- Petronas Towers
- KL Tower
- KL Forest Eco Park
- Top places to stay in Kuala Lumpur
- Batu caves
- Shopping malls
- KLCC Park
- Merdeka Square
Top 10 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
Are you looking for a big market with low prices? Chinatown in KL is the place to go.
The longs streets with stalls provide a diverse range of stuff, a lot from (fake) big brands. Time to bargain the best price for your souvenirs! The Chinatown market is based in Petaling Street. You’ll feel immersed by the Chinese culture and history around this place. The market is not the only thing to find in Chinatown. Beside al the electronical gear, clothing, glasses and watches Chinatown has foodstalls and foodcourts with Chinese, Malay but also Western food. And while you’re there you can also visits the famous temples that this area beholds. Temples we’d thought were really worthwile to explore: Sri Maha Mariamman (Indian temple), Guan Di temple (Chinese) and quite near to Chinatown you’ll also find the Jamek Mosque. So you see that Chinatown got a lot to offer. I’d say Chinatown is a must-see in the evening but got enough to offer to spend a day.
KL Forest Eco Park
Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, better know as KL Forest Eco Park is a park that is quite popular with tourist. Especially since there is the impressive 200m canopy walk. Go to these green lungs of Kuala Lumpur and enjoy the last remaining stretch of rainforest in the city. The nine hectare of the park contain a lot of old beautiful trees, birds and monkeys. The KL Forest Eco park is in walking distance of the KL tower so it’s a good trip to combine with the famous communication tower.
Top places to stay in Kuala Lumpur
Ofcourse everybody has his own preferences. But here are mine:
The famous Batu Caves are situated approximately 10-15 km from the city center of Kuala Lumpur. The Caves are built in the limestone hills. The Hindu temples are accessible by a 272 step stair. This quite impressive entrance-walk is accompanied by a big statue of Lord Murugan, the Hindu God of war. With 42,7 meters this statue is the tallest statue of Malaysia. Other company that you may encounter around the temples are monkeys. This well fed monkeys aren’t really shy so watch your stuff!
In the caves you’ll find a lot of colurful altars. Sometimes the sun comes down trough a hole in the roof of the cave witch gives this place a magical sighting.
Not the first thing were you think about when planning a trip to Malaysia I guess? Well shopping is one of the most popular recreational things for the people from Kuala Lumpur. The city accommodates over 50 shoppingmalls. The shoppingmalls are not only the place to buy proper clothes and electronis but you can also find great bars and restaurants in most of them. And while traveling around in the heat of the day the temperature of the aircon in the shoppingmalls makes is a save haven while wandering around the city.
Like I said there are over 50 shoppingmalls but let me give you a couple of the names of the most popular malls: Pavilion KL, Berjaya Times Square, Suria KLCC, Farenheit88 and the Sunway Velocity mall. Enjoy!
The KLCC Park is situated next to the Petronas towers. It has a public swimmingpool for kids, a running track (1,3 km), various trees and a lot of places to just sit down and relax in the middel of the city. On 8 pm, 9 pm and 10 pm you can see I fountain show with lights and music. Worthwile if you’re in the neighbourhood!
Don’t forget to enjoy the great food that Malaysia has to offer. And you know what? In my opinion there is no better place to enjoy the food than on the foodcourts. I can bore you with a lot of talking about this but here is a top 5 courts and a top 5 of foods you should try:
Merdeka means ‘independence’ in the Malay language. Merdeka Square is the place where in August 1957 the Malay flag was raised and the Malay proclaimed the freedom of country. After more than 150 years the British flag was lowered. That’s why this square is so important and so loved by the Malay. A historical milestone, the place of a new beginning. If you’re into the history of Malaysia Merdeka is a good place to start. Not only because the historical value of the place but also because of the buildings surounding the square. You’ll find the Sultan Abdul Samad Building which now houses different ministries of the Malay government. Opposite of the Abdul Samad building you can see the Royal Selangor Club. Back in the days this club was a meeting point for educated and high-ranking members of British colonial society. On the South-side of the square you can see the Kuala Lumpur city gallery. Well there is a lot to see t this place. Walk over and explore!