Top Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

1. Petronas Twin Towers

The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers, are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004, until they were surpassed by Taipei 101.

The Petronas Towers remain the tallest twin towers in the world. The buildings are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur, along with nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower; they remain the tallest buildings in Kuala Lumpur.


2. Menara KL Tower

The Kuala Lumpur Tower is a communications tower located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its construction was completed on 1 March 1995. It features an antenna that increases its height to 421 metres and is the 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world.
The roof of the pod is at 335 metres. The rest of the tower below has a stairwell and an elevator to reach the upper area, which also contains a revolving restaurant, providing diners with a panoramic view of the city. Races are held annually, where participants race up the stairs to the top.

The tower also acts as the Islamic falak observatory to observe the crescent moon which marks the beginning of Muslim month of Ramadhan, Syawal, and Zulhijjah, to celebrate fasting month of Ramadhan, Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Aidiladha. The tower is the highest viewpoint in Kuala Lumpur that is open to the public

3. Batu Caves

Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu, which flows past the hill. It is the tenth limestone hill from Ampang.

Batu Caves is also the name of a nearby village. The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, and is dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of the Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia.

Batu Caves in short also referred as 10th Caves or Hill for Lord Muruga as there are six important holy shrines in India and four more in Malaysia.

4. Petaling Street

The capital started life in the area now known as Chinatown, an unmissable combination of food, noise, shopping, and shouting where many continue to live as they have done for decades.
Petaling Street is possibly the most famous street in the country, and one that is well-known to locals and tourists alike, all who flock here for the excitement and market bargains on offer.

This is a high-energy part of the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, and there are some sections of the street that don’t appear to have changed for decades.

5. Sultan Abdul Samad Building

The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is a late-nineteenth century building located along Jalan Raja in front of the Dataran Merdeka and the Royal Selangor Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The building originally housed the offices of the British colonial administration, and was known simply as Government Offices in its early years. In 1974 it was renamed after Sultan Abdul Samad, the reigning sultan of Selangor at the time when construction began.

The building houses both the offices of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture of Malaysia. It once housed the superior courts of the country: the Federal Court of Malaysia, the Court of Appeals and the High Court of Malaya.

6. Central Market (Pasar Seni)

Central Market is one of KL’s most familiar landmarks and a popular tourist attraction. Built in 1928, it is a short walk away from Petaling Street, along Jalan Hang Kasturi.

Also called Pasar Seni, it used to be a simple wet market but in the early 1980s was revamped into a handicrafts outlet.

7. Muzium Negara (National Museum of Malaysia)

“As you would expect, the National Museum is one of the top museums in Malaysia.
Opened in 1963, the museum is housed in a striking building incorporating traditional Malay and Minangkabau architectural features. Two giant murals of Italian glass mosaic line the front facade of the museum and portray highlights from Malay history and culture.”

8. Zoo Negara (National Zoo of Malaysia)

Known as the National Park of Malaysia, Zoo Negara is by no means your typical zoo. Stretching over 110 acres, the park gives you a unique chance to see over 450 species of animals in exhibits and landscapes perfectly mimicking their natural habitat.

Explore the concept of the “open zoo” and see over 5,000 specimen of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish up close. Your ticket to Zoo Negara includes admission to the Giant Panda Conservation Centre where you can pay a visit to Malaysia’s famous giant pandas: Xing Xing and Liang Liang. Don’t miss a variety of performances at the park including the multi-animal show featuring trained sea lions, macaques and macaws.

9. Little India

Little India, located in Brickfields, is a bustling and colourful Indian enclave located in Kuala Lumpur.

The Little India area stretches from Jalan Travers to Jalan Sambanthan, and is hard to miss thanks to the beautiful arches carved by artisans from India which give the area a festive atmosphere throughout the day, especially when you are on your way to catch the KLIA Ekspres, or returning from KL Sentral.

10. Aquaria KLCC

Aquaria KLCC is an underwater haven that’s right in the heart of KL. It is a world-class aquarium that houses more than 5,000 species of aquatic and land-bound creatures over a sprawling 60,000 square-foot space.

Having watched Disney’s The Little Mermaid in our younger years, our fascination towards life under the sea was reawakened with a recent visit to Aquaria.