Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
As one of the biggest cities in Southeast Asia, you can be sure that for your entire stay there, you will not experience even a single boring moment. Whether you are traveling singly or as a family, there are many things to do, see and experience. You can spend your daytime in the indoor tourist attractions and then hit the shopping district for a vibrant nightlife such as you will never forget.
This is one huge flea market kind of place for people who are looking for the cheapest deals in clothing, food, electronics and many other items. If you would like to taste some pork, then Chinatown on Petaling Street is the place for you to be, where everything that you cannot find on the Muslim venues is available. Remember, the already good deals on items can be made even better by your bargaining skills.
The KLCC Aquaria
As the name suggests, this is where you will find everything related to marine life. In fact, there are over 5000 species of marine life in this big aquarium located bang in the middle of the city of Kuala Lumpur. If you have brought your family along, this is the place to bring junior and be sure to be there during dinnertime for sharks, turtles and eels. Should you want to arrange a birthday for your kids when there, it is allowed as long as they are below 12 years of age and you can find at least 20 guests to attend the party.
The Petronas Twin Towers
For a panoramic view of the city of Kuala Lumpur go to the Petronas Twin Towers and the amazing sky bridge which connects the two towers and for which you will need a pass to access. These towers are easily the most famous landmark in Malaysia and the architectural genius that was employed here is going to wow you. In the towers, there are restaurants, shopping malls, cinema, concert hall, art galleries and even food courts. You are advised to arrive there early because only a limited number of passes are issued every day.
Travel back in time to, well … over 400 million years for believe it or not, the limestone hill on where these caves are found is that old. You will also marvel at the huge golden statue at the 100-year old Hindu temple that is located at the Batu Caves. As you hit the stairs to the temple, be wary of the monkeys as the little monsters are always poised to grab your stuff if they see you not paying attention. These caves are just 10 kilometers away from the Kuala Lumpur city center.
It is all of 421 meters high and the good news is that if you arrive early enough you are going to get free tickets to the viewing deck. You will get a panoramic view of the city of Kuala Lumpur, a view that will leave a lasting impression on your mind for the rest of your life. With the blue sea waters in the distance and the amazing architecture close by, you will want to spend a lot of time on the Telecom and Communications Menara KL.
Bukit Bintang District for the ardent shopper
How will folks back home know that you have been to Malaysia? It is easy, just go for shopping in the Bukit Bintang where you will find a giant shopping mall with all the great fashion designer names that you know. The kind of shopping that you will do here is driven by euphoria such as only the shopping malls in a city like New York or Paris can evoke. Unlike the Chinatown flea market, here, there will be no bargains or deals. Only high-class shopping malls are available.
The Sunway Lagoon Park
This is a theme park with many parks like the Scream Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park, Water Park and Amusement Park. Although it is not close to Walt Disney, well, you will love it and it does have some amazing attractions. If you love water sports, this is the place to be. You can surf, play in the wave pool and take a ride on the pirate ship that revolves 360 degrees.
You will love the Waters of Africa if you have some surfing skills that you would like to try out on a life-size surf simulator. The Congo Challenge will suck your adrenaline with its 40 mile per hour water slide. There are many more amusements to look forward to here.
Sultan Abdul Samad Building
Standing with a quiet confidence as most of the British Moorish style buildings do, if the Sultan Abdul Samad building could speak, it would have a lot to tell because since it was built in 1897, it had been used as the administrative center for the British.
Jalan Alor is the place where you will get an opportunity to give your taste buds a run for their money as it is considered the center for all local cuisine. There is plenty of hawker food cooked to the highest standards as well as plenty of affordable seafood. If you have been yearning to try out some Malaysian fare, Chinese food and meats cooked on skewers and then dipped in sauce in real Asian style, Jalan Alor is where you want to be at night. The din, the food smells and the red hot grills with different foods reminds you of an open food market in north Africa, only that this is much better, more hygienic and tastier. You will love it.
The KL Bird Park
The KL bird park covers an area of 209,000 square meters of a covered bird park in which you will find more than 3000 birds from over 200 species. Finally, here is a covered bird park where you can interact with the birds from close range as they have become accustomed to human beings. Although the birds are kept in their enclosures depending on the species, they have enough space to fly around. From hornbills to parrots, flamingo, kites and other birds of prey, there is quite an eyeful here. The park is open from nine in the morning to six in the evening.