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Kuala Lumpur is a kind of cities which might be really easy to underestimate. Earlier this yr, our crew was capable of set foot within the Malaysian capital twice. However due to time constraints, we left craving extra of the town. Even after every journey, we couldn’t shake off pictures of unticked bins in our heads. So when Tourism Malaysia and Cebu Pacific invited us to tour the town yet another time, we didn’t hesitate to seize the possibility!

As a bustling world metropolis, KL is bursting with each conventional and fashionable points of interest to supply to vacationers. Other than the long-lasting skyscrapers, the town additionally has quite a few city parks, vibrant avenue artwork areas, and temples. For the shopaholics, a number of small markets, massive malls, and outlet facilities present discounted objects and the newest manufacturers. Hungry? Many eating places boast a global menu, whereas night time markets are lined with stalls serving genuine Malaysian dishes. You too can use Kuala Lumpur as a base for day journeys to close by locations similar to Putrajaya and Melaka!

If you happen to’re KL-bound quickly, listed below are a few of the greatest issues to do and locations to go to in and round Kuala Lumpur.


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Petronas Twin Towers

They are saying you haven’t been to Kuala Lumpur if you happen to haven’t stood within the shadows of the Petronas Twin Towers (also referred to as KLCC Twin Towers), Malaysia’s most iconic constructions. Accomplished in 1996 however formally opened to the general public in 1999, the towers have grow to be the town’s most recognizable attraction.

Petronas Towers Kuala Lumpur

With 88 tales and at a top of just about 452 meters, it presently holds the title of being the world’s tallest twin construction. Emphasis on twin as a result of it held the file for the tallest constructing on this planet solely till 2004. It was additionally the tallest in Malaysia till 2021 when Merdeka 118 was formally inaugurated.

The perfect time to go to the towers is at night time once they gentle up the night time sky. The Sky Bridge connects Towers 1 and a couple of on the forty first and forty second flooring. If you happen to simply wish to admire the towers without cost, you possibly can view them from the skin. You’ll be able to see the towers from nearly wherever inside the metropolis, however one of the best are from the close by fountain/park and from the Saloma Bridge.

If you happen to want to go to the remark deck, which affords an unparalleled panoramic view of the town, you should go early to get tickets or e book them on-line as a result of they promote out quick.

Location: Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Visiting Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (final admission is at 5:30 PM); Monday, CLOSED. The schedule may change, so examine the official web site first earlier than going.
Entrance Charge: Grownup, RM 80; Senior, RM 42; Kids (3-12 y/o), RM 33; Toddler, FREE
Ticket Sales space: Concourse Degree, Petronas Twin Tower, Decrease Floor, Kuala Lumpur Metropolis Centre
Nearest Station: KLCC Station


Saloma Hyperlink

Saloma Bridge

The Saloma Hyperlink Bridge is only a five-minute stroll northwest of the Petronas Towers. Spanning nearly 70 meters and connecting KLCC and Kampung Baru, this bridge crosses Klang River and Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Freeway.

One of many metropolis’s latest points of interest, the bridge was inaugurated in February 2020, simply earlier than the pandemic compelled worldwide borders to shut. Designed by VERITAS Design Group, the architectural construction is impressed by the betel nut leaf, which is a part of the Malay marriage ceremony customized.

Anticipate larger crowds at night time when the bridge is wearing colourful illuminations, a worthy companion to the Petronas Towers that stand proud within the background. The kaleidoscopic show and the view of the KL skyline mesmerize locals and vacationers alike.

It providers each pedestrians and cyclists — with ramps on both aspect and an elevator on the Kampung Baru aspect. It was named after Malaysian-Singaporean singer Saloma, whose stays had been laid to relaxation on the close by Jalan Ampang Muslim Cemetery.

Location: Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Nearest Station: Kampung Baru LRT Station or KLCC LRT Station


KL Tower

KL Tower

Menara Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur Tower), popularly known as KL Tower, is among the metropolis’s most recognizable landmarks. Capturing up from the bottom on the top of 421 meters (together with the antenna), this skyscraper is presently the world’s seventh tallest telecommunications tower.

Probably the most outstanding options are a viewpoint known as Sky Deck and and an remark deck known as Kuala Lumpur Skyline View @ 276m. Different points of interest embody Sky Field, Jelutong Tree, Tower Facade Lightings (Illumination), Upside Down Home, Sky Café, and a revolving restaurant with a view known as Environment 360. The tower additionally serves as an Islamic lunar observatory.

It was formally opened to the general public in 1996 and remains to be acknowledged as the town’s highest public viewpoint.

Location: 2 Jalan Punchak, Off Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. The schedule may change, so examine the up to date opening hours first earlier than going.
Entrance Charge: Grownup, RM 60; Kids (4-12 y/o), RM 40 (Statement Deck) / Grownup, RM 110; Kids (4-12 y/o), RM 65 (Sky Deck + Sky Field)
Nearest Station: Bukit Nanas Monorail Station or Dang Wangi LRT Station (From there, stroll for about 10 minutes following the signage.)


Thean Hou Temple

Thean Hou Temple Kuala Lumpur

One of many largest temples in Southeast Asia, the Thean Hou Temple was based by the Chinese language settlers from Hainan who devoted it to the Chinese language sea goddess Mazu. The development was accomplished in 1987, but it surely was opened to the general public in 1989.

Constructed atop Robson Heights, it overlooks Jalan Syed Putra and affords a panoramic view of KL’s skyscrapers such because the Merdeka PNB 118 and the KL Tower. Masking greater than 6,700 sq. meters, the temple advanced’s spotlight is the intricately designed six-tiered temple that includes a prayer corridor with three altars, every devoted to a deity — Guan Yin on the left, Tian Hou within the center, and Shui Wei Sheng Niang on the correct.

Different options are the brilliant purple pillars, the principle gate, the ceiling artwork, the roofing, the backyard, the incense burner, and the Guanyin fountain.

Once we visited, a ceremony was being held and there have been a number of {couples} taking photographs across the temple advanced. Our information advised us that the Chinese language folks consider that the quantity eight (8) is a fortunate quantity, so many {couples} selected that day (August 28) to marry or full their marriage registration.

Location: 65, Persiaran Endah, Taman Persiaran Desa, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Temple Advanced); Monday – Sunday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (Marriage Registration). The schedule may change, so examine the up to date schedule first earlier than going.
Entrance Charge: FREE
Nearest Station: KL Sentral Station, Bangsar LRT Station, or Mid Valley Station. Observe that from any of those stations, the temple is 2-3 kilometers away, so you need to stroll for about Half-hour to get there. Probably the most really useful manner is to make use of a ride-hailing app from KL metropolis heart, RM 6-12.


Muzium Negara (Nationwide Museum)

The Nationwide Museum shows huge collections, from prehistoric instances to the current day, which outlined and formed the nation’s historical past and cultural heritage. It was constructed on the bottom the place the previous Nineteenth-century Selangor Museum as soon as stood. It was inaugurated in August 1963 and was declared an historical monument and historic website in April 1996,

The current construction displays the structure of the native Malay constructions in addition to its royal palaces. The three-story museum has 4 important galleries with reveals on pure historical past and ethnology.

Location: Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (final admission is at 4:00 PM). The schedule may change, so examine the up to date opening hours first earlier than going. NOTE: The museum is closed each 1st Monday of the month, 1st and 2nd day of Eid al-Fitr, and 1st day of Eid al-Adha.
Entrance Charge: Grownup, RM 5; Kids (6-12 y/o), RM 2; Under 6y/o, FREE
Nearest Station: Muzium Negara MRT Station or KL Sentral Station (There’s a pedestrian path resulting in the museum from the station.)


Istana Negara (Nationwide Palace)

Istana Negara Kuala Lumpur

Since its inauguration in November 2011, Istana Negara serves as the brand new official residence of the King of Malaysia (Yang di-Pertuan Agong). A yellow flag signifies the presence of the king contained in the palace.

Nestled northwest of the town heart in Bukit Damansara (Segambut District), it encompasses a complete land space of just about 98 hectares. The in depth palace encompasses a complete of twenty-two domes. Its inside is split into three zones — the Royal Element, the Formal Element, and the Administration Element.

The entire palace floor has three important gates particularly Pintu 1 (going through Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim), Pintu 2 (going through Changkat Samantan), and Pintu 3 (going through Jalan Sri Hartamas). In case you are planning to see the Nationwide Palace, you should go to Pintu 1. That is additionally the place the Hop On Hop Off Bus stops. Vacationers are solely allowed to admire the palace and take photographs outdoors the gate.

Location: Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Visiting Hours: It’s open 24/7 however visiting hours is often between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM every day.
Entrance Charge: FREE (Palace Gate/Facade space solely)
Nearest Station: KL Sentral Station, Semantan MRT Station, or Muzium Negara MRT Station. Nevertheless, it’s very arduous to go there on foot; there’s no pedestrian path. The really useful manner is to take a cab, TNVS, or be a part of a gaggle metropolis tour.


Petaling Road

Petaling Street Arch

A heritage website, Petaling Road is the center of Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown district. It stretches for nearly 800 meters from Leboh Pasar Besar/Jalan Yap Ah Loy on the northern finish to Bulatan Merdeka on the southern finish. It’s well-known for its giant lined market housing principally Chinese language companies promoting a variety of products (together with counterfeit merchandise), drawing locals and vacationers to its bustling retailers and eating locations.

The preferred spot is the pedestrian purchasing strip with a inexperienced roof cowl (fondly nicknamed the “Inexperienced Dragon”) and marked by two Chinese language arches on both finish. It covers a portion of Petaling Road, about 300 meters in size, from Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock all the way in which to Jalan Sultan.

Not too far-off are some heritage spots together with Guan Di Temple (Taoist) and Sri Maha Mariamman Temple (Hindu).

Kuala Lumpur Chinatown

Location: Jalan Petaling, Metropolis Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Nearest Station: Pasar Seni MRT/LRT Station


Lorong Panggung (Kwai Chai Hong)

From a bleak and forgotten alleyway, Lorong Panggung, also referred to as Kwai Chai Hong, was reworked into an enthralling website with colourful avenue murals and restored shophouses. The as soon as uncared for again lane space has grow to be one of many fashionable picture-worthy vacationer points of interest in Kuala Lumpur.

Kwai Chai Hong Kuala Lumpur
First picture by Ruth dela Cruz

Opened to the general public in 2019, this ardour venture was spearheaded by Bai Chuan Administration. It covers the restoration of 10 shophouses — six on Jalan Petaling and 4 on Lorong Panggung, bringing again the Sixties glory days of KL’s Chinatown. The venture didn’t solely restore the bodily state of the place but additionally its dignity as a heritage house.

If you happen to get hungry or thirsty, strive one of many eating places and home cafes within the space together with:

  • Bunn Choon Restaurant (since 1893), greatest recognized for his or her egg tarts and different pastries.
  • Pandan Republic, fashionable for his or her Hakka lei cha (pounded tea), pandan gula Melaka cheesecake, and pandan delicate serve.
  • Beryl’s Chocolate and Cafe at Lot 18, cafe owned by Malaysia’s homegrown chocolate model which you most likely know for its dragées, egg-shaped sweets with almonds or raisins.

You may even spot an artwork set up or interactive reveals.

Location: Lorong Panggung, Metropolis Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Nearest Station: Pasar Seni MRT/LRT Station


Pasar Seni (Central Market)

Based in 1888 as a moist market, Pasar Seni (Central Market) finally grew to become an necessary landmark for Malaysian tradition, acknowledged by the Malaysian Heritage Society as a Heritage Web site. The current construction, which was accomplished in 1973, follows the Artwork Deco architectural type.

Kuala Lumpur Central Market

Greater than 300 retailers fill the hallways of the principle constructing and the annex constructing, in addition to the stretch of the pedestrianized lined avenue known as Katsuri Stroll (nonetheless quickly closed as of this writing). These retailers promote a cacophony of merchandise — souvenirs, handicrafts, collectibles, Malaysian Batik (and different textiles), garments, and meals! The principle constructing’s second stage homes a meals courtroom, providing numerous dishes and native delicacies.

The Central Market Annexe behind the principle constructing hosts artwork galleries and retailers. An necessary artwork house within the metropolis, it showcases and sells works by native artists. You’ll additionally discover Phantasm 3D Artwork Museum, Artwork Home Gallery, and the Central Market Artwork Lane. You too can paint your personal Batik design in one of many retailers right here.

Situated on the nook of Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (Foch Avenue) and Jalan Grasp Kasturi (Rodger Road), it may be reached in about 5 minutes from Petaling Road on foot.

Location: Jalan Grasp Kasturi/Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Metropolis Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. The schedule may change, so examine the official web site first earlier than going.
Nearest Station: Pasar Seni MRT/LRT Station


Bukit Bintang Procuring

Welcome to the bustling industrial and leisure district of Kuala Lumpur!

Don Don Donki Kuala Lumpur

The streets comprising Bukit Bintang are teeming with folks and automobiles, any time of the day (or night time)! The realm includes malls, inns, hostels, eating places, night time markets, native eateries, and mamak stalls. Furthermore, the stylish cafés and bars draw locals and vacationers alike. Most younger crowds additionally favor this space for meet-ups and hangouts.

Listed here are some key factors of curiosity within the space:

  • Bukit Bintang Road, essentially the most outstanding with fashionable retail institutions like purchasing malls and high-end trend boutiques.
  • Alor Road (Jalan Alor), a hotspot for avenue meals kiosks and Chinese language seafood eateries
  • Graffiti Alley, the place you possibly can admire some pretty new avenue artwork / murals
  • Changkat Bukit Bintang, recognized for its nightlife, al fresco bars and golf equipment

For shopaholics and pasalubong consumers on the market, listed below are a few of the purchasing malls within the space:

  • Berjaya Occasions Sq.
  • LaLaport BBCC
  • The Starhill
  • Lot 10
  • Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
  • Fahrenheit 88
  • Don Don Donki!

In case you are a fan of Japan’s largest low cost retailer chain, Don Quijote, you possibly can seize a few of your favourite Japanese items at Don Don Donki whereas in KL, together with that heat baked candy potatoes!

Location: Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Nearest Station: Bukit Bintang MRT Station


Merdeka PNB 118

The tallest constructing in Malaysia and Southeast Asia!

Merdeka 118

Formally launched to the general public in mid-2022, the Merdeka PNB 118 is a brand new addition to Kuala Lumpur’s rising skyline. Towering on the top of just about 679 meters, this 118-story skyscraper surpasses the Petronas Towers, changing into Malaysia’s tallest constructing and the second-tallest on this planet, subsequent solely to Burj Khalifa.

Merdeka, which implies “independence”, stands proudly close to the positioning the place Tunku Abdul Rahman, the primary prime minister, declared the nation’s independence in August 1957. The design can also be impressed by his stature in the course of the proclamation.

The constructing homes workplace areas, industrial and purchasing facilities, lodge lodging, residences, and eating locations. Situated on flooring 115 and 116 Mezzanine, a lookout known as The View at 118 presently holds the file for the very best remark deck in Southeast Asia. On our current journey, our native information advised us that the observatory just isn’t but open to the general public.

Stadium Merdeka and Stadium Negara are only a brief stroll from the constructing. From right here, you can even attain Central Market (Bukit Bintang) and Chinatown (Petaling Road) in a couple of minutes on foot.

Location: Jalan Grasp Jebat, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM; Monday, CLOSED. The schedule may change, so examine the up to date opening hours first earlier than going.
Nearest Station: Merdeka MRT Station


Sultan Abdul Samad Constructing

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Initially known as Authorities Workplaces, the Sultan Abdul Samad Constructing was accomplished in 1897 and initially housed the places of work of the British colonial administration, significantly the Federal Secretariat places of work of Selangor. At the moment, this ornate construction proper throughout the historic Dataran Merdeka (Independence Sq.) is residence to the places of work of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia and the Ministry of Tourism and Tradition of Malaysia.

The present title — Sultan Abdul Samad Constructing (the 4th Sultan of Selangor) — was adopted in 1974. With its breathtaking Moorish structure, this heritage construction stands majestically alongside Jalan Raja, spanning about 400 ft lengthy. It options copper domes and a clock tower.

Location: Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur Metropolis Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 24/7 (Facade Space)
Entrance Charge: FREE
Nearest Station: Masjid Jamek LRT Station


Merdeka Sq.

Merdeka Sq. (Independence Sq.) was initially a public multi-purpose area, merely known as Padang.

Merdeka Square
Second picture by Ruthilicious

The sq. hosted many nationwide and civic occasions in addition to cricket and rugby video games. However an important occasion was the primary ever hoisting of the Malaysian (Malayan) flag on the eve of the nation’s independence from British rule in August 1957. From then on, it has grow to be the same old venue for the yearly Independence Day Parade. In October 1989, it was formally named Dataran Merdeka (Independence Sq.).

It encompasses a 95-meter flagpole on the southern half, the Cop’s Fountain, and the Kilometer Zero marker. This historic sq. is surrounded by a few of Kuala Lumpur’s key landmarks together with the Sultan Abdul Samad Constructing (east), the Kuala Lumpur Metropolis Gallery (south), St. Mary’s Anglican Cathedral (north), and the Royal Selangor Membership (west).

Close to the town gallery, you’ll discover the I KL signal, which is a favourite picture spot amongst vacationers.

Location: Jalan Raja, Metropolis Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Nearest Station: Masjid Jamek LRT Station


Masjid Jamek & River of Life

River of Life at Night Kuala Lumpur

Inaugurated in 1909, Masjid Jamek (Jamek Mosque) is among the oldest within the capital. Sitting on the junction of the Klang River and Gombak River, the Moorish-style construction is a picturesque sight, particularly when considered from a lookout level alongside Leboh Pasar Besar. This can be a vital a part of the town as a result of the time period Kuala Lumpur actually means “muddy confluence”, referring to the convergence of those two rivers.

The transformation of this space was a part of River of Life, an city restoration venture by the federal government. This goals to beautify Klang River (Sungai Klang) and the encircling areas by way of clean-up and rehabilitation applications. The facade of a few of the buildings within the space have been painted with vibrant murals, depicting river scenes.

At night time, the a part of the river on the lookout level is illuminated in blue. A fountain present prompts each 20-Half-hour, making a splash of magical visible shows with the mosque within the background.

Location: River of Life, Leboh Pasar Besar, Metropolis Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Nearest Station: Masjid Jamek LRT Station


RexKL

Housed within the outdated Rex Theatre, RexKL is a community-based cultural hub, harboring meals and beverage institutions, a bookstore, and areas for exhibitions, screenings, workshops, and different occasions. Courting again to the Nineteen Forties, the positioning was one of many first theaters in Malaysia. Devoured by hearth twice (in 1972 and 2002), the place rose once more from the ashes like a legendary phoenix when a gaggle of passionate and inventive entrepreneurs determined to rehabilitate the realm.

RexKL Bookstore Kuala Lumpur
Pictures by Ruth dela Cruz of Ruthilicious

RexKL proves that repurposing historic constructions is a great and inventive solution to revitalize arts and tradition whereas preserving historical past and heritage. That is steadily changing into one of many hippest and most Instagrammable locations in KL, welcoming locals, vacationers, adults, children, artists, entrepreneurs, and customers.

As a e book lover and a fan of outdated deserted locations, I used to be naturally enthralled by the bookstore! It’s like a maze, however one which I might gladly be trapped in endlessly. LOL, Okay, I’m clearly exaggerating. However critically and truthfully, I might spend extra time right here after I go to KL once more!

KL Chinatown’s well-known Inexperienced Dragon is only a brief stroll from right here through Jalan Grasp Lekir.

Location: 80, Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:30 AM – 10:00 PM; Friday – Sunday, 8:30 AM – 12:00 AM. The schedule may change, so examine the official web site or Fb web page first earlier than going.
Nearest Station: Pasar Seni MRT/LRT Station or Merdeka MRT Station


The complexity of Malaysian flavors is the results of its geographical location, commerce with Southeast Asian neighbors, and international occupations. Whereas western dishes and quick meals are additionally fashionable, native delicacies is prospering. A lot of the conventional favorites are tremendously influenced by the inhabitants’s three main ethnic teams — Malays, Chinese language, and Indians. Center Jap and Southeast Asian (Indonesian, Thai, Singaporean, and Filipino) flavors are additionally obvious.

Lot 10 Hutong

It’s in Lot 10 Hutong, so it’s obtained to be good!

Lot 10 Hutong

If you happen to’ve at all times needed to go on a avenue meals crawl throughout Kuala Lumpur however you don’t have a lot time, then you definitely’ll love this meals courtroom! Lot 10 Hutong conveniently brings Kuala Lumpur’s greatest and most well-known hawker stalls below one roof!

This Platinum Award-winning heritage meals village thoughtfully gathered one of the best avenue meals finds, indulging the cravings of each locals and vacationers in a really snug and simply accessible setting. We needed to strive all of the stalls. Sadly, we had restricted tummy house, so we had been solely capable of dig into a couple of.

Lot 10 Hutong Menu
Clockwise: Ho Weng Kee’s BBQ pork wantan noodle, Secret Penang Cafe’s Penang duck egg fried kuey teow, ais kacang, and Kim Lian Kee’s Signature Hokkien mee

We had Secret Penang Cafe’s Penang Duck Egg Fried Kuey Teow, Ho Weng Kee’s BBQ Pork Wantan Noodle, Kim Lian Kee’s Signature Hokkien Mee, Kei Mei Siew Bao’s Pork Siew Bao, and Ais Kacang (also referred to as ABC), which has similarities to the Philippine’s halo-halo. We loved all of it, however our favorites had been the pork siew bao and the Hokkien mee!

Location: LG Flooring, Lot 10 Procuring Centre, 50 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Each day). The schedule may change, so examine the official web site first earlier than going.
Nearest Station: Bukit Bintang MRT Station


Jalan Alor

Jalan Alor

Jalan Alor is a well-liked avenue meals vacation spot situated in Bukit Bintang. The strip is stuffed to the brim with open-air eateries and meals kiosks, serving a big selection of delectable dishes and snacks, principally Chinese language, Malaysian, and Indian. Thai and Vietnamese choices are additionally obtainable.

Seize a plate of char kway teow, or empty a bowl of laksa, or hoard sticks of satay! End your meal with mouthfuls of Malaysia’s signature iced dessert — cendol.

Whereas many institutions additionally function in the course of the day, this foodie spot comes extra alive after the solar goes down. It’s when the gang thickens and extra meals choices flood the road. I went right here previous midnight and it was nonetheless busy and vibrant, with numerous vacationers giving in to the mouthwatering aroma that fills the air.

From Lot 10 Hutong, Jalan Alor might be reached on foot in about 5 minutes. Observe that this isn’t a pedestrian-only avenue, so be careful for passing automobiles.


Kampung Bahru

Kampong Bharu Welcome Arch

Whereas most vacationers flock to Jalan Alor, locals know a number of different foodie hotspots all through the town. Certainly one of them is Kampung Bahru (Kampung Baru).

Though surrounded by fashionable skyscrapers — the Petronas Towers visibly protruding within the distance in some areas — this neighborhood is historic, hailed because the final bastion of Malay tradition in central Kuala Lumpur. Established on the flip of the twentieth century, it cradles patches of greenery with conventional Malay picket homes on concrete stilts, reflecting the agriculture-centric livelihood of the Malay folks. Its strategic location inside KL’s central enterprise district makes it one of the vital invaluable land properties in KL and a continuing goal for redevelopment plans.

Kampung Bahru can also be one of the vital scrumptious locations within the metropolis! Its tree-lined important avenue, Jalan Raja Muda Musa, is flanked by native eateries and meals stalls serving genuine Malay fare, attracting throngs of patrons. The perfect half, most of the choices listed below are reasonably priced.

Nasi Lemak Wanjo Kampung Bharu

Two of essentially the most really useful eating places are Suraya Seafood and Nasi Lemak Wanjo, that are extremely straightforward to identify. Simply search for lengthy queues that spill into the road. And for y’all candy tooth, don’t neglect to seize some Papa Kanafa Turkish goodies and, in case you are feeling adventurous, cendol durian dessert from one of many stalls.

Papa Kanafa Kuala Lumpur

We’ll be making a extra detailed information to Kampung Bahru, so please examine again quickly!

Location: Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Nearest Station: Kampung Baru LRT Station


Chocolate Factories

Calling all chocolate lovers! Malaysia is ranked sixth on the checklist of the world’s largest cocoa bean processing and grinding facilities. In response to the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC), the cocoa trade contributes kind of one billion to the nation’s GDP in 2020 and 2021.

Beryl's Chocolate

As of 2021, the Malaysian Cocoa Board recorded over 50 chocolate and confectionery corporations and greater than 200 chocolate entrepreneurs within the nation. For sure, you’ll bag a very good variety of export-quality sweets throughout your journey — darkish chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, and even single-origin chocolate. The nation boasts high-quality handmade sweets and numerous cocoa-based merchandise.

Listed here are a few of the greatest and hottest chocolate manufacturers in Malaysia:

  • Beryl’s Chocolate
  • Chocolate Concierge
  • Harriston Chocolatier
  • Love 18ºC Chocolate
  • Cocova
  • Benns Ethicoa
  • Cocoraw

Some chocolate corporations supply manufacturing unit excursions. In case you are , you may wish to take a look at some metropolis tour packages as a result of they often embody a cease at a chocolate manufacturing unit of their itineraries.


The Chow Package Kitchen and Bar

The Chow Kit Dessert

Included in CNN Journey’s checklist of 20 Greatest New Eating places within the Asia Pacific for 2020, the Chow Package Kitchen and Bar is understood to serve conventional Malaysian dishes with a contemporary twist.

I used to be capable of strive the nasi lemak, bergedil sumbat (deep fried tofu filled with potato & minced beef), Chowkit nachos (candy potato, yam & cassava crackers with candy tamarind glaze), satay, rendang daging (beef rendang), lamb shank kuzi, and sago gula Melaka for dessert.

The Chow Kit Restaurant

The serving was massive and each merchandise was completely seasoned. Oh, one of the vital really useful is the avocado toast. I used to be not capable of strive it as a result of it was already offered out for that day at previous 7:00 AM!

Location: 1012, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Chow Package, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM. The schedule may change so examine the up to date opening hours earlier than going.


Restoran Minmax

Restoran Minmax

Restoran Minmax is a well-liked Halal Chinese language restaurant and dim sum place situated on the second stage of Darby Park Lodge. It’s worthwhile to reserve your desk upfront, particularly in case you are visiting throughout peak hours.

We had the same old Chinese language fare — fried rice, omelet, crispy fish, combined veggies, prawns, pork, rooster, and soup. A lot of the dishes had been cooked in candy and bitter sauce. My favorites are the crispy salted egg rooster pores and skin, crispy fried breaded mushrooms, and the prawns in candy and bitter sauce.

Location: Lot 2.1, Degree 2, Darby Park Lodge, Lrg Binjai, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM & 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The schedule may change so examine the up to date opening hours earlier than going.


Pelita Nasi Kandar Restaurant

Pelita Nasi Kandar Restaurant

Tracing its origin again to Penang, Pelita Nasi Kandar Restaurant is presently the biggest nasi kandar restaurant chain within the nation.

However wait, what’s nasi kandar?

Nasi kandar is an Indian Muslim dish composed of steamed rice and a wide range of curry dishes and sides. We additionally tried ayam goreng, murtabak ayam, roti canai, roti telur, roti tissue, roti particular, dosai, and chapati/capait. Other than this, the restaurant additionally serves numerous native drinks, together with Malaysia’s signature teh tarik (milk tea).

It has a number of branches dotting the gastronomical map of Malaysia, greater than 10 of these are located in KL and neighboring Selangor. A lot of the branches, if not all, are open 24/7. We visited the one alongside Jalan Ampang.


Restoran Rebung

Restoran Rebung

Additionally a halal restaurant, Restoran Rebung is owned and managed by movie star chef Dato Chef Ismail Ahmad, hailed as Malaysia’s greatest chef and an honorable Malaysian Tourism Ambassador.

It prides itself on serving genuine Malaysian delicacies in a buffet setup — starters, important dishes, desserts, and drinks. Day by day is a feast, with all the standard Malaysian dishes set in a spot adorned and adorned with a few of the proprietor’s prized possessions together with century-old items and furnishings from his grandmother’s ancestral home, warmly welcoming each diner to its homey ambiance.

You may additionally see Chef Ismail himself going round and greeting his prospects. It’s open every day for lunch and dinner. The breakfast buffet is out there on weekends (Saturday & Sunday).

Restoran Rebung Food

Location: fifth stage of Cascade Parking, Perdana Botanical Backyard, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM & 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM / Saturday – Sunday, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM & 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM. The schedule may change so examine the up to date opening hours earlier than going.


Restoran Solar Fong Bak Kut Teh

Restoran Sun Fong Bak Kut Teh

Restoran Solar Fong is among the metropolis’s most well-known eating places serving bak kut teh, a Chinese language pork rib dish cooked in broth.

Based in 1971 by Low Kok Cheng (Lu Yuqing), it constantly carries the unique recipes whereas additionally innovating the objects on its menu. We tried the basic pork ribs bak kut teh, dry bak kut teh, and different widespread Chinese language dishes — crispy fried fish, crispy fried squid rings, and greens. The basic bak kut teh was good for the wet afternoon.

Bak Kut Teh

I additionally loved the crispy squid rings and particular meatballs.

The restaurant is situated alongside Jalan Imbi, a well-liked eatery avenue within the capital metropolis.

Location: 37, Medan Imbi, Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM. The schedule may change so examine the up to date opening hours earlier than going.


Genting Highlands

Based in 1965 by Lim Goh Tong, Genting Highlands has grow to be one of many key points of interest in Malaysia. On the forested peak of Mount Ulu Kali at 1,800 meters, this built-in resort improvement affords a rare leisure expertise for locals and vacationers of all ages. It’s busy all yr spherical, particularly in the summertime when its a lot cooler local weather attracts in additional guests.

This formidable endeavor was impressed by the founder’s expertise throughout his journey to the plush Cameron Highlands within the Pahang State of Malaysia. Quick ahead to 2022, Genting Highlands, significantly Resorts World Genting, has developed into one of many prime weekend locations close to Kuala Lumpur. It’s composed of world-class lodging, leisure facilities, and theme parks.

Genting can also be a well-liked purchasing district. Store and discover nice offers right here:

  • Genting Highlands Premium Retailers
  • SkyAvenue Advanced
  • Awana SkyCentral
  • First World Advanced
  • Genting Grand Advanced

In case you are interested by spending an evening or two in Genting Highlands, listed below are a few of the inns within the space:

Location: Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
How one can Get to Genting Highlands: Genting Highlands is well-connected to Kuala Lumpur by highways, roads, and a cable automobile system. Folks go there by non-public automobile, e-hailing providers, or public transportation (bus or cable automobile). In case you are planning on doing a bus-cable automobile combo, go to KL Sentral or Terminal PUTRA LRT Gombak. The bus leaves each different hour and drops off passengers at Awana Bus Terminal (RM 10). From there, go to the fourth stage to buy a ticket and board the cable automobile. If you wish to use a ride-hailing service, the pick-up and drop-off factors are Genting Grand Lodge, First World Lodge, and Floor Transport Hub. The journey time is about an hour from KL.


Awana SkyWay

Awana Skyway Cable Car

One of many methods to get to Genting Highlands is by using a cable automobile from Awana Station to the SkyAvenue Station, which is the uppermost station. The ticket charges are additionally inclusive of a free cease on the Chin Swee Station to see the picturesque Chin Swee Caves Temple. The entire journey length from Awana Station to SkyAvenue Station — with out stopping at Chin Swee Station — is about 10 minutes.

If you wish to go to the Chin Swee Caves Temple, you are able to do it both on the way in which again to Awana or earlier than heading to SkyAvenue. Simply just remember to allot sufficient time to discover. It’s greatest to start out your day early. On a transparent day, you possibly can benefit from the verdant mountain surroundings in addition to the aerial view of Genting SkyWorlds. In any other case, foggy days nonetheless give that form of mystical expertise. By the way in which, every gondola has a USB slot the place you possibly can cost your cellphone.

Working Hours: Monday – Sunday, 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM. Observe that Chin Swee Station is open every day from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM solely. The schedule may change, so examine the up to date opening hours first earlier than going.
Cable Automobile Fares: (Customary Gondola) One-Manner, RM 10; Roundtrip, RM 18 / (Glass Flooring Gondola) One-Manner, RM 21; Roundtrip, RM 35


Genting Skyworlds and Skytropolis

Genting Skyworlds
Genting Skyworlds

One other new addition to Malaysia’s rising checklist of superior theme parks is Genting Skyworlds, formally launched in February 2022. This sprawling out of doors theme park covers about 26 acres of land that includes 9 (9) themed zones — Studio Plaza, Eagle Mountain, Central Park, Rio, Ice Age, Epic, Robots Rivet City, Liberty Lane, and Andromeda Base. Other than the 26 rides and points of interest, the park’s map can also be dotted with meals joints, stalls, and retail retailers.

Skytropolis

Climate not cooperating? Skytropolis is an indoor theme park situated at First World Plaza. Encompassing an space of about 400,000 sq. ft, it options over 20 rides, most of that are kid-friendly. Don’t go away with out making an attempt enjoyable actions like indoor zipline.

Different amusement parks are Ripley’s Adventureland, BigTop Video Video games Park, and Genting Bowl!


Batu Caves

Batu Caves 2022

Situated on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, the Batu Caves is a community of chambers naturally carved right into a prehistoric limestone hill. It’s thought-about one of the vital fashionable points of interest in Malaysia and one of the vital sacred Hindu websites on this planet. Three massive caves comprise the shrine advanced; the biggest is the Temple Cave (or Cathedral Cave), internet hosting quite a few Hindu shrines.

Certainly one of its recognizable options is the 272-step Rainbow Staircase, so known as for its colourful look. The makeover was accomplished in August 2018, greater than a yr after my first go to in June 2017. Earlier than the transformation, essentially the most iconic characteristic is the large statue of Lord Murugan. Now, the Rainbow Staircase, which results in the Temple Cave, shares the limelight and in addition serves as a vibrant background for photographs.

Batu Caves Rainbow Stairs

Batu Caves can also be residence to quite a few long-tailed macaques, often hanging across the staircase space. They’re wild and fairly territorial, so safe your belongings always. Don’t provoke them. I’ve witnessed monkeys snatching water bottles and different objects from unsuspecting guests.

Location: Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia
Visiting Hours: Monday – Sunday, 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM. The schedule may change, so examine the up to date opening hours first earlier than going.
Entrance Charge: FREE
How one can Get to Batu Caves: Batu Caves is about 20 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur metropolis heart. Coming from KL Sentral Station, take the KTM Komuter practice going to Batu Caves Station. The fare is round RM 2-3.


Sunway Lagoon

Have Your Greatest Day Ever at Sunway Lagoon, an unlimited amusement park simply outdoors Kuala Lumpur in Petaling Jaya within the neighboring state of Selangor. This 88-acre leisure park options over 90 points of interest stationed throughout six (6) completely different zones — Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Scream Park, Excessive Park, Water Park, and the Misplaced Lagoon, the primary Nickelodeon-themed attraction in Asia!

Sunway Lagoon Slides

In case you are in search of a shopping center, a theme park, a water park, and a lodge multi function place, then Sunway Lagoon is the place for you! I used to be really amazed at how in depth the place is. It’s that one place the place all relations (with completely different personalities and wishes) will slot in.

Listed here are a few of the most iconic rides and points of interest:

  • Grand Canyon River Rapids
  • Pirate’s Revenge
  • Scream Park
  • Vuvuzela: the World’s Largest Vortex Journey
  • Surf Seashore: the World’s Largest Surf Pool
  • FlowRider
  • Monsoon 360
  • G-Froce X: Asia’s Highest Slingshot Journey
  • 428-Meter Pedestrian Suspension Bridge: Malaysia’s Longest Suspension Bridge

Sunway Lagoon Suspension Bridge

Must you get hungry whereas exploring, numerous eating choices can be found contained in the park. And if someday just isn’t sufficient, you possibly can camp contained in the park too! The spacious glamping tents dot the Explorer’s Campsite, situated at Nickelodeon Misplaced Lagoon. Sunway Resort Lodge & Spa subsequent door is an alternative choice too.

Location: 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday & Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Tuesday, CLOSED. The schedule may change, so examine the official web site or Fb web page for the up to date opening hours earlier than going.
Entrance Charge: Grownup, RM 213; Kids (12y/o beneath), RM 178; Senior Citizen (60y/o and above, RM 178; Kids (Under 90cm top), FREE. Observe: The admission covers the doorway to all parks and rides, actions, and points of interest EXCEPT Bungy Soar, G-Power X, Go Kart, and Enjoyable Truthful. No Refund and No Cancellation coverage applies.

How one can Get to Sunway Lagoon: Take the KTM Komuter practice going to Subang Jaya station, then get on a feeder bus to the Sunway Pyramid cease. If going through Putra LRT, get off at Kelana Jaya station, then catch a feeder bus to the Sunway Pyramid cease. Sunway Lagoon is roughly quarter-hour away from Kuala Lumpur.


Putrajaya

Whereas Kuala Lumpur stays the nationwide capital, Putrajaya is the present administrative and judicial heart of Malaysia. The relocation of the seat of the federal authorities in 1999 and the judiciary in 2003 from KL to Putrajaya sought to decongest the capital metropolis. Virtually all the government-run institutions are based mostly right here.

Listed here are a few of the notable constructions and websites:

  • Putrajaya Authorities Middle
  • Putra Perdana
  • Putra Mosque
  • Iron Mosque (Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque)
  • Istana Melawati
  • Putra Bridge
  • Seri Wawasan Bridge
  • Putrajaya Landmark
  • Millennium Monument
  • Putrajaya Wetlands Park
  • Putrajaya Lake

From being a part of Selangor, Putrajaya formally grew to become a federal territory in February 2001, the third in Malaysia after KL and Labuan.

How one can Get to Putrajaya: From Kuala Lumpur metropolis heart, you possibly can take the KLIA Transit from KL Sentral Station to Putrajaya Sentral Station. The fare begins at RM 15 (a method). If you happen to choose to take the bus, the pick-up/drop-off level for passengers touring between KL and Putrajaya is beside Putrajaya Sentral practice station. Fare ranges from RM 5 – RM 10.


Kampung Kuantan

The small village of Kampung Kuantan in Kuala Selangor is one in all three firefly-watching websites within the space. These fireflies (kelip-kelip) grew to become the beacons of tourism exercise in Kuala Selangor.

Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park, which began as a personal enterprise within the Seventies however is now managed by the Kuala Selangor District Council, hosts firefly watching excursions. To accommodate the growing variety of vacationers with out destroying the pure habitat of the fireflies, conventional non-motorized boats known as sampan are used to navigate alongside the Selangor River, which is among the well-known websites with the biggest firefly colonies on this planet.

The river serves as a stage for the magical dancing gentle efficiency. The perfect time to witness this spectacular pure surprise is round 8:00 PM on a transparent moonless night time. The boat journey lasts 20-Half-hour. Observe that flash pictures is strictly not allowed. Additionally, don’t neglect to deliver your trusted mosquito repellent model.

It’s really useful to e book this exercise upfront to safe your slot, particularly in the course of the vacation or peak season. It’s additionally greatest if you happen to may avail your self of a bundle tour for firefly watching reasonably than doing it by your self.

Location: Kampung Kuantan, Bestari Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM. The schedule may change, so examine the up to date opening hours earlier than going. Be on the ticketing counter on or earlier than 7:30 PM.
Entrance Charge: The speed begins at RM 50 per sampan (boat), good for 4 (4) pax.

How one can Get to Kampung Kuantan: In case you are coming from KL metropolis heart (Puduraya Bus Station, Medan Pasar, or Klang Sentral), take a bus to Kuala Selangor. You may get the ticket on the bus. The fares vary from RM 5 – RM 15, relying on the bus sort and the place you boarded the bus.

From Kuala Selangor, take one other bus that passes the doorway to firefly park. If you happen to select to experience a cab, the fare is round RM 50 (a method). The entire journey time is about two hours from Kuala Lumpur metropolis heart. Observe that the final journey to Kuala Lumpur metropolis heart is often 7:00 PM.


Malacca

Malacca

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Web site, the historic metropolis of Malacca (or Melaka, its native title) is one in all Malaysia’s most necessary vacationer locations. Its lengthy historical past has seen the rise and fall of the Portuguese, the Dutch, and the British as they conquered the place, leaving long-standing constructions and cultural influences which might be nonetheless alive and visual, making a melting pot of cultures that’s really one in all a sort.

Though this metropolis is quickly creating into an city hub, at its core is a heritage space divided into two elements by the Melaka River. On the river’s japanese financial institution lies the Chinatown and on its western financial institution, the middle of the European settlement throughout their rule.


Oh, yet another factor!

Since prenuptial shoots overseas and vacation spot weddings have gotten fashionable, Malaysia can also be selling a few of their lovely pure points of interest, fashionable architectural constructions, extensive open inexperienced areas, and fantastic cultural websites as filming areas. Right here, you’ll discover comparatively reasonably priced occasion venues and providers.

Magica Events & Functions Hall

In Kuala Lumpur, Magica Occasions & Capabilities Corridor caters to such events, offering venues for various group sizes and budgets. The charges are inclusive of the venue with decorations, catering, desk set-up, and light-and-sound providers. In case you are , it’s possible you’ll go to its web site at magicawedding.com.my or Instagram web page.


As international locations proceed to ease their COVID-19-related journey restrictions, many airways are additionally reopening routes for industrial flights. Cebu Pacific encourages each Juan to fly once more, providing low fares and implementing security protocols.

Cebu Pacific Kuala Lumpur

In case you are planning to journey to Kuala Lumpur, Cebu Pacific presently affords every day flights between Manila through NAIA 3 and Kuala Lumpur through KLIA2. The journey time is 4 hours and 20 minutes.

Cebu Pacific Kuala Lumpur Flight Price

Relying in your funds and/or preferences, it’s possible you’ll select from these three choices:

Cebu Pacific GO Packages

  • Go Primary, inclusive of a complimentary 7kg carry-on baggage allowance and limitless rebooking.
  • Go Straightforward, which covers 20kg (one piece) checked baggage and customary seat choice on prime of the 7kg carry-on baggage allowance and limitless reserving.
  • Go Flexi, contains all the abovementioned PLUS free cancelations, with the worth saved in your Journey Fund.

Observe that fare variations could apply for limitless rebooking service for all three packages. You too can order meals upfront as add-ons. Vegetarian and halal meals are additionally obtainable on the menu.


Written by: Asta Alvarez
Pictures by: Asta Alvarez & Yosh Dimen

This current journey to Kuala Lumpur was made potential by Cebu Pacific and Tourism Malaysia.

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