Capital city of Malaysia, home to the Petronas Twin Towers; Kuala Lumpur boasts of a modern skyline and is home to various landmarks belonging to the British Colonial Era.
To enjoy this city, immerse yourself in the century old culture and several other hidden gems in and around the city. And it doesn’t just end at these mesmerizing tourist attractions as the food; massages and spas of KL are famous all around the world.
For a first time KL tourist, everything in and around the city can get a bit overwhelming. Which is why we are giving out a suggestion series every traveller must go through once. Read along to see what all Kuala Lumpur has to offer the new age traveller.
Familiarize with the Golden Triangle
If you are in KL for the first time, the golden triangle is something you will hear about quite often. Don’t confuse it for being a thing as it isn’t one but is an area that covers the North of Jalan Pudu, West of Jalan Imbi, South of Jalan Ampang and Jalan Tun Razk. The area is home to several international luxury brands like Gucci, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana and various open-air rooftop bars and clubs.
Get familiar with the twin tower Petronas, Suria KLCC, Bukit Bintang Street, Menara KL Tower, Aquaria KLCC and Petrosains in the Golden Triangle area. This particular place can keep you busy for quite some time.
Get a taste of tandem skydiving
Probably the most adventurous activity out here, make sure you get a taste of skydiving here. There are various beginner, intermediate and advance courses available, so you can choose according to your prior experience.
There are various companies providing packages between 900-1500 MYR out here. Do keep in mind that skydiving depends on the weather conditions and is more of a seasonal activity.
Hop on a Segway Ride
Not only are Segway’s cool but they also are environment friendly. Head over to Lake Gardens and explore different areas on a Segway ride. The ride will take you around the KL Butterfly Park, KL Bird Park and the Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park.
A Dinner That You Cannot Forget
Head over to the Hamlet town of Kuala Selangor for a surprise. It is usually a 1.5-hour trip own here but it always worth the trouble. This wildlife sanctuary is home to bugs that produce luminescence. It is truly mesmerizing to see them glow in the dark and light up the surroundings.
Enjoy a boat ride along the Kuala Selangor River to see these twinkling creatures light up the mangrove. This experience can be truly romantic and get you that once in a lifetime experience.
Canopy Walks are Actually A Thing
The Forest Research Institute Malaysia hosts walks and trails across their well preserved forest cover. This presents a brilliant way for travelling families to spend some time with nature along with getting plenty of fresh air and exercise.
With tickets only for 20 MYR per head this adventure comes at a bargain. Make sure the weather is appropriate for canopy walking when you head out to FRIM.
Have a Scrumptious Meal at Tamarind Springs
Tamarind Springs, a south-asian food restaurant is a 40 minute drive from KL city at Ampang in Selagnor. This place gives you the luxury of fine dining in the middle of the Ampang forest reserve.
Famous for its spicy food servings, Tamarind Springs is well known for its Lao, Khymer and Vietnamese cuisines. Run by Somkhuan Wandee, a world famous chef this restaurant provides an authentic and classic experience to its visitors.
Learn To Cook at Bayan Indah
Located within the lush green scenery of village, Bayan Indah is a modern two-storey bungalow that now functions as a cooking school. This school has over 75 unique courses that you can choose from.
Learn to make mouth-watering delicacies the Malaysian way at Bayan Indah. Mentor under the famous Le Cordon Bleu chef Rohani Jelani, and learn your way around a chopping board.
A Theme Park With Butt Loads of Fun
If water rides and surf beaches keep you excited then head over to the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park. Categorized as being one of the best places to be in Malaysia, this big park is home to a water park, a tin mine, an amusement and scream park and a quarry.
There are endless entertainment options out here if you feel that you have a specific taste. This theme park also has the largest man-made surf beach in the globe. Definitely something to check out when in KL.
Get Lost In The Beauty of Nature
Visit the Taman Negara rainforests that house some of the most spectacular species of flora and fauna. These forests are estimated to be around 128 million years old and are regarded as being one of the oldest known to mankind.
Fast flowing rivers and dense jungles makes this the ultimate place for outdoor activities. You can easily find various tours and activities to enroll in out here.
Get A Birdseye View of KL
Get atop the Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower that is a staggering 421m tall and is definitely one of the best places to see a splendid view of KL. Ranked as the 4th highest telecommunication tower in the work, it also houses the highest McDonalds in the world. Probably one of the best place to enjoy a McFloat!
Food Tours To Die For
KL is a paradise for food lovers as there are so many food tours to indulge in. These tours are totally amazing as they not only guarantee you some great food but also bring you one step closer to the traditions and culture of the local community.
These are a few things every first time visitor must try to make their first visit to Kuala Lumpur a memorable one. Although one may feel that most Asian destinations are the same at the end of the day, these few activities are what make your holiday truly about being in Kuala Lumpur.