101 Things to do in Kuala Lumpur
This is the 100% Malaysia travel guide of things to do in Kuala Lumpur to better understanding of Malaysia lifestyle, cultures and the best guide for expats and travelers around the world visiting Malaysia. Find KL travel tips and Kuala Lumpur nightlife guide including visiting landmarks, music venues, sightseeing, delicious street foods, restaurants and popular places of attraction in Kuala Lumpur.
Some of popular KL attraction and landmarks like the Twin Towers, Bird Park, National Zoo, Chinatown, museums and many more and we are about to fully cover the topic next page.
These “101 things to do” Malaysia guide are specially for backpackers and tourists who are planning for holidays to the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. Find out what to do on daytime or what the vibrant Kuala Lumpur nightlife activities are in for you.
Look for this sign for the recommended activities in Kuala Lumpur and lets get started with best things to do in Kuala Lumpur during the day and night.
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1. Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Petronas Twin Towers is the pride of Malaysia. Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city, Petronas Twin Tower is a twin skyscraper with 88 floors with Suria KLCC shopping complexes with boutiques, restaurants, cafe and entertainment outlets below the twin towers.
2. Shopping in Kuala Lumpur
Things to do in KL EXCLUSIVE : Kuala Lumpur city is the most popular city center in Malaysia for its mega shopping complexes for shoppers. Get the opportunity to shop wide range of men and women’s clothing with affordable price in Kuala Lumpur city. During the mega sale carnival in KL especially during the year-end, make sure to shop till you drop as sales will goes up to 70% with jaw dropping discount prices.
3. Muzium Negara (National Museum)
The National Museum is a museum located on Jalan Damansara and near the Lake Gardens. The National Museum has a equal-design of Gadang House, one of the Minangkabau house designs which make it one of the unique buildings in Malaysia.
4. KLCC Park
Visit KLCC Park, just right below of KLCC, a good place to go jogging and walking with the beautiful light show, pools and fountains as well as children’s playground.
Go clubbing in Kuala Lumpur from dark till dawn, with a wide range of entertainment outlets to choose such as clubs, bars and lounges to enjoy music and chill out or catch up with the hot Asian girl DJ. Check out one of the oldest clubs in KL are Zouk Club, which are listed in the best clubs in KL or read about the club guide in Malaysia. Always dress to impress, casual and smart with our clubwear tips. Impress the chicks!
6. Sing karaoke
Sing at karaoke boxes in Kuala Lumpur. Choosing favorite songs from English songs to Chinese songs and popular Malay songs. Just sing it out loud and enjoy the night with drinks and snacks.
7. Jalan Alor
Jalan Alor is infamous for its food street with wide varieties of local foods to choose. Find lots of tourists and local Malaysian busy feasting good food by the roadside.
8. Menara KL Tower
The Kuala Lumpur Tower in located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The KL Tower is the tallest telecommunication tower in Southeast Asia stands at 421m and provide a fine view of KL city. Make sure to dine at the highest restaurant in Malaysia for good food and beverages while enjoying the panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur city.
9. Nasi Lemak
Food to eat EXCLUSIVE: Nasi Lemak is a delicious national rice dish of Malaysia served with pandan fragrant rice, sambal, ikan bilis, and curry. Nasi lemak is available at Malay restaurant, and mamak stalls. Proceed to read our interesting after clubbing food guide in Malaysia.
10. Shopping at the Pavilion
Pavilion KL is located in the center of Bukit Bintang and one of the best place to shop for branded clothes, jewelry, shoes, bags and many more for lifestyle needs.
11. Formula 1
Formula 1 Grand Prix will be held at Sepang International Circuit annually.
12. Thean Hou Temple
Thean Hou Temple is a famous landmark with beautiful Chinese architectural design located in Kuala Lumpur. Many Chinese people in Malaysia and attracting tourists to this temple for worship, attend annual events as well as marriage registration.
13. Batu Caves
Batu Caves is a limestone hill and is one of the popular landmarks in Kuala Lumpur. Batu Caves have 272 steep concrete steps to the mouth entrance of the cave. During the Thaipusam, thousand comes to Batu Caves to celebrate the Hindu festival and devotees will carry their Kavadi on their shoulder.
14. Visit Thai Buddhist Chetawan Temple
Chetawan Temple is located at Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya and is a Thai Buddhist Temple where many peoples comes to worship Buddha and pray for good blessing in life, business and career.
15. Shopping in Bukit Bintang
Bukit Bintang is the right place to find shopping complexes, food and beverage outlets at Bukit Bintang. This is where to eat & shop till you drop.
16. Rooftop Clubbing
Rooftop clubbing is the best place to party as you can have a wide-angle view of the city and party like a rock star at the best rooftop dance club available in town.
17. KL Bird Park
A popular tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur with over 200 species of birds.
18. Visit Aquaria KLCC
Head over to Aquaria KLCC to see aquatic and land animals right in the heart of KL.
19. Central Market
A famous landmark and a good place to shop for souvenirs and handicrafts.
20. Sri Mahamariamman Temple
A national heritage and the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur.
21. Explore Batu Caves
Go for a cave expedition and squeeze through the beautiful and natural limestone cave with different cave formations.
22. Shopping at Suria KLCC
A place shop for luxury brands, dine the best foods, see and discover new things at Suria KLCC.
23. Little India
Kuala Lumpur popular landmark for tourist with a high percentage of Indian residents and business. A place to shop for traditional Indian products such as saris, spices and delicacies.
Breath some fresh cool air and get to sightsee the beautiful flora and fauna at Forest Research Institute Malaysia. It is best to rent a bicycle to explore the area, dive in chilling waterfall, jungle trekking or head over to the canopy walk, one of the attractions available in Kuala Lumpur.
25. Templer Park
A popular attraction in KL with a forest surrounding, hear the sound of a bird chirping, or just relax by the chilling waterfall.
26. Petaling Street, Chinatown
Known as Chee Cheong Kai in Chinese, Petaling Street is located in Kuala Lumpur to find dozens of food stalls and restaurants. This place is popular among the locals and tourists around the world.
27. Masjid Jamek
A national heritage and is the oldest mosque in Kuala Lumpur.
28. Tugu Negara
The National Monument is a historic landmark in Kuala Lumpur located at Lake Gardens KL.
29. KL Hop on Hop Off
Not feeling like walking? Then hop on the KL Hop On Hop Off city tour bus, and explore the Kuala Lumpur city. Driving around the KL’s famous landmark, including KL Tower, KLCC, Dataran Merdeka, Central Market and many more.
30. Lookout Point
Get a romantic dinner with loved one at the hilltop at Ampang Lookout Point and get a full view of Kuala Lumpur city at night.
31. Butterfly Park
Known as the largest butterfly garden in the world with over 5000 live butterflies, exotic plants, live insects and ferns.
32. Asian Heritage Row
Head over to Kuala Lumpur’s famous nightlife district in Asian Heritage Row, to party all from night till dawn.
33. Internet Cafe
Surf the internet, play computer games or chatting with friends and family, while having the best Maggi mee goreng with egg on top.
34. Go for a haircut
From senior to professional haircuts, it’s time to get a good haircut at a saloon in KL.
35. Eat Lok-Lok
Street food to find EXCLUSIVE : Have some Lok Lok for supper, with food skewered on sticks, dip it on many types of sauce. Delicious!
36. Muzium Telekom
Muzium Telekom provides two galleries to be visited by the visitors. The museum exhibits the unique and interesting communication system back to the era of human pre-history until well evolved of all-modern era.
37. Old Town Kopitiam
Enjoy the best coffee blend at Old Town White Coffee, the largest coffee restaurant chain in Malaysia. Choose a variety of foods and drinks from the menu including Old Town Nasi Lemak Special, Curry Mee, Nasi Rendang Ayam, Assam Laksa and many more delicious foods!
38. Eat Bak Kut Teh
Thinking about eating Bak Kut Teh in Kuala Lumpur, the first thing that came to our mind is the Jalan Ipoh Bak Kut Teh. Serving the best meaty pork ribs with herbs soup.
39. Zoo Negara
One of the oldest National Zoo in Malaysia is located near Taman Melawati.
40. Chow Kit Market
A place to shop for watches, clothes and shoes at a very low price. Best to bargain with the traders!
41. Night Markets
Go to a night market (pasar malam) to find for delicious street foods, drinks, affordable clothes and many more. Enjoy eating fried chicken while walking. That’s the way in Kuala Lumpur and nightlife in Malaysia.
42. Celebrity Fitness
To keep body fit and healthy at one of the Asia’s largest health and fitness club in 9 locations.
43. Imbi Market
Have a good breakfast at Imbi Market and other mouth watering foods.
44. Putrajaya bridge
Suitable place for photo snapping for wedding, portfolios or just enjoy the Putrajaya Bridge with beautiful lightings at night.
45. Pustaka Peringatan P. Ramlee (The P. Ramlee Memorial)
The former residence of the late, great artiste P. Ramlee.
46. Nasi Biryani
Food to crave EXCLUSIVE : Craving the delicious local dish nasi biryani with curry, chickens, meat and etc.
47. Underground dance music
Party at night at one and only underground dance music in Malaysia, kyo KL. kyo is listed one of the best clubs in KL.
48. Cosmo World Theme Park
The biggest indoor theme park in Kuala Lumpur is located in Berjaya Time Square shopping mall. With 14 rides take your breath away!
49. Bungee Jumping
Dare or scare? Do the bungee jump right in the heart of KL city, at KL Tower.
50. Night Market in Kepong
Popular among the locals in Kuala Lumpur, here to find almost anything from mobile phone accessories, sunglasses, foods and drinks.
51. Craving food in Kepong Baru
With so many food stalls and restaurants, Kepong Baru is a small town to look around for delicious foods.
52. National Planetarium
A major attractions in Kuala Lumpur with a blue dome structure situated on top of a hill in the Lake Gardens to learn about space science in Malaysia.
53. Changkat Bukit Bintang Nightlife
A popular area of nightlife hotspot in Bukit Bintang packed with tourists and the locals even on the weekdays to party and chill out the night at bars and lounges.
54. IMAX theatre
Watch movies at Malaysia’s first digital IMAX cinema located at Berjaya Time Square.
55. Foot massage
Sit back and relax while getting a foot massage with professional massaging skills and be more energetic for the next day tour in Kuala Lumpur.
56. Sepang International Circuit
Place to go EXCLUSIVE: Hosted lots of events for track day, Formula 1 Grand Prix, MotoGP and electronic dance music festivals in Malaysia.
57. Fish Spa
It was introduced in Hakone, Japan, dip feet into the fish pond and these tiny doctor fishes will do its job cleaning up dead skin and leave the healthy skin to grow.
58. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
Spend precious time at Sunway Lagoon Theme Park and get on the most exciting theme park attractions and get wet! With just an affordable ticket price, enjoying all the rides.
59. Wat Meh Liew Temple
Wat Meh Liew Thai Buddhist Temple is a famous temple located at Jalan Tun Razak, Pekeliling, Kuala Lumpur. Many tourists & locals to this temple to get blessing from Chief Abbot, pray for luck, and success in career.
60. Low Yat Shopping Mall, the IT heaven
One of the largest shopping mall with shops under one roof. A famous place to shop for computer peripherals, mobile phones, collectible items and IT stuff, and enjoy some good food on the lower floor of Low Yat.
61. Shopping at 1 Utama
Known as one of the largest shopping mall in Malaysia. 1 Utama Shopping Centre is the right place to enjoy the day shopping till you drop, watch the latest movie in cinemas, or just chill out!
62. Play electronic darts
The first in Malaysia, DARTSLIVE2 by SEGA is an electronic dart machine with soft tip darters. Head over to I-Darts Hex located at Scott Garden, Old Klang Road to play and drink!
63. Electronic Dance Music Festivals
Things to do at night EXCLUSIVE : Dance music scene in Malaysia has gone indoor, when it comes to electronic dance music in Malaysia, its definitely the best place in Southeast Asia to party at. Malaysian always party hard & party smart with the world’s best DJs such as Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Avicii, Above & Beyond and many more.
Get prepared for a day long with our music festival survival guide. This is where the world & Asian meets.
64. Hartamas Nightlife
From pubs, lounges, pool bars to sport bars, Hartamas is infamous for its busy nightlife.
65. Islamic Arts Museum
One of the largest museum in Southeast Asia of Islamic art. The museum is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and within walking distance to other historic attractions.
66. Zouk Club KL
Looking for more things to do at night? Zouk Club Malaysia is a sister club and is one of the oldest clubs when it comes to Kuala Lumpur nightlife, consists of many rooms, each with different music genres under one roof – Zouk Main Room, Velvet, Imperial, Underground, Phuture and Aristo. Search Kuala Lumpur nightlife events now.
67. Rootz Dance Club
Looking for the best rooftop clubbing in KL? Head to Rootz Dance Club, located at the rooftop of Lot 10 Shopping Mall in Bukit Bintang. A very happening rooftop bar where you can find KL’s finest hip hop DJs.
68. Eat Rojak
Rojak is a mixture of fruits including mangoes, cucumbers, bean sprouts, pineapples and vegetable salads dish with sauce. Rojak can be found anywhere in Kuala Lumpur, from the mamak stalls to roadside stalls.
69. Live music performances
Feeling bored at night? Head out at night to any bars and pubs in KL to listen to live music performances. Find live music at Jalan P.Ramlee, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Jalan Bangsar, Petaling Jaya and other nightlife district in Kuala Lumpur.
70. Lake Titiwangsa
A popular recreational park surrounding Lake Titiwangsa to relax or go for a morning jog.
71. Lake Garden Park
The Perdana Lake Garden Park is located in the heart of the city and is one of the largest recreational parks and popular KL attraction. Enjoy a peaceful evening with beautiful landscape, lake, and gardens.
72. Go rave parties
Something must do at night is to go to a rave party! With cutting edge electronic dance music and futuristic lightings. Dress smart, light and casual, find out more and read about tips how to survive at an EDM festival.
73. Shopping at Sunway Pyramid
The exterior design of Sunway Pyramid mega shopping mall a jaw dropping structure and located at Bandar Sunway, just a 30 minutes drive from KL. Sunway Pyramid is the only place to ice skating activity.
74. Royal Malaysia Police Museum
A historical police museum in Malaysia is located at Jalan Perdana, Kuala Lumpur.
75. Car racing
Witness heavily modified cars from street cars to supercars held at Sepang International Circuit.
76. Get on the monorail
Get on a monorail in KL is easy and just drop off at Bukit Bintang and go for shopping!
77. Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Memorial
A memorial exhibition of Malaysia’s First Prime Minister.
78. Istana Budaya (National Theatre)
Main venue for musical theater, classical concert and opera performances. The National Theatre is located at Jalan Kuantan, Titiwangsa KL.
79. KL Railway Station
The oldest train station and historic building in Kuala Lumpur.
80. Taman Connaught Night Market
The longest night market in Kuala Lumpur is located in Taman Connought, Cheras.
81. Shopping at Mid Valley Megamall
Lots of things to do such as window shopping, watch movies, a round of bowling game, or watch the latest movie.
82. Starhill Gallery
Luxury retail mall in Bukit Bintang, KL. Find the latest fashion, beauty products, jewelry, watches, and many luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Sephora etc.
83. Chinese coffee shop
Sit down and sip a cup of Chinese coffee with butter bread.
84. Visit Sze Ya Temple
Sin Sze Si Ya Temple was founded in 1864 by Kapitan Yap Ah Loy.
Chill out and listen to soothing lounge music at the rooftop bar located at 33th floor of Traders Hotel KL.
86. Body massage
Go for full feet & full body massage in KL after a long day’s travel, choose from Thai to Balinese massage style.
87. Attend a live concert
Go to live concert in Kuala Lumpur and watch international artists from around the world, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and many more performing on the stage.
88. Attend a pool party
It’s hot weather in KL, and planning for a dip in the pool?Join the pool party in KL to enjoy music, drinks and dive into the pool!
89. Stay at a 5 star luxury hotel
Relax and take a rest at 5 star luxury hotels in Kuala Lumpur.
90. Visit a DJ Academy
Have a visit to a DJ academy right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city. The best DJ shop in Malaysia to find tons of DJ equipment including DJ accessories, midi controllers or just take up the DJ courses at Excessive Records located at Sungei Wang Shopping Centre.
91. Hang out at western coffee outlets
Sit back and chill the day, surf the net with free wifi connection in western coffee shops in KL, including DOME, Starbucks, Coffee Beans, etc.
92. Bangsar nightlife
Jalan Telawi is infamous for it’s nightlife district. Find out more clubs in Bangsar nightlife.
93. Rent a car
Don’t want to walk? Just rent a car and drive around Kuala Lumpur!
94. Paintball game
Get extreme with paintball game.
95. Sunway Extreme Park
Get thrilled with extreme sport, attractions including go kart racing, paintball war, and many more exciting extreme attractions in Kuala Lumpur.
96. Genting Highland City of Entertainment
Place of attractions EXCLUSIVE: Just 1 hour drive from Kuala Lumpur to the top, Genting Highland is known as City of Entertainment in Malaysia. Find exciting KL attraction including theme park rides, roller coasters, Haunted House, Space Shot, and even go for clubbing!
Find out where to go and the discos in Genting. Exploring whole Genting in just one day is just impossible, best is to get a hotel room at an affordable price and stay for a few nights. Just remember to bring along a sweater as the temperature might drop at night!
97. Drift events
Witness the professional drifters controlling the car side by side!
98. Eat at Yut Kee Coffee Shop
Eat the delicious breakfast at Yut Kee Coffee Shop located at Jalan Dang Wangi, KL.
99. Eat Satay
Sliced chicken meat, goat, mutton and beef skewered and grilled on sticks and best dip in satay sauce. It’s yummy!
100. KLIA Express
Board the high speed train which connect KLIA and Kuala Lumpur city.
101. Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Take a flight out of Kuala Lumpur and visit other states in Malaysia. Find out our ultimate Malaysia nightlife guide.