7 Famous Places to visit in Kuala Lumpur
Updated: Apr 19, 2019
Visiting Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was one of the best travels we had this year. We learned a lot about Malaysia's culture and people. Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia's capital and it is also known for the 451 meter-tall skyscraper - the Petronas Twin Towers.
If you have plans on going to Kuala Lumpur, here are the popular places and tourist spots that you can visit.
1. Batu Cave
Batu Cave is located at Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia. Approximately 11 kilometers to north of KL, this popular tourist destination is made of limestone that has caves. It was said that the limestone that comprise Batu Cave is about 400 million years old.
There are 3 main caves here, the Cathedral Cave, Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave.
The largest and famous cave is the Cathedral Cave which has various Hindu shrines. You can find the other 2 caves at the foot of the Batu Hill.
What I like most here is the view. If you haven't been to any places like this before, you will truly be amazed on how enormous this is.
Climbing up the stairs can be difficult, especially when it is raining. However, when you reach the top you'll be rewarded by what you see.
Opens daily from 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Address: Batu Caves, Sri Subramaniam Temple, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2. Berjaya Times Square
Berjaya Times Square is known as the largest residential and shopping complex in Southeast Asia located at Bukit Bintang. It is a 48-storey, twin tower, hotel, condominium, indoor amusement park and shopping centre complex. It was opened in October 2003 by the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato Sri Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad.
This is where we rode our bus from KL back to Singapore.
If you are into shopping, you should definitely visit this place.
Berjaya Times Square
Opens daily from 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Address: No. 1, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3. The King's Palace (Old)
The King's Palace or also known as the Istana Negara, Jalan Istana, is the former residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia. Currently, it is the Royal Museum located in a hill of Bukit Peraling overlooking Klang River, along Jalan Syed Putra.
Guests are not allowed to take photographs when inside the palace, thus, your only remembrance for visiting this place will be your photos taken outside.
From meeting rooms, different bedrooms and halls - all of them have stories to tell. It will give you a brief impression on how Malaysia's royalties live their lives. It is recommendable that you visit this palace.
The King's Palace (Old)
Opens daily from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Address: Jalan Istana, Istana Negara, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4. National Museum of Malaysia
This is where my husband enjoys the most of our trip. We were both impressed by how vast are the collections inside this museum. National Museum of Malaysia or known as Muzium Negara "is a palatial structure built in the style of Rumah Gadang, an aspect of Minangkabau architecture. Its facade comprises elements of traditional Malay and modern features. It was opened on 31 August 1963, and it serves as a repository of Malaysia's rich cultural and historical heritage."
National Museum of Malaysia
Opens daily from 09:00 am - 6:00 pm; closed on Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji
Address: Jalan Damansara 50566, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5. KL Tower
Certainly, KL tower is one of the places that most tourists visit. It has an Observation Deck, Sky Deck and Sky Box that will give you a perfect sight of Kuala Lumpur. It also has attractions like Mini Zoo, Upside Down House, KL Forest Eco Park and Blue Coral Aquarium.
Getting a photo in the Sky Deck is an impeccable souvenir that you can get for yourself for your trip in KL.
You can know more on what's there through this website
Kuala Lumpur Tower
Opens daily from 09:00 am to 10:00 pm
Address: 2, Jalan Puncak, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala
6. Petronas Twin Tower
You shouldn't leave KL without visiting the renowned Petronas Twin Towers. If you happen to see picturesque photos of your friends in front of these shimmering towers, I can say that it still looks a lot different when you see it with your own eyes.
It is so huge, majestic and beautiful. You can spend the whole night just by staring at these towers. I lived in Singapore for a few years now and I am always astonished each time I visit Marina Bay Sands. However, when I saw the Petronas Twin Towers, it feels like that "astonishment" is multiplied to a thousand times!
We reached there round 11:00 in the evening and the mall inside was still open.
Petronas Twin Tower
Opens daily from 09:00 am -5.30 pm (there's a park outside and it is open to public 24 hours - in here you can snap photos of the twin towers)
Address: Concourse Level, Petronas Twin Tower, Lower Ground, 50088, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7. Jalan Alor Food Night Market
If you desire to spend the night with mouth-watering food, you should try to visit Jalan Alor Food Night Market. It is open 24 hours daily and more stalls are open at night. The prices aren't that extremely cheap and I guess you have to search around to find out which restaurants have better prices.
Jalan Alor Food Night Market
Opens daily for 24 hours
Address: Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
How to get to KL from Singapore through Bus
The bus trip normally takes 4-6 hours. The trip is smooth and the seats are comfortable (do get the VIP bus). There are tickets sold online for the bus trips from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur.
We booked ours through https://www.busonlineticket.com/booking/singapore-to-kuala-lumpur-bus-tickets. We bought the VIP trip tickets.
Usually it is cheap, but if you travel on holidays like we did, the price could rise higher.
I hope you'll have a indelible time in KL! I am pleased to share these tips with you!