5 must go places in Kuala Lumpur

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1. Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas Twin Towers are one of the tallest buildings in Malaysia, Standing 452 metres tall. Both Towers joined at the 41st and 42nd floors. Set on Level 86 (which is the top floor)is Petronas Twin Towers’ observation deck, where visitors can get a closeup view of the tower’s spire as well as digital displays and exhibit of the tower’s history.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 19:00 (closed for Friday prayers 13:00 – 14:30)


2. Sultan Abdul Samad Building

The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is among Kuala Lumpur’s earliest Moorish-style buildings. It was built in 1897 and was named after the reigning Sultan of Selangor at the time. The distinguished landmark originally served as the secretariat for the colonial British administration.

Sultan Abdul Samad Building is now home to the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture of Malaysia and sits beside the old KL Railway Station. Though it no longer serves an official purpose, it remains one of the city’s most important tourist attractions and a historical landmark in the city.


3. Jalan Alor at Bukit Bintang

Hosting a lot of hawker stalls and seafood restaurants, Jalan Alor is one of the most famous roads in Kuala Lumpur for food. Called the cultural heart of the city’s local cuisine, tourists rarely venture here largely because of its ‘hidden’ location. It’s located just behind Jalan Bukit Bintang and a short walk away from Changkat Bukit Bintang


4. Aquaria KLCC

Aquaria KLCC, located on the concourse level of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, is said to be one of the largest aquariums in Southeast Asia. Home to over 150 species of marine life. One of the highlights of Aquaria KLCC is a giant tank (featuring an authentic-looking shipwreck) – a 90m walk-through tunnel with a moving travelator in its centre.


5. Perdana Botanical Garden

The Perdana Botanical Gardens, set within the Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park, contain the largest collection of flower gardens and animal parks in Kuala Lumpur city centre. This flower garden spans 10,000 square metres, housing walking paths and manmade fountains, as well as a semi-circle pergola and rock garden that house 800 species of orchids from both climbing and terrestrial varieties.

Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 20:00

Author: Tamim Saad Alberuny 

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