Kuala Lumpur is a perfect destination for a weekend trip or for a stay. This is a vivid city and a melting pot of cultures and religions and you can be sure to find a lot of things to do in Kuala Lumpur during your vacation here.
Not many years ago Kuala Lumpur was a small city but today it’s a large one that attracts tourists from all over the world. The main tourist attractions are shopping, food and architecture. The Petronas Towers are famous all over the world and walking around in the city, one can see an astonishing mix of old and new buildings.
Malaysia is famous for the food which is influenced by the three largest ethnic groups: Malays, Indian and Chinese and is considered by many to be the best in the world!
One of the yummiest things to do in Kuala Lumpur is to explore the citys culinary scene. However, do not make the mistake of assuming that the best food is served at restaurants – it’s the street food you should check out. It might not be the most luxurious experience but don’t judge a hawker stall for its appearance, but by how the food tastes. And tasty it is! In the centre of KL you’ll find hawker stalls everywhere that serve wonderfully delicious food!
To get the best street food just see where the locals eat and head for the most crowded places – crowded with locals that is, not with tourists. Then you’ll also know that the food is getting cooked quickly which also reduces the chance of getting into trouble with your stomach. As mentioned there’s tons of great food in KL but if you only have time to try one meal then Char Kway Teow is our absolute recommendation!
One of the most popular areas to go to for street food is Jalan Alor. On this street you’ll see lots of Asian families gathering to eat dinner together. Since you’ll be sitting on plastic chairs and eating accompanied by the noise of hundreds of people this is a place to enjoy a great meal and then move on. If you would rather sit down for a while, then head to Changkat Bukit Bintang which is just around the corner. It will cost you a bit extra to sit here but then you’ll also be able to sit down for a while. This is a street where tourists and middle-class malay people go out for dinner and it’s also a good place to meet new friends.
As a tourist in Kuala Lumpur shopping is most often the major attraction and as in all asian cities you can go shopping ad infinitum! Since the centre of the city is pretty small you can basically walk around and continue from one mall to the other until you crash.
The Golden Triangle or Bukit Bintang is the centre of it all. Here you can find everything from cheap clothes to expensive cars. The Pavilion is one of the most exclusive shopping malls in this area where one can find most of the international brands. Through the mall goes a passage lined with restaurants and bars which makes it a perfect place to have a refreshing frappuccino and rest your legs while watching people pass by. Suria Shopping Mall in Petronas Tower is another exclusive shopping mall where you’ll see tourists from all over the world.
If you’re more interested in shopping like a local then head to Lot 10 where you’ll find things you haven’t ever seen before and at unbelievable prices! Most of the stores play loud music and on weekends this is where the party is. If you need a break then just take the elevator to the roof top where you can have a drink and relax for a while.
One of Kuala Lumpur’s main attractions is the shopping centre Berjaya Times Square. If you travel with kids or with friends that don’t quite fancy shopping for hours on end then this is the place you should head to because in addition to endless floors of boutique this shopping mall has its own roller coaster! Fancy!
If there is one thing that Kuala Lumpur is known for it’s The Petronas Towers. Many people buy tickets to go up on the bridge between the twin towers from where you can get a nice view over the city. But if you don’t want to spend time waiting to by a ticket then instead go to Traders Hotel and take the elevator up to the Sky Bar from where you’ll have an amazing view of the city and the towers while sipping on a cocktail.
Another great rooftop bar is the Luna Bar at the hotel Pacific Regency. From this sophisticated bar the sunset is amazing making it a perfect place to enjoy a romantic evening.
If you decide to skip street food for a night then Casbah on the lower floor of Mandarin Oriental is a great place to start the night! When the sun has set and you feel like its time to strap on your dancing shoes head to the chick club Sultan Lounge next door!
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