Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia’s bustling capital is an incredible mix of old and new; modern shopping centres, incredible skyscrapers and a vibrant nightlife effortlessly mix with historic landmarks, traditional markets and reverent cultural attractions.
Everywhere you look there is something to discover here – whether visiting for a few days or a few weeks, there is no shortage of exciting things to do in Kuala Lumpur.
History & Culture
Visitors can learn about the history of Malaysia through the unique cultural attractions around the city. At Dataran Merdeka, visitors can see the historic spot where Malaysia officially declared its independence from British colonial rule. Outside the city, the sacred Batu Caves highlight the country’s cultural and religious influences.
Other popular attractions cast light on Kuala Lumpur’s modern progress; visitors can appreciate the city’s evolution from the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, or, learn more about Malaysia’s development through fascinating exhibitions at the National Museum, Islamic Arts Museum and the National Textiles Museum.
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One of the most popular things to do in Kuala Lumpur is go shopping at one of the city’s world-famous shopping malls. Bukit Bintang is Kuala Lumpur's principal destination for this, boasting 10 outstanding retail centres in one area.
Anything you want, you can find here – from international designer labels and high-street fashion to traditional handicrafts and discounted electronics, Kuala Lumpur is a prime spot to revel in some retail therapy. For a one-stop shop, centres like Fahrenheit 88, Pavilion KL and Starhill Gallery offer everything under one roof.
Restaurants, Nightlife & Entertainment
Kuala Lumpur’s vibrant nightlife scene means it truly is the city that never sleeps. The city’s trendy bars and restaurants are open long after the sun goes down and cater to every interest – from stand-up comedy to live music or a sophisticated lounge away from the noise.
The city’s culinary scene is no less impressive, representing cuisines from Asia and beyond. Visitors can enjoy traditional Malay dishes or go on a culinary tour around the world – sampling French, Italian, Brazilian, Vietnamese and Japanese fare – all while exploring a single street. From upscale restaurants to authentic street food vendors, the range of options makes it easy to eat your way through Kuala Lumpur.