Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur was our first encounter with Malaysia in 2005. I have to admit, we didn’t like the city then. The town was like a huge construction site. The town was dusty and noisy, and there was no space for pedestrians.

We visited Asia many times in the nine years since, but it was only after that we returned to Malaysia’s capital. We fell in love this time and have visited the city regularly.

If you are still unsure about where you want to stay in Kuala Lumpur, you can read our article What Area To Stay Into ” to learn which area and hotel you should choose.

What To Do In Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is famous for its street food. It is a city that has many sights to offer, but its most popular attraction is the delicious food. KL has a lot of hawker stands that serve freshly prepared dishes with lots of flavors and spices from small shops/street restaurants, mobile carts, or stalls.

Kuala Lumpur is home to food from around Asia, thanks to the many immigrants who have settled there over the years. These include people from India, China, and Japan, as well as England, Portugal, and Thailand. One of the main reasons to visit Kuala Lumpur is its amazing food.

Kuala Lumpur is home to many attractions, including historical monuments, modern skyscrapers, futuristic buildings, colorful masks, as well as temples and shrines. There are also lush and green parks, jungles, large shopping malls, and street markets.

Kuala Lumpur is a friendly city with excellent English. There is a good infrastructure in the city, including trains, buses, metros, and monorails. This makes it easier to reach places worth visiting. KL is home to a large expat community, and many international companies have offices there.

Petronas Towers

The Petronas Towers are the coolest and most impressive thing to see in KL. It’s awesome!!

The water fountains in KLCC Park light up with different colors to match the music.

Every night, at 20:00 and 21:00, the Lake Symphony Fountains will play.

The Petronas Towers can be seen from anywhere in Kuala Lumpur, thanks to their 452-meter-high structures.

The Skybridge, which connects the two towers (170 meters above the ground), and the 86th-floor Observation Deck (360 meters) are also accessible from the towers.

Every day, 1,500 tickets for the Petronas Towers go on sale. Half of these are sold online. Preordering tickets for the Petronas Towers will save you from standing in line. You can skip the queue when you arrive at Petronas Towers. You should queue up for your tickets at the Towers ticket office around 8:30 am if you haven’t booked them in advance.

KLCC Park surrounds the Petronas Towers. It has a 1,3km long running/walking track as well as children’s playgrounds and a pool for children. The park is open between 07:00 and 22:00.

The great aquarium Aquaria KLCC is located right next to the towers. It has a 90-meter underwater tunnel, where you can see sharks, giant gripers, and other fish swimming above your head. Every day, there are different feeding times.

Take the pink number. The towers can be found right next to the KLCC Station on the 5 LRT Kelana Jaya Line.

Ticket prices: RM85 for adults and RM35 for children.

Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 09:00-21:00 (closed on Mondays). Every Friday, closed from 13:00 to 14:30.

Petronas Twin Towers Webpage

Batu Caves

The spectacular Batu Caves is located just outside of KL. The Batu Caves is a huge cathedral-like Hindu cave temple. It has walls that reach almost to the skies, with wild monkeys climbing its rock walls.

The Batu Caves are definitely a highlight of Kuala Lumpur. Be prepared to walk 272 stairs to reach the cave. It’s good exercise.

Where can you find it? 13 km north-east of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia

How do I get there? Take the no. Take the KTM Seremban Line (a 30-minute train ride from KL Sentral) to Batu Caves Station.

What is the cost?

Opening Hours: Temple Cave is open between 08:00 and 20:30

What you should wear You must wear clothing that covers your knees and shoulders. You will need to climb 272 stairs, so wear comfortable shoes. Bring water with you (or purchase some from the ground) before starting your climb.


The city has seen a boom in development since our first visit to the town in 2005! The city is now awash with modern, flashy shopping malls that feature all sorts of Asian and foreign brands. There are also bustling markets that sell all kinds of useless and useful knickknacks.

Bukit Bintang is the perfect place for a shopping spree! There are many shopping centers in the area, which are all lined up together:

The food court Food Republic is located on the ground floor.

Starhill Gallery is very expensive, with high-end brands such as Gucci, Prada, and Max Mara.

KL Plaza


Lot 10 has an amazing food court called Lot10 Hutong, with some of the best street food hawkers in KL.


Sungei Wang


Low Yat Plaza

Suria KLCC, located at the lower level of Petronas Towers, is the largest and most popular shopping mall in the area.

From Bukit Bintan, you can easily walk to KLCC via a pedestrian walkway.

The best shopping malls outside the city center are Publika, Mid Valley Mega Mall, and Gardens Mall.

Tourists’ favorite markets are the Central Market in Chinatown and Petaling Street near Merdeka Square.

The light green number 8 monorail line will take you to Bukit Bintang . 8 Monorail Line from KL Sentral Station to Bukit Bintan Station.

The pink number 5 LRT Kelana Jaya Line will take you to the shopping mall of Petronas Twin Towers. Take the 5 LRT Kelana Jaya Line to KLCC Station from KL Sentral

Opening Hours Most shopping centers are open between 09:00 and 22:00

Street Food

Jalan Alor is the most popular and largest street food street in Kuala Lumpur. It’s located in Bukit Bintang. This is a vibrant night market with street restaurants, hawker stands, and food stalls from around Asia.

Enjoy the food and atmosphere at the various street stalls and restaurants.

This street has a wide variety of restaurants, including Japanese, Malay, and Indian cuisines, as well as Chinese, Thai, and Chinese-Indian. You will certainly not go home hungry after walking down this street.

Wong Ah Wah is famous for its crispy chicken wings, coconut ice cream, and durian fruit.

If you want to experience a local feel, visit the Bazaar Baru Chow Kit Market, where you can enjoy a variety of street food, drinks, and snacks (opening hours 08:00-17:00). Murtabak is a chicken and vegetable-filled pancake.

A huge market sells all kinds of fresh fruits, vegetables and meats. I bought a lot of mangosteens, rambutans, and mangosteens!

Pudu has a lot of street food options, including the Pudu Market (KL’s largest wet market) and the ICC Pudu. Opening hours are from 06:00 to 14:00.

You can find a variety of Indian street food in Brickfields, especially at Little India Fountain. This is located near KL Sentral Station.

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