Things to do
Visiting Kuala Lumpur and not making it to the Petronas Towers would be alarming! These skyscraper twin towers are the tallest in the world and worth visiting throughout the day. Catch this iconic symbol of Kuala Lumpur first thing in the morning or enjoy the illuminated appearance at night. Either way, it is the perfect spot to see bird’s eye views of the city and take exciting photos.
If one wishes to enter the towers, make sure to arrive from Tuesday to Sunday. They are closed on Monday. Ticket sales open at 08:30 and are available on a first come first served basis. To make sure one does not miss out, tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the ticket counter on the Concourse Level.
Get ThereThe Petronas Towers are located at directly in the city centre. To get to them via the train, head to KLCC Station (stop KJ10). By taxi, ask to be dropped off at Suria KLCC’s main entrance. Once at the Suria KLCC, go to the PETRONAS Lobby and take the escalator down to PETRONAS Twin Towers Visit Operations.
Sri Mahamariamman Temple
Sri Mahamariamman Temple
The beautiful magic of Kuala Lumpur is how many cultures reside together here in one big city. Little India is a pleasure to explore and Sri Mahamariamman Temple is worth a visit. Built in the 19th century, it is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur. Soak up the atmosphere and take time to ogle at all the wonderful, colourful deities adorning the entrance and interior. Then make sure to shop for beautiful Indian fabrics and savour the beautiful curry dishes in this area!
Entrance is free.
Get ThereTo get to Sri Mahamariamman Temple by metro, get off at Pasar Seni LRT station. Walk about 50 meters along Jalan Sultan, then turn left into Jalan Tun H. S. Lee. You will see Sri Mahamariamman on your left side after 50 meters. Jalan Tun H. S. Lee runs parallel to Petaling Street. The temple opens daily at 06:00 and closes at 20:30. At weekends the opening hours are a little longer. On Friday you can visit until 9.30pm and on Saturday until 9pm.
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Bird ParkKuala Lumpur Bird Park is magnificently vast, covering over 20 acres of land. This is one of the biggest public aviaries in the world! Home to over 3000 birds, this is an excellent opportunity to discover local nature and appreciate Malaysia’s beautiful birds. Responsible tourism and a strong focus on breeding programmes and scientific studies is highly prominent and important here, so rest assured that the inhabitants are treated very well with respect and admiration. If birds are not high on one’s list here, the Butterfly Park of Orchid Garden may be a better option.
Get ThereTo reach Kuala Lumpur Bird Park by train, get off at KTM Old Railway Kuala Lumpur Station. The Bird Park is just a 5-minute walk from here. By bus, take the Rapid KL Bus B115 from Kotaraya to Jalan Parlimen. Kuala Lumpur’s Hop On Hop Off Tour Bus stops here too. The Bird Park is stop number 14. You can visit daily from 09:00 to 18:00.
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