Where to Eat Play Shop on a Kuala Lumpur Staycation
Wondering where to go in Malaysia for a getaway to recharge your mind and nourish your soul? Consider Kuala Lumpur (KL), a cosmopolitan city with popular attractions, delectable food options and enticing shopping choices.
If you are planning an Eat, Play and Shop staycation in KL, staying at a central location makes travelling to the best spots a breeze. Here are our recommendations of where to stay, where to visit, as well as the best places to shop and eat in Malaysia’s capital city without travelling too far from your accommodation.
Where to Stay for Your Kuala Lumpur Staycation
Attractions Near Your Accommodation
Shopping Near Your Accommodation
Dining Options Near Your Accommodation
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Where to Stay for Your Kuala Lumpur Staycation
Does your idea of the perfect KL staycation include lounging in your room and occasionally venturing out to explore nearby attractions? In that case, we recommend escaping to the urban sanctuaries of Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur, PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur and PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur.
All three are centrally located in the heart of the city, surrounded by a myriad of food, shopping and entertainment options. Here are our recommendations for shopping, playing and dining, all within a 15-minute walk from your KL accommodation.
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From appreciating a miniature city, thrilling indoor roller coasters, to diving into the underwater world, there are numerous attractions you can explore around the vicinity of your KL accommodation.
Experience Malaysia in Miniature Forms
See Malaysia like never before at MinNature Malaysia—the country’s finest collection of miniature displays celebrating its wonderfully diverse cultural heritage. Encounter more than 100 iconic heritage buildings from around the country in tiny forms. They range from the Menara KL Tower and the Merdeka Square, to dioramas inspired by the creators’ imagination.
Beyond that, there are also over 10,000 figurines; all put together to depict early and current Malaysian life. One highlight is the “Taste of Malaysia” collection, with delicate crafted realistic renditions of Malaysia’s favourite food items.
Get Ready for a Wild Ride
Looking for some adrenaline-pumping excitement? Let your hair down at the Berjaya Times Square Theme Park. Ride Asia Pacific’s longest multiple-inverted rollercoaster, create your avatars and see your creations jump to live on a big screen, or take on virtual reality enemies as you slash and dance your way to pulsating beats wielding lightsabers like a master Jedi.
Enough fun for the day? Head down to the mall below the theme park for a good meal or simply visit the fine restaurants at any of our KL hotels.
Dive Into the Deep Sea
Slow things down with a visit to the calming Aquaria KLCC—a state-of-the-art marine aquarium home to over 5,000 aquatic creatures. Journey through the ocean habitat and get an intimate look at iconic Malaysian species such as the Green Sea Turtles, Sand Tiger Sharks and Giant Groupers. If you can’t get enough of these aquatic creatures, stick around for feeding time, where professional aquarists feed the various marine species.
Where to Shop in KL Near Your Accommodation
Shop Luxury Brands and More
One cannot visit KL without doing any shopping. Of the must-visit malls in KL, the one you mustn’t miss is Pavilion Kuala Lumpur—an award-winning shopping destination with more than 700 retail stores and restaurants. From luxury brands to street fashions (including a Japanese fashion section called Tokyo Street), you will simply be spoiled for choice here.
Street Brands and Local Crafts Await
Hungry for more shopping? Visit Sungei Wang Plaza, one of the oldest shopping malls in KL. Filled with stores retailing affordable clothes, accessories, footwear and beauty products, you can easily spend half a day here. Traditional and local craftwork can be found at the mall’s Culture street, where the country’s finest local craft and artisan works are featured.
Enter Gadget Paradise
If you are hunting for gadgets, then Plaza Low Yat is the place to go. Lauded as the country’s largest IT lifestyle mall and recognised for its affordability, the shopping centre is where locals flock to for their ICT (Information and Communication Technology) needs. From the latest smartphones and tablets, Macbooks and PCs, to WIFI routers, selfie sticks, and video games, the choices are endless here.
Where to Dine in KL Near Your Accommodation
Savour Malaysian Street Food
A visit to KL should be filled with foodie adventures—an excellent place to start is at the Jalan Alor Food Street. The street comes alive at night, illuminated with brightly lit stalls, and filled with delicious aromas. Some of the street food to try here include barbecued chicken wings, oyster omelette, char kway teow and the ever-popular satay.
Enjoy KL City Nightlife
Looking for somewhere to chill with a drink or two after dark? Take a walk to the nearby Changkat Bukit Bintang. Likened to London’s Piccadilly Circus, the avenue bustles with popular bars and restaurants in colonial shophouses and makes a delightful pub-crawling spot.
Experience the Vibrant Cafe Culture
If you love coffee, you would be glad to know that KL has a flourishing coffee culture, all within walking distance from your accommodation. And if there is one cafe you have to check out—the Eden Coffee Rooftop Cafe. Sip your cuppa while admiring the beautiful view of the city. Feeling peckish? Sample the cafe’s confections, especially the much-lauded salted caramel macadamia cheesecake.
Chocolate lovers would delight in the Molten Chocolate Cafe, a chocolate paradise serving French crepes, waffles, and churros dipped in rich, Belgian chocolate. The cafe also offers a variety of coffee drinks to complement the delectable desserts.
Feeka Coffee Roasters has what you are looking for if you love strong coffee. The cafe roasts its beans, and for those allergic to dairy, here’s good news—the cafe offers almond milk as an alternative.
Need more recommendations for your KL staycation? Read more about what to do in Kuala Lumpur. The teams at Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur, PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur and PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur look forward to hosting you.