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Unto 3 Stars Meals Sightseeing Transfers Stay Included The best time to visit Kuala Lumpur is from May to July when there is minimum to no rains causing less ruckus and jams in the streets.
@bartrigona is launching 'Revolution' in partner Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL as it’s known locally, is one of the most culturally diverse capital cities in Southeast Asia.
On one hand, the city is ultra modern, with the iconic Patrons Towers dominating the skyline, a monorail system and metro running the length and breadth of KL and more shiny, new malls you could imagine! On the other hand, there are also the more classic areas of the city, which are more in line with what you might expect from Southeast Asia, where street hawkers thrive, old colonial buildings reign dominant and arguably where the real heart of the city pumps.
With three nights and two full days in the Malaysian capital to explore the city, here are our favorite things to do in Kuala Lumpur. Standing 451.9metres tall, these are the tallest twin towers in the world and really are a sight to behold.
At a height of 452metres, it’s the seventh tallest communications tower in the world and the lift moves at rocket speed, taking only 54 seconds to reach the top. About 45minutes north of Kuala Lumpur are the Batu Caves, dedicated to the Hindu god Lord Morgan.
The sheer size of the cave is overwhelming and the views back down from the top are impressive. Be on the lookout for the cheeky macaque monkeys who have claimed the temple grounds as their home.
And speaking of food, for a real taste of South India check out the amazing Indian restaurants when you come back down from the caves for a bargain lunch. You will have menus presented to you every five steps as you make your way from one end of the street to the other, promising that their restaurant is the best value and the best food.
Once you’ve chosen a restaurant, order your food and sit back and enjoy the atmosphere. Located in the midst of thirteen acres of gardens, the Masjid Near, National Mosque of Malaysia is an interesting place to visit and learn a little more about Islam.
Entry is free and women are required to wear a headscarf and to cover their arms and legs. Inside the mosque, you can explore at your leisure and there are volunteers on hand to answer any questions you might have about the Islamic faith.
Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur is a district buzzing with energy and the hub of the activity is on Pedaling Street. There are plenty of street foods to sample too, including roasted chestnuts, various noodle dishes and sweet potato balls, among other culinary offerings.
And when you’ve had enough of Chinatown wind down with a beer at the Reggae Bar, a backpacker favorite, at the west side of the market for some of the best value drinks in the city. If you’re looking for fancy shopping malls, restaurants, bars and cafés, then look no further than Bu kit Bin tang.
This is the hip and trendy part of the city, where you will find the younger generation hanging out. It’s also home to Ain Arabia, the so-called ‘Arabic district’ of KL, where you will find restaurants serving a great choice of Arabian dishes.
Located in the basement of the super-swanky Lot 10 mall on Bu kit Bin tang, this is debatably some of the best street food in Kuala Lumpur. Don’t be put off by the designer shops you pass on the way in, but instead, make a beeline for the Yutong Hawkers Center on the lower levels.
When billionaire Dr Francis Meow purchased the Lot 10 Mall, he convinced the owners of the most famous hawker stalls from around the city to open a second stall inside the food court of his new mall. Opened in 2012, this pedestrian walkway runs for just over 1 km and connects the Pavilion KL Mall to LCC, the site of the Patrons Towers.
This is where the Union Jack was lowered and the Malaysian flag was raised for the first time on the 31st of August 1957. The Malaysian flag flies proudly here now on one of the tallest flagpoles in the world at a height of 95 meters.
But if you are in the area visiting Medea Square or the Sultan Abdul Salad Building, it’s definitely worth a stop. You can find everything here from clothes to fridge magnets, to bottle sand art and paintings.
It’s all indoors and air-conditioned, so it’s a good place to get a break from the heat if you’re on your way back to China Town from Masjid James. There is both a metro system, a monorail line and a commuter train service, so just double-check your connections before getting on.
Kuala Lumpur airport is well-connected by public transport to KL Central Station as well. With so much to see and a plethora of things to do in Kuala Lumpur, you could really spend a lot longer than two days exploring this dynamic city.