Kuala Lumpur Offers a wide range of activities for families as well as for solo travellers. A great way to save time is to plan your list of activities and things to do in Kuala Lumpur before you arrive. There are hundreds of "Best things to do in Kuala Lumpur" and "Places to visit in Kuala Lumpur" guidelines available online.
I have travelled extensively across KL and here is a checklist of some of the "Must-do activities" during your trip to Kuala Lumpur City. I have personally explored these places a number of times and all the pictures are taken during my visit to these interesting places in Kuala Lumpur city and its surrounding areas.
Note: A City-guide or a brochure can also be obtained from the KLIA, Information Centers in the City as well as your hotel tour desks.
Here is a list of KL essential activities.
- Kuala Lumpur Half-Day Tour
- Petronas Twin Towers and AquariFull-Day Hop-on and Hop-off Bus
- 15% Discount on Zoo Negara Tickets
- Kuala Lumpur Private Car Charter
Kuala Lumpur offers great attractions for the entire family. Whether you want to enjoy the local cuisine, indulge in a shopping spree or dance the night away on the dance floor, there is something to do for everyone. I have put together some of my favourite activities and things to do in Kuala Lumpur with families. The best way to enjoy these attractions is to book the tours in advance as last minutes prices can be high and you will not be able to get special discounts. I recommend booking your tours in Kuala Lumpur through Klook. Klook teams up with best tour operators in Kuala Lumpur City and provides a most comprehensive list of activities and attractions in Kuala Lumpur.
Most popular Tours in Kuala Lumpur
Sunway Lagoon Malaysia
Time Required: Full-Day activities
Distance from KL: 25 Minutes
Tickets Price Adult (international travellers) : 165 RM +
Attractions: Amusement Park, Water Park, Wildlife Park, Scream Park, Extreme Park, Lost Lagoon.
Enjoy a full day of fun at Sunway Lagoon Park with crazy wild rides in the water park and heart-pumping full action-adventure rides in Scream Park and Extreme Park.
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The park offers excellent dining options, shopping and world-class resort and spa if you plan to stay near the Sunway Lagoon.
Attractions: Kasturi Walk, Petaling Street, Masjid India, KL Sentral, Museum of Islamic History
Want to take a dive into history? Walkthrough a 100 years old market exploring local artifacts, wares, clothing, souvenirs, perfumes and lots more.
KL Central Mark is one of my favourite locations and there always something to buy from so many interesting shops.
My favourite restaurant "Precious Old China Restaurant" is located on the first floor. (Read More)
KL Bird Park
Time Required: 1.5-2 Hours
Distance from KL: 20min Walking distance from KL Sentral
Tickets Price Adult (international travellers) : 63 RM / Child : 42 RM
Attractions: KL Bird Park,
Other attractions nearby: Butterfly Park, KL Parklands, Islamic History Museum
KL Bird park offers the largest covered Aviary in Asia with over 2000 international birds. The park is an absolute delight for bird and nature lovers and a great learning experience for children. Covering an area of 20 acres, the park is divided into different zones and mini-aviaries. Walkthrough various section of the Park exploring the birds in their natural habitat.
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KL Bird Park Admission Ticket With One Way Transfer
Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall
Attractions for Children: Indoor Theme Park, Kids Play Area
Places of interest nearby: Plaza Low Yat (electronics market), Jalan Ramlee, Changkat
Berjaya Shopping centre is a mid-range shopping centre with plenty of shopping choice on the multi-story complex. The shops cater to all price ranges. First two floors have international and expensive brands. Rest of the floors have women's clothing, gifts and wares, electronics etc.
Money changers operate on the ground floor. This Shopping Mall is adjacent to Times Square Hotel with an exit door opening into the ground floor of the Shopping Mall. Because of its location, this hotel is quite popular with Middle Eastern Honeymooners.
OzAsitraveller Recommended hotels in this area include: Furama Hotel Bukit Bintang, Hotel Melia, Berjaya Times Square Hotel
Petronas Tower, KLCC Park & KLCC Suria Shopping Mall
Attractions for Children: Petronas Observation Deck, Aquarium
Petronas Twin Tower is probably the most photographed and visited the location in Malaysia. Petronas is an iconic symbol of Malaysia's economic growth and prosperity.
KLCC Suria is a high-end shopping mall adjacent to the Petronas Twin Tower. The complex has a number of international brands and a very buy food court on the second floor. The ground floor exit leads to an oasis in the concrete jungle, KLCC Park which is a popular hangout for families and jogger alike. KL Aquaria is located under the Petronas Twin Towers. There is also a food court under Petronas Twin Tower.
Popular hotels in the area include Mandarin Oriental, Traders by Shangrila, Grand Hyatt, Concorde Hotel & Fraser Suite amongst others.
Overhead walkways connect most part of KLCC to major hotels and shopping areas.
Bukit Bintang, Jalan Alor & Changkat
Location Type: Shopping, Food Street, Bars & Nightlife
Shopping Malls: Fahrenheit 88, Pavilion, H&M, Sungei Wang, Sephora
Bukit Bintang is a heart of tourist activities with a number of quality shopping malls, hundreds of restaurants, massage place, bars and night clubs.
Jalan Alor is a great place to explore street food in an open setting during the evening. Explore Malay, Chinese and Thai seafood dishes cooked in a variety of local styles.
Just round the corners is massage & reflexology places that stay open till late in the morning. Changkat Bukit Bintang is a great place to hang out over the weekend with bars and venues playing live music
Strategically located hotels include Mesui (3 Star Boutique Hotel), Parkroyal Serviced Apartments (5 Star), Izumi Hotel, Soleil Hotel
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