Home to some of Malaysia’s top attractions and activity bases, Kuala Lumpur is a popular playground for travellers of all ages. Here’s what every tourist needs to enjoy during a getaway in the nation’s capital.
Take in the Views
There’s no better way to kick-start your holiday in KL than by taking in the spectacular views available from the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Having been the tallest structure in the world at one point, this 88-floor building with its very own Sky Bridge offers travellers panoramic views of Malaysia’s vibrant capital.
Shop in Chinatown
If you didn’t get your retail fix at Suria KLCC Mall during the tour of the Petronas Twin Towers, then it’s time to explore the exciting shopping hubs down the streets of Chinatown. Occupying pride of place down Petaling Street, budget shoppers will find the night market and the larger than life thoroughfares in this part of the city a big draw due to the affordable price points.
Treat Your Taste Buds
Also considered a foodie’s paradise, no tour of Chinatown would be complete without digging into its best eats or going bar hopping to venues such as the Reggae Bar and The Beatles Bar.
Tour the Batu Caves
Dating back more than a century, the Batu Caves remain Kuala Lumpur’s most impressive cultural attraction and the hike up to this Hindu temple hewn into a rock is an experience one is unlikely to forget. Towering above the surrounding landscape at a height of 100m, the mammoth statue of Murugan as well as the mural-lined interiors of this cave-based temple are worth discovering whether you’re staying at The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel or any similar hotel near Bukit Bintang or elsewhere in the city.