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  • If you want to experience some of the magnificent views of the natural trails you can try hiking in Malaysia. If you take a stroll by the west and the east side trails you will find Bukit Tabur which is very jam packed during the weekends as the travelers can witness some of the most spectacular views of sunrise and sunset.

    Outdoor hiking can be a lot of fun if you get the chance to visit the third highest mountain in South East Asia. The views from the mountain of Gunung Kinabalu will be simply unparalleled. You can even take the loop hike to the summit of Penang Hills which is approximately 11 km long.

    Here are some of the best places for hiking in Malaysia:

  • 01Mount Kinabalu

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    Hiking is one of the prominent adventure activities in Malaysia. Mount Kinabalu is one of the well-known destinations for climbing enthusiasts. It is a perfect representation of beauty of Borneo Island.

    Highlights – With its excellent species of flora and fauna, Mount Kinabalu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the world.

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    Facts – It takes around 5 hours to trek from Mount Kinabalu to Panalaban, This is the tallest mountain in South East Asia. Hikers must get permits for Sabah Parks & accommodation in Panalaban in advance. Starting point is Timpohon Gate and the ending point for hikers is Kinabalu National Park. Asia’s first Low Peak Circuit is available here.

    Timings – The months between February and April are the best to climb Mount Kinabalu, as the climate is pleasant then.

    Fee – Climb permit for local adults and kids – RM53 and RM31.80 respectively; for international adults and kids – RM212 and RM84.80 respectively.


  • 02Gunung Belumut

    At a height of 1010m, Gunung Belumut or Mount Belumut is one of the famous hiking destinations in Malaysia. Strategically located at just few hours from Singapore, many tourists come here as part of day-picnic tours to enjoy the flora and beauty of this summit.

    Highlights – The trekking trails are mostly sloping; hence people with ample mountain hiking experience should take up hiking here. Though it is not one of those easy trails, it is definitely far easier than Cameron Highlands.

    Facts – It takes around 5 hours to go up and 3 hours to come down this trip. Permits need to be obtained from Jabatan Hutan Kluang in advance for this. There are lots of places where one can sit and relax.

    Timings – December – January is the best, as the climate is cold, but pleasant.

    Fee – Permit costs RM150 per group, however big or small the group is; Hiking guide costs around RM140 for a group of 25 people maximum.

  • 03Cameron Highlands Trails

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    If you are looking for some fantastic scenery when you undertake hiking, Cameron Highlands Trails is the place that you have to come to. With its pleasant climate and abundant greenery, it presents you some of the world’s best trekking trails.

    Highlights – Cameron Highlands is the largest hill station in Malaysia and is known for its authentic mountain climate. The trails here are suitable only for professional trekkers as they are not maintained properly.

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    Facts – Cameron Highlands is filled with strawberry farms and tea plantations all along its trekking trails, so that tourists can stop and take some beautiful pictures. These trails are quite tough and tourists will have to find their own way out here. It takes around 2 hours to complete this trekking route.

    Timings – December and January are cold and pleasant for trekking.

    Climb fee – Mount Brinchang, which is the tallest peak (6666feet) can be accessed with a hiking guide for around RM120.


  • 04Gunung Lambak

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    If you love to go on a hiking experience, but don’t have enough time on your hands, all you have to do is to visit Gunung Lambak, situated in Kluang Town, Johar. This hill is just 510m in height, but provides you a fit & healthy ambience.

    Highlights – This hill doesn’t look like a perfect hiking spot; it looks more like a picnic spot with people coming in huge crowds especially during the weekends. Kids play merrily in the playgrounds located at the base of this hill, while adults enjoy peaceful banter amidst the sounds of various local food stalls set up here.

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    Facts – It takes just around one hour to get to the peak of this hill. The place is located easily from Singapore within 2 hours.

    Timings – Period between November and March is the best.

    Fee – No admission charges and no permits are required to get to its peak.


  • 05Penang Hill Loop

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    Penang Hill Loop is one of the most reputed names in the trekking industry in Malaysia. There are many routes in which one can undertake this trip. One of the famous entrances is through Botanical Gardens. There is also a train that goes up and down the hill here.

    Highlights – The paths along the trail routes of this mountain were laid in as early as 1825 and this is proof enough to show that Penang Hill is one of the sturdiest trekking routes in Malaysia in the recent times. Apart from sinking in the natural beauty of these trails, you can find a temple, mosque, bird park, food stalls selling local delicacies and many more sights as you go up the hill.

    Facts – Western Hill is the highest peak in Penang Hill at a height of 2731feet above sea level. It takes about 5 hours to complete this route.

    Timings – December to February.

    Fee – No permit charges apply.

  • 06Gunung Nuang

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    At a height of 4898feet, Gunung Nuang is located in Selangor and is considered to be one of the tallest peaks in this area. It is quite smaller than most of the Malaysian mountains, which is why it is ranked 86th in the overall list of tall peaks here.

    Highlights - The trekking trails in Gunung Nuang are quite stressful and tedious; therefore prior experience in mountain hiking is mandatory when people come here.

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    Fact – The trail starts from Pangsoon village at a height of 200m above sea level and the trails are accompanied by dense forests and river crossings. One has to then cross the tough terrains of Camp Lolo and Camp Pengasih to finally reach the peak. It takes around 5 to 6 hours to get to the top and about 4 hours downhill.

    Timings – All through the year.

    Fee – RM1 towards registration at the jungle forest.


  • 07Gunung Tahan

    Gunung Tahan or Mount Tahan is located inside the Taman Negara National Forest and is a visual delight for locals and foreign tourists. At a height of 2187m, this is easily the tallest peak in Peninsular Malaysia. It requires a lot of physical endurance to scale this peak.

    Highlights – One of the most challenging and tough trekking trails in the world, Only suitable for experts in mountain hiking.

    Facts – There are 3 tough trekking trails here .They are – a) Sungai Relau to Gunung Tahan and back to Sungai Relau b) Sungai Relau to Gunung Tahan and to Kuala Tahan c)Kuala Tahan to Gunung Tahan and back to Sungai Relau. As trekking trails are quite arduous, people coming here for hiking should furnish relevant medical and fitness certificates.

    Timings – June to September.

    Fee – RM100 towards permit charges

  • 08Pine Tree Trail

    Pine Tree Trail is a never-ending trail located on Malaysia’s famous Fraser’s Hill. The trail was introduced with the primary aim of giving tourists a panoramic view of the countryside.

    Highlights – It is the longest trail on Fraser’s Hill and the tallest peak on this trail is 1505m above sea level. At the base of the trail, one can still find a rare species of deer, which is found only here and nowhere else. The trail is very challenging and requires a lot of mental and physical will power.

    Facts – The entire trail is about 5.5km long and it takes around 8 hours to scale the peak and come back to the base again. One has to wade through lots of insects, dense growth of trees, unruly terrain and other challenges throughout the length of this trail.

    Timings – September to February.

    Fee – No permit or trekking charges; however close to RM150 needed for personal expenses.

  • 09Gunung Gayong

    Gunung Gayong is part of the Titiwatsa Mountain Range. It stands at a mighty 7129feet above sea level, making it the 4th tallest peak in Peninsular Malaysia.

    Highlights – It is always visited along with yet another peak of Titiwatsa, Mount Korbu, which is the 2nd tallest peak in Peninsular Malaysia at a height of 7162feet. Only professional mountain hikers can visit these peaks as it takes around 4 to 5 days to make a return trip here. Completing this trip is considered to be rare, as it is replete with many challenging hurdles.

    Facts – Kinta Dam and Blue Valley Dam are two points through which you can start hiking to these peaks. One can get lost easily here as there are no clear marks. Hence, using the services of a professional guide becomes mandatory.

    Timings – Late January to March.

    Fee – Permit required if hiking is done from Kinta Dam. Total fee for two peaks – RM205 at the maximum per person

  • 10Gunung Gagau

    Gunung Gagau is located at the borders of Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan states Malaysia. Standing tall at a height of 4513feet, Gagau presents a reasonably good opportunity for hiking enthusiasts.

    Highlights – Excellent species of medicinal flora found here in plenty. It is one of the most humid areas in Malaysia.

    Facts – Trekking trails on Mount Gagau are quite straightforward and simple when compared to the adjacent peak of Mount Tahan. It takes only one day for the two-way trekking trip from Camp Gagau to Gunung Gagau. One can enjoy the rich flora and fauna at the Taman Negara National Park while coming here. Currently the area is closed for tourists to enable better wildlife preservation. Only the local Batik tribal community people are allowed in this mountain area.

    Timings – March to September, where you can visit the nearby areas in this mountain and enjoy boat rides.

    Fee – Not applicable, as tourists are not allowed currently.

  • 11Bukit Tabur

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    This is one of the lesser-explored destinations in Malaysia and its main attraction is its unspoilt beauty. Located at Taman Melawati, near the famous National Zoo, Bukit Tabur is less than 500m tall.

    Highlights – One can get proficient in rock climbing skills as well at this peak, as all the way to the peak, one will find many sizes of rocks. Not recommended for people who are new to the area and who are new to trekking.

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    Facts – Though it takes just about 3 hours to finish the entire trekking trip, hiking at Bukit Tabur is not a walk in the park. The trails are tricky and confusing at most of the places. West, East & Far East are the 3 primary trails in this mountain. Use of professional guide is mandatory if one is new to the area.

    Timings – September to February.

    Fee – Hike permit charges come up to RM5 per person.


  • 12Gunung Jerai

    Though there are many mountains in Malaysia, Gunung Jerai stands out purely because of its mystical and mythological charm even today. Located at a height of 3854feet, this peak is also known as Kedah’s Peak.

    Highlights – At the base of the mountain, there are traces of ancient (century-old) Buddhist and Hindu temples, reverberating a sense of divinity that cannot be explained in words.

    Facts – The trekking trails of this mountain are quite dangerous. There have been various cases of missing people reported in the past. Merbok to Yan trail is the most used route by people coming here. The complete trip may take anywhere between 9 and 10 hours for experienced hikers.

    Timings – Any time during the year.

    Fee – No need to get any permit.

  • 13Bukit Tabur Hiking

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    If exploring the unchartered territories have always been your hobby, hiking in the Bukit Tabur in Kuala Lumpur is a perfect fit for you. You may call it a hidden gem of Malaysia and it is the favorite destination for hikers here. There are three main trails for hiking on the Bukit Tabur range - West, East and Far East. Out of these three trails, Western and Far Eastern parts are quite normal and is a perfect for the beginners to intermediate level hikers.

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    On the other hand, the Eastern trail is shorter, as compared to the other two, but is the most difficult one. It has more of the rocky terrain, which makes it difficult for the hikers, especially beginners and intermediate level hikers to walk on. So, it is recommended that if you really want to explore the eastern side of the mountain, you must be an experienced hiker and accompany a guide with you for your safety.

    Things to keep in Mind: The hikers need to take the Hike Permit before they start their hike, which costs around 5 MYR per person.




  • 14Bukit Tabur Hiking

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    If exploring the unchartered territories have always been your hobby, hiking in the Bukit Tabur in Kuala Lumpur is a perfect fit for you. You may call it a hidden gem of Malaysia and it is the favorite destination for hikers here. There are three main trails for hiking on the Bukit Tabur range - West, East and Far East. Out of these three trails, Western and Far Eastern parts are quite normal and is a perfect for the beginners to intermediate level hikers.

    Image Credits : Adrian Cuyugan

    On the other hand, the Eastern trail is shorter, as compared to the other two, but is the most difficult one. It has more of the rocky terrain, which makes it difficult for the hikers, especially beginners and intermediate level hikers to walk on. So, it is recommended that if you really want to explore the eastern side of the mountain, you must be an experienced hiker and accompany a guide with you for your safety.

    Things to keep in Mind: The hikers need to take the Hike Permit before they start their hike, which costs around 5 MYR per person.




  • 15Trekking

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    Though there are many trekking trails in South East Asia, the ones in Malaysia are considered to be one of the best. With a rich ecology, tropical forests, rich flora and fauna and a pleasant climate, the mountains in Malaysia are considered to be perfect havens for trekking enthusiasts.

    Highlights – Some of the nest peaks in Malaysia are Mount Kinabalu, Mount Nuang, Mount Gayong, Mount Gagau, Mount Jerai, Mount Tahan, Mount Angsi, Mount Ledang, Mount Beremdun and Mount Korbu.

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    Location – All over Malaysia.

    Tips – Most of the trekking trails in Malaysia are tough; hence only people who are medically fit and who have enough experience in mountain hiking should undertake these activities. Guides are available for almost all these important treks. It is recommended to take their services, so that you don’t get lost midway.

    Fee – Lots of hiking tours are available from leading tour operators. This will include permit fee, accommodation, food, camping charges etc.


  • 16Broga

    Broga or Bulkit Broga is also known as 'Bukit Lalang'. It has been christened after the local species of grass which grows in abundance here.

    Highlights:
    Broga is largely known for its panoramic views that are at their very best at the dawn. Assuring, easy accessibility on foot, the hill is a prominent hiking destination both amongst the locals and tourists. Hiking atop the peak, visitors can relish on the spectacular views of the plains blended with a cool mix of oil palm plantations, rainforest and distant mountains.

    Location: 'Bukit Broga’ is a hill that is nestled in Semenyih. It lies at a height of 400 meters and is just a 40 minute drive from Kuala Lumpur on the trunk road to Broga. You can reach here after hiking a short distance post the University of Nottingham where the entry starts at oil palm estate which lies opposite to the rabbit park.

    Price: There is a car park here which has an entrance fee of RM 2.

    Timings: Yoi can undertake a hiking trip here at any time of the day.
  • 17Taman Negara

    One of the most adventurous and toughest activities in Taman Negara is trekking to Gunung Tahan. It is one of the best and most suitable activities for mentally and physically fit individuals.

    Highlights:
    The Taman Negara‘s hiking trail is regarded as one of the most tough and challenging trek route of Malaysia. For anyone who has enough courage to ascend and descent the mountains, camp for a few nights in the jungle, cross the rivers and undertake long distance trekking, this is going to be the best hiking experience you’ll ever encounter in your life span. Here you have a few optional routes to reach the Gunung Tahan. Ever since 1999, this route is open for general public. This route is getting really popular amongst the climbers these days.

    Location: This classic trail is located about 53 km from Kuala Lumpur.

    Timings: Can be hiked any time of the year.

    Price: Depending upon the trail undertaken the Price is variable.
    Sungai Relau – Gunung Tahan – Sungai Relau: From 225.00/pax.
    Sungai Relau - Gunung Tahan - Kuala Tahan: From 235.00/pax
  • 18Penang National Park

    Penang National Park was previously popular as the Pantai cheh Forest Reserve. This beautiful site is a known to house 143 fauna species and 417 flora species.

    Highlights:
     Located at the north western tip of the Penang island, the Penang National Park acquired the status of a National Park in the April of 2003. It is the first protected area that is legally gazetted under the Malaysia's National Park Act of 1980. You can carry out a range of activities at the Penang National Park. These include the jungle trekking, boat trips, canopy walkaway, camping and visiting the Monkey beach

    Location: Penang National Park is located at Pejabat Taman Negara P. Pinang, Jalan Hassan Abbas, Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang, 11050 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings: You can visit the park from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM on any day of the week.

    Price: Entry to the Penang National Park is free of Price.

Attractions

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Aquaria KLCC

The Aquaria KLCC is said to be the world’s largest aquarium, holding over 5000 freshwater and marine creatures, which include massive arapaimas, giant groupers, gar fishes and many more. Some of the major attractions of the aquarium are the scary tiger sharks, bright coral fishes, lethal sea snakes, seahorses, and blue rays. The Aquaria KLCC is one of the country’s foremost sightseeing attractions involving the real depth and complexity.


Location: The Aquaria KLCC is located on the concourse of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center.

Price: The entry fee approximately starts from 64 MYR for an adult and 53 MYR for a child.



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Islamic Arts Museum

History: An art is the best way to express a thought, idea or a solution. The Islamic Arts Museum was opened to the public on 12th December, 1998. The art museum is located in Perdana Botanical Garden which is at the heart of the city. You would be surprised to know that it is the largest Islamic Art Museum in South East Asia.



About: There are around seven thousand artefacts which throws a light on the Islamic world. Altogether there are 12 galleries in this museum and they are divided into groups based on their levels. The Quran and Manuscripts gallery is at Level 3 along with Chinese gallery, Indian gallery and Islamic architecture. There are jewellery, textile, ceramic work and armour at Level 4. The Islamic glassware is also displayed at Level 4. The museum is open from morning to evening and is a must visit tourist place.




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Sin Sze Si Ya temple

History: This is a Chinese Temple in Kuala Lumpur and is dedicated to Sin Sze Ya and Si Sze Ya. It is said to be the oldest Chinese Temple. Beautiful objects are used to decorate the Temple. The Temple was inaugurated in 1864, where 10,000 people attended the ceremony.



Speciality: Want to know your fortune? Purchase the fortune sticks and find what the number says about your life. There are staff members to translate the meaning to the devotees. There are wooden chair which are used during religious processions to carry the deity statues. Witnessing these processions is said to be holy.

Location: The Temple is located at Jln Tun HS Lee. The nearest metro is Pasar Seni. The Temple is open between 7.00 am to 5.00 pm for all the devotees. You are sure to find it very peaceful inside the Temple.


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Merdeka Square at night

Merdeka Square or the Dataran Merdeka is a very well known recreational park or the historical place situated in Kaula Lampur. In the year 1957, the Malayan flag was hoisted here. It has a wide and green field just close to the Merdeka Square. This makes it a great picnic spot with a very spacious playground for the kids.

Location: In close proximity to the Merdeka Square there are a number of historical building such as the Old KL Train Station, Galeri Kuala Lumpur, Royal Selangor Club Complex, and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building.


 
Highlights: The vicinity of the Merdeka Square is well lit and the cool nigh breeze there makes it an exceptionally ideal place to relax after a busy day.

Best Time: In order to actually enjoy the night life of the Merdeka Square, one must visit the place post mid night especially during the weekends.


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Cooking Classes at Bayan Indah

Bayan Indah is a rustic two-storey bungalow that doubles up as a cooking school, located in the middle of idyllic lush greenery of a Malay village. If you’re looking to mix things up while you’re in Kuala Lumpur indulge in this unique experience at Bayan Indah, a culinary retreat that offers over 70 cooking classes all different in its own special way, ranging from your typical mouth-watering Malaysian dishes to more complicated ones such as pies and tarts. Rohani Jelani, a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef heads the class, with impressive skills on the chopping board and enthusiasm to match.


Location: Kampung Penchala Indah, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur

Timings: Classes start as early as 9:30 AM

Price: Approximate price starts from 280 MYR onwards.




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Changkat Bukit Bintang

Changkat Bukit Bintang is often associated with the London’s Piccadilly Circus and New York City’s Times Square. It is one avenue, where one can come across a number of KL’s most popular bars and restaurants. This trendy place is ideal for pub crawling. Jalan Alor happens to be an extremely busy area especially during the weekends and the public holidays.



Location: Nestled behind the Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Alor is very easy to get to especially if you are staying near the Golden Triangle area.

Highlights: Buildings on the Jalan Alor Street are unique. Originally the buildings belong to the pre-war, colonial shop-houses that were later remodeled and converted into the up market pubs and restaurants that usually serve the Western food. There are a number of hawker stalls and Chinese seafood restaurants too. Dining options here are endless. This street has the most vibrant scene in the downtown of KL.

Best Time: 10 PM – 3 AM in the morning.
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Petaling Street Night Market

Looking for a subtle Kuala Lumpur Chinatown nightlife experience? Head from the main road (Jalan Petaling) to the narrow side and get to the Petaling Street Night Market. The thriving street market with the stalls cluttered close to one another stock everything from the Hello Kitty watches to fake-label Gucci clutches. To get your stuff at the best price, you can stroll along doing ‘window-shopping’ first and then return back to the stall that gives you the best price. All the prices quoted by the seller are usually marked up by approx 50%.



Location: Situated along the Petaling Street at the intersection of the Jalan Hang Lekir

Highlights: Referred simply as the Petaling Street by locals this is your go to place to satiate your every need from the local handicrafts, souvenirs to batik-print shirts. You can also get a range of designer apparel, handbags, shoes, watches and even, pirated DVDs at a much cheaper price.

Best Time: 09:00 – 12:00 & 18:00 - late
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Jalan P. Ramlee

Jalan P. Ramlee is the best and the most eccentric alternative to Changkat Bukit Bintang. Famous for its glitzy cocktail lounges, tropical-themed bars and pubs and the chic nightclubs adorning the streets of bustling Kuala Lumpur city centre, Jalan P. Ramlee is always packed with backpackers, business travellers, expats, and a handful of locals.



Location: The night life district of Jalan P. Ramlee is easily accessible within a 10-minute walk from the Petronas Twin Towers as well as the five star hotels such as the Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

Highlights: Night life is vibrant and lively. There are a number of venues here that host events like live bands playing radio-friendly covers and DJs spinning a medley of electro, hip-hop, and retro tunes. Jalan P. Ramlee os known to be the hottest locale as it is a great place to unwind with a pint of ice-cold beer.

Best Time: Visit after 21:00 to experience the active nightlife.
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Pisco Bar

The capital city of Malaysia is famous for its night life. There are a number of bars & night clubs which are tagged as the best in Asia. Pisco Bar in Kuala Lumpur has a poised ambience which is loved by the visitors. The dinner hours at Pisco Bar offer an exclusive range of Spanish Tapas and Peruvian cuisine. The interior of this bar is quite amusing that is best suited for social gatherings and cocktails.



Location: This bar is situated in Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.

Highlights: Pisco Bar has become the main hub for international travellers and trendy locals. This place is known for live music performances which have attracted a lot of customers. Pisco Bar is home to the coolest DJs in town.

Best Time: Monday to Thursday 5pm-2am and Friday & Saturday 5pm-3am. Sunday Pisco Bar is closed.

Price: There is no fixed price for this place.
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Chinatown

Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is the place which never sleeps and is always filled with colors and bustles all the time - Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur. If ever visiting Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown must definitely be in your ‘to-visit’ list, especially if you are a true bargain hunter, as it is also famously known as the ‘Bargain Hunter’s Paradise.’

You can find everything here, from the Chinese herbs to the imitation goods. Especially at night, the place is a shopper's’ paradise and turns into a lively and vibrant night market.

Location: The Chinatown is located on the Petaling Street, also known as ‘Chee Cheong Kai (Starch Factory Street.)



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Sultan Abdul Samad Building

History: Longing for some Moorish-styled building in Kuala Lumpur? Sultan Abdul Samad Building is towards the east of Merdeka Square. It was named after sultan of Selangor and was constructed in the year 1897. It was designed by AC Norman, one among the finest architect who has designed other historical buildings as well. The Sultan Abdul Samad Building serves as a home to the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture of Malaysia. Earlier, it was mainly considered for official purpose, but today it is mostly a historical place serving as a tourist spot. It is also used as avenue to host the Independence day parade.



Specialty: The building is entirely made out of brick and the arches are very graceful. There is a clock tower which is 41.2m- high.

Location: It is located at Jalan Tun Perak which can be easily reached. There are several signages to guide the visitors.



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Jalan Alor

Jalan Alor is one of the most famous nightlife spots in Kuala Lumpur. Housing a number of hawker stalls and seafood restaurants, the street is one of the most famous in KL for food. Jalan Alor is an ideal after clubbing dining spot in the Golden Triangle area.



Location: Situated behind the Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Alor is a small stroll away from the Changkat Bukit Bintang.

Highlights: The variety of food available is huge. You can get everything from the barbecued meats, noodles to desserts at the best and the most cost effective rates in the city. Hawker stalls at the Jalan Alor are the city’s favorite food joint. Largely different from the trendy Jalan Bukit Bintang and Changkat Bukit Bintang, Jalan Alor has a traditional charm associated with it courtesy its atmospheric air-conditioned Chinese seafood restaurants, mini red Chinese lanterns and bright fluorescent restaurant signage lighting.

Transportation: You can easily get here via monorail.

Best Time: Hustle Bustle starts from 6 PM in the evening
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Troika Sky Dining

If there was just one word to put forth the beauty of Troika Sky Dining, then it would be – Magnificent. The localites of Kuala Lumpur are becoming spoilt for choice courtesy the variety of fine dining restaurants with a view however the Troika Sky Dining stands out in every way possible.



 Location: Situated in the Tower B of The Troika along Persiaran KLCC.

 Highlights:
Comprising of the Italian bistro Strato famous for its pizza and pasta, Claret wine bar known for its fine range of wines and the fusion focused Cantaloupe popular for its three-course meal  here   with truffled poached egg , Troika Sky Dining is extremely popular with the trendy urbanites and the young generation. It easily blends in with the rest of the city’s industrial skyline courtesy its steel  and   glass structure.

 Best time: 12:00 – 15:00 and 18:00 – 23:00 (Strato); 16:00 – 01:00 (Claret); 18:30 – 22:30 (Cantaloupe Dining Room)
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Jalan Sultan Ismail

Jalan Sultan Ismail was once the key clubbing district of Kuala Lumpur. Today the nightlife in Jalan Sultan Ismail is restricted to a few nocturnal hangout spots which can be just a starting point for everyone who wishes to explore the nocturnal offerings of Kuala Lampur.



Location: Situated just a small stroll away from the Raja Chulan Monorail Station on a street lined up with a plethora of classy restaurants and cafes as well as the five-star luxury hotels such as ParkRoyal Kuala Lumpur, Sheraton Imperial Hotel, and Shangri-La Hotel.

Highlights: Of course there is a huge competition from the popular and happening locales like the Changkat Bukit Bintang and Bangsar there is still a range of activities as well as sights that one can enjoy in the nightlife scene of Jalan Sultan Ismail. Dip yourself in serenity by enjoying the breathtaking sunset views of Kuala Lumpur city with a class or two of champagne, cocktail or wine at the stylish rooftop bar located ahead of the iconic Hard Rock Café.

Best Time: Variable for different restaurants and bars
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Zouk KL

Zouk Club is the leading night club in Malaysia. This party destination is situated in Kuala Lumpur which makes it so popular. The architecture of this night club has won the hearts of thousands of people who have visited this place. The music along with the ambience is very attractive which makes Zouk the top-rated night club.



Location: Zouk is located at 113 Jalan Ampang, Federal Territory, Kuala Lumpur 50450, Malaysia.

Highlights: Many famous personalities from Malaysia and around the globe have visited this place. The drinks & cuisine is amazing that has helped attract more audience in the recent past. Zouk has maintained a certain standard which makes it a flashy party destination.

Best Time: Zouk is open from 5pm-5am on Friday & Saturday. The timings are 5pm-3am on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Wednesdayand Thursday Zouk closes at 4 am.
Price: There are different entry charges at Zouk.
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The Rabbit Hole Restobar

The Rabbit Hole Restobar is designed and inspired to emulate the much famous fantasy narratives of Alice in Wonderland and The Chronicles of Narnia. It is known to be the most hip and classy nocturnal establishments.



Location: Set in a 3 storey pre-colonial building, Rabbit Hole Restobar is strategically located across the infamous street of the Changkat Bukit Bintang.

Highlights: Dissected into several distinct concept environments with a relaxed atmosphere, the entrance of the Rabbit Hole Restobar is a spacious al fresco dining area that is famous as The Bamboo Forest. Besides, the bar has as elevated stage for the comedy shows, live music and the stage performances. Open area of the restro bar is embellished with the wild bamboos and beautiful trees that keeps you away from the hustle bustle of the city.

Opening Hours: Sunday, Tuesday – Thursday 16:00 - 02:00, Friday & Saturday 16:00 – 03:00

Prices: Variable