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Top 10 Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur – The only thing you won’t be able to find is enough time

Kuala Lumpur is a lot to take in at once, the radical modernisation has made this city a tourist hub with endless possibilities of things to see and do. To make your trip easier, here's a list of few must do's.


The icon that defined a nation

One of THE most iconic sights in Asia, the Petronas twin towers are the tallest twin towers in the world. They stand as a testament to what this once backward nation has achieved and become today. When you go to Kuala Lumpur, first visit this architectural marvel that combines western modernism with Malaysia's Islamic heritage it truly tells you the story of this beautiful country.


A taste of where cultures meet

No one cares that Lot 10 Hutong is a bit on the pricey side, it's completely worth it. It's a haven for tourists eager to taste and sample every flavour that KL has to offer. Designed to imitate the 'Hutongs' or alleys of Beijing, this food court is a maze where you can get lost amidst the mouthwatering fragrances of heritage food that will without a doubt get your appetite really worked up.


Here the nights never end

In KL you never run out of things to do, especially at night. When the sun goes down, be somewhere in the golden triangle near Bukit Bintang, the selection and variety of pubs and nightclubs are near endless. High-end rooftop bars or live music at an Irish pub, dance the night away to throbbing techno beats, whatever you fancy you sure find it there.


Hang on, just enjoy the ride!

So far this trip has been a rollercoaster ride hasn't it? Well, it doesn't end here. Make sure to visit the Sunway Lagoon theme park for a fun day just letting your inner-child run-free. Leave your age at the entrance and spend the day carefree, treat yourself to a little excitement.


Film noir and soulful jazz?

It doesn't matter where you're staying, hop over to the Pacific Standard Bar at Alila Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur which offers a whole new vibe. The setting is vintage Hollywood and the atmosphere reminiscent of film noir and soulful jazz. It is a one-of-a-kind cocktail bar and without a doubt, one of the finest experiences any 5 star hotel in KL has to offer.


Celebrate a beautiful heritage

The uber-modern persona KL has taken on in recent decades often makes you overlook the ancient heritage that shaped this nation and its people. Make sure to visit the KL National Museum and take a look around, it is a visit that will make you appreciate Malaysia in a whole new way.


How far would you go for the perfect view?

Luckily in KL, you don't have to go far. The Menara KL Tower deck is nearly 100m higher up than the sky bridge at the Petronas Towers and without a doubt offers the best views of the sparkling cityscape that is Kuala Lumpur.


No city is truly ever tamed

The skyscrapers and the hustle and bustle of the city leave any heart yearning for some greenery after a few days, we are all human like that. In KL you can make a quick commute to the Perdana Botanical Gardens and let your soul breathe for a moment as you lose yourself along the winding tree-lined walkways that seem to lead on forever.


Let's go hunting

Malaysia is home to a significant Chinese population and China town is the place where their culture is truly in bloom. Pack your wits and keenest eyes cause when you're in China town you have to hunt a bargain for that shelf of souvenirs from all your travels back at home.


Once upon a time, 400 million years ago....

Just a few kilometres north of KL, there is a Hindu place of worship that reaches back to about 100 years. The Batu caves are 400 million years old but are famous today for the celebration of Thaipusam and the Kavadi procession synonymous with the festival.