Located close to each other, Malaysia is one of the countries frequently visited by Indonesians. Their needs vary, some are on business trips, visiting family, or just on vacation looking for new experiences.
If you are on vacation, it is mandatory to visit the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. The destinations are very varied, if you need a reference, the following IDN Times gives some recommendations for tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as below. Check guys!
- Petronas Towers
As a famous icon, you must take the time to stop by the Petronas twin towers. It is located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, at the intersection of Jalan Ampang and Jalan Raja Chulan.
The architecture is magnificent, this tower has a height of 452 meters. This building consists of offices of multinational companies, such as Accenture, Al-Jazeera, Barclays Capital, Bloomberg, Boeing, IBM, McKinsey & Co., Microsoft, Reuters, and many others.
Around the tower, there is a mall and park with interesting facilities, such as a jogging track, fountain, and small pool for children. Not only that, but there are also Petronas Art Gallery, Petrosains Science Center, and Kuala Lumpur Convention Center.
- Batu Caves
The most visited tourist destination in Kuala Lumpur is Batu Caves. It is about 11 kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur. Inside there are statues that are 100 years old and caves that you can explore.
There is also an Art Gallery Cave and Cave Museum which has a large collection of sculptures and paintings. The cave itself is approximately 400 million years old.
If you come here, you can take the Intracity Bus number 11D from Central Market or Cityliner Bus number 69 on Jalan Pudu. If you are confused, you can take a taxi. No need to worry, it’s open every day from 06.00-21.00.
- KL Tower
At 421 meters high, KL Tower is the fifth tallest building in the world. Located in the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, this building stands in the middle of the Jelutong forest. This place is open from 09.00-22.00 on weekdays and 09.30-22.00 on weekends.
You can enjoy eating at Atmosphere 360 for a different experience. Not only that, but there are also theaters, amphitheaters, swimming pools, fast food restaurants, and gift shops. When else are you going to be active with the amazing view of Kuala Lumpur, right?
- Sultan Abdul Samad Building
Built-in 1897, the architecture of this building has its charm. As a historical place, the Government of Kuala Lumpur maintains its existence. It is now used as the office of the Ministry of Information, Communication, and Culture.
It is located on Jalan Tun Perak, close to Dataran Merdeka on Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin. You can take the LRT and get off at Masjid Jamek station. You can continue walking for 10 minutes from the station, later there will be many signs that will take you to this place. It’s like being in the Middle East, right?
- Sunway Lagoon
If you want to feel the freshness by playing in the water, you can stop by Sunway Lagoon. Open every day from 10:00 to 18:00. The location is in Petaling Jaya, 15 kilometers from downtown Kuala Lumpur.
You can enjoy various forms of slides and water games, such as surf beach, wave pool, 360° revolving pirate ship, and so on. Not only the water rides, but there are also Scream Park, Amusement Park, Extreme Park, and Wildlife Park that you must explore.
- Perdana Botanical Garden
Perdana Botanical Gardens is a flower garden with the largest flower collection in Kuala Lumpur. It is located on Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur.
Oh yes, this park is in the same area as Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park. There is a collection of animals, artificial waterfalls, and lakes that are the main attraction. Perdana Botanical Gardens is always crowded on weekends.
There are various kinds of flower gardens that you can explore, including orchid gardens and hibiscus flowers that are refreshing to the eyes. There is also a Prime Page located in the middle of the park, where there is a lake, cafe, and gazebo to relax while looking at the garden. Open every day from 07.00-20.00.
- Aquaria KLCC
If you want an educational trip, Aquaria KLCC can be the right choice. As the name implies, the place is at KLCC aka Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
So the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia, Aquaria has 150 species with a total of 5,000 species in it. These include spotted sharks, sea snakes, rays, corals, seahorses, and many others.
You can enjoy various rides at Aquaria, one of which has a 90-meter-long aquarium hallway with an elevator in the middle. Then, there are also special ponds endemic to the Amazon forest, such as the giant arapaima fish. What you must try is also a diving ride with sharks, dare?
- Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang
Culinary lovers really must come to Jalan Alor, because there are many street foods and delicious seafood sellers. Located very close to Bukit Bintang, this street is a favorite place to eat in the Golden Triangle area. You can take the monorail here, get off at Bukit Bintang, then just walk one minute to the north.
The food is delicious and cheap, you can enjoy a variety of dishes, such as satay, noodles, and sweet dishes. Popular restaurants include Wong Ah Wangyang serving oyster omelets, Terminal Sate Zul restaurant serving various types of grilled food, and Meng Kee restaurant which has a mainstay of grilled fish.
Many countries have Chinatowns or Chinatowns, one of which is Malaysia. The location is right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, precisely on Jalan Petaling which is also known as ‘Chee Cheong Kai’. This Chinatown area is never quiet, even busier than KLCC or Bukit Bintang.
Chinatown here is filled with shopping and cultural centers. There are many sellers of Chinese food and handicrafts typical of Chinatown. There is also the Sri Mahamariamman temple which was founded in 1873. If you count, it is more than 100 years old!
- Central Market
A shopaholic’s paradise, Central Market is one of Kuala Lumpur’s famous destinations. Founded in 1928, this market has a pleasant atmosphere. The place is similar to Covent Garden in London or Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.
Many vendors sell souvenirs, Central Market is also known as the Art Market. There are traditional clothing, handicrafts, and others. Not only that but there are also restaurants and food courts that serve Asian dishes.
It’s really easy, the location is in the Kota Raya Shopping Center which is passed by public transportation routes. It’s open every day from 10:00 to 22:00.
And so are some destinations or tours in Kuala Lumpur which are certainly very interesting and hits to visit. Are you ready to explore Malaysia?