Looking for things to do in Kuala Lumpur? I’ve made a great list for you! 

Kuala Lumpur is a big city that definitely deserves some dedicated exploration. It’s a cultural melting pot in which most people are Malay, Chinese, or Indian. Between these cultures there is a number of religions and recipes that leave their mark on the city.

We weren’t there anywhere near long enough to find all it had to offer, but what we did find was very cool. Here are some great things to do in Kuala Lumpur! 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Cost of Living Relative to the US (Rent)65% Less Expensive Than US
Cost of Living Relative to the US (Restaurants)66% Less Expensive Than US
Free Workspace With Fastest Wi-FiUnknown ( Comment and let us know)
Cost of AirBnB / Night (Cheapest Private Room)$10 / Night
Cost of AirBnB (Average for Entire Place)$16 / Night
Cost of AirBnB / Month$300 / Month
Cost of Hotel / Night$15 / Night
Cost of Hotel / Month$450 / Month
Co-Working Space / Month$100 / Month
Domestic Beer (Restaurant)$3.42
Domestic Beer (Market)$2.79
Bottle of Wine$16.49
Cup of Coffee$2.64
Meal for One Person (Restaurant)$2.41
Pack of Cigarettes$4.23

 

 

The Petronus Towers

(Harry Potter reference, ya nerds!)

 

 At 88 stories high, these towers are extremely impressive. (That’s 451 meters or 1479 feet for the Americans out there.) So, ya know…they’re tall and whatnot. You can visit and go inside them for 80 RM (about $20)  But, if you want to keep it free, the KLCC park is at the bottom and it’s nice to spend an afternoon walking around there. The park is colorful and clean. You can bring a picnic and sit in the shadow of these massive buildings.  I liked to point at them and yell “Expecto Petronus!” and I’m sure Jon did not get sick of hearing me say that. 

 

    • My Tip: Go to the park at night to see the towers when they’re lit up. They turn off the lights at midnight. 

 

 

Visit Chinatown

Everybody loves a street with lanterns.

 

Go to Chinatown and go hungry! It’s everything you want from a big, open market. There are bright colors, pretty lanterns, delicious food stands and plenty of trinkets. It’s a great place to go for an evening to walk around.

 

 

Find A Rooftop Infinity Pool

Koala lumps by night.

 

They’re a dime a dozen in this city and they’re awesome. You’ll get some truly beautiful views, especially at night. Some of them you can get access to by buying food or drink at the accompanying bar. Some you can pay a small fee to enter.

In my opinion, the best thing to do is just pick an airbnb that has one which you can then visit for free. A LOT of affordable airbnb locations in Kuala Lumpur are in huge, modern condo buildings that have rooftop pools. I highly recommend choosing one that does!

 

  • My Tip: It’s actually better to be a little outside of downtown so that you can see it lit up at night. If you’re in the middle of it, the buildings block your view. Regalia Suites is the perfect place.

 

 

EAT.

So many tasty treats!

 

Because of all the different cultural influences there are lots of tasty snacks!  Here are a few to try:

  • Murtabak – A usually cheesy mess of delicious roti-esque bread wrapped around all sorts of ingredients. It can be vegetarian. It’s a perfect drunk snack.

 

  • Claypot chicken rice – Hong Kee Claypot Chicken Rice in Chinatown is the place to go for this.

 

  • Dumplings – They have very pleasing pots of these on display in the night markets. They are colorful and smushy! There are lots of vegetarian options available and they are delicious. 

 

 

Alor Street Food Night Market

Lots of delicious mushes to smush in your face!

 

This is the best place in town to go on a street food binge!  It’s a busy, buzzing street full of food stands with everything from dumplings and fruit to noodles, insects and dried cuttlefish (which smells like death, in my opinion). Walk around for a few hours and stuff your face!

 

These are all really fun things to do in Kuala Lumpur. The most important thing to do is eat a lot! Have a wonderful time, everybody!

 

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