7 Must Visit Places in Kuala Lumpur

February 4, 2019

by Garima Jain

Having spent three fantastic days at Langkawi, we were in high spirits. Our next destination of the Malaysia Trip was the capital itself, Kuala Lumpur. KL is the largest city in Malaysia and is broadly recognized for its lustrous skyscrapers and colonial architecture. We stayed in KL for three days and here’s the list of best places to visit in the city.

1. Petronas Towers

Popularly known as the Twin Towers, this is the world’s tallest pair of the tower. The structure is 452 meters high, however, the top deck is at the height of 375 meters and the remaining portion is of the pinnacle. The 88-storey towers have been connected at the 41st and 42nd floors by a 58-meter long sky bridge. The sight of staring down at the world will leave you awestruck. We chose to go in the daytime to have a great view and click some nice pictures.

Petronas Twin Towers

2. Menara KL Tower

Another popular landmark of the national capital, the Menara KL Tower boasts of providing a spectacular city view. The tower stands tall at 421 meters with the sky deck at 300 meters. Make sure you enjoy a high tea or a meal at the revolving restaurant ‘Atmosphere 360’ which is 282 meters up from the ground. We planned our visit at night and had a fine dining experience along with the gleaming night view of the city.

3. Aquaria KLCC

Huddled in the heart of the Golden Triangle beneath the KL Convention Centre, the Aquaria KLCC is an oceanarium featuring over 5,000 aquatic and land-bound creatures. While we had a smooth check-in on a weekday, be prepared to get into the long queues if you are going there on weekends or public holidays. The aquarium is built 90 meters under the water and you’ll get to walk in the mesmerizing glass tunnel to see the aquatic animals. It is indeed a good place for kids and for you too if you haven’t already visited many underwater aquariums before.

4. Batu Caves

Batu Caves, a limestone hill consisting of three main caves, is an iconic and most visited tourist attraction in Malaysia. This 100-year-old temple attributes many Hindu idols and statues in the caves and sees thousands of devotees during the annual festival Thaipusam. Particularly, we were thrilled to see the 43 meters high statue of Tamil Lord Murugan at the entrance, besides the steep 272 stair climb to the temple caves. An entire monkey clan was waiting for us on the railings of the stairway, looking to snatch some snacks or anything they think is food. So make sure you have nothing in your hands that will lure them to attack you.

Batu Caves

5. KLCC Bird Park

A crowd pulling tourist place, KLCC Bird Park has one of the world’s largest free-flight walk-in aviary. The park is divided into four zones. Zone 1 and 2 are connected via bridges and shelters various bird species like the crowned pigeon, brahminy kites, flamingoes, baya weaver etc. Zone 3 is dedicated to the largest hornbill species in the world, Rhinoceros Hornbill. The towering view of the trees with hornbills dwelling the treetops is alluring. Zone 4 is a large open area having a variety of species categorized in different sections – the world of parrots, an assortment of flightless birds and ratites, the bird gallery, education center, oriental bird and the waterfall aviary. Oh yes! Try participating in some feeding sessions to add to the fun.

6. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

The Sunway Lagoon is Malaysia’s ultimate multi-theme park offering over 90 attractions in 6 different parks. You will be given lockers at the entrance to keep your extra stuff and food as nothing apart from the clothes, camera and mobile is allowed in the park.

  • Amusement Park – Having plenty of rides for both kids and adult, this park will keep you entertained. The parades, performances and character appearances throughout will add to the fun-filled day.
  • Water Park – Be it the adrenalin pumping water rides or the cool playful water activities, everything is on point catering to people of all ages. Don’t miss the Flying Fox and Waves of Fun at the Surf Beach (4 pm every day) and the Flow Rider right beside it.
  • Wildlife Park – The interactive Zoo has over 150 animal species from around the world. An exclusive chance for you to see the big white cats – 2 white tigers and 2 white lions.
  • Scream Park – This place will give you a frightening experience with the all live action inside the house. Disclaimer – Do not enter if you have a faint heart.
  • Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon – Being Asia’s first, this park is surrounded by natural rainforest and offers a number of easy-going water rides, waterfalls, and playground activities.
  • Extreme Park – The park is all thrill and adventure so let the sports fanatic in you come out and play its part. From implausible rides to Bungee Jump, riding a Go-Kart or ATV, I felt like a conqueror once done.

Dead tired by now, we still did not want to leave the park and neither will you. Keep an entire day for this place as it will be worth the time.


7. The City Tour

Although we had seen all the popular landmarks of KL, we went for a half day city tour for a quick glance of historical places which is recommended for you too. Places visited-

  • Istana Negara – The official residence of the monarch of Malaysia. You’ll be taken to only the main gates and not inside the palace.
  • The National Monument ‘Tugu Peringatan Negara’ and Cenotaph are war memorials dedicated to soldiers who died in the country’s fight for freedom.
  • Merdeka Square – A giant green ground with a tall flagpole in the center, the name literally means Independence Square. The place also hosts the national day parade every year.
  • Sultan Abdul Samad Building – The building was built in 1897 and served as the office for British Colonial Administration. It is popular for its historical architecture and for being the house to the Court of Appeals and the Federal Court of Malaysia.

Hope you are quite clear and convinced to visit the capital now, probably packing your bags. As far as shopping is concerned, we did not spend time in hopping from one mall to another as we prefer to spend our hard earned money on experiences rather than on buying things. Though we did buy a souvenir for memory. However, if you love shopping, go ahead buddy. Live your Life!
Garima Jain

By Garima Jain

Hi, I am Garima. Masters in Business Management and specialized in Marketing. A free spirit by choice, always looking to explore new places and adventures. For me, everything started to land in place only when I quit my corporate job in quest of a purposeful and fulfilling life.

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