At 452 metres, this used to be the tallest building in the world. Still the tallest twin buildings, it is a true symbol of the new Malaysia. Visitors are welcome to the skybridge at the 41st floor. Petronas towers are adjacent to one of the busiest shopping malls in Malaysia, Suria KLCC.
The perfect introduction to Malaysian culture and history, the Malaysia Heritage Walk, offers seven different paths throughout the Kuala Lumpur region. From single day trips to four day adventures, the many options offer something for everyone. While discovering the amazing Malaysian nature, the participant will also experience the richness of the cultural heritage.
Berjaya Times Square Theme Park offers exciting rides for thrill-seekers and fun activities for families. The two levels are "Galaxy Station" (for thrill-seekers) and "Fantasy Garden" (for families). Measuring 133,000 square feet, the theme park has a space/futuristic theme, with fictitious mad scientist Professor Cosmo being the official mascot.
Give yourself an adventure among the marine wonders at Aquaria KLCC. This attraction is located in KLCC just next to Petronas Twin Towers. Over 5,000 different animals are shown here and if you want to get really close to them book one of their packages including diving with sharks or Cage Ride.
The first restaurant in total darkness in Malaysia, Dining in the Dark, offers a completely new experience. A specifically designed three-course menu gives your taste palate an adventure, through the varying flavours offered. This unique experience presents the ultimate taste test, as it forces you to really taste. Dining in the Dark is something that the curious-minded and adventurous should try while in Kuala Lumpur.
This is one of four Din Tai Fung outlets in Kuala Lumpur. Whether you choose to visit this one or another one you are able to order carefully and freshly made Xiao Long Bao, a kind of more delicate dumplings. This chain is awarded with one Michelin Star and has been voted Top 10 Restaurants in the World by The New York Times.
For a spicy Indian culinary experience you should head to Betel Leaf. They started their business in 2009, and their focus lies in cooking flavourful food made from fresh ingredients. To ensure the quality of products, they use vegetables and meat from their own farm in Mantin, Negeri Sembila.
Housed in a bright and airy space with a courtyard, LOKL Coffee Co. serves comfort food with an Asian twist and some of the specialties includes buttermilk fried chicken, pulled beef burger and Hainanese meatloaf. Pop in for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just for a coffee. When here, try coffee done in the local way - buttery local blends, hand-filtered and served with sticky sweet condensed milk?
Only using quality coffee beans, Antipodean Cafe serves a good variety of coffees including Vietnamese ice coffee. Besides serving coffee, they also have a café food menu that includes BLT on sour dough bread, salmon fish cakes, shredded chicken salad and a good variety of healthy breakfast choices. If you are craving for something sweet, do not worry, they also have cakes and biscuits like carrot cake, cashew cakes, raisin loaf and much more.
A hidden gem located in Chinatown, Coffee Amo is a popular café where locals and tourist rest their feet after shopping or just enjoying a cup of warm beverage. What makes this café special, is the 3D coffee art they are making with foam. Drop by and have a look what the fuss is all about, you won´t be disappointed.
One of the most lavish nightspot in Kuala Lumpur, Zouk Kl is an iconic superclub that attracts a trendy crowd. With several clubs, a VIP bar lounge, member's lounge, café and rooftop deck, this is truly the place to party the night away. Also hosting themed party nights and international DJ´s are playing mixed music to get the crowd moving.
Housed in an 80-year-old prewar building, Mojo Restaurant & Bar is located in the Asian Heritage Row. A cosy get-together place with a chic décor where to enjoy scrumptious food and outstanding drinks. They even have a garden, the perfect place where to chill with friends.
There are two airports: Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at Sepang, 55 km from the city, and Subang Airport is 12 km from the city—just a quick taxi ride away. Subang Airport caters mostly domestic flights. From KLIA to the Kuala Lumpur city centre you can take the high speed train KLIA Ekspres & KLIA Transit. Travelling time is 28 minutes for KLIA Ekspres and 35 minutes for KLIA Transit. www.kliaekspres.com
Since most people don’t live downtown, the most common way of getting around in Kuala Lumpur is driving. There may be light traffic jams during rush hours, but nothing serious. However, for the visitor, the public transport system is well-expanded and consists of an underground system, a monorail line, a series of different train lines and several bus operators.
If you are not familiar with the city and only staying for a short period, taxis can be the most convenient way of getting about. Taxis are easily available and economical. Fares are charged according to the zone and are subject to change. An extra 50 percent is added for services between 24.00 (midnight) and 6.00. All taxis should use meters.