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Best things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Centre
“Pavilion Kuala Lumpur-At the heart of the trendy Bukit Bintang district lies the perfect reason to indulge in fashion, food and urban leisure. Experience the excitement of this 1.37 mil sq ft retail haven with over 550 outlets offering the finest fashion and home furnishing to entertainment and culinary delights.”
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“The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers, are twin skyscrapers. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world.”
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“The Kuala Lumpur Tower is a communications tower which was completed on 1 March 1995, featuring an antenna that increases its height to 421 metres. It is the 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world, with roof of the pod measured at 335 metres.”
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Shopping Centre
“Shopping mall having been constructed alongside the towers. Back of the mall is designed to offer views of KLCC park and Lake Symphony, and open pool in between the parkland and the mall.”
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“KLCC Park-50-acre garden set close to Suria KLCC shopping centre. Designed by Roberto Burle Marx, it was designed to provide a touch of greenery for the Petronas Twin Towers and the areas surrounding it. On the park grounds is a 10,000sqm man-made Lake Symphony with a 43m bridge that cuts across. Two musical fountains display over 150 unique programmed animations in a magical performance of sound and water. KLCC Lake Symphony Light and Sound Water Fountain showtimes are 8pm, 9pm and 9.45pm daily.”
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“The world's largest free-flight walk-in aviary and arguably the best one too. Located within the Botanical Gardens where the National Mosque and the Islamic Arts Museum are located. With over 3000 bird species roaming freely, this park is a must if you're visiting with kids or simply if you just love to enjoy nature and animals. Do not miss the bird shows if you are visiting! ”
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“All the rage in Kuala Lumpur now, Changkat Bukit Bintang nightlife is well-regarded as the ‘it’ party venue in the city’s lively yet fluid clubbing scene. A busy street that’s lined with plenty of international two-storey restobars, snazzy nightclubs, posh cocktail lounges, subdued whisky bars, and lively Irish pubs, it is one of the city’s most vibrant boulevards. Hosting plenty of themed nights, international DJs, and live band performances, it’s safe to say that nightlife in Changkat Bukit Bintang is anything but dull. Amongst the bevy of watering holes available here, there are a few establishments that stand out due to their unique concepts. Stand-up comedy, gay friendly parties, foreig”
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“An oceanarium located in the Twin Towers. Personally, I think this one is better than the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo however the S.E.A. Aquarium in Singapore offers better experience than this. But if you love marine life, why not visit them all anyway? If you are visiting by Grab, make sure to key-in KL Convention Center-Main Entrance as your drop-off location as Aquaria is just underneath the entrance. If you walking from the Twin Towers or the Suria KLCC shopping mall, avoid the underground tunnel and go out to walk along the park to the KL Convention Center instead. Not only you avoid the stuffy crowd but you also get to enjoy a beautiful stroll along the KLCC Park, should the weather is kind to you, that is ;-)”
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“The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers, are twin skyscrapers. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world. ”
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“Merdeka Square is a square situated in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Literally Independence Square, it was formerly known as the Selangor Club Padang and was used as the cricket green of the Selangor Club. Merdeka Square has been the venue for the annual Merdeka Parade.”
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Pedestrian Plaza
“Petaling Street is a Chinatown located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Haggling is a common sight here and the place is usually crowded with locals as well as tourists. The area has dozens of restaurants and food stalls, serving local favourites such as Hokkien mee, Ikan Bakar, asam laksa and curry noodles. ”
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Street Food Gathering
“The place with all different kind of Malaysian foods you can get in one street! Gets really crowded once clock hits 6PM, so do be careful!”
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“The Perdana Botanical Garden, formerly known as Taman Tasik Perdana or Lake Gardens, is situated in the Heritage Park of Kuala Lumpur. It has always been a part of the green lung of the city and has a history of over a decade. Originally created as part of a recreational park but planted with collections of tropical plants, the garden have been rehabilitated and turned into a Botanical Garden. The garden have not only botanical collections but also house features that give the visitors the ambiance of being in a tropical rainforest, despite being in the middle of a bustling metropolis.”
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Flea Market
“Visit the home of art and crafts. Perfect place to get local traditional souvenirs.”
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Light Rail Station
“Because I can only select one, but it has everything you can think of. I recommend the food court on the 3rd floor in the center part. If you don't find something you like, then you really don't like food. ”
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“'Zouk KL has come a long way since 2004, earning themselves the right of being known as Asia’s iconic Superclub. The energy from the music, the patrons and its staff are where the club draws its success from. Zouk KL prides itself of setting a new elite standard of global club culture, which brings music and people together as one. Originating from Singapore, the club is an iconic dance-music institution for most Malaysians that relocated from Ampang to TREC KL -Malaysia’s first purposefully built entertainment district-in August, 2015. With 500,000 visitors annually and regularly hosting the world’s top DJ’s, Zouk Club KL has established itself as a global clubbing destination setting new standards for music content, service and design.'”
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