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Things to do in Malacca Strait

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“Go to top floor at TOKYO STREET...find the booth selling fine matcha and taste the best matcha and ujicha ice-cream in town ”
  • 205 locals recommend
Building
“The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers are twin skyscrapers. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)'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. The buildings are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur. Skybridge The towers feature a double decker skybridge connecting the two towers on the 41st and 42nd floors, which is the highest 2-story bridge in the world. Ticket to visit skybridge can be purchased online or from the Twin Towers ticketing counter on the concourse level.”
  • 210 locals recommend
Building
“Consider getting a ticket to go up the tower to get a bird's eye view of the place”
  • 190 locals recommend
Park
“Located in the serene and scenic Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens, it is only 10 minutes drive away from the city centre of Kuala Lumpur. It is the home to more than 3,000 birds of approximately 200 species of local and foreign birds.”
  • 136 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A must go in the city centre. It is an icon of Malaysia! Don’t miss out on the amazing city view from the top!”
  • 163 locals recommend
Park
“Within the KLCC precinct lies the KLCC Park, a lush, 50-acre urban sanctuary. Visitors can come to enjoy the lush greenery or the park’s wide range of amenities – from the two-acre children’s playground, wading pool and jogging track to shelters and benches, patterned footpaths and sculptures.”
  • 112 locals recommend
Water Park
“Sunway Lagoon theme park is the one-stop place for fun, whether you are aged 8 or 80! It is located about 14km away from Scott Garden or around 20 mins away when there is no traffic. With over 90 attractions spread across 88 acres, Sunway Lagoon provides the ultimate theme park experience in 6 adventure zones — Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park, Scream Park & Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon– Asia’s 1st Nickelodeon Themed Land. Come experience them all by booking your tickets online. Once you step in, you can spend the entire day here! Explore the various dining options available at the theme park. If you need some place to sleep, we are just next door to the Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa. ”
  • 99 locals recommend
Aquarium
“World underwater experience in the heart of the city! Discover the wonders of the oceans in the best aquarium in Kuala Lumpur – Aquaria KLCC. Home to over 150 species of marine animals, it is one of the largest aquariums in Southeast Asia with a vast exhibit of 5,000 aquatic and land-roaming creatures from all over the world, including magnificent sting rays, awe-striking tiger sharks, meat-devouring piranhas and fresh-water otters.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Road
“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”
  • 132 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“1 Utama has a gross built-up of about 5.59 million sq ft and net lettable area of some 2.19 million sq ft which comprises retail space in the old wing, new wing and the latest extension known as 1 Utama E. It has 713 retailers contributing to 100% occupancy while 33 million visitors come through its doors annually, more than half of whom visit 1 Utama at least once a month for an average four hours per visit. It is therefore an achievement in itself to keep the mall running at a sustainable pace and to ensure that it is safe and comfortable for visitors. In recognition of the mall developer and operator’s commitment to cater to consumers’ ever-changing needs while focusing on enhancing the sustainability of the mall, 1 Utama Shopping Centre was awarded the Gold at EdgeProp Malaysia’s Best Managed Property Awards 2019 in the 10 years and above retail category. The meticulous maintenance work carried out on the mall by the property management team is spearheaded by Bandar Utama City Centre Sdn Bhd director Tan Sri Teo Chiang Kok. “The formula [for an ideal tenant mix] used to be 5% to 8% F&B while the balance is all shopping. But now, the ratio of F&B has gone up to more than 20% while there have to be more entertainment elements and less shopping, so you can see the change,” he tells EdgeProp.my For instance, the mall’s new extension 1 Utama E is largely focused on entertainment, sports and experiential activities targeting millennials. The first phase of the 4-storey 1 Utama E was launched in January 2018, featuring FlowRider, a simulated wave generator for flowboarding, bodyboarding and surfing; as well as AirRider, an indoor skydiving wind tunnel for simulated sky diving.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Gurney Plaza has three anchor tenants: Parkson Grand, the 12-screen Golden Screen Cinemas and Cold Storage supermarket. Additionally, the nine-storey mall houses over 380 stores.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Building
“The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers, are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 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”
  • 114 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Bustling shopping district with haggling vendors offering a range of goods, from clothing to food.”
  • 102 locals recommend
Field
“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.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A big and pretty mall! Everyone comes here for fun activities. Checkout the Ice-skating and District 21! Buttloads of restaurants.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Zoo
“Looking for a place to spend your holidays with kids? I am sure the baby boss will like this place! There are many kinds of animals in this zoo and all well tamed, sometimes there will be random events inside too! How to go there: Grab: It will take around 20 minutes car distance and the cost will be aroun RM 20.”
  • 38 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Shopping Centre
“This place offers different types of dinning from local cuisine to western and asian foods. All of the restaurants located in between two malls within the same street.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the famous western restaurants in Kuala Lumpur. Serves good western food and drinks that are very satisfied no matter the quality or portion.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
“"Gurney Drive Hawker - One of the famous places in Penang for tourists. It is a place full of many local food available, it's serve with Chinese, Malays, Indian food. It is operates at night around 7pm - 12pm.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
“Awesome place at night : views on Petronas, the design ... great stay for a drink”
  • 43 locals recommend
Night Club
“Beach Club is just 400m away from Park View Residence. It's one of the most popular club in Kuala Lumpur. They also serve food.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Malay Restaurant
“When Malaysian food is mentioned, the nasi lemak dish will always come up in conversation. It's usually crowded here but the search for a seat will be well worth it when you get to savour the taste of their fragant coconut rice, delicious sambal and well-fried chicken. You can even ask for a bit of squid sauce or "kuah sotong) for even more taste.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Café
“A special restaurant serving fusion western food which is similar to the local taste. Special food such as rendang stir fry pasta, nasi lemak waffle, grilled salmon with green curry gravy and etc.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“Try their famous Roti Nan Garlic Cheese..serve with Chicken Tandoori. The place starts at 6 pm. A nice place to have your dinner. ”
  • 48 locals recommend

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