Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and there is a lot to visit here. You can spend a few days here discovering in and around this city. The best thing you can do is walk around and discover the city yourself.
In this blog I will discuss the places you must visit in Kuala Lumpur:
Tip: for Malaysian food you should go to Ah Weng Koh Hainan Tea. There are different food stalls with typical Malaysian food. You can order from different stalls and eat at a table.
Tip: some good roti you’ll find at Nasi Kandar Pelita.
Batu and Ramayana cave
Visit the Batu Cave. It’s a limestone hill that has a series of caves. The caves harbor Hindu temples. You will immediately be impressed by the colorful stairs which counts 272 stairs up to the temple. To visit the cave it is important to cover up your shoulders and knees so it’s good to bring a light scarf. You can rent a scarf for 5RM at the entrance. The caves are guarded by a big, golden monumental statue of Hindu deity Lord Murugan.
Tip: there are good food places at the Batu caves with Indian food and a lot of vegetarian options.
The first thing that you will notice are all the monkeys here. They look cute but watch out! Keep your bags closed and don’t have food with you. They are everywhere and they steal from bags, purses, etc. They can get aggressive so leave them alone and don’t draw too much attention. If you get a scratch or a bite from these monkeys you need to go to the hospital to get a rabies shot (been there, done that)!
Tip: if you go early in the morning before 8 am you’ll notice the monkeys aren’t there.
Try to also visit the Ramayana cave next to the Batu caves, it’s on the left of the Batu cave.
Tip: try durian, you’ll love it or hate it. The smell is intense which is why you are not allowed bring it to some hotel rooms because the smell doesn’t go away.
Petronas Twin Towers and KLCC park
Kuala Lumpur’s crown jewel. A twin tower structure that is 451,9 meters high. Walk around the KLCC park to have some amazing views over the two big towers and buildings.
Tip: if you have the budget and you want to sleep with an incredible view over the Petronas Twin Towers, you should sleep at Traders Hotel.
Masjid Negara Kuala Lumpur
Visit the national Mosque of Kuala Lumpur. This is an architectural tribute to Islam which is the official religion of Malaysia.They’ll give you something to cover you up which is free of charge.
Visit the mosque Masjid Wilayah
You need to go around with a guide, which is free of charge. They also give you proper clothing and the tour takes around 1 hour depending on how long you talk with the people. During the tour you will learn a lot about the Islamic religion. They are really open about the religion and you can ask any questions. They also say you can take pictures and they want you to spread more positive thoughts about the Islamic religion.They’ll give you something to cover you up which is free of charge.
Things they explain are that they pray five times a day and before they pray, they need to cleanse themselves with water or a spray (depending on where they are). Meanwhile, during the cleanse, the people say what they did wrong. You must do good and be good because in the end we are going to die and then there’s a scale with all the good and the bad things you’ve done.
There are 6 aspects of belief: belief in Allah, belief in the Angels, belief in the Revealed books, belief in the Prophets, belief in the Day of Judgement, belief in Divine Destiny.
Islam is the official religion of Malaysia but there are many other religions here like Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, etc.
KL forest Eco Park and the KL Tower
Walk around Kuala Lumpur’s eco park, it’s a rain forest preserve with a canopy walk. Afterwards it’s perfect to visit the KL Tower to have an amazing view over the city.
Tip: buy your tickets in front on Klook.
Chinatown Kuala Lumpur and the Thean Hou Temple
Discover the beautiful Chinatown and visit the Thean Hou Temple. You can visit both free of charge. For the temple it’s important to cover yourself. Make sure your shoulders and knees are covered up.
There are a lot of shopping malls in Malaysia. You need to discover them yourself because it’s crazy how many there are.
One of the shopping malls you need to go to is Berjaya Times Square. It has a theme park in the mall and many nice things to do like arcade games, archery, etc.
Tip: you need to drink bubble tea from Xing Fu Tang. You’ll see stick standing there. Pick up all the sticks and let them fall. Afterwards you take one stick. On the stick you’ll see a number, in Chinese. You open the drawer with the number on and take one piece of paper and read it.
Riding the monorail
You need to ride the monorail to see Kuala Lumpur from a different perspective.
Skybars and nightlife
There are many nice skybars in Kuala Lumpur. You should definitely go to the skybar of the Traders Hotel and the Wet Deck W skybar.
‘You’ve never been to Kuala Lumpur unless you’ve been to a skybar’
Trec is a nice place to go for bars and restaurants in the evening. Here you can find the Zouk Club which is a nightclub to go out. A lot of the time ladies have free entrance before 1am.
Tip: a nice hidden bar is Suzie Wong where you can drink the most amazing cocktails.
After going out you can still go for a night bite because some places stay open for the whole night.
If you want to know more about Malaysia read the blog What to know about Malaysia. Do you want to visit some other places in Malaysia read the blog Must visit in Malaysia.