Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur

From futuristic skyscrapers to ancient mosques, sightseeing, shopping and more - visit Kuala Lumpur and immerse yourself in the diverse world of Malaysian culture.

Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant and bustling city that is crammed full of exciting attractions, and with entertainment options to suit all tastes and budgets, there really is something for everyone.

Families will love the National Zoo which is home to more than 459 animal species. Bargain hunters can source unusual souvenirs before grabbing a bite to eat from any of the hawker stalls on Petaling Street. If it’s a bit of culture you’re after, wander around Merdeka Square and admire the architectural heritage of the buildings that surround the city’s main civic space. Historically, this is a site of enormous national significance as it was here that Malaysia declared its independence from Britain in 1957.

Visit the Jamek Mosque (Masjid Jamek), one of the oldest and most venerable mosques in Kuala Lumpur and a wonderful example of soft Moorish architecture. In contrast, the sharp minaret of the National Mosque of Malaysia stands stark against the city skyline, in a nod to modernity.

Take time out to relax in the Lake Gardens. This oasis of calm was created during the colonial era and offers a wonderful escape from the hubbub of the city. This sculpted park is rich with native plants, trees and shrubs and is only a stone’s throw away from the noisy and colourful Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. For an alternative urban retreat, head to the KLCC Park and enjoy the spectacle of the Lake Symphony as synchronised water fountains create dazzling displays.

Looking for that perfect snapshot of the city? The Kuala Lumpur Tower (Menara Kuala Lumpur) stands at a healthy 421 metres above street level and offers incredible panoramic views. However, there is some strong competition in the form of the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers, which punch up into the sky at an incredible 452 metres. Their highlight is the observation deck on the 86th floor, which offers a stunning vista that spectacularly sweeps across the city.

Finally, take time out to recharge your spiritual batteries and soak up some Hindu culture at the inspiring Batu Caves. Marvel at the ornate statues and artwork in the awe-inspiring temples. This sacred site offers a welcome respite from the city’s main tourist attractions and is a must on any Malaysian itinerary.

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Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur

Cititel Mid Valley
Cititel Mid Valley
3 out of 5
Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$50 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Mid Valley City, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Mid Valley Mega Mall, Thean Hou Temple and Pantai Medical Center. Menara Telekom and Bangsar ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (628 reviews)
"Stayed here for many times for shopping at Midvalley. Rooms are good, connected with mall. Just had to cut my trip short due to Covid travel restriction notification. Will be back again later"

Reviewed on 13 Jun,2021

Cititel Mid Valley
Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
145 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Wp Kuala Lumpur
The price is S$270 per night from 26 Oct to 26 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps away from KLCC Park and Suria KLCC Shopping Centre. Petronas Twin Towers and Ampang Park are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (209 reviews)
Superb stay and location!
"Great stay! Very clean unit and staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Superb location, just a stone’s throw away from Suria KLCC and/ park. The only super minor downside is the pillows were either too soft or firm 😕 just a note for people to bring their own pillow if they have picky necks like ..."

Reviewed on 3 May,2021

Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur Managed by Banyan Tree
Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur Managed by Banyan Tree
5 out of 5
170 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$109 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Fahrenheit 88 Shopping Mall and Starhill Gallery. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (270 reviews)
"Overall, it was a pleasant stay and, we feel very welcome at first sight. Staff are courteous and tend to our needs exceptionally. Will definitely come back again. :) P/s: Special shout-out to Suria."

Reviewed on 17 May,2021

Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur Managed by Banyan Tree
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Expressionz Professional Suites by MyKey Global
Expressionz Professional Suites by MyKey Global
4 out of 5
Jalan 1/65a off Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
The price is S$41 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Malaysian Police Training Centre, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hospital Pusrawi Sdn Bhd and National Art Gallery. Petronas Twin Towers ...
3.7/5 Good! (116 reviews)
"Overall was OK, design is good. location is.. u better don't miss the turn else it's gonna be a big drive around to go back. the only problem is the water heater is not functioning properly.. the hotter water u'll get it's just slightly warm in my room. not sure about the others. parking rate is ..."

Reviewed on 3 Oct,2021

Expressionz Professional Suites by MyKey Global
Ceylonz Suite by Five Senses
Ceylonz Suite by Five Senses
3.5 out of 5
3, Persiaran Raja Chulan, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
The price is S$42 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Petronas Twin Towers and Suria KLCC Shopping Centre. KLCC Park and Ampang ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Very nice place. Everything was so easy and chill. The receptionist was very helpful. The pool and the roof top garden are absolutely breathtaking. I lost my phone at the pool and the guard kept it for me! Highly recommended this place !"

Reviewed on 14 Oct,2021

Ceylonz Suite by Five Senses
Ascott Sentral Kuala Lumpur
Ascott Sentral Kuala Lumpur
4 out of 5
No. 211, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
The price is S$64 per night from 3 Nov to 3 Nov
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur aparthotel is located in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, within 1 mi (2 km) of Kuala Lumpur Sentral, National Museum and Perdana Botanical ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (425 reviews)
"Quite big room, i think it is good for long stay traveller :)"

Reviewed on 16 Oct,2021

Ascott Sentral Kuala Lumpur
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