What to do if you only have one day in Kuala Lumpur? Plenty! With only one day, you can still make the most of the opportunity to see this vibrant city’s many sights and sounds. Here’s a list of the city’s must-visit attractions.
The Batu Caves are one of the most famous attractions in Kuala Lumpur. It’s recommended you go there early in the morning. The cave is 400 million years old and is located just outside of town. You can go there using public transportation. The KTM Blue Line leaves from KL Central Station and the last stop is the Batu Caves. The Caves are famous for its natural beauty and the huge 42.70 meters high statue of Lord Murugan.
Sultan Abdul Samad Building & Dataran Merdeka
This iconic building is located in front of Dataran Merdeka and was completed in 1897. During the time of the British Administration, it was used to house several government departments. Today, this historical building houses the Supreme and High Courts. The building with unique Moorish designs and clock tower is a popular spot to take photographs.
Kuala Lumpur Central Market
The Central Market is built in 1928 and is also called Pasar Seni. Here, you will find beautiful wooden work, traditional Batik painting, silk scarves and much more.
What’s a city without its proper China Town? Petaling Street is the heart of the Chinese community in Kuala Lumpur. It’s one of the most visited places in Kuala Lumpur and the reason is simple: good street food. And by this time, you might be hungry.
Petronas Twin Towers
The Petronas Twin Towers were the tallest towers in the world from 1998 until 2004, when Tapei 101 in Taiwan was built. The towers remain the world’s tallest twin towers today. The Skybridge that connects the two towers is the highest story bridge in the world. The towers are designed with a steel and glass façade resembling motifs from Islamic art, Malaysia’s primary religion. The towers are easily accessible via bus, taxi or LRT train.
The Aquaria KLCC houses over 5,000 freshwater and marine creatures. One of its main attractions is a massive glass tank with a 90m walk-through tunnel with a moving travellator in its center. You can get up close with tiger sharks and stingrays by plunging into the tank with a submerged cage.
Bukit Bintang Street
What better than a delicious dinner to wrap up your day? Bukit Bintang is famous for local food, international restaurants and trendy bars.