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Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

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Explore Kuala Lumpur

Nestled on the west coast of the tropical Malaysian peninsular between the states of Pahang and Selangor, Kuala Lumpur spreads across an expanse of 243 square kilometres. The city is Malaysia’s federal capital, making it an ideal place for guests to pamper themselves with numerous places of interests and cultural experiences. You could explore the Petronas Twin Towers, for instance, or indulge in Malaysia’s history through Dataran Merdeka and the Royal Selangor Pewter Workshop.

Explore Other Must Do in Kuala Lumpur

There are many places that you can visit. Here are the destination for you to eat, shop, see or do. Explore them!

  • Nasi Lemak

    Nasi Lemak

    To Eat

    Hailed as one of Malaysia’s defining breakfast dishes, nasi lemak holds a special place in the hearts of Malaysians everywhere. It is made of fragrant rice that is cooked with rich santan (coconut milk) and pandan leaves, peanuts, fried ikan bilis (anchovies), boiled eggs, pieces of cucumber and sambal (chilli paste). It is commonly enjoyed with servings of fried chicken.

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  • Kuala Lumpur Tower

    Kuala Lumpur Tower

    To See

    The Kuala Lumpur Tower–otherwise known as the KL Tower–is a cousin of the Petronas Twin Towers, acting as one of the main landmarks of the Kuala Lumpur skyline. Standing at a height of 421 metres, it rests amidst the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, boasting features like a revolving restaurant and its status as an international BASE jump centre.

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  • The Gardens

    The Gardens

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    The Gardens is a good place to drop by if you would like a shopping experience that can literally satisfy all your lifestyle desires. Aside from its department stores, fashion outlets and providers of home furnishings that are spread across six levels, it is also located directly opposite Mid Valley Megamall, an apt place to expand your shopping experience.

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  • Batik Fabric

    Batik Fabric

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    Malaysian Batik Fabric is one of Malaysia’s most renowned and defining forms of art and craft. It is distinguished by its heavy use of bright and radiant hues, along with the fact that it mainly utilizes organic floral motifs due to the prohibition on the incorporation of animals and humans into designs by traditional Muslim laws. It is produced by using wax to outline motifs on a piece of fabric, before filling these motifs with coloured dyes. They are then shaped and sized to form various accessories and articles of clothing.

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  • Batu Caves

    Batu Caves

    To See

    There is an air of mysticism that enshrouds Batu Caves–and with good reason. Arguably the most sacred place for Malaysian Hindus, the caves are home to an ancient temple that is reached by climbing a flight of 272 stairs. The area is also landmarked by a statue of Lord Murugan–the main deity who is worshipped in Batu Caves – which towers at a height of 43 meters. It is especially renowned for its celebrations during the Thaipusam festival.

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  • Roti Canai

    Roti Canai

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    When talking about Malaysian comfort food, not many dishes can compare to the wonders of a plate of roti canai. Made of flour, ghee, water and salt, this pastry of sorts is celebrated for its buttery interior and crispy exterior, as well as for its versatility in matching a broad range of accompanying dishes, like curries and meats.

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  • Royal Selangor Pewter Workshop

    Royal Selangor Pewter Workshop

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    Royal Selangor, Malaysia’s leading producer of pewter products, is also a strong champion of the art of crafting pewter. This is why it actively welcomes visitors to its pewter workshop, which is made up of the School of Hard Knocks and The Foundry. After all, as the company website states, “The best way to understand pewter is to work with it.”

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  • Bukit Bintang

    Bukit Bintang

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    Bukit Bintang is the part of Kuala Lumpur which literally never sleeps–so do not be surprised if you find yourself spending most of your time in Kuala Lumpur here! From the timeless dining favourites in Jalan Alor to the bustling nightlife of Changkat Bukit Bintang, the area is always radiant with offerings around the clock, and is often considered to be the heart of the city.

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  • Sambal Belacan

    Sambal Belacan

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    Sambal belacan holds a special place in the hearts of Malaysians with its tangy, salty and spicy taste. Its main components are a variety of chilli peppers, belacan bakar (toasted dried shrimp paste), calamansi lime or tamarind water, some salt and a dose of sugar. This combination of flavours allows it to be eaten in numerous ways, usually as a dip for raw vegetables like cucumbers and as a condiment for hot rice.

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  • Kajang Satay

    Kajang Satay

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    Kajang satay refers to a variation of satay from the town of Kajang that is, if anything, a flavourful delight for your appetite. It is typically made of pieces of chicken or beef that are soaked in a yellowish marinade of lemongrass, turmeric and other local spices, prior to being cooked. It is served with a crunchy peanut sauce that is accompanied by fried sambal (chilli paste), giving it a slightly spicy kick.

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  • Durian

    Durian

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    Despite its intimidating thorn-covered skin and notorious odour, the durian wins over the hearts of many with its creamy and sinful flesh. Commonly in season between May and August, the ‘King Of Fruits’ is also used to cultivate other Malaysian delicacies, such as tempoyak (fermented durian), dodol (a chewy confection akin to toffee) and ice-cream.

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  • Sunway Lagoon

    Sunway Lagoon

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    Sunway Lagoon, with its 88 acres of fun and entertainment, is a destination that is synonymous with memorable good times. The theme park was built on what was formerly a mining land, and is frequently the host of many international events, including MTV’s World Stage. It is also the home of the World’s Largest Man-Made Surf Beach, and its Extreme Park contains Malaysia’s first bungee jumping centre.

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  • Teh Tarik

    Teh Tarik

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    Many are fascinated when watching the preparation of teh tarik–which literally means “pulled tea”–for the first time. It involves the whipping of a mixture of black tea and condensed milk back and forth between two cups, which allows for the black tea and condensed milk to combine in a smoother manner, while creating a thick layer of aromatic, fluffy froth above the beverage.

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  • Hokkien Mee

    Hokkien Mee

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    Kuala Lumpur’s take on Hokkien mee (noodles) differs greatly from its cousin in Penang, as evident from its flavour and colour. This is because it is commonly prepared with thick dark soy sauce, and includes other ingredients like pork, squid, cabbage and slices of fishcake. It is often cooked over charcoal-based fire as well, to give it notes of smokiness.

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  • Recreational Park Bukit Jalil

    Recreational Park Bukit Jalil

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    Bukit Jalil Park is a pleasant place to picnic, relax and exercise on the southern edge of Kuala Lumpur.

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  • Thean Hou Temple

    Thean Hou Temple

    To See

    Quite possibly one of the grandest Chinese temples in Malaysia, Thean Hou Temple attracts a multitude of visitors each day with its structure of four levels. It is also one of the largest Chinese temples in Southeast Asia, covering 1.67 acres of land, and is a sight to behold with its intricate dragon-themed columns and pagoda rooftops during both day and night.

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  • KL Bird Park

    KL Bird Park

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    Gathering more than 3,000 birds in a space of 20.9 acres may sound like an impossible task, but this is exactly what the Kuala Lumpur (KL) Bird Park does continuously. What makes this even more commendable a feat is the fact that these birds come from around 200 different species, with both local and foreign origins.

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  • Dataran Merdeka

    Dataran Merdeka

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    Dataran Merdeka–or Merdeka Square–is a destination of national importance, as it is one of Malaysia’s prime symbols of independence. The Malaysian flag was raised here for the first time in 1957, after freedom was attained from the British forces. Overlooking it is the Sultan Abdul Samad building, one of Kuala Lumpur’s architectural marvels.

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  • Jamek Mosque

    Jamek Mosque

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    Once the main mosque of Kuala Lumpur, Jamek Mosque intrigues with its distinctive red and white-striped minarets and its three onion-shaped domes. It was designed by Arthur Benison Hubbock, who had a deep fondness for Moorish, Islamic and Magul styles of architecture, which explains why these three forms are the main themes of Jamek Mosque’s design.

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  • Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

    Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

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    Home to Malaysia’s tallest Liuli Crystal Fountain, Pavilion has established itself as one of Kuala Lumpur’s premier shopping spots since its opening in 2007. Courtesy of its diverse variety of over 450 stores and its contemporary architecture, the complex is a go-to location for shoppers from both the middle and upper classes of society.

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  • Zoo Negara

    Zoo Negara

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    Want a glimpse of the wildlife that colours Malaysia without having to go into jungles and caves? Zoo Negara is just the place for you. As Malaysia’s national zoo, the establishment is managed by the Malaysian Zoological Society, and is spread out over a space of 110 acres. It hosts well over 5,000 different animal specimens, and has been in operation since 1963.

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  • Berjaya Times Square

    Berjaya Times Square

    To Shop

    This mall houses not only a plethora of outlets in its expanse of 7.5 million square feet, but also Malaysia’s largest indoor theme park. Its other features include motion-sensing musical staircases, a localized rendition of Taiwan’s night markets, and a vast array of dining destinations. The Berjaya Times Square Hotel sits above it.

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  • Petronas Twin Towers

    Petronas Twin Towers

    To See

    Standing proudly with a height of 452 meters each, the Petronas Twin Towers are the tallest buildings in Southeast Asia, and two of the tallest in the world. Each tower contains 88 storeys, and they are both connected by a Skybridge which spans a length of 58.4 meters. This Skybridge and the observation deck on the 86th floor are both open to the public for visitation.

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  • Aquaria KLCC

    Aquaria KLCC

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    Hidden beneath the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) is Aquaria KLCC, a treasure trove of marine life. It features over 5,000 freshwater and saltwater creatures, sorted according to their respective natural habitats. This means that you will also be able to visit a plethora of watery landscapes during your trip, including a 90 metre-long transparent underwater tunnel called the Oceanarium.

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