A diverse city with loads of multicultural charm, Kuala Lumpur is a delight to both sightseers and street food lovers. Even with its unforgiving tropical climate, Kuala Lumpur manages to charm its visitors with an enticing array of minarets, food courts and glitzy malls.
Things to do in Kuala Lumpur
The Petronas Towers are perhaps Kuala Lumpur’s most impressive attraction, boasting 88 floors in each tower, anchored by a complex containing a shopping mall, theatre and aquarium. Walk across the sky bridge connecting the towers for some of the best views of the city below.
If you’re looking for a break from the heat, head out into the countryside for a tour of the iconic Batu Caves. This impressive limestone outcropping beholds spectacular views in a pristine setting and the ornate Hindu shrines within the interior. This cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India.
For some relaxation and entertainment after a long day of sightseeing, head to the Golden Triangle for a choice of chic nightclubs, trendy bars or upscale restaurants. Stop by Marini’s on 57, the highest rooftop joint in the city, enjoy the fervent dance scene at Zouk or head out to the bustling Beach Club.
Kuala Lumpur is a hungry traveller's dream destination, so it’s no surprise that a food tour is one of the best ways to experience the city. Hire a guide for a fulfilling walk-through of Kuala Lumpur’s food courts, such as Food Republic or KLCC Signatures.
Getting around Kuala Lumpur
If you can deal with the heat, getting around on foot is the best way to explore the city. Driving is the most common form of transport and renting a car is an option, but be prepared as the traffic can be heavy at times. The KLIA Ekspres runs regular routes to and from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and the city. For a quick and efficient way to get from point A to B, use the city’s modern trains, monorails and Light Rail Transport LRT to get around the city.