6 Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur

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Famous for the Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur shows off some of the biggest malls in Southeast Asia and a number of historical buildings. In fact, the city is a mix of both modern times and the historical. Kuala Lumpur is also famous for its markets which ensures you won’t be leaving empty-handed. There are quite a number of attractions, you definitely will be fascinated.

1. Go see The Petronas Towers, the world’s tallest twin towers

 Kuala Lumpur is most known for these towers which stand at a height of 452M. The design of the towers is actually quite magnificent and a must-see for architects and design aficionados. You can go up the observation deck which is on the 41st floor for 3-10MR (around $1-3 US) for 10 minutes.kuala-Lumpur

2. Taste Malaysian cuisine on banana leaves

The banana leaf rice from Raju’s restaurant is great with almost anything. You can order curry, vegetables or some chicken to go with your rice. There is a variety of food so you will definitely satisfy your taste buds. Raju’s restaurant is next to La Salle High School in 27 Jalan Cantek.

3. Go on a half-day Batu Caves tour

The Batu Caves of Kuala Lumpur is a popular tourist destination. It is considered a temple and comprises of three major caves surrounded by smaller caves which display a number of statues and idols. The most popular cave, Cathedral Cave is the largest and its ceiling reaches 100M. You can find the caves 13km north of Kuala Lumpur. The tour also consists of visits to the Malaysian Batik Cottage and the Selangor Pewter factory.

4. Shop at Chinatown and Little India

 Malaysia sure does cater to different tastes. In Chinatown, you’ll be able to find clothes, branded bags, fresh fruits, and Malaysian sweets. There are also some traditional tea shops where you can find traditional utensils, paintings, and furniture. You might even be able to get a free taste of authentic Chinese tea. Meanwhile, Little India Brickfields is a community-run by Indians themselves which really just started out as a simple neighborhood. You’ll be able to find a number of Indian goods in here such as saris, spices, thosai and Bollywood music. You’ll find this near the KL Sentral Station.

5. Visit Kuala Lumpur’s Central Market

Also known as Pasar Seni, this market focuses on the artistic community. It houses a number of handicraft stores, boutiques, and authentic batik prints. There are also paintings and places where you can get your portrait done. You can find this near the Kota Raya Shopping Centre.

6. Go on rides at various theme parks

Malaysia’s largest indoor theme park, Cosmo’s World can be found at one of the largest malls in Malaysia, Berjaya Times Square Hotel. The theme park is found on the fifth floor. It is divided into two parts: Galaxy Station and Fantasy Garden. Galaxy station is mainly for adults while the latter is for children. Some of the best rides in this amusement park are the 800-meter long Supersonic Odyssey roller coaster and the DNA Mixer.