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30 Best Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur

  • Although you will think that Kuala Lumpur is a small city but you will find many things to do in Kuala Lumpur. Witness one of the amazing twin tower of Petronas which will provide you ample photo opportunity. Visit one of the tallest structure which will let you experience some of the best views of the city from Menara KL Tower.

    For shoppers, Chinatown can help you find some of the most fascinating products and that too at the best bargained price. When in Kuala Lumpur, you cannot miss the chance to visit the Batu caves which is a 400 million year old limestone hill and it is the focal point of annual Hindu festival of Thaipusam.

    Here are some of the best things to do in Kuala Lumpur:

  • 01Skydiving

    Soar through the blue skies of Kuala Lumpur while you feel surges of exhilaration. You can be an advanced skydiver or a beginner, various companies offer packages for either. Tandem Skydiving harnesses you to an experienced skydiver, helpful if you’re a beginner.

    A majority providers of this activity provide you with equipment and videos of your adrenaline pumping flight. Keep in mind that this activity is seasonal and depends majorly on weather conditions as well.

    Price: Approximate price ranges from 800 MYR to 1500 MYR depending on the number of jumps.

  • 02Bungee Jumping At Xtreme Park

    Bungy jumping might not be for everyone, but if you’d like a taste of how it is, head over to Malaysia’s first permanent bungy jump attraction, right in the middle of Sunway Lagoon theme park. One of the main attractions in the Xtreme Park, the bungy jump here sees brave souls leaping from the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge. Jumpers need to be in between 35kg to 285kg, ten years of age or older, and get to choose either to be strapped the traditional way (at the ankles, with a body harness as a backup) or to be strapped at the waist. You can also opt to do the ‘wet touch’ (head touching the surface of the lake) or just the regular bungy jump.

    Location: Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

    Price: Approximate prices range from 120 MYR for an adult and 90 MYR for a child.

  • 03Canopy Walk At FRIM

    FRIM (Forest Research Institute Malaysia) is a breathtaking and well preserved tropical forestry research institute. The institute hosts canopy walks and nature trails through the thick dense forest as a way to promote sustainability of the area. This canopy walk is a brilliant way for families to spend half a day getting plenty of fresh air and exercise. The canopy walk can seem a little tricky but many safety measures are taken and only 4 people at a time are allowed to walk on it.

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    : 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

    Price: Approximate prices range from 20 MYR for adults and 10 MYR for children below the age of 10.

    Note: FRIM is closed until further notice.

  • 04Become one Day Pilot

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    Has aeronautical engineering always mesmerised you? Did you have a passion to become a pilot but couldn’t pursue it for practical reasons? Give wings (literally) to your dreams when you visit Malaysia, as you get the chance to be pilot for a day here.


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    Highlights – You get to ride the airplane of your choice after getting enough instructions on the ground. Upon completion of your activity, you will get a certificate of excellence. Cessna, Robinson and Eurocopter are some of the common designs of aircraft that are available here.

    Location – Kuala Lumpur.

    Timing – There are 20, 30 and 60 minutes driving programs available for you to choose from. Totally it takes about 3 hours which includes the ground briefing, theory lessons and flying sessions.

    Price – RM250per person for 20 minute flying experience on Cessna and around RM2250 per aircraft for group booking (maximum 4 guests) on a EC120B helicopter, for a 30 minute flying experience.
  • 05Rock Climbing at Batu Caves

    Batu Caves is a limestone hill, located 13km north of Kuala Lumpur, famous for its temple and its crag for rock climbing. It offers residents, travellers, weekend adventures and seasoned ascensionists a pathway to explore enjoy and challenge every part of their body when climbing natural rock faces. Batu Caves is the hub of climbing in Kuala Lumpur and enthusiasts from all over head to Batu Caves for a taste of adventure.


    You must keep in mind that this sport depends heavily on the weather conditions and should be avoided during rainy seasons which are April - May. Limestone rocks do dry up very quickly even after torrential storms, so avid rock climbers can access them.

    How to Reach: Batu Caves are free to enter and wander around. The great news is that you can catch a train right to the door stop. Trains leave KL Sentral every half an hour and costs 4 MYR.

  • 06Microlight Flying

    Microlight Flying is an exciting adventure sport that provides people of all walks of life the opportunity to glide across the skies and feel the exhilaration of being as free as a bird. Glide and cruise in the sky while enjoying breathtaking views with this unique flying experience.

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    A micro light flight is a 1 or 2 seat fixed-wing aircraft so you have to fly solo with an expert guide accompanying you. There are more than a few providers of this unique experience in KL.

    Price: Approximate price ranges from 180 MYR onwards.

  • 07Firefly Tour With Dinner

    Escape the busy city life of Kuala Lumpur with your trip to the hamlet town of Kuala Selangor. The journey from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Selangor takes about 1 ½ hours. Locally known as ‘kelip-kelip’ these incandescent bugs are a truly beautiful sight as they glow and light up the skies of the Firefly Park in the Kuala Selangor Nature Park. This wildlife sanctuary consists of forests, wetlands and mangrove swamps, and it’s the best place to catch sight of these luminescent bugs in the small and peaceful rural town near Kuala Selangor. At night, enjoy a delicious seafood dinner – a Kuala Selangor speciality – and afterwards, take a boat ride down the Kuala Selangor River to watch fire flies twinkling among the mangroves that line the banks of the river.

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    Accessibility: It is easier and more convenient to get to and around Kuala Selangor with a car. But if you don't have a car there is also way to get toKuala Selangor by bus, which will take 1.5 - 2 hours.

    Price: Approximate prices range from 120 MYR to 200 MYR.

  • 08Helicopter Sightseeing

    If you are looking for a high-adrenalin activity in Kuala Lumpur, you can try out helicopter sightseeing tours at this place. Take a tour around the capital city of Malaysia in sophisticated helicopters and enjoy the panoramic view of the place.

    Minimum 4 passengers are required to take up this trip.

    Highlights – The pilot who will steer your Robinson 44 or EC125 helicopter is highly proficient in English and trained for the job. He does the role of a tourist guide as well, sharing you some important information about the landmarks of Kuala Lumpur. Take amazing pictures while enjoying the scene from your air-conditioned choppers.

    Location – 1500 feet above seal level from Kuala Lumpur.

    – From 10AM to 5PM all through the day, depending on weather conditions. The total ride takes up to 30 minutes.

    Price – Approximate RM890 per person (same price for adults and kids).
  • 09Segway Ride in Lake Gardens

    One of the premier parks in the country, the Lake Gardens have a host of attractions, and there’s something for everyone, whether you’re a nature lover or an art enthusiast. This is a place you must visit if you have an afternoon to spare and fancy getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is a sprawling 227-acre park located right in the middle of Kuala Lumpur. One of the main attractions at Lake Gardens is the Segway Ride.

    If you don’t fancy walking all throughout the heat and humidity but still want to see all that Lake Gardens has to offer, take part in a Segway tour for a fun way to see the park! The tour starts at National Museum and will take you around the gardens and Deer Park, all in about one hour. If you’re not familiar with a Segway, there are tour guides who will first teach you how to balance yourself on the cool transportation system, and you’ll be off before you know it!

    Location:  Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana

    Price: Approximate price starts from 255 MYR onwards.

  • 10ATV Ride

    Kuala Lumpur is a bustling city with tall skyscrapers, huge shopping malls and massive traffic jams. However, hidden beneath its concrete jungle lies several areas with beautiful lush green forests and hills. Locals and those in-the-know head to some of these places for short weekend escapes and outdoor adventures. If you want to get a whiff of adventure and ride an ATV in Kuala Lumpur the only place the head to is the ATV adventure park. The park offers several packages, each for different skill levels, length of time and route to suit everybody’s needs.

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    The adventure park is in a dense ruggedly trailed destination ideal for adrenaline and adventure lovers. Everyone is given a safety briefing before taking off.

    Location: Ulu Klang, Selangor, Kampung Kemensah

    Price: Approximate price starts from 300 MYR depending upon the package

  • 11Genting Highland Skyway Cable Car

    Genting Skyway, opened in 1997, is one of the longest and fastest gondola lifts in Southeast Asia. Spanning 3.38km from the base station in Gohtong Jaya town all the way up to the peak - it's an exhilarating ride hundreds of feet up the steep mountain slopes. This cable car service also functions when Genting Skyway is closed for maintenance. Running at six meters per second, the cable car completes its journey in 11 minutes. Each cabin carries eight passengers, with enough cars to support 2,000 people per hour.

    Location: Genting Highlands, Pahang

    Timings: 7:30 AM to 12:00 AM

    Price: Approximate price ranges from 6 MYR to 10 MYR

  • 12Hot Air Ballooning

    The Kuala Lumpur city skyline is inspiring enough on the ground, but nothing can prepare you for the delights of their impressive scope when seen from the sky in a hot air balloon. No doubt it’s a spectacular way to start the day - it is a calm and tranquil experience like no other, drifting like a bird on a warm breeze. Majority of balloon rides in Kuala Lumpur are done over Putrajaya which is also famous for its famous annual Hot Air Balloon festival.

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    Price: Approximate price starts from 1000 MYR onwards.

  • 13Golfing

    Kuala Lumpur, with it’s stable humid climate has a thriving golfing culture and has a  wide array of golf clubs with large courses and pleasant greens. Over the years, premium golf resorts have sprouted up along with old ones. Each is unique with its own challenging and well-maintained obstacles and terrain, such as sand traps, water hazards, and cleverly-placed pins, plus each venue comes with some of the most family friendly facilities you will ever come across.

    Some of the best Golf courses are; Bukit Jalil Golf & Country Resort, Bukit Unggul Country Club, Glenmaria Golf & Country Club, Kelab Golf Sentul Raya, Royal Selangor Golf Club are a few among many.

    Price: Approximate prices range from 75 MYR to 250 MYR depending on factors like membership.

  • 14Paragliding

    Soar through the clear blue skies of Kuala Lumpur while you take part in this adrenaline inducing exhilarating activity of paragliding. If you’re a first-timer don’t worry, tandem paragliding will harness you to an experienced guide so you can feel safe. Intense safety measures are taken before your flight. You will be briefed on the Theory of Aerodynamics, Rules of the Air and Theory of Soaring Flights. All paragliding equipment will be provided to you and some providers also offer you videos of your experience.

    Keep in mind that this activity depends majorly on weather conditions.

    Price: Approximate price starts from 200 MYR depending on the packageyou choose.

  • 15Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

    If you want to spend your day amidst the thrilling water rides, making whirl and twirl on the manmade river islands, a surf beach, a wave pool or on a 360 degrees revolving pirate ship, the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park in Malaysia is the place you must go. The theme park is spread in the 80 acre land, which was the home for a tin mine and quarry. The theme park holds the world’s largest man-made surf beach. It has five different zones, means providing umpteen options for its visitors to spend the quality day with their family and loved ones. The five zones include -  a water park, Scream park, Amusement park, Extreme park and a Wildlife Park

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    Location: The Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is just 15 KM from the Kuala Kumpur city center and is located on the South Western part of the same.

    Price: The entry fees to the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park costs approximately 150 MYR.

  • 16Cooking 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.

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    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.

  • 17Indoor Rock Climbing

    Indoor Rock Climbing is widely popular among fitness enthusiasts but also benefit those who avert from outdoor rock climbing especially beginners. Indoor rock climbing arenas have different walls ranging from easy to difficult to suit the needs and skills of various people. Even children can take part in this activity so it is ideal for a family day out. Most places offer the guidance of an instructor and various safety measures are taken.

    There are various arenas to access indoor rock climbing ranging from fully fledged gyms to rock climbing walls set up in many malls around Kuala Lumpur.

    Price: Approximate price ranges from 100 MYR to 300 MYR depending onvarious offers like student discounts.

  • 18Zorbing

    If you’re looking for something different then this fun filled activity is the right one for you, the best part is that you can include your whole family and have a great time. Zorbing or Orbing can be dry, that is on a large open piece of land or wet that is in a pool or water body.

    Zorbing involves a huge transparent ball that you are made to sit in after which it is blown up, it’s a great source of exercise and fun. It’s extremely safe as the zorb ball is engineered to be intact and strong.

    Price: Approximate price ranges from 15 MYR to 30 MYR depending on thetype of zorbing.

  • 19Mines Cruise Tour

    Located in the vicinity of Seri Kembangan, just a few minutes away from the administrative capital of Putrajaya and the Multimedia Super Corridor capital of Cyberjaya, The Mines Resort City is one of Klang Valley’s biggest attractions. What was once a tin mining area has been transformed into an exciting township, complete with a shopping mall, a theme park, a hotel, a beach and spa resort, a convention centre, a business park and a golf club – dubbed the Seven Wonders of Malaysia. The Mines Cruise Tour will take you on a complete tour of the North and South Lake via the Water Lift. The larger North Lake covers 150 acres and is 200 meters deep. It runs from The Mines shopping mall, past the mines Waterfront Business Park, the blue-domed Sapura Group HQ building and the Mines Resort & Golf Club. The smaller South Lake is bordered by the Heritage condominiums, some luxury bungalows and the Australian School.

    The lakes are connected by a canal which runs through the shopping mall.

    Price: Approximate price ranges from 20 MYR to 40 MYR and differs foradults and children.

  • 20Fish Spa

    A fish spa experience will be the most memorable one you will have at a spa in Kuala Lumpur, the process is quite simple, You will be asked to put your feet in a tub full of tiny little fish popularly called the Dr Fish nibbling away at your dead and diseased skin. At first it can feel a little uncomfortable but once you get used to it, it feels brilliant.

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    Fish spa works on your calluses and leave your skin feeling fresh and clean. Kuala Lumpur is filled with fish spas ranging from one’s in high end hotels to fish spa tubs at every local mall.

    Price: Approximate price ranges from 10 MYR to 40 MYR.

  • 21Off The Eaten Track -Food Tour

    If you are a travel and food enthusiast and love exploring new places and cuisines, Off The Eaten Track - Food Tour in Kuala Lumpur is a great option you can try. It is, generally, a small group tour who love to taste the unique Malaysian cuisine or specifically the street food of Malaysia. It is a great chance to experience the Malaysian favorite, which have earned the worldwide reputation, especially, because of their serving style.

    This tour is fun, not only because of its cuisine exploration part, but also it allows you to visit the street and hidden alleys of this amazing city. Especially, if you are eager to know the lifestyle of the Malaysian people, Off the Eaten Track - Food Tour is an amazing way to do so. In the entire tour, the groups cover approximately three destinations, which solely depends on your eating capacity.

    Price: The tour costs approximately 160 MYR per person.

  • 22Kampong Village Tour

    To experience the real and old Malaysia, going close to the nature and enjoying the slow pace of life of the people is the best way. Kampong Village tour, an old tribal area in Kuala Lumpur and immersed in the history and tradition will give you a depth insight of the vintage Malaysia. It also highlights the older tribal areas and the major types of industries those played prominent roles in the village’s development.

    The people lived there are called the Mah Meri tribe who were the gypsies of the sea, and hence, visiting the village can be too educational for everyone.

    How to Reach: The Kampong Village is just 50 KM from the main Kuala Lumpur and is easily accessible via the public transport. There are also various vendors, who conduct the 1-day tours of the same.

  • 23Wild River Tubing

    Wild River tubing is an enthralling and adventurous water sports, which is liked by the masses. Kuala Lumpur is one of the most favorite destinations for the Wild River tubing experience. Generally, wild river tubing is a recreational activity, which requires you to ride on the inner tubes, free floating down the river and speckling with the small to class 3 rapids and adding a splash of whitewater fun.

    There are many vendors in Kuala Lumpur who organize the activity and have experienced and trained professionals and equipments to conduct the activity with full care. The duration of activity remains between 1.5 to 2 hours and you float down for around 3-5 km in the tube. If you like getting wet, the wild river tubing is a must do activity for everyone.

    Price: The approximate price starts from 350 MYR

  • 24Dine at Tamarind Springs

    If your love for South-East Asian delicacies is too much then visit the Kuala Lumpur and try dining at Tamarind Springs. It is a fine-dining restaurant set inside the natural forest reserve of Ampang, offering a classic Indochinese experience to its customers. The restaurant is famously known for its spicy food servings and specializes in the Lao, Vietnamese and Khmer kitchens. Chef Somkhuan Wandee, one of the world’s famous, heads up the kitchen of this authentic restaurant. The highlights of the restaurant, apart from the food, are its surroundings. Located in the peaceful jungle area, one can calmly have the long and uninterrupted talks with their someone special, while enjoying the food at the same time. The restaurant is also fitted with the comfortable Balinese furniture, thatched roof and subdued lighting.

    Location: The Tamarind Springs is located at Ampang in Selangor and is just 40 minutes drive from the Kuala Lumpur city.

    Price: The cost for two is approximately 250 MYR

  • 25Bukit 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.

  • 26SkyTrex Adventure

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    If you are always fueled up with the adrenaline rush inside your body and want some more - indulging in the SkyTrex adventure is a great idea. Malaysia is one of the best destinations to experience this newest sport. It is a tree to tree ‘ sky-trekking’ activity, which allows you to experience the swing, dangle, glide and fly on various aerial obstacles, suspending above the lush, green and dense tropical rainforests of Malaysia. The SkyTrex is one of the best and most exciting forest adventure present in all over the Malaysia.

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    Location: There are three major places to enjoy the activity, namely, Langkawi, Shah Alam and Taman Botani Ayer Keroh, Shah Alam being the nearest from Kuala Lumpur. It just 40 minutes drive from the city center of Kuala Lumpur.

    Price: The cost approximately starts from 55 MYR.

  • 27Petronas Twin Towers

    The Petronas Twin Towers are one of the World’s famous and tallest architectural pieces and have visited by billions of people from around the world. The towers are the headquarters of Petronas, the national petroleum company of Malaysia. Both the towers are 88 stories high and are identical to each other with a pyramid shaped top fitted with a slender steel spire. The 41st and 42nd floor of the towers are linked through a skybridge allowing people to travel within the towers.

    Apart from the headquarters of Petronas, there are various shopping malls, complexes and food courts inside the tower for the common people. They can even enjoy the skyline of the city from the towers.

    Price: The entry fees to the Twin Towers starts approximately from 65 MYR and can be bought online from its official website.

  • 28Menara KL Tower

    The Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower is a 421m high broadcasting and telecommunication tower located amidst the city of Kuala Lumpur. The observation deck inside the Menara KL tower is the highest in the city and gives a clear and elegant birds eye view of the city of Kuala Lumpur. The tower also houses the highest McDonald’s outlet in the world. One more amazing fact about the Menara KL tower is that, it is ranked as the fourth highest telecommunication towers in the world.

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    Location: The Menara Kuala Lumpur tower is located majestically on the top of Bukit Nanas, also known as the Pineapple Hill

    Price: The entry fees to the tower costs approximately 55 MYR for an adult and 45 MYR for a child.

  • 29Chinatown

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    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.’

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    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.)

  • 30Aquaria 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.