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Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia

Things To Do In Kuala Lampur Malaysia
Things To Do In Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

The Ultimate Guide to Travel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Where is Kuala Lumpur located?

Kuala Lumpur is located in Malaysia and is a federal territory of Malaysia. The Time zone of Kuala Lumpur is GMT+8, and Kuala Lumpur is 12 hours ahead of New York.

The flight time from New York to Kuala Lumpur is approximately 21 hours.

You can check out the cheapest flight options from Google Flights or SkyScanner. You will land into KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) or Klia 2.

How to get a transfer from KLIA or KLIA2 to KL Sentral?​

There is quite an option to reach KL Sentral from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

  1. Shared Bus Transfer – The Cheapest way to reach KL Sentral and takes around 1.5 hours – 2 hours to reach KL Sentral Bus Station
  2. KLIA Express Airport Train – The Fastest means to travel from KLIA to KL Sentral Railway Station. The KLIA Airport Train takes less than 30 mins to reach KL Sentral.
  3. Private Transfer – You can choose between Mercedes or BMW for the transfer. If you don’t like traveling on public transport, you can opt for this option. The private car transfer would take approx 2 hours.


Best Sim Card With Internet in Kuala Lumpur

The best service which I had experienced is with DIGI. DIGI is cheap and comes with a good internet plan-15 Days validity with 25GB internet comes with a price tag of only $4.55


What are the best hotel options near KL Sentral?

If you are on a budget trip and you want to spend less on hotels and travel, we highly recommend you book a hotel near to the train station. There are many good options near KL Sentral Train & Bus Station, starting from $30. Check out the best deal below. Also, there is a luxury option with the Petronas view.


How do I explore Kuala Lumpur?

The connectivity is very good in Kuala Lumpur. You can take a train to most of the famous and well-known attractions, or you can opt for private cars or Grab Taxi (alternative of Uber). Hop on Hop Off sightseeing bus is one of the convenient ways to explore the city. 

The Must Visit Places of Kuala Lampur

Petronas Twin Tower, Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Twin Tower
The Iconic Petronas Twin Tower is a must-visit place in Kuala Lumpur. The Petronas was once the tallest building in the earth. Just below the Petronas KLCC park is located that is spacious and beautifully landscaped, which features a jogging track, walking paths, a water fountain, and a vast space to chill while looking at the magnificent Petronas. Visitors can go inside the Petronas by buying a ticket for the observation deck set on level 86. Travelers can also walk through the sky bridge at the Petronas twin tower. Suggestion: Do not reach the destination and buy tickets, ticket will not be available as per your plans/time slots. We highly recommend to book the tickets well in advance, Click here to buy tickets for Petronas

KL Tower

KL Tower Malaysia

The KL Tower is the 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world, with a height of 421 meters. You can enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the city and its notorious skyscrapers.

KL tower’s Sky Deck offers an unobstructed 360-degree view of Kuala Lumpur. Undoubtedly the best spot in the town for taking great photos. KL Tower is one of the popular Instagram photo points.

Suggestion: Do not reach the destination and buy tickets; tickets will not be available as per your plans/time slots. We highly recommend booking the tickets well in advance. Click here to purchase tickets for KL Tower.


Situated in the city center, the KLCC park provides greenery to Petronas twin towers and its areas. It has a 1.3 KM jogging track and footpath for walking. Various small waterfalls, fountains, and pools are scattered around the park.
One of the best attractions in KLCC park is the 10,000 square meters human-made lake with a water fountain. Daily at night around 7 pm, there is a lake symphony where there are lights, music, and water dancing from the fountain with the music’s tune.
The KLCC park also provides a mesmerizing view of the Petronas twin tower.
The Entry to KLCC is free.

Muzium Negara

Muzium Negara
Muzium Negara is the National Museum which displays the culture and discovery of Malaysia. There are different rooms which tell us about the history of Malaysia. Everything is displayed in the sequence from ancient to modern, which interests us to know more about the culture. The entry ticket for Muzuim Negara is $1.20. Suggestions: The Museum is enormous and takes time and your leg strength to explore properly.

Jalan Alor - Night Food Market

Jalan Alor

If you want to experience authentic Malay food, Jalan Alor is the best place to explore. There are plenty of choices for delicious food.
If you are fond of authentic Chinese, Thai & exotic food, this place gives you an option for that as well.
Roasted Lamb, Satay, chicken wings, and roasted duck are some of the pleasant food menus in Jalan Alor.

Planetarium Negara

Planetarium Negara

Planetarium Negara is the National Planetarium of Malaysia. The beautiful and attractive blue-domed structure is one of the popular Instagram photo spots.
The Major attraction of Planetarium Negara is the space theatre, which shows space science film. The National Planetarium extends to a space theme park where replicas of ancient observatories are sited.
The ticket cost is approximately $3, which can be bought from the ticket counter.

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Sultan Abdul Samad Building is located in front of Dataran Mandrake (Independence Square). Sultan Abdul Samad Building is known as a government office, which is now non-operated and non-accessible to the visitors.

It is a beautiful building in the city, very different from all the skyscrapers around & the architecture has a fantastic old colonial like brickwork. It is an Instagram worthy place.

Genting Highlands

Genting Highlands

Genting Highlands is a hill station in Malaysia, and it is only an hour’s drive away from Kuala Lumpur.

Genting Highlands offers multiple 3 & 5 stars hotels and an indoor theme park.Genting Highlands is also perfect for adventure enthusiasts as activities such as abseiling, indoor rock climbing, and flying fox activities are available.
Don’t forget to experience Awana Skyway Cable Car. Opt for the glass Gondola, which has a see-through glass floor inside the cable car, is one kind of experience.


Batu Caves

Batu Caves

Batu caves is a limestone hill that has caves temple in Malaysia & the caves are one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India. There are colorful stairs to go to the uphill.
Batu Cave is also one of the Instagram Photo Spot.
To reach Batu caves, you can either take a private car/day trip or opt for the cheapest mode that is the commuter train, which charges $2 for the one side travel.

Zoo Negara

Zoo Negara

Zoo Negara is the National Zoo of Malaysia spread in 110-acre land that features more than 450 species. Animals are kept and exhibit on the landscape that mimics their natural habitat.
The entry ticket for foreigners is $19.55. The Zoo timing is morning 9 till evening 5. 
We highly recommend taking a buggy/cart to roam inside as the zoo is huge.
The main attraction of the Zoo Negara is the Panda Convention Centre, Malaysia’s famous adorable giant pandas Xing Xing and Liang Liang.


Central Market

Central Market
Central Market is one of Kuala Lumpur’s most familiar landmarks and popular tourist attractions. Central Market is a large-sized indoor market for Souvenirs where you can find twin towers miniatures to KL tower miniatures at a reasonable price. The famous snack putu bamboo must-try snacks made with rice, coconut & brown sugar when you visit the market.

China Town

China Town
China Town is a famous spot among the tourists where you can find imitation products of big brands. Buy imitated shoes, handbags, scarf & many more things, but remember to bargain to the lowest.
Similar to the Central Market, China Town has a large collection of souvenirs not only from Malaysia but around the globe.
The famous and the oldest peanuts and coconut pancakes & Soy milk custurd are worth trying when you pay a china town visit. Be aware of the scam and pick pocketers in this market.

Sunway Lagoon Theme & Water Park

Kuala Lumpur’s famed water & theme park, Sunway lagoon is the largest themed water park in Malaysia. You can access the park’s attractions like water parks, Amusement Park, Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon, Scream Park, Wildlife Park & Extreme Park. There are close to 90 rides and attractions, including the popular Vuvuzela, Monsoon 360, Jungle Fury, Pirates Revenge & Many more. In Wildlife park, there are over 15 animal species and their different habitats to explore. It is impossible to enjoy the whole thing in 1 day so you can opt to stay at Sunway lagoon hotel for a night and continue the next day. We highly recommend taking the Quack Express tickets during the peak season to avoid the rides’ queue.

National Mosque of Malaysia

National Mosque

The National Mosque of Malaysia is a mosque in Kuala Lumpur, a famous and tourist attraction. It has a capacity to hold 13000 people over 13 acres. The tourist is allowed on the premises at specific times but not in the prayer hall. It is mostly closed during prayer time.

It entry is free to the national mosque.

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