a beancurd stall that is quite famous, perfect for a hot day. If you have more time, you can also explore the Central Market nearby to get souvenirs to be brought back home.

Thean Hou Temple

Thean Hou Temple is one of magnificent architecture located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Thean Hou Temple is a six tiered Buddhist temple, built by the Hainanese people. It was constructed in 1981 for six years. The temple itself is built for the Chinese Sea Goddess Mazu.I wrote more about the Thean Hou Temple in this post.

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

Located at the Sunway Pyramid complex, this theme park is a great place to visit with family and friends. I'll tell you that this Theme Park is the biggest in Kuala Lumpur. It comprises of an amusement park, water park, wildlife park, scream park, Nicklodeon Lost Lagoon, and the mini extreme park. I guess the highlight is the water park and Nickoledeon Lost Lagoon where you can find various heights of water slides, one of them is 11 storeys height. After having fun in the theme park, you can find various food and shops at the Sunway Pyramid Mall. Sunway Lagoon is one of my favourite attraction when I was a kid and perhaps now as well.

Explore Bukit Bintang

Eat, shop, walk, and eat again. There's so many food to try and things to do in Kuala Lumpur in Bukit Bintang alone. One of my favourite shopping mall is the Pavilion KL that houses over 550 retail outlets and restaurant spanning across eleven floor. Across the Pavilion KL, You can find a huge Sephora at Fahrenheit 88 and an Isetan Department Store beside it. Aside from shopping you can also find rows of bars at Changkat Bukit Bintang Street and delicious hawker fares at Jalan Alor. A recommended hotel located in the area is MOV Hotel Kuala Lumpur. By staying just 5 minutes walk away from the busy Pavilion KL, you can easily access your favourite shops and do your shopping. If you want to try a good coffee shop, don't forget to drop by VCR Coffee Kuala Lumpur.

Batu Caves

Seeing the colourful stairs in Instagram lately? Well, it's none other than the Batu Caves. Located at Batu, Selangor, north of Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves is a pilgrimage site for the Hindu. Batu Caves comprises series of limestone hill and limestone caves. It is a site for the deity Murugan, therefore you can see the gigantic statue. To visit, you can use Grab car or take a KTM train from KL Sentral.

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  1. Kuala Lumpur looks very fantastic! I've always wanted to go but never made it. The Petronas Towers are so spectacular.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  2. Wow, Kuala Lumpur is amazing!
    What magical places. You must have spent a great time there.


  3. I hope I get visit Kuala Lumpur one day. It looks like such a vibrant city.

  4. Malaysia looks like such a beautiful country. I'm Canadian, but my family is from the Philippines which is pretty close to there:) Would love to visit someday for sure!

  5. I went to Kuala Lumpur once and I only remember visiting the Batu Caves. I'll have to check out these other places if I ever have the chance to visit again!

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  6. Kuala Lumpur looks amazing and thanks for sharing all the things to do. One day I will go visit and all of this Coronavirus will be behind us. I hope you are staying safe and doing well. Sending love from the U.S.


  7. Kuala Lumpur looks amazing, I would love to visit!


  8. Oh, visiting Kuala Lumpur is really a fantastic idea!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  9. Such a great post! I miss Kuala Lumpur so much!

    Carina | https://carinazz.blogspot.com/

  10. So many fantastic things to do in KL, thanks so much for sharing xo

    Makeup Muddle

  11. Kuala Lumpur looks so fantastic!! Your skirt is beautiful!!


  12. Wooo wouldn't mind to visit Kuala Lumpur! Actually I'm gonna save this post in case my trip to Asia happens soon!

    Love that it is a city of contrast and there are a lot of interesting architectural proposals :)


  13. Such a bustling city indeed. Lovely photos you have here dear. Stay sfe!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  14. This is such a lovely post and I think blogs are a wonderful way to see things as we get to see much more of an insight when it's travel posts like this!

    Hope you're well and staying safe!

    Layla x


  15. beautiful photos! I'd love to go back to Malaysia again one day!

    Life is a Shoe


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