10 Interesting Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur for a memorable trip

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Kuala- Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia and a popular destination for tourists from all around the world. There are plenty of things to do in Kuala Lumpur, ranging from visiting iconic landmarks like the Petronas Twin Towers to exploring the vibrant street markets. It is a must-visit destination when traveling to South East Asia. So let’s check out the interesting things to do in Kuala Lumpur to have a memorable trip in Malaysia.

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Enjoy The View Of Petronas Twin Tower - At Suriya KLCC

The most popular attraction seen on all souvenirs is the Petronas Twin Tower of Kuala Lumpur. It ranks among the top things to do in Kuala Lumpur. It is 455m tall and connected by a sky bridge on the 41st and 42nd floors, providing stunning panoramic views of the city. Suriya KLCC is at the foot of the Petronas Twin Tower hosting approximately 300 stores.  Outside this mall, is a lake Symphony and Park from where you can enjoy magnificent views of Twin Towers. There is a light and sound water show daily at 8 pm, 9 pm & 10 pm. 
A place definitely not to miss to click a great picture for your Instagram feed

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Visit The Menara KL Tower To View The City From Above

Menara KL Tower, also known as the Kuala Lumpur Tower, is one of the most iconic landmarks in Malaysia and a popular tourist destination. The  tower is approximately 421m (1,381 feet) in height. There are various activities and attractions to enjoy at KL Menara Tower.  There is an observation deck and an open sky deck which offers 360 degree views of the city and a Sky Box with transparent glass bottom. There is also an activity call Tower Walk 100 which lets you walk along the edge of the tower. Menara KL Tower is also home to a revolving restaurant, where visitors can enjoy fine dining while taking in panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur.
The ticket prices for international visitors are as follows- 
Observation Deck: 60 MYR
SkyDeck: 110 MYR
Tower Walk: 40 MYR
Sky Box: 10 MYR   (P.S: You can just walk in on the day of your visit)
The tower is accessible to visitors of all ages and abilities, with elevators providing easy access to the observation deck and other facilities.
Quick Tip: Wear easy-to-remove shoes as one needs to remove shoes to enter the Skybox.

Spend An Entire Day At Genting Highlands

Genting Highlands, is a popular hill resort destination in Malaysia, renowned for its cool climate, vibrant entertainment options, and stunning natural surroundings. It is approximately 1,800 meters (5,900 feet) above sea level, making it one of the highest hill resorts in Malaysia. You can stay overnight at any of the hotels at Genting Highlands to enjoy it to the fullest. But if you are short on time, you can easily visit it on a one-day trip from Kuala Lumpur to the entertainment city. 
It is huge and can be overwhelming so carrying the free map provided will make things easier for you. Also, note attractions are divided into different levels for ease of understanding

Details on how to reach and use the Awana Sky Cable Car-
Genting Highlands is approximately 1 hour 25 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur depending on traffic conditions. 
You can take a taxi or bus to drop you at the Awana Skyway Station. From here there are 3 stations.-Awana, Chin Swee, and SkyAvenue. You can disembark at Chin Swee station at no extra cost and use the same ticket to continue your journey either to the peak. The cable car takes from Awana Skyway to SkyAvenue Station directly in 10 mins, Sky Avenue Station is connected to Skyavenue Mall directly. 

Hand luggage up to 1 cabin bag is allowed or you can store it or pay 20 MR more for transporting it along with you. You can book cable car tickets in advance either one way or return
If you come by Bus, you will get down at Awana Bus Terminal from where you can proceed to level 4 of the building and then take the cable car. There are directional signages to guide you along the way

What can you do at the Genting Highlands Resort?
Genting Skyworlds Theme Park –
This theme park is divided into parts Studio Plaza, Eagle Mountain, Central Park, Liberty Lane, Ice Age, Robots Rivet Town, etc
To find out detailed information about Skyworlds Check Here
Genting Casino- 
Genting Casinos have a day gaming option at Sky Casino spread over 2 floors with all the latest games. There is also SkyCasino- a Premium private gaming section. For more details Check Here
Shopping: Along with entertainment there are a lot of options for shopaholics too. You can shop from various malls like Genting Highland Premium Outlets, Skyavenue, Awana Sky Central, etc. For more details on shopping kindly Check Here 
Indoor Theme parks-Genting also has many indoor them parks like Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park- Level 1 – [Divided into 3 parts-Family, Adventure (9 rides) and thrill (3 rides)]-Sky VR Level 2- Gaming paragliding experience, Vision City Video and a bowling arena as well. Highlands has everything under its roof to keep you entertained irrespective of your age. For more details about the indoor theme park Check Here
Other Attractions: Other than these, there is a 4D trick art museum, Ripleys Believe it or Not, Jurassic Research Centre, and many others.
Food & Dining: It but obvious with entertainment, there are endless options from a variety of food joints. You can find everything from restaurants, cafes & bars. For more details on restaurants  Check Here
Accommodation: 
Genting Highlands offers a range of accommodation options to suit every budget and preference, from luxury hotels and resorts to budget-friendly guesthouses and apartments. Many of the accommodations are conveniently located within Resorts World Genting, providing easy access to attractions and entertainment facilities.

Note: All Entry Tickets can be booked online 

A detailed map of Genting Highlands shows the various attractions divided through different floors for your reference
Please excuse the condition of the map 😀
Please click for a zoomed-in view of the map

Get Thrilled At Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

A visit to Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is more than just a day out—it’s an adventure filled with excitement, thrills, and unforgettable memories. It is famous for Malaysia’s Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge. Whether you love to ride roller coasters, haunted houses, water slides, or wildlife park animals, this place will not disappoint anyone. 
The park is divided into 6 attraction arenas- 
Amusement Park
Water Park
Wildlife Park-
Scream Park 
X Park 
Sunway Lost Lagoon
You can check all the details about these attractions here

Shop Till You Drop At Pavillion Mall In Kuala-Lumpur

Pavillion Mall in Kuala Lumpur is my favorite place for shopping located in Bukit Bintang right in the city centre. It is renowned for its varied retail offerings, diverse dining options, and captivating architectural design. Spanning over 1.37 million square feet, Pavilion Mall boasts an impressive array of over 550 retail outlets. Visitors can indulge in fashion-forward clothing, accessories, cosmetics, electronics, home décor, and more, catering to a wide range of tastes and preferences. There is also a mix of upscale restaurants, trendy cafes, and quick-service eateries. Pavilion Mall also hosts various events, exhibitions, and entertainment activities throughout the year. 
Some popular brands are MAC, Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Lacoste, Zara, Padini, Parkson Department Store, etc. The list seems endless and an absolute paradise for Shopaholics.

Opening Timings: Open daily from 10 am to 10 pm 

Visit Merdeka Square

Merdeka Square, also known as Dataran Merdeka, holds significant historical and cultural importance as one of Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic landmarks. Situated in the heart of the city, this expansive square serves as a symbolic site for Malaysia’s independence. 
Surrounding the square, visitors can admire an eclectic mix of colonial-era buildings, including the majestic Sultan Abdul Samad Building, which serves as a prominent backdrop to the square. Visitors to Merdeka Square can take leisurely strolls across its expansive green lawn, soak in the scenic views, and capture memorable photographs against the backdrop of iconic landmarks. 

Souvenir & Local Shopping At Central Market

Central Market, known as Pasar Sani, is undoubtedly the best market in Kuala Lumpur to buy souvenirs, home decor, and crockery items.  It is heaven for shoppers seeking for authentic Malay intricate wood carvings & handicrafts. I am sure you won’t leave empty-handed from here as it caters to everyone’s taste. You can try your hands on bargaining, if you are lucky enough you might grab a great deal. There are parking lots available & washrooms as well. There is also a small outdoor market which is equally interesting
I personally would recommend you to visit this market for sure. 
Opening Timings: Open from 10 am to 10 pm 

Let Kids Enjoy The KLCC Aquarium

KLCC Aquarium is located in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre at the Suriya KLCC Mall. 
 There are a total of 15 exhibits spread across 8 areas to keep one entertained and educate your children. The highlight of the aquarium like other aquariums of the world is the underwater tunnel where visitors walk through a transparent tunnel surrounded by water and marine animals like sharks and rays. There is also a daily feeding & interaction option for various time slots which you can choose and pre-book. 
You can check all the details about these attractions here

Take a Tour Of China Town

The popular street known as “Petaling Street” is centered in Chinatown. Usually, all tourists and visitors flock here to feel the vibe of this bustling area. It is majorly popular for street vendors, 1st hand copied products, food stalls & restaurants, You can even find a variety of shops selling cheap souvenirs, clothing & accessories in the narrow alleys and streets. It is a mix of Malay & Chinese cultures. The iconic red lanterns, the busy streets & the Chinese temples/shrines make it an ideal atmosphere. Dont forget to haggle and negotiate, as you might strike a good deal 🙂 

Take A Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour

If you are short on time and still want to explore major parts of Kuala Lumpur I would highly recommend The Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour. It offers a convenient way for tourists to explore this city’s landmarks and attractions without the hassle of navigating by public transportation. The company has 2 routes and 2 types of tickets – Red City Route & Green Graden Route. These routes cover all important landmarks in and around Kuala Lumpur. There is an option for a night tour also known as “City of Lights” to get immersed & witness the beautiful city’s lighting. You can buy the tickets online, on the bus, or at the kiosk Sungei Wang Plaza or any Authorized Hotel or Agent. For details and tickets Check here

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Official Website of Hop & Hop Off Bus

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