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Some interesting, atmospheric places to stay; things to do, how to get around and what to do and avoid.

Good for
  • Solo
  • Nature Lover
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

11 Places

4 City Tips

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11 Places

Day 1

Ancasa Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Hotels

Menara Kuala Lumpur

Observation Decks & Towers

Petronas Twin Towers

Architectural Buildings

Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur

Neighbourhoods, Flea & Street Markets

Railway Station and Administration Building

Architectural Buildings

Petaling Street

Neighbourhoods

Sri Maha Mariamman Temple

Sacred & Religious Sites

Malaysia Tourism Centre

Visitor Centres

Day 2

Chinatown - Melaka

Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Day 3

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park

Parks

MasafiOne's City Tips

  • Use the Fast train to get from KLIA to the city. At Sentral station, take a taxi. You on't have to negotiate with these sharks. You pay inside.
  • Central Market is a really brilliant place to pick up genuinely interesting things - lampshades made from coconut, an emporium selling wood products and games and lots more.
  • Take the KL Hop On Hop Off bus for the most organized way to clock up the main attractions.
  • Use the Metro and trains which are quite extensive. Use anything except the rip off taxis.
    Day 1
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    Ancasa Hotel Kuala Lumpur
    Hotels
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    MasafiOne Says:

    It is reasonably central and the rooms are quite well appointed. Ask for a higher floor. Very close to Central Market and transport hubs, Petaling Street and the Hop on Hop off bus stops(Central Market).

    Good for
    • Solo
    Tips
    • KL is humid so try to avoid closed in shoes like trainers. Comfort is important.
    • Many people forget Malaysia is a Muslim country. The Chinese population are also pretty conservative. Bum crack shorts and views of breast are not appropriate. And do not think it doesn't matter because you have a western passport and think it is your divine right to dress how you please. It isn't.
    From the community
    Ranked #120 of 349 Hotels in Kuala Lumpur
    • DIRTY AND NO TOILETRIES! 01/10/2017
    • Buddhika 10/09/2017
    • Ancasa Hotel Kuala Lumpur
    Address:
    Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, PO Box 12700
    Kuala Lumpur 50786
    Malaysia
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    Menara Kuala Lumpur
    Observation Decks & Towers
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    MasafiOne Says:

    You need to do this once because it is a pretty good way to see for miles. On the Hop On Hop Off route or you can walk up the very steep hill. The ticket includes the little zoo at the base with lots of horrid hairy spiders and snakes.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Go early morning.
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice View 18/11/2017
    • Great 360 view 17/11/2017
    • Menara Kuala Lumpur
    Address:
    No. 2 Jalan Punchak
    Off Jalan P Ramlee
    Kuala Lumpur 50250
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2020 5444
    Price range:
    US$52 - US$52
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Petronas Twin Towers
    Architectural Buildings
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    MasafiOne Says:

    Major attraction. The best photos of the tower are those taken at night when it really produces a brilliant shot. Queues during high season and they sometimes limit numbers. Tour groups can be a menace.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Go later in the day at avoid tour groups.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • must see attraction 18/11/2017
    • Worth seeing in the night 18/11/2017
    • Petronas Twin Towers
    Address:
    Kuala Lumpur City Centre
    Kuala Lumpur 50088
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2331 8080
    Hours:
    Tue - Thu
    09:00 - 21:00
    Fri
    09:00 - 13:00
    14:30 - 21:00
    Sat - Sun
    09:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
    Neighbourhoods, Flea & Street Markets
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    MasafiOne Says:

    Atmospheric and the place for cheap food. Gets very crowded and therefore tourists are preyed on by bag snatchers and sellers to fake everything. These fakes are overpriced. There is sue accommodation in this area but it tends to be tiny rooms without windows - Pak 'em in style. Absolutely DO NOT take taxis from the entrance to this street. They are a mafia that conspire to charge up to fit times the proper fare and they will NOT negotiate.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Walk well away for this area to secure a taxi. The ones here are rip off merchants as are those outside Central Market.
    • Don't buy fake products.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #39 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Great place to pick up some genuinely bad fakes! 17/11/2017
    • Just for a Laugh and a phony phone, watch, bag 16/11/2017
    • Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
    Address:
    Jalan Petaling
    Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia
    Other:
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    Railway Station and Administration Building
    Architectural Buildings
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    MasafiOne Says:

    This was a hotel for a long time with huge rooms and antique furniture. Not sure now. It was basic. Architecture is worth looking at but it is 'lost' amidst the shiny glass towers around it. Short walk to Central Market.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The train station still operates so you might check out where trains go from here.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #37 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Modern Railway in Historic Home. 03/11/2017
    • Tood bad you cannot get in, but outside is worth the look ! 18/10/2017
    • Railway Station and Administration Building
    Address:
    Jalan Hishamuddin
    Kuala Lumpur 53800
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2267 1200
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    Petaling Street
    Neighbourhoods
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    MasafiOne Says:

    Chinatown and Petaling Street are the same thing so see my review of that.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #47 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Typical Asian market 17/11/2017
    • Don’t bother 13/11/2017
    • Petaling Street
    Address:
    55 Petaling Street
    Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2032 5988
    Other:
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    Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
    Sacred & Religious Sites
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    MasafiOne Says:

    Usually quiet because people go to Chinatown. Really worth a visit and parts of it are quiet and peaceful to sit for a while.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Take a camera. There are some really good pictures to be taken here.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Small oasis of calm in central KL 13/11/2017
    • A beautiful and historic temple 06/11/2017
    • Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
    Address:
    163 Jln. Tun H.S. Lee
    Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2078 3467
    Other:
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    Malaysia Tourism Centre
    Visitor Centres
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    MasafiOne Says:

    This place has much more than appears at first. It is an internet point, has show, gives really good advice on how to get to places, sells tickets for the Hop on Hop Off, has places to eat and houses a fantastic local chocolate shop with flavors like durian filling. A nice quiet place as well.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Check them out early on in your stay. They give lots of ideas and are a central base.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #79 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good place to get the maps 04/11/2017
    • Extremely helpful, worth a visit 28/10/2017
    • Malaysia Tourism Centre
    Address:
    109, Jalan Ampang
    Kuala Lumpur 50450
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-9235 4800
    Other:
  • Day 2
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    Chinatown - Melaka
    Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    MasafiOne Says:

    Melaka is really easy to get to and well worth a day out of town. The centre is historic and there are tours you can do. Food stalls are worth dropping off at as well. Take the train.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Take something to cover shoulders and knees when visiting mosques.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 147 things to do in Melaka
    • Lovely 11/11/2017
    • Nicest Chinatown been so far 13/10/2017
    • Chinatown - Melaka
  • Day 3
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    Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
    Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks
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    MasafiOne Says:

    Quite a tranquil place but the stuff they do where the parrots ride bikes is nauseous. Just walk about and enjoy the quiet.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Go early. This is a main tourist attraction.
    • Flat shoes absolutely necessary here.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The Best Kept Zoo In Malaysia 17/11/2017
    • Good place with no safety 15/11/2017
    • Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
    Address:
    920 Jalan Cenderawasih
    Taman Tasik Perdana
    Kuala Lumpur 50480
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2272 1010
    Other:
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    Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park
    Parks
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    MasafiOne Says:

    A small place but finding the butterflies occupies plenty of time. Not wheelchair friendly as there are steps and nooks and crannies. Don't forget the weird insects that look like leaves inside.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Avoid heat of day. It gets hot and sweaty.
    • Take the Hop On Hop Off Bus nd walk a little bit. It is well signposted.
    • Walk through the Orchid Gardens a little further downhill.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #43 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • A Hidden Gem 16/11/2017
    • Worth a visit 12/11/2017
    • Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park
    Address:
    Jalan Cenderasari
    Kuala Lumpur 50480
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2693 4799
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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