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Things to do in Kuala Lumpur, Capital City of Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur, the city boasting enormous skyscrapers and unique architecture, with friendly locals at every corner.

Just when you thought that you’ve run out of things to do in Kuala Lumpur, we have prepared a list of more adventurous things you can do during your visit to this charming city!

A photo of the scenic view in Kuala Lumpur

Shop till’ you drop: Central Market, Suria KLCC and Bukit Bintang

This one is for all the shopaholics out there. Kuala Lumpur is not short of malls with a huge selection of stores, from luxury brands to local craft stores– anything your heart desires!

The first place we would recommend is Suria KLCC, the mall connected to the famous Petronas Twin Towers. While you’re at it, you can take some great shots in front of the twin towers before you start your shopping spree.

Suria KLCC boasts a lot of luxury brands like Cartier, Gucci and Louis Vuitton as well as a wide range of delicious restaurants to quench your hunger after a long day of shopping.

A photo of Suria KLCC’s main entrance, with the view of the Petronas Twin Towers

Central Market is a definite must-visit!

Here, you will find a lot of local crafts like batik clothing, custom-made jewelry, embroidery carvings, sculptures and other souvenirs. Take this opportunity to discover the local Malaysian craft!

A photo of the stores inside Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

You must not forget to visit Bukit Bintang, with bustling streets full of people. There are several iconic landmarks in this busy area such as the luxury mall Pavillion KL and street food heaven Jalan Alor.

Visit the place at night to experience KL nightlife and be part of the scene. You will also be entertained by a lot of charming street performers and people doing tricks at the side of the road. Don’t forget to snap a picture with the infamous ‘Gold Man’!

A photo of the bustling night scene of Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

Have some fun: Petrosains and Aquaria KLCC

Looking for something to entertain the kids? Kuala Lumpur is perfect for that.

Petrosains and Aquaria KLCC are both located in Suria KLCC, so it is a convenient stop while you visit the city centre.

Petrosains is a science discovery centre that is perfect for the curious minds of children that love learning! It is a museum-style centre with a lot of interactive stations that allow children to have fun while expanding their knowledge.

Get your tickets here!

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Aquaria KLCC is another place kids will absolutely love as they watch the hundreds of fish swim over their heads in Aquaria’s underwater tunnel.

There are many different exhibitions to marvel at, such as ‘the stream’, ‘living ocean’, ‘weird and wonderful’ and many more!

Feeling a little adventurous? Adults can try out their ‘diving with sharks’ activity! Don’t forget to book these sessions from the Aquaria website here.

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Make your own batik: myBatik

We have mentioned time after time the beauty of batik, Malaysia’s traditional textile art incorporated into their daily wear and traditional outfits.

Batik is beautifully crafted with intricate floral designs and is recently entering the modern fashion industry.

Read our article on batik here!

You can create your own batik at this workshop and enjoy the intriguing process of making them.

Book your session with family and friends here!

A photo of the process involved in making the batik, which involves using wax to outline the patterns

It is distinct from simply painting on a canvas or making tie-dyes, so don’t miss this opportunity!

A photo of a traditional batik pattern

Marvel at the view: KL Tower/ Menara KL

Finally, when the day is almost over, head on up to KL Tower, or better known as ‘Menara KL’ to look at the magnificent bird’s eye view of Kuala Lumpur! We recommend going around 6.45pm-7.39pm to see the sunset and/or city lights after.

A photo of Menara KL

The ‘Skybox’ at KL Tower is a deck with nothing but glass to give you a thrilling experience while enjoying the view. This is also a perfect photo opportunity during the day.

A photo of the Skybox at KL Tower

Otherwise, you can always visit KL Tower for its other attractions such as the observation deck that circles around the tower and is as high up as 276m.

The prices vary depending on which service you choose to take, so be sure to check the latest admission ticket prices here.

For the couples out there, we recommend having a romantic dinner at the revolving restaurant, ‘Atmosphere 360’ at KL Tower. The food is amazing and the experience is simply romantic, especially at night. Check out their latest promotions here!

Now that we have made this exhaustive list for you, we hope you enjoy your adventure in Kuala Lumpur!

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