Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur, refers to Muddy Estuary when loosely translated. But, despite its translation, it is actually one of the fastest developing parts of Malaysia where social, economic, and political events are mostly held.
That being said, there are a lot of things that you can do in this bustling city. You can enjoy time with girl escorts, shop at the Pavilion, and even visit the tall Petronas towers as well, among many other things.
In this article, I am going to go over the top 10 places you can visit in Malaysia’s capital city.
Located at the heart of the city, the Petronas Twin Towers is an iconic landmark. In fact, if you were to ask people about Malaysia, it is probably the first thing that comes to their minds.
It is an 88-story building that gives you one of the best views of the city. I suggest that you visit this place during the night.
Just within the vicinity of the twin towers is Aquaria KLCC. This 60,000 sq. ft. aquarium is home to more than 5,000 different marine species. You can walk down the 90-meter long tunnel to see all of the different sea creatures, including stingrays, turtles, fishes, sharks, and many more.
At first, the central market was built as a wet market. But over time, it has been renovated to sell a lot of goods such as artworks, handicrafts, shoes, clothing, and many more.
This used to be the premier shopping hub in Kuala Lumpur until the Petronas Twin Towers were built. Despite the attention being divided, Bukit Bintang is still home to a lot of amazing shops, including Pavilion Mall, Lot 10 Food Court, Berjaya Times Square, Low Yat Plaza, and many more.
Located in Bukit Bintang, the pavilion mall is one of the biggest and newest shopping malls in the city. It is home to more than 500 retail outlets and restaurants so you definitely want to have money prior to visiting this place.
Located at the heart of Chinatown, Petaling Street during the day is filled with stalls that sell different products. During the night, you can see a lot of people visiting the place to grab a bite. Although it is definitely a place worth going to, be sure to keep an eye on your belongings because the street is notorious for having snatch thieves and pickpockets.
Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
The Sri Maha Mariamman is an Indian Temple that was built back in 1873. The temple is built to pay homage to the different Hindu deities. You can see that the temple is well-decorated with plenty of embellishments and precious stones.
Kuala Lumpur Tower
The 7th tallest tower in the world is also home to a lot of different tourist attractions. One of them is the Atmosphere 360, which is a restaurant that is on top of the tower- providing onlookers with some of the best views of the city.
Located in Brickfields, Little India, as the name implies, is like a region of India within Malaysia. Rich in Indian Culture, you can find anything Indian in this place coupled with some Bollywood Music while you’re traversing down the road.
Perdana Botanical Gardens
Considered as the oldest and most popular park in Kuala Lumpur, the Perdana Botanical Gardens was used to be where the British established their homes. However, it is now renovated to become a really good recreational and peaceful place.