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Excursions to Try in Kuala Lumpur – Fun Places to Visit!

If you are seated at home wondering what you are going to do once the lockdowns are lifted, might we suggest getting a pen and paper and planning a trip to Kuala Lumpur? It would be the perfect place to visit over the end of the year and give yourself a well-earned holiday after all the emotional distress.

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Petronas Twin Towers

Located between Jalan Ampang and Jalan Raja Chulan, not that you need to go looking for this Malaysian icon; the Petronas Twin Towers are indeed an iconic part of the KL skyline. They are considered the tallest twin structures in the world with a sky bridge and 88 stories. There is a convention centre and a mall inside along with some office spaces. Take the 170 m elevator and explore this majestic building.

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Menara KL Tower

In comparison to the twin towers, Menara KL Tower is not as spectacular but offers glorious views of the surroundings and the KL skyline from a height of 276 m. The spindle apex can be seen from all over the city and even from many hotel rooms in Kuala Lumpur. It is home to the tallest revolving restaurant, cascade pools, fast food restaurants and an amphitheatre.

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Chinatown

If you are planning to stay in KL consider being at the centre of it all with a hotel, like Berjaya Times Square Hotel. Then you will find you are within a quick drive's distance from all the major sites worth visiting like KL's Chinatown. It is the one spot in the city that never sleeps, and you can find anything your heart desires here, from imitation goods of luxury brands to Chinese herbs and authentic Chinese restaurants where you can taste the delicacies of Chinese cooking. The next best thing will be in China. It is vibrant and loud and considered a shopper's paradise.

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Batu Caves

The Batu Caves are located at Sri Subramaniam Temple and is open from 6 am to 9 pm every day. Entrance is free. The hike to the caves will take you through 272 steps to a century-old temple that is etched into the limestone. One of the most breath-taking is the Cathedral Cave which is about 100 m tall with an arched ceiling.

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Sultan Abdul Samad Building

If you love architecture, you will love visiting the Sultan Abdul Samad Building which is a Moorish-style building in Merdeka Square. It was originally designed by A.B Hubbock and A.C Norman in dedication to the Sultan of Selangor. It has over a century of history that architecture buffs and history buffs will love to learn more about.

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Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is located on Bandar Sunway in Petaling Jaya. It comprises of 5 zones under the names of Scream Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Water Park and Extreme Park. There is plenty to do in the park for both the young and old making it a popular go-to location for tourists and locals alike.