Itinerary for First Timers to Kuala Lumpur

Batu Caves - Best things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Explore – Batu Caves

Just outside of Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves can easily be accessed by taxi, train or bus. A visit to this Hindu shrine will bring you to a limestone hill with a series of caves and temples inside and a 42 meter/140ft high statue of Murgugan (which is the world’s tallest) outside. Climb the many steps with monkeys along the sides.

Madam Kwans Kuala Lumpur - Best things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Eat – Madam Kwan’s

For good Malaysian cuisine in a trendy atmosphere Madam Kwan’s is the place to go. Not the most secret find being located mostly in malls with locations in both Pavilion and Suria KLCC, but this places has lineups during meal times and comes highly recommended by locals. Madam Kwan’s serves up Malay classics suck as Beef Rendang and Malaysian curry as well as their highly recommended Nasi Lemak in a clean and comfy environment.

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SkyBar Kuala Lumpur - Best things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Drink – SkyBar

Located on level 33 of Traders Hotel, this cool lounge has stunning views of Kuala Lumpur, including the famous Petronas Twin Towers in the background. Here you can unwind in one of the coveted window seats, referred to as Cabanas, with the glowing Twin Towers behind you or in the seating set around the pool and balcony. Make reservations in advance to get a cabana and look out for happy hour specials.

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Pavilion_KL_Mall Kuala Lumpur - Best things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shop – Pavilion

With mid-range to high end shops, Pavilion is the most popular mall in Kuala Lumpur. Not only is it worth a visit for luxury shopping, it even has an area called ‘Tokyo Street’ with Japanese themed stores and food outlets. Pavilion also makes for a great dining destination with a selection of restaurants on the top floor and in the outdoor ‘Connection‘ area.

To try a more local shopping experience head to one of the city’s open air markets such as Chow Kit Market or Petailing Street.

Petronas Twin Towers at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. - Best things to do in Kuala Lumpur

See – Petronas Towers

The icons of Kuala Lumpur, these glowing towers can been seen from almost anywhere in Kuala Lumpur as they stand proudly above the skyline. Visitors can go up to the skybridge connecting the two towers on the 41st floor for a view over the city.

For an even more stunning view of Kuala Lumpur, head to Menara KL (Kuala Lumpur Tower) where the viewing deck is 276 meters above ground level.

KLCC Park - Best things to see in Kuala Lumpur

Play – KLCC Park

An unexpected sprawling green space in the middle of Kuala Lumpur. The park offers a break from cars and skyscrapers with a running trail that brings joggers and visitors past a water park, playgrounds, and trees glorious trees. A real novelty in KLCC and a nice place for children to explore.

If you stay at Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, the park is at your doorstep.

Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur - Best things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Stay – Hotel Majestic Kuala Lumpur

For a truly unique experience, stay at Hotel Majestic. A colonial hotel recently renovated and a modern wing added. Housed on site is a colonial styled lounge called the Drawing Room, an orchard nursery, a cigar room, a screening room, the Majestic Spa and Truefitt & Hill, a classically style barber. Located outside of downtown Kuala Lumpur, Hotel Majestic is minutes away from Sentral Station which provides direct access to the express train to Kuala Lumpur International Airport and shuttle service to nearby attractions.

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