Malaysia is probably one of the most beautiful places in the world to visit, and its capital city Kuala Lumpur is a tourist favorite. Considering the amazing culture, majestic skyscrapers, buzzing streets and vibrant attractions, it can be a bit much to take in all at once. This is why we have put together a list of places to visit soon after your plane hits the ground.
Top Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
If you want to get a sense of what it feels like to be ‘on top of the world’, thisis the place to visit. This world famous 88- storey building is about 451m above street level and currently the world’s fifth tallest skyscraper. The two towers are linked at midpoint by a two-storey bridge, known as the ‘skybridge’, which also serves as a viewing platform. Viewing tickets to this place sell out like Fan Ice during harmattan, so you’ll have to book in advance. Find out how you can make reservations here.
You may be used to going on nature trails when you travel, but have you ever tried going on a shopping trail? In Kuala Lumpur, you can have the best shopping experience imaginable at the BBLKCC. No matter how high your shopping ambitions are, you’ll find you will be more than satisfied at the BBLKCC. It’s a stretch of nine signature shopping malls from Bukit Bintang to Kuala Lumpur City Centre – hence the name. Besides having three of the world’s largest shopping malls located here, there are year-round bargains and sales on fashion, food, entertainment, gadgets and a host of other stuff you just can’t walk away from. Find out more about promotions and new shops along the stretch here while you plan your visit.
If, like me, your favorite part of a trip is exploring what edibles the city has to offer and exercising your taste buds, then Jalan Alor is for you. The street, usually pretty quiet during the day, undergoes a total transformation at night and becomes a food court buzzing with the melodious sounds of sizzling food, clanging woks, hungry groups, and busy waiters. You can experience both local and foreign cuisine, as well as seasonal fruit from fruit carts along the road. Personally, I would visit for this reason alone.
The cultural enclaves at Kuala Lumpur are a huge part of the many reasons why tourists love to visit. Central market is a pretty famous heritage landmark, styled to give off a 1930s feel. You can find all sorts of local arts and crafts as well as enjoy local delicacies along the Katsuri Walk. Chinatown is a busy cultural and shopping location, just down the road from the central market. It boasts quite a number of temples, clan houses, and old buildings. Visit during their annual lantern parade or Chinese New Year celebration. During the annual Deepavali festival, you can experience the best of Little India which is already a pretty lively and colorful place to visit.
If you want to enjoy a unique aquatic experience without getting wet, then you should visit Aquaria at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Aquaria is a state-of-the-art aquarium where you can observe over 5,000 exhibits of aquatic and land animals in a massive, multi-level space. You can discover the fascinating nature of aquatic life as well as the unique lifestyle of creatures that live above water from Asia’s tropical waters to the rainforests of the world, all incredibly diverse and a wonder to behold. The aquarium also has an educational tour for visitors and a 90m tunnel tank that allows you enjoy an exhibit of tiger sharks, stingrays and other sea creatures swimming free in the oceanarium. The Aquaria site has loads of useful information for people who plan to visit.