Attractions

BATU CAVES

Located on the outskirts of the city, this temple complex in a limestone hill consists of three caverns and several smaller caves, and is the shrine of Lord Murugan, a Hindu deity. It is filled with images of deities and murals depicting scenes from the Hindu scriptures. A flight of 272 steps leads up from the main entrance to the temple cave.

BUKIT BINTANG

Bukit Bintang is a well known area of Kuala Lumpur, famed for shopping and entertainment. Be assured that you can find a source of entertainment or retail outlet to suit any type and size of purse or wallet. Bukit Bintang is bustling with activity in the morning, noon and for most parts of the night.

CENTRAL MARKET, JALAN HANG KASTURI

This is Malaysia’s arts cum culture bazaar and has been likened to London’s Covent Garden. Built as a wet market in 1936, it has now been converted into a cultural market. Its mezzanine floor has been transformed into a Malay kampong where traders selling songket, batik, silverware and antiques are housed. Order exclusive hand-made handicrafts or have your portrait painted by the local artist for a reasonable price.

CHINATOWN, JALAN PETALING & JALAN HANG LEKIR

Often known as Chinatown, this area features stalls selling artefacts, clothes, fresh flowers, shoes, watches and handbags at attractive prices. From 6:00 p.m. onwards, the street is turned into a large night bazaar, as open stalls are setup. Be prepared to bargain and ‘haggle’ over prices while absorbing the unique and bustling atmosphere.

COSMO'S WORLD THEME PARK

Nestled within one of Kuala Lumpur’s mega malls (Berjaya Times Square) is a haven for active kids and adrenaline seekers – Cosmo’s World Theme Park. Considered to be the largest indoor theme park in Malaysia, this popular attraction is an irresistible combination of rides, games of skill, carnival games and a horror house.

DESA WATERPARK

Travel to Kuala Lumpur to experience a world of aquatic amusement, offered at the only waterpark within the city, the Desa Water Park located at Taman Danau Desa. Launched in 1998, Desa WaterPark houses the longest water coaster in Asia, as well as the country’s finest wave pool among a host of other exciting and thrilling aquatic rides.

FAHRENHEIT88

Embrace a new shopping experience at fahrenheit88, Kuala Lumpur’s latest vibrant and iconic shopping destination for the young urbanites. Set to be the new pulse of the city, fahrenheit88 is the new epitome of youth culture with over 250 retail stores anchored by the first Uniqlo flagship store in Malaysia, F&B hot spots and entertainment outlets spanning over seven levels of shopping space. The pursuit of hottest discoveries begins right here.

FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF MALAYSIA, KEPONG

FRIM is very popular for recreation, picnics and soft adventure activities. Located on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, the park is spread over 1,528 hectares and has over 1,000 species of trees in the various arboretums. Visitors have a choice of spending their day at the waterfall, taking a pleasant stroll around the grounds or for the more adventurous, walking along the 30 metre Canopy Walkway.

GENTING CASINO AND THEME PARK, GENTING HIGHLANDS

The City of Entertainment is a comprehensive holiday destination incorporating a wide range of recreational and sporting facilities as well as luxurious hotels and apartment complexes. Located 2,000 metres above sea-level, it has mature into the region’s premier hill resort and houses the area’s first indoor theme park, and an outdoor theme park, both of which is still growing. The City of Entertainment is constantly being upgraded to include new facilities in order to maintain its reputation as Malaysia’s premier fun destination for the whole family.

The Casino de Genting, Malaysia’s premier Casino is open 24 hours where one can pit one’s luck at blackjack, roulette, baccarat and other thrilling games. At the theatre-restaurant, international performances and magic shows are performed to packed audiences.

The Outdoor Theme Park is a die-hard thrill seeker’s paradise with heart-stopping, gut-wrenching, nerve-numbing, scream-inducing rides like the Corkscrew and the Runaway Mine Train if you can stomach the intensity. Settle for the sedate but equally enjoyable rides and attractions like Showboat, Dinosaur Land, Monorail Flying Dragon Coaster and Bumper Boat.

The Indoor Theme Park contains a rich variety of games of skill and computerized wizardry, as well as coin-operated kiddie rides and video games. For more thrills, try the Odyssey ride or the latest Motion Master Simulator "James Bond License to Thrill" for a futuristic, super-realistic virtual reality encounter that will have you believing you’re part of the action.

Genting Highlands Resort

69000 Pahang Darul Makmur

Operating Hours:

  • Weekdays: 10.00 am – 12.00 am
  • Weekends & Public Holidays: 8.00 am – 1.00 am

ISTANA NEGARA, JALAN ISTANA

The official residence of DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Di Pertuan Agong (His Majesty the King) and DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong (Her Majesty the Queen), the Istana Negara (National Palace) is situated on Jalan Istana (Palace Road) and is a favourite spot for photography among tourists.

JALAN TUANKU ABDUL RAHMAN

This stretch of road houses pre-war buildings packed with stores selling mainly textiles, bric-a-brac and local handicrafts at reasonable prices. This is an excellent place for batiks and Indian Saris.

KL TOWER, JALAN PUNCAK, OFF JALAN P RAMLEE

The Menara Kuala Lumpur, the tallest telecommunications tower in South East Asia stands at 421 metres, where by day visitors will be treated to a breath taking 360 degrees view of the city and a sea of twinkling lights by night. Among its attractions are the revolving restaurant, an amphitheatre and a 100-year-old Jelutong tree.

Operating Hours:

  • Weekdays: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm
  • Weekends & Public Holidays: 9.30 am – 10.00 pm

KLCC PARK

Kuala Lumpur owns one of the last works of art that was the brain child of a versatile and talented Brazilian master landscape artist, the late Roberto Burle Marx. His creation the KLCC or the Kuala Lumpur City Center public park is spread over 50-acres of land and was transformed into a tropical paradise that offers a harmonious environment in the midst of such a dynamic city.

KOMPLEKS KRAFTANGAN (CRAFT CULTURAL COMPLEX), JALAN CONLAY

A favorite stopover for batik, songket, embroidery, beads, carving, pottery, baskets, pewter ware, brassware and tapestry

Operating Hours:

  • Opens daily: 8.45 am – 6.00 pm

KUALA SELANGOR NATURE PARK, BUKIT MELAWATI

The park comprises 250 hectares of coastal mangrove swamps, home to 130 species of birds. The park is an ideal place for ecological studies and observing nature. At Kampung Kuantan, about nine kilometers from Kuala Selangor, you can observe thousands of fireflies light up the mangrove forests during a quiet boat-trip down the river during nightfall.

  • Park Office: (603) 889 2294
  • Information about fireflies: (603) 559 1957

LAKE GARDENS, JALAN PARLIMEN

Developed in the 1880s these beautifully landscaped gardens consist of lawns and huge trees, beds of flowers and two lakes. Adjacent are the Asian Sculpture Gardens – the site of award winning Asian sculptures; Bird Park – with more than 2,000 species of birds; Butterfly Park; Hibiscus Garden – the national flower with more than 2,000 hibiscus plants; Orchid Garden – with over 700 species of exotic orchids; and The Deer Park where mousedeer roam freely. The National Monument, a giant bronze sculpture depicting the victory of the Malaysian Security Forces in defending the nation’s honour, is located opposite the Lake Gardens.

LAKE TITIWANGSA, JALAN KUANTAN, OFF JALAN TUN RAZAK

A quiet and shady park surrounding a man-made lake with canoeing, aqua bikes, squash and tennis activities. The park is also a jogger’s haven for the nearby residents, away from the city’s air and traffic.

LOT 10 SHOPPING CENTRE

Lot 10 is situated within central Kuala Lumpur’s hottest new shopping and entertainment district, Bintang Walk which features Kuala Lumpur’s very own “Shibuya Crossing” with 12 million visitors a year. Club wear, art books, the latest track and every watch under the sun can be found at Lot 10. Not to mention all the must-haves at the one and only Designers at Debenhams and National Geographic Store in Malaysia. Lot 10 is the conspicuous green giant with a “Forest in the City” offering the city’s first rooftop brasserie at Teeq and Rootz dance club. If Starhill Gallery is the big daddy of designer cool, Lot 10 is the groovy godson. Lot 10 is a favorite with tourists and up.

MALAYSIAN AGRICULTURAL PARK, BUKIT CAHAYA SERI ALAM, SHAH ALAM

The world’s first agro-forestry park offers tropical vegetation, nature trails, picnic areas and cultural exhibits. Among the features are the Padi Gardens, the Cocoa Gardens, the Spice and Beverage Gardens, an exotic Ornamental garden, a Mushroom Garden and an arboretum which features exotic and near extinct species.

Operating Hours:

  • Opens daily, except Mondays: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

MERDEKA SQUARE

The Merdeka Square is a historically significant site in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Translating to ‘Independence Square’, this area is one of Malaysia’s national landmarks. As the name would suggest, this is the location where Malaysia’s independence was confirmed, with the Union Jack being lowered and the national flag of Malaysia rose on August 31, 1957. 

MID VALLEY MEGAMALL, MID VALLEY CITY

Welcome to Malaysia’s largest mall. Stroll through five kilometres of shopping, leisure and dining choices with more than 430 modular shops on 5½ floors, a mind-boggling selection for all, and three of Malaysia’s successful anchors – Carrefour, Jusco and Metrojaya. This megamall also houses Asia’s largest Cineplex, Golden Screen Cinemas, and South East Asia’s largest fitness centre, California Fitness Centre. Then there is a state-of-the-art Bowling Centre and a one-stop IT Centre. Or, how about browsing to your heart’s content in MPH, the mega bookstore? If you need to re-fuel after all that glorious shopping, there’s a whole world of culinary delights waiting for you. From chic bistros to fast-food outlets to local and international food courts all here to satisfy all taste buds. The Mid Valley Megamall is fully wired for e-commerce shopping. You can shop on-line or simply surf around for the perfect gift all at the click of the mouse! Go to www.midvalley.com.my.

NATIONAL PLANETARIUM, JALAN PERDANA

On display are satellites, planetary movements and dinosaurs and a space theatre with its sky dome screen, which shows three-dimensional images. On its grounds are replicas of Stonehenge and ancient Indian and Chinese observatories.

Operating Hours:

  • Opens daily, except Fridays: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

NATIONAL ZOO, JALAN ULU KELANG

Located about 5km from the Jalan Ampang junction on Jalan Ulu Kelang, close to the heart of the city, the zoo has over 200 different species of animals and an aquarium. It is a pleasant location for a picnic and its lake, which is home to various water birds, makes it a peaceful place for city dwellers to relax. Train rides around the zoo are available, with a souvenir shop located inside the zoo.

Operating Hours:

  • Opens daily: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

NATIONAL ZOO, JALAN ULU KELANG

Located about 5km from the Jalan Ampang junction on Jalan Ulu Kelang, close to the heart of the city, the zoo has over 200 different species of animals and an aquarium. It is a pleasant location for a picnic and its lake, which is home to various water birds, makes it a peaceful place for city dwellers to relax. Train rides around the zoo are available, with a souvenir shop located inside the zoo.

Operating Hours:

  • Opens daily: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

NIGHTLIFE IN KUALA LUMPUR

The cosmopolitan city of Kuala Lumpur is reputed for its exciting and vibrant nightlife that is considered by many to be one of the best nightlife scenes in the region of Asia. Just as throngs of people crowd the malls during the day, as darkness rolls around, the city’s bars, pubs, karaoke spots and nightclubs come alive with scores of locals and foreigners looking to party the night away. The combination of the diverse cultures of Kuala Lumpur ensures an exhilarating nightlife experience for everyone.

The Cosmopolitan City of Kuala Lumpur is reputed for its exciting and vibrant nightlife that is considered by many to be one of the best nightlife scenes in the region of Asia. Just as throngs of people crowd the malls during the day, as darkness rolls around, the city’s bars, pubs, karaoke spots and nightclubs come alive with scores of locals and foreigners looking to party the night away. The combination of the diverse cultures of Kuala Lumpur ensures an exhilarating nightlife experience for everyone. The main city centre of Kuala Lumpur which consists of the areas of Bukit Bintang, Sultan Ismail and Ampang are home to some of the most happening clubs, bars and pubs in the city. Most clubs either host a live musical band or a DJ who plays the latest chart busters for the gyrating crowds of dancers and onlookers. For an unforgettable clubbing experience, be sure to visit clubs such as the Hard Rock Café, the Beach Club, the Thai Club & Bistro and the Zouk. Along Changkat Bukit Bintang and Heritage Roll are the current happening wine and dine for local and expatriates. There are also several large karaoke pubs in the area such as the Club De Vegas, Neway and Club De Macau. Ideally located within the Golden Triangle area in Kuala Lumpur, the Parkview 2-11 Serviced Apartment Kuala Lumpur offers the perfect accommodation base for business and leisure travellers looking to experience the contemporary culture and lifestyle of Malaysia. This residence offers guests luxury, comfort and convenience in the heart of the city and is well suited for those looking for a short stay apartment in Kuala Lumpur.

ONE UTAMA, BANDAR UTAMA

Located in Bandar Utama about 45 minutes from the Parkview 2-11 Serviced Apartment, this shopping centre houses major boutique, gift shops and many bistros and restaurants and a large food court which serves a variety of local and international flavours Ikea, the Swedish furniture giant, is one of its anchor tenants.

PAVILION KUALA LUMPUR 

At the heart of Kuala Lumpur, in the Golden Triangle, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur connects Bukit Bintang, the anchor of the new retail, residential and business corridor. Pavilion Kuala Lumpur shopping mall will mirror the many facets of Malaysia and South East Asia, whilst at the same time become the premier showcase of international lifestyle trends in relation to fashion, cuisine, urban leisure and more.

PETRONAS ART GALLERY, LEVEL 3 SURIA KLCC

Recognised as one of Malaysia’s leading venues for exhibitions of traditional, contemporary and modern art, this elegant 20,000 square foot gallery brings the best in fine art to the widest possible audience.

Operating Hours:

  • Opens Daily, except Fridays: 10.00 am – 8.00 pm

PETRONAS TWIN TOWERS, KUALA LUMPUR CITY CENTRE

The world’s tallest twin towers sited on a commercial development dubbed Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) with an 860-seater Petronas Philharmonic Hall, Petronas Art Gallery and Petrosains exhibition centre. Adjacent is Suria KLCC shopping complex, a 20-hectare park with lake, fountains, landscaped gardens and a state-of-the-art children’s playground. A 58.2 metre Sky Bridge connecting the twin towers at 170 metres above sea level is open for viewing and popular for photography. Scheduled visits are available.

Operating Hours:

  • Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 am – 12.45 pm and 2.30 pm – 4.45 pm
  • Friday: 10.00 am – 12.15 pm and 3.00 pm – 4.45 pm

PUTRAJAYA

The new administrative centre of the Federal Government, Putrajaya sits on 4,581 hectares of former oil palm plantation. The pink Putra Mosque, named after the country's first Prime Minister, incorporates architectural elements from Turkestan, Kazakhstan and Morocco, can accommodate 15,000 worshippers. Nearby is the Prime Minister's Office, an eye-catching building that is six stories high with three wings topped by a main dome surrounded by four smaller ones. The Prime Minister's Official Residence, located opposite the lake from Putra Mosque, is also open for viewing daily except Mondays. Appropriate attire is expected. The Putrajaya Wetlands is sprawled over 136 hectares with a Wetlands Park that houses the Nature Interpretation Centre, a look-out tower, picnic area and plant nursery.

SHOPPING IN KUALA LUMPUR

Shopping in Kuala Lumpur is a delightful experience. Attracting travellers by the millions for its dynamite combination of bargain items and high end brands, just about every size of wallet and purse will be satisfied. Find an irresistible array of items from electronics, sporting goods, fashion, accessories, handicrafts, antiques and so much more when you shop in the city. 

SOGO, JALAN TUANKU ABDUL RAHMAN

A major landmark along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, the Sogo Departmental store is well patronised for its quality goods. It houses boutiques, household furnishings, linens, Japanese goods and gift shops.

STARHILL GALLERY

Experience luxury through the prism of Kuala Lumpur’s, at the Starhill Gallery that stands unrivalled at the pinnacle of luxury retailing. Starhill has six distinct districts which are Feast, Indulge, Adorn, Explore, Pamper, Relish and Muse. Starhill is a living, breathing place marking the changes in season and time through varied festivals. The Adorn district of Starhill Gallery is the world’s largest retail space dedicated to timepieces and jewellery. Offering over a 100 of the world’s most famous watch brands, is home to Jaeger La-Coultre’s largest boutique globally. Many designers who rarely operate in standalone boutiques can also be found, in the likes of Audemars Piguet, Richard Mille, Hublot, De Witt, Roger Dubuis, Blu, Graham and Arnold & Son along with Ulysse Nardin. This section of Starhill provides watch connoisseurs a private and intimate shopping experience.

Explore and Indulge sections underpin Starhill Gallery’s dominance in finely crafted luxury products. In the sweeping halls of Explore and Indulge, visitors can savour Malaysia’s flagship stores of Louis Vuitton and Valentino. Find another Asian flagship store of a renowned jeweller, Van Cleef & Arpels. Complimenting the luxury lifestyle of Starhill is Malaysia’s one and only Armani/Casa Boutique.

The heart of Starhill’s Feast district is the Food Village which has 12 exclusive restaurants serving Asian cuisine from Chinese food to tapas. The design and décor in this section is a blend of small Asian lanes under their beautiful atrium of Starhill. Every October as winter draws closer Starhill Gallery hosts a celebration of art in their Muse district. The Muse is also home to Jackie Chan’s Café, which is a popular hotspot for an exclusive get together set in the midst of the artistic power of the Muse.

Experience a world of luxury at an apartment near Starhill in Kuala Lumpur such as the Somerset Seri Bukit Ceylon, which offers style, sophistication and world class facilities that you will not want to miss out on. Somerset Seri Bukit is one of the better known serviced accommodations in Kuala Lumpur giving you the attention and comforts that you deserve.

SUNGAI WANG PLAZA / BUKIT BINTANG PLAZA, JALAN SULTAN ISMAIL / JALAN BUKIT BINTANG

Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur's main shopping district, Sungai Wang Plaza and Bukit Bintang Plaza boasts colourful and exuberant promotional events and an atmosphere of fun and gaiety. Both house the Parkson and Metrojaya Departmental Stores as well as other stores selling clothes, electrical equipment, fashion accessories and everything else a shopper would ask for.

SUNWAY LAGOON THEME PARK

Malaysia’s premier theme park offers non-stop fun and adventure for your family. From the rides and slides of the Waterpark to the Adventure Park and Fort Lagoon Wild Wild West, Sunway Lagoon offers the most spectacular adventure and never-ending excitement for the entire family.

Operating Hours:

  • Weekdays: 12.00 am – 7.30 pm
  • Weekends & public holidays: 10.00 am – 7.30 pm

SUNWAY PYRAMID, BANDAR SUNWAY

Walk like an Egyptian at Malaysia’s ultimate mall – The Sunway Pyramid! The massive 2.5 million square feet complex has a unique Egyptian-inspired facade with an imposing lion standing guard at the entrance. Here, you can shop-till-you-drop in over 250 specialty stores, offering a variety of unique and contemporary items. The Pyramid Ice-skating Ring is fun and occupies the young ones. This mall is open all year round except during the Chinese New Year and Hari Raya holidays. Stores open from 10.30 am – 9.30 pm.

SURIA KLCC, JALAN AMPANG

Just a stone’s throw from the Parkview 2-11 Serviced Apartment Kuala Lumpur, Suria KLCC is Kuala Lumpur’s premiere shopping destination and located within the ultra-modern KLCC development. Suria KLCC houses two of Malaysia’s premiere departmental stores and supermarkets, Isetan and Parkson Grand. Offering a collection of clothes and fashion accessories stores, designer boutiques, elegant cafes, and two large food courts including the 1,200-seats from Signatures Level 2 Food Court & Rasa Food Arena to flagship stores plus a great number of handicrafts and jewellery shops. Suria KLCC should always be on the shoppers list for the best of Kuala Lumpur’s buys.

TEMPLER'S PARK

Consists of lowland forests and a five-kilometre limestone ridge with abundant birdlife. There are waterfalls, jungle trails and a natural pool with a 740-metre hill and more than 366 metres of dark caves and tunnels. Camping is allowed within the grounds of the park.

THE GARDEN MID VALLEY

Within the hustle and bustle of Mid Valley City is The Gardens Mall, a 6-level shopping haven renowned for its 'valued guest' philosophy first. With the high level of hospitality by our Concierge services and retail partners, guests can expect an idyllic garden backdrop and exciting array of merchandise. The Gardens Mall's architecture is inspired by the interpretation of traditional arts and crafts as well as local flora and fauna, with more than 200 retail boutiques.