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Tips on what to see, do, and eat during 3 days in Kuala Lumpur?

Any tips and recommendations on what to see and do in Kuala Lumpur in terms of food and sights?  Will be there for 3 days.

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top answer by
Andrzej from Singapore

HI Nivriti,

3 days in KL seems just right, as there's lots to do and see. Petronas Towers is a no brainer of course, and a must visit, but there is always a problem with tickets - make sure you got to buy tickets a day before, especially if it's weekend. And by day before i mean EARLY MORNING day before. Not a joke. If you're planning to go on Saturday - queue up for the ticket on Friday 7am. I know it sounds ridiculous, but there is limited number of tickets on daily basis, and no online booking system (unless it's changed now...). Around 8.30-9am - all tickets are sold out for the next day. So with limited number of 3 days - this is most important thing you need to do, straight upon arrival.

Towers itself are amazing, and you will love it. When you finish with the Skybridge and the top view from one tower - go down to the pool area, beside kids playground in KLCC Park. On a hot day you can deep your feet in the pool while enjoying the Towers view. 

Also don't miss a quick wander inside the Suria KLCC Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, pretty nice shopping centre, but a bit pricey. On the top floor there is really good Thai restaurant, on the left at the end of the corridor. Check it out!

When beside Petronas, you can also check Aquaria KLCC, its inside Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). It's really good and large, with sharks and stingrays floating above your head. 

Within KL you can also check KL Tower, with it's revolving restaurant on top. It's a buffet restaurant, and as it say - it's revolving, so you get to see 360* view of the KL skyline while enjoying a pretty good food.

Masjid Jamek is where real life of KL is happening, so you get to see some local life.

Masjid Negara (National Mosque) is a National Mosque, also a must see. Tourists are allowed inside, but only on specific hours, so you must check that upfront. But it's a very relaxing and calm place. Ladies get the full attire, gents are asked for no shorts. 

If you still have some time left, i would highly recommend Batu Caves, which is a set of Hindu temples right outside the city. I think you may be interested (you probably know it's the most popular Hindu temple outside India). We took the train to the last station, and then taxi to the caves, Cheapest option, and you get to see a lot of the city.

Also, one hidden gem we found, was this Chinese temple - Thean Hou Temple (天后宫). Really nice and relaxing. Even our taxi driver did not know about it, despite it being a huge temple on the hill.

You can check these points above with some pictures and one video on our travel blog (Google-translated here):

Singapore News - Kuala Lumpur [English]

Good luck!

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  1. Petronas Towers (attraction)
  2. KLCC Park (attraction)
  3. Suria KLCC Kuala Lumpur Malaysia (attraction)
  4. Aquaria KLCC (attraction)
  5. Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) (attraction)
  6. KL Tower (attraction)
  7. Masjid Jamek (attraction)
  8. Masjid Negara (National Mosque) (attraction)
  9. Batu Caves (attraction)
  10. Thean Hou Temple (天后宫) (attraction)
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answered by
Jass from Tampines

Try visiting Batu Caves! It is one of the most distinctive geographical features of Malaysia. Outside, you will be welcomed by a giant golden statue. Just be ready physically because you have to climb up to a steep 272-steps stairs to the main shrine.
It can be easily reached via train from KL Sentral station straight to Batu Caves station. No entrance fees to enter the Batu Caves.
* Bring lightly since it's physically demanding to go up the shrine
* Bring camera
* Many monkeys are roaming around the area hunting for food. Just keep your food inside your bag if you don't want to be chased by them. They are very alert when they hear plastic packages
* Wear light materials because it's a bit humid in the area
* Bring own bottled water because it's tiring and you will surely feel thirsty ;)

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answered by
Anthony from New York City

Jalan Alor is a classic Malay food street, best at night time. Sample your way through Malay, Chinese, Singaporean, Thai, Indonesian, and Indian hawker stalls.

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answered by
Alexandra from Mexico City

You should go the Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC, and if you want to take an amazing picture of these beautiful ladies, then visit SkyBar ( 

You can take a train to Batu Caves, like 30 minutes from Kuala Lumpur. 

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  1. Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC (attraction)
  2. Batu Caves (attraction)
  3. SkyBar (attraction)
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answered by
Ken from Melbourne

A must visit to the Central Market (Pasar Seni), home of culture and markets. Never be afraid to try hawker-style food, but beware of pickpockets!

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I'd suggest to explore Kuala Lumpur based on its diverse cultures and have a day for Malay, Chinese and Indian heritage of this city. It would also help you to avoid the cultural whiplash you might experience if you just dive into it :)

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answered by
Nadhirah from Kuala Lumpur

In th eheart of Kuala Lumpur, it is shopping heaven especially at Petronas Towers. There you will find food and shopping and it is also easlly accesible by the metros/trains. While you're there you should definitely visit Petrosains, The Discovery Centre its enjoyable for all ages! 

Around the same area, you can visit the beautiful local mosques, and lake garden park. Within this park there are butterflies, mouse deer, and bird parks. It is the essence of Malaysia's wildlife midst the bustling city atmosphere. 

In terms of food. I would say that this is the easiest thing you can find around Malaysia. With caution, try some of the street foods sold by friendly street vendors you'll find theme everywhere! 

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  1. Petronas Towers (attraction)
  2. Petrosains, The Discovery Centre (attraction)
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