24 Jan 2020 - 7 min read
For the young, the old and the ageless, Kuala Lumpur is a city filled with culture, hidden gems and in-your-face fun.
More than just a bustling city, change your perspective on what to do in KL by first changing your vantage point. And no, we are not talking about the Petronas Twin Towers. Escape on a peaceful hike within the city among great green giants, or see giants of another kind at the zoo. Discover the ocean and its wonders hiding under foot, in a city two hours from any shore line. Because Malaysia’s capital is anything but boring.
Constantly reinventing itself with new attractions to entertain and educate, this quick guide takes you under, over and way above ground to explore Kuala Lumpur.
Credit: Sunway Lagoon
With over 80 rides, including Asia’s first Nickelodeon themed land and Malaysia’s Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge, there is something for everyone at Sunway Lagoon. Known for its epic Water Park where you can now experience the world's first Waterplexx 5D attraction, slide into some serious fun for the family here.
For those who’d rather not get soaking wet, Sunway Lagoon offers five other themed parks just for you. Get your dose of adrenaline at the Scream Park, Extreme Park and Amusement Park, then encounter 150 different animals at the Wildlife Park before exploring a lost civilization at Nickelodeon’s Lost Lagoon.
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya
Contact number: +603 5639 0000
Opening hours:7.00am– 9.30pm (Monday to Friday),
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 9.00am - 9.30pm
Credit: Aquaria KLCC
Come face to face with stingrays, sharks, turtles and more along the 90-meter transparent underwater tunnel at Aquaria KLCC, a world-class aquarium right at the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Learn about the weird and wonderful creatures of the ocean with over 5,000 exhibits designed to take you on an evolutionary journey of the deep blue sea. This experience includes a Touch Pool to play with your senses, and an oceanarium tank for those who dare to take the plunge in shark-infested waters.
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre,
Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Contact number: +603 2333 1888
Opening hours:10:00am - 10:00pm (Mon - Sun)
Credit: Farm In the City
One part nature, one part wildlife and one part chilled kampung vibes, Farm In The City is a unique and unconventional petting zoo designed to simulate a typical Malaysian village. With over 100 species of tame and exotic animals, as well as 300 birds from all over the world, feel free to roam the open grounds and interact with the wildlife exhibits, as education and conservation is an important aspect at this farm.
Farm In the City
Lot 40187-40188, Jalan Prima Tropika Barat,
Bandar Putra Permai, Seri Kembangan
Contact number: +603 8941 2099
Opening hours:10:00am - 6:00pm (Tue - Fri),09:30am - 6:00pm (Sat - Sun)
Closed on every Tuesday, excluding Public holiday & school holiday
Head up to the Sky Deck of KL Tower, located 300 meters above ground to enjoy spectacular views of the city’s skyline unobstructed. And for those not yet weak in the knees, check out the Sky Box, a stand in see-through glass box for the ultimate view of the green and grey concrete jungle below.
Wait, there’s more. Built within the green lung of this metropolis, KL Tower is the only skyscraper in the world surrounded by rainforest. Lush and teeming with life, Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve offers beautiful jungle trails for a lovely day of short hikes, and even a KL Tower Mini Zoo which encompasses eight different habitat zones and a wide range of exotic animals and birds.
No. 2 Jalan Punchak Off Jalan P.Ramlee,Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Contact number: +603 2020 5444
Opening hours:9:00am - 10:00pm (Mon - Sun)
Credit: Zoo Negara/Facebook
If wildlife is big on your agenda, there is no better place to see them than at the zoo. As Malaysia’s national zoo, Zoo Negara is home to over 450 species of animals from all over Malaysia, Asia, and the world. Meet our world-famous orangutans at the Ape Centre, go for a stroll at Cat Walk for a full view of the critically endangered Malayan Tiger, spot seven out of the ten species of Hornbills at the Bird Sanctuary, and watch Giant Pandas do what they do best; be incredibly adorable at the Giant Panda Conservation Centre.
Hulu Kelang, Ampang, Selangor
Contact number: +03 4108 3422
Opening hours:9.00 am - 5.00 pm (Mon - Sun)
Credit: Berjaya Times Square/Facebook
Create lasting memories at Malaysia’s largest indoor theme park. Berjaya Times Square Theme Park offers fun and exhilarating rides for all ages, from roller coasters and bumper cars for thrill-seekers, to arcade games and consoles for those who prefer the classics. There’s even a virtual reality experience to transport you to even greater worlds of epic battles and fights.
Berjaya Times Square Theme Park
No. 09-103, 9th Floor, Berjaya Times Square,Kuala Lumpur
Contact number: +603 2117 3118
Opening hours:12.00pm –10.00pm (Mon to Fri),11.00am –10.00pm (Weekend & Public Holiday)
Credit: Atmosphere 360/Facebook
Indulge in panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur at Atmosphere 360, where the world revolves around you. Located in KL Tower, the tallest tower in Southeast Asia, this revolving restaurant is 282 meters above ground. It is open for lunch and dinner, and features a big spread of buffet and à la carte, along with a selection of classic cocktails. We highly recommend coming for an early dinner and catching the sunset to stretch the hours of the night.
Menara Kuala Lumpur, 2,
Jalan Puncak, Kuala Lumpur
Contact number: +03 2020 2121
Operating hours:11.30am –11.30pm (Mon - Sun)
Credit: Dining in the Sky
Plucked out of the city, and suspended 50 meters above, Dinner In The Sky is an experience unlike any other. Designed to impress, this exclusive 20-seat dining experience includes a three-course meal paired with stunning views of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers lit up against the night sky.
Dining in the Sky
231, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur,
Contact number: +6016 299 1396
Opening hours:6.30pm - 9.00pm (Tue - Sun)