Wander Through KL Forest Eco Park
It is also a natural haven for several species of birds and small mammals that you can spot during a picnic or a quick stroll. Being close to a number of attractions in the city, the park is a favourite destination for travellers.
The recently opened canopy is a popular spot to visit during the wee hours from where you can witness the vista of the forest and silhouette against the city skyline. On a guided tour you can visit the vast expanse of the Herbal Garden inside the park premise.
Location: Lot 240, Jln Raja Chulan, Bukit Kewangan, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Timing: 8 am- 6 pm
Visit the Petronas Twin Towers
Petronas Twin Towers look best after sundown when the building is entirely lit up. On the 3rd floor of the building is Galeri Petronas which is a free art gallery dedicated to Maylasian art. Also, you can go around the building and get some clicks by the fountain for your Insta page and all these are for free!
Location: Concourse Level, Petronas Twin Tower, Lower Ground, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Timing: Tuesday- Sunday 9 am- 9 pm, Monday closed
Climb to Batu Caves
The Cathedral Cave which is the largest and most popular cavern in Batu Caves features several Hindu idols beneath its 100-metre-high cenotaph. There are two other cave temples The Art Gallery and Museum Cave that feature statues and murals of Hindu mythology. Visiting the Batu Caves during the annual Hindu festival of Thaipusam is one of the free things to do in Malaysia.
Location: Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia
Timings: 6 am- 9 pm
Visit Thean Hou Temple
The presiding deities of the temple are Tian Hou who is perched between two other goddesses. The architecture of the temple reflects an impeccable blend of contemporary and traditional motifs with brilliant embellishments, ornate carvings and murals on its walls. You can view stunning landscape views from the hilltop where the temple is sited.
Location: 65 Persiaran Endah, Off Jalan Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50460
Timings: 9am- 6pm
Stroll in the Perdana Botanical Gardens
The garden with multiple entry points offers you various laidback activities such as taking selfies in the backdrop of mini waterfalls, sitting under tree shade or taking a stroll round the historical monuments.
Those with a deeper inclination towards the natural world must visit the Orchid Garden which is home to over 800 species of orchids. Another major attraction of the garden is the Hibiscus Garden where you can see Malaysia’s national flower in full bloom.
Location: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Timing: 9 am- 6 pm
Enjoy at the National Art Gallery
An imposing mural titled Graffiti by Mahadir Masri on the walkway wall leading to the main entrance bewitches every eye that falls upon it. While the ground floor houses temporary exhibits, the second and third floors showcase permanent collections of artworks.
On the top floor, traditional paintings are kept on display that are themed on landscapes, portraits and historical aspects of Malaysia.
Location: No. 2, Jalan Temerloh, Titiwangsa, 53200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Timings: 10am- 6pm
Explore Royal Selangor Visitor Centre
Spanning over 40,000 sq. ft the glass-sided building houses several galleries, a retail store and even a factory in its premises. One of the chief attractions of Royal Selangor Visitor Centre is the world’s largest tankard which won the accolade from the Guinness Book of World Records in 1987.
You can enjoy the silly fun of going back and forth numerous chimes at the Chamber of Chimes. Lastly, even if you are not in a shopping mood, take a stroll around the retail store on the floor where gorgeous pewter pieces are on exhibit. It cannot be gainsaid that a visit to this amazing site is one among the top free things to do in Kuala Lumpur.
Location: 4, Jalan Usahawan 6, Setapak Jaya, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Timing: 9 am- 5 pm
Visit Bank Negara Malaysia Museum
The exhibits offer insight into the nation’s economic and financial landscape since pre-independence till date. Besides showcasing its numismatic treasures, BNM museum heightens your experience through several temporary exhibitions, special events and outreach activities.
Learning all about money through collaborative and computerised games is one of the highest free activities to do in the Kuala Lumpur tour.
Location: Sasana Kijang, 2, Jalan Dato Onn, Kuala Lumpur, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Timing: 10 am- 6 pm every day
Pay a Visit to National Textile Museum
Take a tour through the Pohon Budi Gallery on the ground floor which showcases various processes of embellishment on textiles ranging from gold thread embroidery to batik painting. The exhibits on the top floor of the museum include collections of Malay an Indian textiles and traditional costumes of Malaysia. Including the place in your list of free activities in Kuala Lumpur is worth it in every sense.
Location: 26, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Timings: every day 9 am -6 pm
Discover Chocolate Museum
Besides exhaustive collections of chocolates and gathering thorough knowledge about their manufacture, visitors are allowed to buy imported chocolates that are available only in this museum.
Location: 2, Jalan Teknologi 3/5, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Timings: Monday- Sunday 10am -5pm
Take Art Tour at Petronas Gallery
Besides being a globally acclaimed venue for Malaysian art exhibits, Petronas Art Gallery also hosts foreign exhibitions for promoting cultural relationships between native and overseas artists.
Location: Lot 341-343, Level 3, Suria KLCC Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Timings: Tuesday- Sunday 10am- 8pm
Enjoy at The Orchid Garden
The garden features an exotic collection of hybrid orchids that are named after their founders. Walk along the trails of the Orchid Garden and behold beautiful orchid flowers in their full bloom. Flowers in varied colours, shapes, sizes and fragrances add to the exotic charm of the garden. A weekend trip to this picturesque garden cab is touted as one of the most rewarding free things to do in Kuala Lumpur.
Location: Jalan Perdana, Taman Tasik Perdana, Wilayah Persekutuan, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Timing: Monday- Sunday 9am- 6pm
Explore Historical Merdeka Square
On a windy day, you can watch the 100-metre-long flag which is famed as one of the world's tallest flags fluttering in Merdeka Square. The expansive green field close to this site makes a great venue for picnics and a playground for kids.
It also hosts some of the important events such as New Year and National Day which are a sight to behold. Those interested to know the history of the place, must include a trip to Merdeka Square as one of the top free activities to do in Kuala Lumpur.
Location: Jalan Raja, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Timings: Open 24 hours
Visit Changkat Bukit Bintang
Dedicated epicureans can satiate their taste buds on the wide range of culinary delights available. If night entertainment is more of your kind, you can catch some live performances in the most happening party venues of the city.
Taking a walk in this area during daytime and soaking up its tranquil vibe which gives you a feeling of being isolated from the rest of the city, is one of the best free activities to do in Kuala Lumpur.
Location: Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Timings: Monday- Saturday 5pm- 1am, Sundays 11am- 1am
Explore the National Mosque
The 18-pointed star dome of the mosque is assumed to represent the 13 states of Malaysia and 5 pillars of Islam. The 73-metre-high turret dominating Kuala Lumpur’s skyline and the gorgeous lawn dotted with marble pools and fountains make this place quite a site to explore.
Exploring the National Museum is one of the highly recommended free activities in Kuala Lumpur for enthusiasts of history and culture.
Location: Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia.
Timings: Monday - Sunday 9 am -11 pm