Kuala Lumpur Attractions A to Z
All Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur attractions are very extensive and diverse, and as Malaysia’s capital, that’s hardly surprising. This city can be overwhelming for first-time visitors and with so much to see and do, not to mention a constantly evolving landscape, you’re sure to miss out on some great sights unless you’re well informed. That being said, we’ve compiled these attractions below in alphabetical order, so you can easily make the most out of your trip in Kuala Lumpur.
There are attractions in Kuala Lumpur to suit all ages, ranging from century-old landmarks, towering urban architecture, as well as sprawling gardens and animal parks. If you’re interested in learning about the city’s rich heritage, there are plenty of temples, museums, atmospheric Chinese architecture, and grand buildings with Moorish, Mogul and Malay architecture. Alternatively, the city’s nightlife attractions are most easily accessible within the Golden Triangle area, and if it's nature you're after then the Lake Gardens and KLCC Park are perfect for those leisurely afternoons.
Occupying 60,000sqft in the concourse level of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Aquaria KLCC is a world-class giant aquarium housing thousands of marine species from all over the world. Screen projectors along the Discovery Zones present fascinating facts about the species contained within the Aquaria. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily, 11:00 – 20:00 (last ticket sales and admission is at 19:00)
- Address: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Complex, KLCC
- Tel: +603 2333 1888
Badan Warisan Malaysia is home to the Heritage of Malaysia society. Set in the shadow of the PETRONAS Twin Towers, the main building is called the Heritage Centre. It is a bungalow built in 1925 that hosts regular art exhibitions on historic Malaysian buildings, and their environs. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 16:00 Tuesday – Saturday
- Address: 2 Jalan Stonor Kuala Lumpur 50450
- Tel: +603 2144 9273
Located approximately 11 kilometres to the north of Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves is a limestone hill comprising three major caves and a number of smaller ones. Considered one of Kuala Lumpur’s most frequented tourist attractions, this 100-year-old temple features idols and statues erected inside the main caves and around it. Incorporated with interior limestone formations said to be around 400 million years old, the temple is considered an important religious landmark by Hindus. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily, 06:00 - 21:00
- Address: Batu Caves, Sri Subramaniam Temple, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Tel: +603 2287 9422
- Tour Available: Kuala Lumpur Batu Caves Tour
A seemingly different world, Brickfields, the site of the recently relocated Little India, was originally a simple residential neighbourhood situated just outside central Kuala Lumpur. This wide thoroughfare plays host to a vast collection of Indian stores and restaurants run by Malaysia’s Indian community. The strip of Indian shops – retailing traditional Indian goods including saris, flower garlands and Bollywood music – happen to be one of Kuala Lumpur’s trademark tourist hotspots. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:00
- Location: Jalan Travers to Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields
Bukit Bintang-KLCC Pedestrian Walkway is a 1.173km-long pedestrian bridge that connects Pavilion KL to Impiana KLCC Hotel and the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The other portion of this walkway is a pedestrian tunnel on the convention centre’s concourse level linked to Suria KLCC shopping centre. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 06:00 – 23:00
- Location: Golden Triangle
Bukit Jalil is a hill where Malaysia's largest outdoor stadium, which can fit up to 100,000 people, is located. It is also here that you will find a nice recreational park on top of the hill, along with some nice ponds below. The National Sports Complex, which has a variety of stadiums and courts for different sports, is also located on Bukit Jalil.
- Opening Hours: Daily, 07:00 – 20:00
- How to get there: Take a Putra LRT, and stop at Seri Petaling Station or Bukit Jalil Station.
Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve
Formerly known as Bucket Weld Forest Reserve, Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is one of the oldest permanent forest reserves in the country. A welcome bit of lush greenery in the middle of a bustling metropolis, the 100-year-old forest reserve covers an area of approximately 11 hectares and is the only remaining tropical rainforest in the heart of the city.
The nature trails here are well maintained, so it’s worth including a visit here in your itinerary if you plan on visiting the KL Tower. A complimentary nature walk is available for those who purchase tickets to the tower’s observation platform.
- Opening Hours: Daily, 07:00 – 18:00.
Free guided tours are available at 10:30, 12:30, 14:20 & 16:30.
- Address: Menara Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Puncak, Off Jalan P. Ramlee
- Tel: +603 2020 5448
The Butterfly Park is also located in Lake Gardens, housing more than 6,000 butterflies from 120 species. Landscaped like a bushy garden with lots of flowers, the park will enthrall visitors as butterflies float to your shirt and hand, sticking like badges. Also check out the nursery and breeding area where you can see butterfly larvae emerging from their cocoons.
Besides the butterflies, a wide range of insects such as rhinoceros beetles and praying mantises are on display. There's also a souvenir shop where you can purchased frames of preserved butterflies, scorpions and other insects.
- Opening Hours: Daily, 09:00 – 18:00
- Address: Jalan Cenderasari
- Tel: +603 2693 4799
The Cathedral of St. Mary is one of the oldest Anglican churches in Malaysia and is a KL landmark. Built in 1894 by the British colonial administration, it is located towards the far north side of Dataran Merdeka and looks every inch the typical, picturesque English country church. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Raja
- Tel: +603 26945470 or +603 2692 8672
Located along Jalan Hang Kasturi – only a few minutes away from Petaling Street – is the renowned Central Market. Also known as Pasar Seni, this market is one of Kuala Lumpur’s most familiar landmarks as well as a popular tourist attraction.
In the past it was a simple wet market yet today it is a permanent structure that houses all sorts of traders – you can find an assortment of merchandise here that ranges from handicrafts and souvenirs to authentic Malaysian batik prints. Read More...
- Highlights: Arch Collection, Actop Craft, Asli Craft, Borneo Pearls, Cute Fish Spa, Dodo Art & Craft, Fine Batik, House of Silver, Kheng's Antique and Collectible, Success Portrait, Suria Portrait Centre, Swartz Creation.
- Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00 – 22:00
- Location: Just around the corner from Kota Raya Shopping Centre
- Address: No. 10, 1st-3rd floor, Jalan Hang Kasturi
- Tel: +603 2031 0399 or +603 2031 5399 or +603 2031 7399
Constructed over a century ago, the Chan See Shu Yuen Temple is a fine example of Oriental architecture, with open courtyards, symmetrical pavilions and embellished roofs. The temple is easily identified by its intricately-carved roof, depicting monumental events in Chinese mythology, while its inner shrine is decorated with ornate sculptures of mythical creatures and olden-day warriors. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily, 08:00 – 18:00
- Location: at the most southern end of Petaling Street
- Address: 172 Jalan Petaling
- Tel: +603 2070 6511
Located at the northern end of Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Chow Kit is acknowledged as one of Malaysia’s most infamous landmarks. Even though it may not be as well known by tourists in comparison to its starlet cousin, Petaling Street – which is located within the same area – it is definitely exciting although not for the faint hearted. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Haji Hussein, Chow Kit
Cosmo's World Theme Park is dubbed as the largest indoor theme park in Malaysia, covering an area over 380,000 sq feet in Berjaya Time Square shopping centre.
Families can enjoy over 14 rides which include the adrenaline-pumping 800-metre long 'Supersonic Odyssey' roller coaster, the thrilling 30-metre high 'Spinning Orbit', the out-of-control swinging 'Space Attack' and the incredible human 'DNA Mixer'. The theme park also caters for private functions such as children's birthday parties with special rooms for such occasions. Read More...
- Opening Hours:
Weekday, 12:00 - 22:00
Weekend & Public Holiday, 11:00 - 22:00
- Address: 5th & 7th Floor, Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur, No.1, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
- Tel: +603 2117 3118
Dayabumi Complex is a 35-storey building set along Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, south of Merdeka Square. Built in the 1970s, it was the first modern building in KL to incorporate principles of Islamic design into its architecture. A major landmark in KL it was one of the city’s earliest skyscrapers. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin
The Deer Park is a small haven for deer in the Lake Gardens. Entrance is free and visitors can come in to marvel at a variety of local deer that include hinds, does and fawns. Of special note is the mousedeer, or 'kancil', which is an extremely small type of deer, no bigger than a house cat. Visitors can get up, close and personal to the deer, petting and feeding them. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily, 09:00 – 18:00
- Tel: +603 2693 6661 (Kuala Lumpur Tourist Information Centre)
District 21 Kuala Lumpur is an adventure theme park set within IOI City Mall Putrajaya, where visitors of all ages can enjoy a variety of challenging obstacle courses. Spanning over 6,500 square metres, the indoor theme park features a post-apocalyptic setting with plenty of metal beams, steel walls and colourful graffiti, as well as suspended ropes, chains, and platforms.
Visitors will first pass through a two-step decontamination chamber, where they are provided with protective gloves and non-slip socks (as shoes are not permitted for certain rides) while staff brief them on the theme park’s rules and safety precautions. Fitted with LED-lit climbing walls, high-speed slides, trampolines, and aerial obstacle courses, District 21 Kuala Lumpur boasts 11 attractions with varying levels of difficulty. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 12:00 - 20:00, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 20:00
- Location: IOI City Mall, Putrajaya, Selangor
- Address: +603 8328 8888
The Genting Theme Park is a sprawling, multi-million Ringgit theme park with over 40 rides that are either indoor or outdoor. Located 2,000 metres above sea-level on Genting Highlands, the park is easily accessed by road Kuala Lumpur or cable car from the foothill.
Some of the highlights are the roller coaster, tube drop, Flight Simulator and Splash Pool. The park is a destination for those after fast-paced excitement as it is full of amusement games, interactive rides and superb shows. There are also many restaurants and eateries inside the covered area where you can eat to your fill after some fun-filled activities. Read More...
- Opening Hours:
Monday, 09:00 - 19:00.
Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 - 19:00.
Saturday, 08:00 - 22:00.
Sunday, 08:00 - 20:00.
Public Holiday & School Holiday, 08:00 - 22:00
- Location: Genting Highland
- Tour Available: Genting Tour Packages
i-City has a funfair-like atmosphere with a Ferris Wheel, two-tiered carousel, booths set up where you can play carnival-esque games (and win stuffed toys), plus stalls selling candy floss and other snacks. Besides the ‘forest’, other displays at the park include quirky, plastic figures such as peacocks, flamingos, giraffes and swans fitted with LED lights.
Located about an hour away from the KL city centre, rows of Chinese lanterns and fake cherry blossom trees give the place an Oriental look. During the daytime, you can keep cool with a visit to Waterworld, a section of the theme park with a number of water-based attractions including cascading fountains and spiral slides. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 19:00 – 02:00
- Address: D-9-1, Jalan Multimedia, 7/AJ City Park, i-City, Shah Alam
- Tel: +603 5521 8800
Istana Budaya is Malaysia’s National Theatre. Also known as The Palace of Culture, it towers over the National Art Gallery on Jalan Tun Razak. Built in 1999, it is the country’s main venue for local and international music, dance and drama performances, including operettas, classical concerts and more. Read More...
- Address: 58 Jalan Kuantan Titiwangsa, 53200 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 4026 5555
The Istana Negara or Agong's Palace is the official residence of Malaysia's King, called the Agong. It is located on a sprawling 18-acre garden where there are tennis courts, a 6-hole golf course, swimming pool and a lake.
Outside, at the main entrance, the Royal Guards stands erect, akin to the British Royal Guards in Buckingham Palace. Sometimes, they come on horses. Visitors can watch them change guards in a marching display daily. Read More...
Giving new meaning to role playing, Kidzania KL is a memorable, edutainment centre designed to show and encourage kids to ‘work’ in professional jobs. Teaching them about different career choices, it looks like an indoor city with miniature-sized replicas of office buildings and cars: once you breeze through the AirAsia airport-style entrance, children can take turns performing over 90 different types of grown-up jobs including pretending to be a surgeon, judge, mechanic and hairdresser.
An indoor theme park that first started out in Mexico, today there are several Kidzania experiences around the world and this is Malaysia’s first outlet: it is located in Petaling Jaya, about 25 minutes from the KL city centre. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 21:00 Sunday – Wednesday; 09:00 – 23:00 Thursday; 10:00 – 23:00 Friday & Saturday
- Address: Curve NX, 18 Jalan PJU 7/5, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya
- Tel: +1300 88 KIDZ (5439)
- Price Range: RM55 Kids; RM35 Adults (there is also a drop-off service)
A masterpiece conceptualised by the world-renowned Brazilian landscape artist, the late Roberto Burle Marx, the KLCC Park is a 50-acre urban sanctuary in the heart of the city. The elaborately-landscaped park’s main highlight is the spectacular dancing water fountains at the Lake Symphony, considered by many as a work of art on its own. Around 1,900 trees and plants from 74 different species are available here, as well as jogging tracks, a two-acre children’s playground and a 43-metre elevated bridge that provides a vantage point from where to get a good view of the park and the twin towers. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily, 07:00 – 22:00;
Lake Symphony’s dancing fountains are on from 12:00 – 14:00 & 18:00 – 23:00 on weekdays, and from 10:00 – 00:00 on weekends and public holidays.
- Location: Right next to Suria KLCC
- Tel: +603 2380 9032
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is part of the renowned lushly verdant 60-hectare Lake Gardens. Reputedly one of the largest parks in the world, this sprawling 20-hectare property was opened in 1991 and houses more than 3,000 birds and 200 species from all over the world. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily, 09:00 – 18:00
- Address: No. 920 Jalan Lembah Taman Tasik Perdana
- Tel: +603 2273 5423
Fronting the 100 metre Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) flagpole, the KL City Gallery is good for travellers looking to take a break from KL’s glassy malls. It is a ‘museum’ with a collection of prints, photos and mini architectural models showcasing the city’s history but it also has an extensive array of souvenirs at ARCH. The Moghul-Indian style building used to be the KL Memorial Library and also serves as a Tourist Information Centre. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 18:00
- Address: 27, Jalan Raja, Dataran Merdeka, 50050 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: + 603 2698 3333
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Massive and impressive, the purpose-built Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is the city’s premier event space. Designed and built to world-class standards, the convention centre has played host to many global events in the past.
Exhibitions and events are constantly being held in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre throughout the year, so no matter what time of the year you visit, there’s always something going on here.
- Location: Next to Petronas Twin Towers
- Address: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, KLCC
- Tel: +603 2333 2888
The KL Railway Station was built in 1911 and was once the central point for Malaysia's railway networks and service, especially for Keretapi Tanah Melayu – Malaysia's first railway service provider.
The Moorish-styled building is located along Hishamuddin Street and during its heydays, was packed with people and housed a few outlets and restaurants. Today, its role has been superseded by KL Sentral, the high-tech and modern railway station in Brickfields and remains solely as a tourist attraction. Read More...
Also known as Guan Ti or Kwong Siew Temple, Kuan Ti Temple is a Taoist temple dedicated to a Chinese deity, Kuan Ti, the God of War & Literature. Two stone lions guard the temple at the entrance and in the main lobby, statues of the God of Examinations & Fate and the God of the Elderly greet visitors to its main prayer hall, where the statue of Kuan Ti proudly takes it place at the central altar. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily, 07:00 – 19:00 (opening hours may vary, so please check with the temple keeper)
- Location: right across the street from Popular Bookstore, and just opposite Sri Mahamariamman Temple
- Address: Along Jalan Tun H. S. Lee
The figure in the main prayer hall is that of Shakyamuni (Gautama Buddha); to his right is the statue of the South Sea Guanyin – a robed statue with a flashing halo. To the left of Shakyamuni is Qianshou (Thousand Arm Goddess of Mercy) Guanyin: this statue represents Kuan Yin’s compassionate side as the goddess purportedly has a ‘thousand hands and a thousand eyes’ to generously provide for devotees. At prayer times (12:30 – 13:45), the chanting of ‘Namo Guanshiyin Bodhisattva’ from devotees and priests is a beautiful, melodious sound. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 07:00 – 17:00
- Address: Jalan Stadium and Jalan Maharajalela, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur
The Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens, also called Taman Tasik Perdana, is located in a tranquil area with some remaining secondary forest in Perdana Street. The history of the park dates back to the 1880s' and remains a popular recreational spot for locals till this day.
Much like a botanical garden, there are many flowers, plants and trees landscaped into the park, complete with captions that explain their scientific data. Marble paths line the 91-hectare park which has two lakes for recreational rowing, playgrounds and exercise stations. Other attractions in the adjoining areas of the park include the Bird Park, Butterfly Park and more flower gardens. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily, 07:00 – 18:00
- How to get there: If you do not mind walking, take the KTM Komuter and stop at Bank Negara station. The Lake Garden is approximately 15 to 20 minutes walk from the station.
The Masjid Negara (National Mosque) is located near the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens. Opened in 1965, the mosque is elegantly designed with contemporary interpretations of traditional Islamic art and calligraphy. Its unique feature is the umbrella-like roof which is cast in a blue hue. Visitors are required to remove their shoes as well as dress appropriately before entering.
Addition Note: Only Muslims are allowed in the main prayer hall. Shoes must be removed before entering the mosque. Modest dressing is a must for all visitor - no shorts, short skirts and sleeveless tops allowed. Women are advised to cover their heads with a veil when entering the mosque. The mosque is busy at prayers times, particularly during Friday prayers when the mosque is packed to the the brim, so visitors are advised to plan their visits around these prayer times. Read More...
- Address: Jalan Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2693 7784
Learning doesn’t just stop at school, and it can be fun, too! Megakidz Funland & Edutainment offers just that and plenty more for kids and parents alike. Situated on the third level of Midvalley Megamall, this 27,000sqft learning and play centre contains multitude of facilities catering for kids from the age of one to 16. If you’re looking for a fun day out with your children without it costing the earth, this might be it. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 21:30
- Address: Lot T-012, North Court, 3rd Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Midvalley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2282 9300
The Independence Square was originally part of the Royal Selangor Club's cricket field but was converted into a landmark when it was used to announce Malaysia's independence in 1957, when the Union Jack was lowered.
A 95-meter flagpole, one of the highest in the world, was erected on top of a large, square marble base to commemorate the event. The field is often used for tourist and national celebrations while the Royal Selangor Club that fronts it is still in operation today. Read More...
Along with the Petronas Twin Towers, Menara Kuala Lumpur is easily Malaysia’s most recognizable and popular landmark. Constructed in 1994, the tower stands at 421 metres and effortlessly trumps the Petronas Twin Towers with the highest and most spectacular view of the city. This gleaming tower’s spindle-like apex is visible from almost anywhere in Kuala Lumpur. Read More...
The Mines Wonderland is located in Sungai Besi, just south of Kuala Lumpur city. The theme park offers a variety of water sports, boat rides, light shows, a few rides and other attractions. Nearby, you will find a resort and a shopping complex.
The main attraction in Mines is undoubtedly the Snow House, which is a complex filled with actual snow that visitors and children can play in and make snowballs. The temperatures are absolutely freezing but coats are provided. Inside, admire the ice sculptures and be captivated by falling snowflakes!
A recent addition is an ice skating rink, where you can hone your skills in this graceful art form. Other things you can do include riding on trams, view animals in the mini-zoo or watch the night-time light show and procession on the lake.
- Opening Hours: Weekday, 03:00 - 22:00 (Closed on Monday)
- Location: G
- Address: B1, MIECC, Jalan Dulang, MINES Resort City, Seri Kembangan, Selangor Darul Ehsan
- Tel: +603 8942 5010
- Tour Available: Mine Cruise Tour
The Museum Of Islamic Arts is set close to the National Mosque on Jalan Lembah Perdana. It contains one of the world’s best collections of Islamic art from textiles and carpets to jewellery, calligraphy-inscribed pottery and metal ware; be sure to check out the recreation of an ornate Ottoman room. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
- Address: Jalan Lembah Perdana
- Tel: +603 2274 2020
The National Library in Jalan Tun Razak is a repository for locally-written and international books of an academic nature. The library is most often used by avid readers, students and researchers as a resource centre. The library, which has several floors, divides its collection of more than 6,500 books into Malaysiana, Rare Collection, Manuscripts, Serials, General, Media Resources, United Nations and National Collections. Other facilities include a photographic studio and web browsing stations.
- Opening Hours: Tueday to Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00, Sunday: 10:00-18:00, closed on Monday & Public Hoilday.
- Address: 232, Jalan Tun Razak, 50572 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2687 1700
The National Monument in Lake Gardens, also called the Tugu Negara, was built to commemorate the service of soldiers during Malaysia's international struggles and internal conflicts, especially during the Communist period.
The monument, which consists of seven bronze statues of soldiers in various poses, each symbolizing an element of virtue, stands at around 15 meters on a marble base that is surrounded by a reflecting pool complete with fountains. Read More...
- Address: Jalan Parlimen, Kuala Lumpur 50480 Malaysia
- Tel: +603-2615-8188
National Museum is located near the southern tip of the Lake Gardens, past the National Art Gallery. An excellent introduction to Malaysia’s history, economy, geography, arts, crafts and culture, it overlooks Jalan Damansara and was built in 1963 with its displays spread out onto three floors. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00 Daily
The National Planetarium is another attraction in Lake Gardens. The blue dome which covers its building is its trademark, which you can see from surrounding roads as you take a drive. The Planetarium is dedicated to all things related to space and astronomy.
This is a popular place for schoolchildren to learn about the planet and the universe as there are many interactive displays. There's also a theatre where visitors can watch documentaries on space or clips from famous films such as 'Star Wars'. Also check out the observatory where you can gaze into the sky to look at distant planets through a telescope. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00 – 17:00 (Closed on Monday)
- Address: Jalan Perdana
- Tel: +603 2273 7277
The National Science Centre is shaped like a futuristic, green mosque with a large dome in the middle. The centre sits on a hill in Mont Kiara.
Established in 1996, the National Science Centre is a large gallery of exciting exhibits that display scientific and technological information. There's even a hall where you can watch a science show beamed straight onto the dome from inside. A large aquarium filled with local freshwater fish greets you as you make your way into the main exhibits. Other facilities include a cafeteria, multimedia library, lecture hall and multi-purpose hall. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily, 09:00 – 17:00 (Closed on Friday)
- Address: Pesiaran Bukit Kiara, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2092 1150
Situated within Merdeka Square along Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, the National Textiles Museum is hailed as one of the most significant heritage landmarks in Kuala Lumpur city centre. Open to the public in 2010, the museum showcases the process and technology of textiles, and houses exquisite collections of traditional apparel, accessories, and textiles in Malaysia in a beautiful Mughal-Islamic style heritage building. Designed by Arthur Charles Alfred Norman (who also contributed to the design of the iconic Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Cathedral of St. Mary), four distinctive galleries can be found within the two-storey National Textiles Museum Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 18:00
- MRT: Masjid Jamek
- Address: 26, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2694 3457 or +603 2694 3461
The National Art Gallery located along Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin was established in the former Majestic hotel, which itself is a historical building built in 1932. It houses a number of galleries that range from permanent exhibits to temporary ones. The permanent collection amounts to over 2,500 art pieces, featuring the work of local and international artists. From time to time, educational programmes, workshops, competitions and seminars are organised. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily: 10:00 - 18:00, closed on Hari Raya
- Address: 2, Jalan Temerloh, Off Jalan Tun Razak, 53200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- Tel: +603 4025 4990
The National Zoo in Ulu Klang has an extensive array of wildlife, both local and overseas. Be amazed by species from Africa such as the majestic lion to towering elephants and pink flamingoes to gentle zebras. Then there are local species to gawk at such as the Malaysian tiger, Slow Loris, Tapir and Hornbills. Besides birds and mammals, visitors can also visit the reptile exhibits and catch a glimpse of the world's longest venomous snake, the king cobra and other fascinating species such as dwarf caimans, mangrove vipers, monitor lizards and giant turtles.
Children will also love coming here with the opportunities to ride elephants, shake hands with Orang-Utans and feed flying foxes. There are plenty of souvenir shops and restaurants scattered around the entrance. Also don't forget to visit the aquarium where you can see a wide variety of local freshwater fish. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily, 09:00-17:00
- Address: Hulu Kelang, Ampang, Selangor Darul Ehsan
- Tel: +603 4108 3422
Orchid & Hibiscus Gardens are part of the Lake Gardens in KL. Located on a small hill overlooking the KL Bird Park, the Hibiscus Garden is located behind the Orchid Garden. The best time to visit the gardens is during the weekends when the entire place is turned into a colourful flower bazaar. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
- Location: Jalan Perdana, Taman Tasik Perdana
Aiming to nurture the interest of the Malaysian public in the visual arts, Galeri Petronas provides an avenue for local and international artists to display their greatest works. Art exhibitions are held regularly here, as well as various programmes to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of the visual arts.
The gallery was built and designed in accordance with international art gallery standards. Its multi-functional and flexible space has played host to many exciting art exhibitions in the past, and in addition to a total exhibition space of approximately 1135sqm, the gallery is also equipped with two multimedia spaces, three dry workshops and a lecture room. Admission is free. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 20:00 daily, except Mondays and the first week of Eid-ul Fitri (Hari Raya Aidilfitri) & the first day of Eid-ul Adha (Hari Raya Aidiladha).
- Address: Level 3, Suria KLCC, Jalan Ampang
- Tel: +603 2051 7770
Standing majestically at 452 metres, the 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers is arguably Malaysia’s most prominent and easily-recognisable architectural landmark. The design for this architectural masterpiece is by Cesar Pelli, a renowned Argentinian-American architect, picked out through a grueling international design competition in 1991. Read More...
- Address: Jalan Ampang, KLCC
- Tel: Tower 1 - +603 2331 4444; Tower 2 - +603 2331 8240
Explore the world of science and technology in a fun way! Designed to educate the public through exhibits, activities and demonstrations, Petrosains is an interactive science discovery centre that is set to blow your mind away.
The journey into the Discovery Centre begins with The Dark Ride, taking you through the rainforest of Malaysia and straight into the sea, before showing you a video of Malaysia’s transformation through the decades.
You are then free to explore the rest of the sections in the Discovery Centre – Petrojaya, Exploration, SPARKZ, Geotime Diorama, SPEED, The Molecule Nano World, Flight To The Oil Platform, Theatre Ungku Omar and SPACE – before taking The Exit Ride which ends underneath a star-studded sky. Petrosains also holds various programmes and fun activities for school children, including an opportunity to stay overnight at the Discovery Centre! Read More...
- Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 09:30 – 17:30 (last admission 16:00);
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday 09:30 – 18:30 (last admission 17:00).
Closed on Mondays.
- Address: Level 4, Suria KLCC, Jalan Ampang
- Tel: +603 2331 8181
The Royal Malaysian Police Museum in Kuala Lumpur is a an offbeat yet interesting gem, especially for those keen to learn more about the work and history of Malaysian police. Situated in Jalan Perdana, the museum is in the cluster of the city’s most famous attractions – the Planetarium and Islamic Arts Museum are within the vicinity – although if you’re not careful, you might drive just right past it! Previously an archive of criminal evidence for police trainees’ references, the museum has been revamped to accommodate more exhibits, and has been relocated to its current spot from its previous one at Police Training Centre in Jalan Semarak. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00; Friday 10:00 – 12:30, 14:30 – 18:00
- Address: 5, Jalan Perdana, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +6 03 2272 5689 / +6 03 2272 5690 / +6 03 2273 4740
- Price Range: Free (weekdays); RM1 (weekends, public holidays)
The Royal Selangor Visitor Centre is located in Setapak where visitors can see how pewter is manufactured and turned into intricate handicrafts. Established more than a century ago, Selangor Pewter is world-renowned for its beautifully-crafted pewter items that have won several international awards. At the centre, you can also glimpse how fine jewelry is made in the factory besides pewter products. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily: 09:00 - 17:00
- Address: No. 4, Jalan Usahawan Enam, Setapak Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 53200
- Tel: +603 4145 6000
Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman is a meticulously-restored Malay house that is the highlight of a trip to Badan Warisan Malaysia (The Heritage Trust) in Kuala Lumpur. The house offers visitors a fascinating look back into the traditional way of life of Malaysians, and the story of the house is interesting in its own right.
Built between 1910 and 1930, this headman's residence was originally located in Kampung Sungai Kechil, which is a small village in Mukim Bagan Samak, Kedah. It was then moved to KL by the Heritage of Malaysia Trust as part of its ongoing efforts in the preservation and conservation of the country’s architectural heritage. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 16:00
- Address: 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2144 9273
Sin Sze Ya Temple, built in 1864 by Kapitan Yap Ah Loy, is hailed as the oldest Taoist temple in Kuala Lumpur. Situated just a three-minute walk away from Petaling Street, the temple also functions as a cultural centre for the city’s Chinese community and is usually filled with devotees during significant occasions such as Chinese New Year. Sin Sze Ya Temple is dedicated to patron deities Sin Sze Ya and Si Sze Ya, who played significant roles in Yap Ah Loy's ascension to Kapitan status during the 19th century. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 17:00
- Address: 113A Jalan Tun HS Lee, 14A Leboh Pudu, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2078 9052
For those who are seeking some serious fun in the sun, look no further than Skytrex Adventure. These zip line obstacle courses consist of extreme outdoor activities such as rope climbing and flying fox in the middle of the lush greenery of Shah Alam Agricultural Park, approximately 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur city centre. Once there, overcome your fears and gear up for some swinging, flying, and climbing fun!
Obstacles are divided into three courses according to difficulties, and the minimum height requirements are 1.1m (Little Adventure) and 1.4m (Big Thrill and Extreme Challenge). Skytrex is only open during weekends, and it is advisable to book online to ensure your spot for the course. However, if you have a big party of 25 or more people, you can opt to have Skytrex opened on a weekday just for you. Kids below 12 years of age require a parent or guardian to be present in order for them participate for safety reasons.
- Address: Taman Pertanian Malaysia, Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam, Shah Alam, Selangor For enquiry: C-33-2-7, Block C, Jaya One, No. 72A Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
- Tel: + 6 013 3276 9841
Flanking Mid Valley Megamall – one of the largest malls in Kuala Lumpur – is the ornate Sri Maha Sakthi Mohambigai Amman Temple. This 100-year-old sanctuary is smack in the centre of Mid Valley City making the shrine easily accessible from the jumbo shopping mall. The imposing and mammoth structure is at night, and during Indian celebrations, a truly breathtaking sight.
Two imposing statues known as bhootangals stand at its polychromatic gopuram (entrance gate) and act as guardians of the temple. The shrine also has a huge Bodhi tree inside with a statue of a meditating Buddha under it. Read More...
- Location: Mid Valley City
Built in 1873, the Sri Mahamariamman Temple is the oldest and most elaborately-designed Hindu temple in the country. Today, it is a major national heritage and one of the city’s biggest Attractionss. Built to resemble a human body lying on his back, the temple features an outstanding five-tiered gopuram (tower) decorated with ornate sculptures of Hindu deities. Housed within the temple is a chariot made of 350kg of silver, once used to transport the statue of Lord Murugan to Batu Caves. Read More...
- Highlights: right next to Popular Bookstore, across the street from Kuan Ti Temple
- Opening Hours: Daily, 06:00 – 21:00
- Address: 163 Jalan Tun H. S. Lee
- Tel: +603 2078 3467
The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is among Kuala Lumpur’s earliest Moorish-style buildings. It is set to the east of Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) and the Royal Selangor Club, across from Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin. It was built in 1897 and was named after the reigning sultan of Selangor at the time. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Tun Perak (across from Dataran Merdeka on Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin)
- How to get there: Take the LRT and alight at Masjid Jamek station. This building is 10 minutes walk from the station. You will not miss it because there are many good signages to guide you to this place.
Spanning an area of over 80 acres, Malaysia's premier theme park in Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, has thrills and spills to offer people of all ages! Divided into three sections – the Wild Wild West, World of Adventure and Waters of Africa, a day out in Sunway Lagoon is a fun-filled encounter to remember! Read More...
- Highlights: Sunway Lagoon is located in the booming township of Bandar Sunway in Petaling Jaya. It is accessible via a network of expressways (Federal Highway, Damansara-Puchong Expressway, New Pantai Express Way and KESAS Highway) and is a mere 15-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur
- Opening Hours:
Weekday, 11:00 - 18:00
Weekend & Public Holiday, 10:00 - 18:00
- Address: 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
- Tel: +603 5639 0000
The Annexe Gallery
A great addition to the popular tourist spot Central Market is the Annexe Gallery, a modern art gallery located on the second floor of Annexe Central Market. You can’t miss it if you’re coming from the back entrance of the local handicraft centre, but if you’re coming from the main market building, take note of the Gajah-Gajah Gallery on the ground floor, and climb up the stairs to find it.
Aimed towards the more laid-back and modern contemporary arts scene, Annexe Gallery hosts a series of numerous talks, art exhibitions, book launchings, movie screenings and fashion shows throughout the year. One of the premier events of the space is Arts for Grabs, the arts and crafts bazaar held several times a year to promote affordable art pieces. The gallery spans over three interconnected spaces that can be partitioned for smaller events, and may accommodate several exhibitions at a time.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 20:00
- Address: 1st and 2nd Floor, Central Market Annexe, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +6 016 489 2603
Overlooking the Federal highway, Thean Hou Temple is one of the oldest and largest temples in Southeast Asia and a popular tourist attraction in Malaysia due to its sheer magnificence. This six-tiered Chinese temple sits on top of Robson Heights in Kuala Lumpur. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily: 09:00 - 18:00
- Address: 65 Persiaran Endah, Off Jalan Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50460
- Tel: +603 227 4 7088
Wet World Shah Alam
The Wet World in Shah Alam promises families an unforgettable thrilling experience of fun and adventure! The park prides itself on its many rides and recreational facilities along with a safety standard that is world-class. This will assure parents on the safety of their children.
Some of the water attractions include the Fountain of Youth, Cascading Waterfalls, Neptune Challenge, Atlantis City, Big Splash, Lighthouse Escape, Tunnel Water Slide, and Treasure Island. The park's main highlight is the Monsoon Buster ride, which is a 225-metre long roller coaster rider, where riders are propelled upwards by powerful water jets.
- Opening Hours:
Weekday, 11:00 - 19:00
Weekend & Public Holiday, 10:00 - 20:00
- Address: Persiaran Dato' Menteri St.Selangor Darul Ehsan
- Tel: +603 5513 2020
- How to get there: About 45 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur on federal highway, Exit at Bunga Lawang Roundabout, Shah Alam and drive towards Persiaran Dato, menteri. Section 2. The water park is near the Sirim Building and opposite the Shah Alam Lake.