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10 Great Things to do in KL for Muslim Travellers

Best Muslim-Friendly Tours in Kuala Lumpur

The top Muslim-friendly tours in Kuala Lumpur range from sightseeing and sampling local delicacies within the city centre to a full day of exploring lush rainforests and getting to know Malaysia’s indigenous community. KL is a city with a predominantly Muslim community, so halal-certified restaurants, hotels and eateries with pork-free and alcohol-free menus, shopping malls with dedicated prayer rooms and breath-taking mosques are easily accessible on foot, car and by public transport.

Similarly, you can enjoy plenty of things to do within and outside the city centre as a Muslim traveller as tour companies can arrange for detailed itineraries of the city’s must-visit attractions, halal-friendly meals and friendly guides who can share helpful insights on the city’s diverse cultures. Read on to find a tour in Kuala Lumpur that best suits your time, budget and preferences.

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This excursion comprises a full day in a lush rainforest outside Kuala Lumpur city centre, where you get to explore traditional Malay villages and learn about the history of an indigenous community. Inclusive of admission fees, lunch and roundtrip transportation, the tour starts with a trek through the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), with a quick stop at a waterfall before visiting the Orang Asli Museum to see a collection of hunting weapons, tree bark clothing, musical instruments and wooden carvings. You also get to experience the life of an aboriginal at a local village, including learning how to fish using a bamboo pole and shooting darts with a blowpipe. Read More...

Joining a walking tour with food tastings is a good way of experiencing the life of a local during your holiday. This afternoon tour takes place in Kuala Lumpur city centre, with an experienced guide leading you to traditional neighbourhoods surrounding the iconic Central Market. You get to sample a variety of halal-friendly dishes in restaurants that have been serving locals for generations, before moving on to Jalan Masjid India to enjoy more street foods and local snacks. The walking tour ends at Kampung Bahru, where you savour authentic Malay dishes while your guide helps you pick out fresh produce to try in the market and guides you through traditional wooden houses. Read More...

This tour lets you explore the historical Central Market before tucking in to an extensive buffet dinner with panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur city centre. Founded in 1888, this Art-Deco indoor bazaar is home to numerous stalls and boutiques selling traditional goods, handicrafts and clothing, such as authentic batik prints, cheongsam and sarees. You will then be chauffeured to the Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower’s onsite eatery for dinner. Atmosphere 360 is a halal-friendly restaurant within the Kuala Lumpur Tower, serving contemporary Malaysian and international dishes in an elegant setting. After your meal, you can enjoy some time in this revolving dining venue to soak up the city’s night views before returning to your hotel. Read More...

This artistic architecture and structures tour is ideal for history buffs looking to learn about KL’s many historical landmarks. Upon boarding your ride for the day, this half-day excursion takes you to Kuala Lumpur city centre, passing by the iconic 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers and Jalan Ampang’s numerous old tin miners' mansions. Your journey continues with a tour of the National Museum and National Monument and National Mosque, as well as Moorish-influenced structures like Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and the Railway Administration, before returning to your hotel. Read More...

Explore Kuala Lumpur’s vibrant nightlife scene with this Muslim-friendly tour of Kuala Lumpur, where a local guide takes you to one of the city’s oldest mosque and bazaars, which sells a wide range of local cuisine and handicrafts. Built in 1907, Masjid Jamek is a picturesque landmark that’s a combination of ancient Moorish, Islam and Mughal architectural styles. After snapping some photos of the historical mosque, your tour continues with a trip to the Masjid India Night Market, Chinatown KL and Central Market, where you can admire incredible handicrafts and soak up the local vibe. When it's time to return to your hotel, your guide provides you with detailed directions so you can navigate the city with ease. Read More...

A good option for when you’re looking to escape the bustling KL City Centre, this full-day excursion takes you to the Taman Negara National Park, which is lauded as one of the world's oldest rainforests. Guided by a naturalist who’s more than happy to share facts about Malaysia’s unique culture, this day trip includes a stroll on the world's longest and tallest suspension bridge canopy walk, a filling and halal-friendly lunch at the nearby town of Kampung Kuala Tahan and a visit to an Orang Asli indigenous village. There, you can learn about the Batek and Semokberi people who inhabit the region and watch demonstrations of traditional hunting methods using blow pipes. Read More...

If you are a first-time visitor to Kuala Lumpur, this tour includes all of the city’s must-visit landmarks and unique townships within its itinerary. Among the attractions you get to visit are the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, Istana Negara (Royal Palace), National Museum and Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Lunch is provided in a local restaurant before the tour continues at Little India, a commercial district that houses the Malaysian-Indian community. You also get to enjoy a scenic ride to Batu Caves, a massive limestone cave that’s accessible via a 272-step stairway. Before returning to your hotel, this private excursions stops at Chong Batik, a traditional Malaysian textile centre which shows how batik is printed or hand-drawn using wax and dye. Read More...

A private Putrajaya and Premium Outlet shopping trip is ideal for a day of sightseeing in one of Kuala Lumpur’s most innovative districts. After a 45-minute drive from the city centre, your tour includes Agriculture Heritage Park, Putra Mosque (also called the Pink Mosque), Putra Lake, Sepang F1 Racing Circuit and the official residence of Malaysia’s Prime Minister—the Seri Perdana. Next, enjoy attractive discounts on international brands at Mitsui Outlet Park, before choosing to be chauffer back to your city hotel or to KLIA for your departure flight. Read More...

Ideal for families and nature lovers alike, this half-day tour lets travellers visit wildlife sanctuaries and landscaped gardens that are conveniently located in KL city centre. A local guide first leads you through the Orchid Gardens in Lake Gardens, which houses over 3,000 species of orchids, before continuing on to Butterfly Park and Bird Park aviary. This nature tour ends at Aquaria KLCC, an enormous aquarium within Suria KLCC Shopping Mall. Here you can find over 5,000 exhibits of aquatic and land-bound creatures, many visible from a 90-metre-long underwater tunnel. Read More...

Take a day away from the bustle of the city and unwind in the peaceful surroundings of an organic farm. Situated 305 metres above sea level, Titi Eco Farm is a certified organic farm where you can stroll along fruits and vegetables, learn about how they're grown, harvest some of the crops and feed the goats and rabbits. Your tour ends by a picturesque pond, where you can cross a hanging bridge, swing across on a rope or take a leisurely stroll around its edge. Before heading back to the city, you are served with a filling meal that’s made with healthy and organic produce. Read More...

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