By Shafira Natasya on November 12, 2018
It’s impossible to squeeze all the great locations in Kuala Lumpur in one visit, but if you must, we’d like to come to the rescue! From visiting the latest museums to taking a haunted places tour, these are some of the best things to do to acquaint yourself with the Kuala Lumpur’s nooks and crannies, and how to have fun while at it!
Discover Kuala Lumpur like no other by taking part in a cycling tour with experienced guides who will unravel the hidden gems and history of Klang Valley. There are various thematic tours available such as City Rides, Night Rides and Country Side Rides. But if you are feeling brave, why not join the Haunted Places tour that takes you and your family into the dark and supernatural heart of Kuala Lumpur? The average rates per ride here are between MYR150 and MYR250 per person.
Prepare to be amazed by the beautiful sight of the gloriously-illuminated Blue Pool at the exact point where the Klang and Gombak river converge, which is the very birth place of Kuala Lumpur. Visitors can take a stroll along the one-kilometre path and admire the great beauty of the surrounding architecture such as the historic Masjid Jamek and Sultan Abdul Samad building, accompanied by fountain sprays along the Blue Corridor that produce mystifying fog effect.
This is a forest reserve well-hidden in the middle of the city, offering peaceful walk surrounded by nature. Formerly known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, one can walk along the canopy walkway with a stunning view of the tree tops and learn about different kinds of endemic plants at the same time.
If this is what ‘getting lost’ means, then we don’t mind getting lost. Experience the rich culture of Chinatown in a uniquely designed maze with walls after walls featuring world famous celebrities pop arts – this is definitely the place where you can brighten up your Instagram feeds. The entrance fee is MYR8 for adult and MYR5 for kids.
Living up to its name as ‘The Selfiest Place on Earth’, this is where you won’t put your camera to rest. Be sure to have enough battery life and memory space because every single inch of this place is completely Instagrammable! Besides the nine thematic rooms, visitors will also be treated to five Malaysian-inspired desserts to tantalise their taste buds while taking selfies! Tickets are priced at MYR45 per adult and MYR30 per child – get MYR5 discount when you purchase the tickets online.
It’s time to trick the eyes with intriguing visuals and test your mind with stimulating games! There are over ten smart playrooms with fascinating illusions to be experienced, but our personal favourite is The Vortex tunnel, where guests walk on a flat board through a dizzying rotating cylinder. Tickets are priced at MYR35 per adult (MyKad Holder) and MYR25 per child.
Jalan Alor is given new life with a beautification project by DBKL and now has a street of colourful murals by local street artists! Once considered a squalid area, these vibrant murals brighten up the alleys with flora and fauna artworks, including a stream inspired from Alor Stream that used to flow in the area almost 100 years ago. Come and take your #OOTD shots here!
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