The capital of Malaysia is a favorite city break destinations of many travelers and most Asians like us. It is one of the few visa free countries Filipino can visit. Known for its gleaming skyscrapers, Kuala Lumpur or KL is not only about the Petronas tower. The city is filled with more beautiful sights, natural attractions, scrumptious food and charming locals! Last May, our family of six decided to explore the city for 3 days.

Here is the tour provided by Kuala Lumpur Travel Tour (a travel agency in Malaysia) and a mix up of our own DIY itinerary that might help you in planning a trip to Malaysia’s capital.

Day 1 Kuala Lumpur City Center KLCC

KLCC is where several of Kuala Lumpur’s prominent landmarks can be found. The area can be explored on foot or public transportation. Corus hotel, our home for 3 days is only 5 minutes walk from the Petronas tower! As we’re very near to places of interests, the travel agency chooses to bring us to other several attractions as we can visit the tower later. Transportation through a private van is also provided by our agent.

New King Palace

Places of Interest

  • New King Palace
  • National Monument
  • National Mosque
  • Independence square
  • Menara KL Tower
  • Petronas Twin Tower Day time

Under Construction Sites as of May 2016

  • Sultan Abdul Samad Building
  • Railway Station
  • Masjid Jamek

Couple at Petronas

Tips:

  • Book your Petronas Tower tickets online to avoid queues. Our dates chosen appear to be unavailable so we asked our agency to buy it onsite.
  • Choose around 5 to 6 PM to see the city’s skyline on daytime, blue hour and night time.
  • Robes are provided at the entrance to cover up, if you’re underdressed.
  • The Menara and Petronas are located nearby each other
  • Wear comfortable and light clothes and shoes. Not because you’ll walk a lot but of the weather in KL is sticky! Humid to its finest! We’re lucky during our visit as most time was cloudy and the sun didn’t really hit us.

Read More: Travel Expenses in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia for 3 days

Day 2 Nature, Religious Sites, Neighborhood

We started our day 2 in KL Bird Park where you can find high up nets covering the entire area with lots of tropical birds flapping around. Then off to the famous religious site Batu Caves which is used as a temple by local Hindus. After lunch and a short nap in the hotel, we headed on our own to Bukit Bintang and Jalan Alor. From the Suria mall, we hop on a free purple bus roaming around KLCC and with a help of a guy working nearby the area, we found the place. The liveliest streak of shops and authentic food are here. The crowd, the hectic traffic, unfinished roads and monorail sound make this feel more urban than anywhere else in the city.

Batu Caves COuple

what am i trying to do here? :p

Places of Interest

  • Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
  • Batu Caves
  • Suria Mall
  • Jalan Alor
  • Bukit Bintang

Tips:

  • Rise early to get to the Batu Caves before the crowd and the heat arrive. Be careful with the monkeys lining the staircase.
  • There are restaurants available inside the KL Bird Park.
  • Don’t buy any souvenirs in the main attractions. You can buy it in Chinatown for cheap and good finds.

Day 3 Neighborhoods, Flea & Street Markets

Our day 3 is designated for shopping and more relax time with the family. In the morning, we visited the Central Market building which houses stalls of souvenirs, crafts and other items. There are some good restaurants here as well. Then walk a little to the Jalan Petaling Street. This part of KL’s Chinatown is protected from rain and sun by a roof so you can enjoy your shopping without worrying. Apart from shopping, the area got pretty architecture of the past and several temples to explore. At night, we visited Suria mall for the nth time and see the marvelous Petronas tower again.

Petaling Street

Places of Interest

  • Central market
  • Chinatown
  • Jalan Petaling street
  • Suria Mall
  • Petronas Twin Tower at night

Tips

  • Learn the art of haggling in Chinatown. Prices are cheaper here than in Central market.
  • The shopping area is at its liveliest in the afternoon and evening.
  • There are plenty of good restaurants selling authentic meals in the side streets.
  • See the Petronas tower at night.

If you have more than 3 days to explore the Malaysian capital, other suggested sites by tripadvisor reviewers are Little India, Jamek Mosque and the Islamic Arts Museum. Certainly, there are more sights to see and unique things to experience in this clean and modern city. Now, where to end this recap tour of Kuala Lumpur? Well, there is really no end to what the city has to offer.

Have you been to Kuala Lumpur? Did you have similar experiences? We’d love to hear your comments!