Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

1. Petronas Twin Towers

petronas-towers

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 19:00 (closed for Friday prayers 13:00 – 14:30)

Petronas Twin Towers were once the tallest buildings in the world. Now the world’s tallest twin structures, the 88-storey buildings were designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates with both towers joined at the 41st and 42nd floors (175m above street level) by a 58 metre-long, double-decker Sky Bridge.

2. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

Opening Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

A little way out of the city centre in the suburb of Petaling Jaya, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park has offered fun for all the family since it opened in 1997. Their slogan is ‘Come Feel the Fun’ and visitors to the area can experience not just a theme park but also a water park that is located on the same site, and wildlife and ‘extreme’ park with wilder rides for more adventurous types. The complex includes theme park rides, interactive games, wave and surf pools, and even a zoo. The park also features dining and shopping options for those who want to grab some souvenirs.

3. Kuala Lumpur Tower

kuala-lumpur tower

Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 22:00

KL Tower is easily Malaysia’s most recognizable and popular landmark. Constructed in 1994, the tower stands at 421 metres and effortlessly trumps the Petronas Twin Towers with the highest and most spectacular view of the city. This gleaming tower’s spindle-like apex is visible from almost anywhere in Kuala Lumpur. Menara KL’s viewing deck is, at 276 metres, at least 100 metres higher than the Petronas Twin Towers’ Skybridge; the view is marvellous during the day and even better at night when you can see the entire sparkling city centre. KL plays host to a revolving restaurant, Atmosphere 360. You can have a meal or enjoy high tea along with the most spectacular view of the city centre.

4. Go climbing in the Batu Caves

Batu Cave

Located outside of Kuala Lumpur in the suburb of Selangor lie the Batu Caves, and visitors can marvel at these limestone cliffs that are dotted with caves and carved cave temples. The caves and temples are Hindu shrines and are still considered an important place of pilgrimage for the many Tamil residents of Malaysia. Visitors can visit the caves and also experience the local flora and fauna that include wild monkeys that inhabit the area as well as famous cave-dwelling bats.

Getting Here
By Car or Taxi
Batu Caves is accessible by car or taxi as it is situated beside the main highway of MRR2 in the Batu Caves area.
KTM Komuter
There is also the KTM Komuter train service from KL Sentral to Batu Caves.
Monorail and Bus
From KL Sentral, take the monorail service to Titiwangsa station. Alight here and take the bus to Batu Caves.

5. Aquaria at KLCC

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 20:00

Aquaria KLCC, located on the concourse level of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, is said to be one of the largest aquariums in Southeast Asia. Home to over 150 species of marine life, its star attractions include scary tiger sharks, lethal sea snakes, blue rays, bright coral fish, seahorses and more.

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