What are the things to do in KL – you may wonder. It is no doubt that Singaporeans like to cross the Causeway to visit Johor for a short getaway as it is so near to our island. But why not visit KL for a change if you have a longer holiday? Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur is known for its skyscrapers, cultural diversity and most importantly, food. We have compiled 7 of Kuala Lumpur’s best attractions and things to do in KL which should be included in your itinerary for your next trip.
1. Visit KL Tower
Menara KL Tower is one of Kuala Lumpur’s most famous landmarks. The tower was built in 1994 and is 421 metres high. The observation deck is at 276 metres which is higher than the Petronas Twin Tower’s Skybridge and it provides the most spectacular and marvellous view of the city during both day and night. If you crave for something thrilling, step into KL Tower Sky Box and feel your heart pounding while standing inside a glass-bottomed viewing box extending from the Sky Deck at 300 metres high. At 282 metres above ground level, there is a revolving restaurant “Atmosphere 360” which provides the best dining experience to diners with its amazing 360° view of Kuala Lumpur.
Opening Hours: (Daily) 9am – 10pm
Address: No. 2 Jalan Punchak, Off, Jalan P Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
2. Visit the Petronas Towers (KLCC)
Standing 452 metres tall, Petronas Towers is the world’s tallest twin structures where there is a double-decker Sky Bridge that joins both towers at the 41st and 42nd floors. The observation deck is on the 86th floor of the tower and it provides a breathtaking view of the city centre. Shop until you drop at Suria KLCC, a premium shopping mall located at the base of the Petronas Twin Towers. If you love the underwater world, be sure not to miss out on the 464,515sqm Aquaria KLCC which houses more than 150 species of marine life. Walk around the amazing landscaped KLCC Park outside the Petronas Twin Towers for some fresh air. Don’t forget to capture the beautiful KLCC from outside, especially during the night time.
Opening Hours: (Daily) 9am – 1pm; 2.30pm – 7pm
Address: Concourse Level, Lower Ground, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
3. A short getaway from the city at the Sky Mirror
Sky Mirror is one of the most popular Instagrammable places in KL nowadays. Named after its mirror-like reflection of the sky, Sky Mirror is a mysterious island that only emerges 3 days before and 5 days after the new moon and full moon, with the best visiting time between 7am to 2pm. With only a 60-minute drive from the city to the jetty and a 30-minute journey from the jetty to the Sky Mirror beach, you are able to observe the “Mirror of the Sky” with your own eyes at Kuala Selangor Beach. If you’re lucky enough, you might be able to catch a glimpse of the pink dolphins during your round trip. Please check the schedule on each of their travel agency websites before heading over.
Opening Hours: Varies
Address: Jeti Pekan Lama, Jalan Sultan Mahmud, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor
4. Climb the Batu Caves steps
Located approximately 11km to the north of KL, Batu Caves is a limestone hill which consists of three major caves and a few smaller caves. This temple has a history of 100 years and is the main religious landmark for Hindus. Being one of the nation’s most beloved shrines, there are many statues standing inside and around the caves. The limestone formations found inside the caves are said to be 400 million years old. Definitely one of the best places to learn about Malaysia’s rich history, traditions and customs in the suburbs.
Opening Hours: (Daily) 6am – 9pm
Address: Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor
5. Walk around Chinatown
One of the most popular tourist spots in KL, Chinatown, also known as “Chee Cheong Kai’, is ideally located at the heart of the city along Petaling Street. When you step on Chinatown, you will surely feel that this place is full of immense Oriental culture, heritage and history. You can find all sorts of things here, ranging from Chinese herbs to imitation items. It will also transform into a lively and energetic night market at night. With hundreds of stalls along the street, you can find almost anything here. Not to mention good food! But don’t forget to let your bargain skills shine as prices here are higher than average.
6.The Symphony Walk at iOi City Mall
Enjoy the dancing musical fountains at The Symphony Walk in iOi City Mall at night.
The Symphony Walk is located at the ground floor of iOi City Mall and it features breathtaking views for diners at the waterfront. The relaxing ambience and the breeze from the open air will instantly make you forget about the stress of life. Accompanied by the dancing musical fountains dazzling lights, The Symphony Walk will bring an unforgettable and romantic dining experience to you. Its playlist includes hits like Titanium by David Guetta, The Moon Represents My Heart by Teresa Teng, Happy by Pharrell Williams, Good Time by Owl City and Without You by David Guetta.
Musical Schedule: Monday to Thursday 7.20pm, 8.00pm, 8.30pm, 9.00pm and 9.30pm
Friday to Sunday 7.20pm, 8.00pm, 8.30pm, 9.30pm and 10.00pm
Address: IOI City Mall, iOi Resort, 62502 Putrajaya
7. Have Fun and Feel Young at Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
Sited 15km away from the KL city centre, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park offers a wide variety of both watery rides and dry-land activities. With over 90 attractions spread across 88 acres, it provides 6 adventure zones for both kids and adult — Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park, Scream Park & Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon (Asia’s 1st Nickelodeon Themed Land)
Opening Hours: (Daily) 10am – 6pm
Address: Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor