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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
“Located at the centre of the uber trendy Bukit Bintang district, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur is a sprawling 1.37 million square feet complex comprised of three major components – a retail mall, an office block and two residential towers. Occupying prime real estate along Jalan Bukit Bintang, the mall was opened in 2007 and is noteworthy as the city centre’s trendiest and most popular shopping development”
  • 215 locals recommend
Building
“Aquaria, view at top floor, foodcourt at level 4 for local dishes. Shopping mall, klcc park, great photos ”
  • 220 locals recommend
Building
“Along with the Petronas Twin Towers, Menara KL is easily Malaysia’s most recognizable and popular landmark. Constructed in 1994, the tower stands at 421 metres and effortlessly trumps the PETRONAS Twin Towers for height with a viewing deck that is, at 276 metres, at least 100 metres higher than the Twin Towers’ Skybridge. Currently the 18th-tallest freestanding structure in the world, Menara KL plays host to a revolving restaurant, Atmosphere 360. Sitting atop the Bukit Nanas (Pineapple Hill) Forest Reserve – the oldest gazetted forest reserve in the country – it is primarily used as a communications infrastructure and is the fifth-tallest telecommunications building in the world. The tower’s architectural style reflects Malaysia’s vibrant Islamic heritage with Arabic scripts, Islamic tiles, and archetypal Islamic floral and abstract patterns.”
  • 195 locals recommend
Park
“KL Bird Park is one of Malaysia's top tourist attractions where you can see 3000 birds enjoying the free flight concept amid lush tropical landscaping.”
  • 142 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“An impressive 6-storey building located at the foot of the Petronas Towers, this mall is famous for its haute couture stores like Chanel, Emporio Armani, Fendi, Coach, Fred Perry and a lot more. It also has some must-visit attractions like Petrosains Aquaria KLCC, a science discovery centre for kids and an oceanarium. The mall also houses Dewan Filharmonic Orchestra, Malaysia’s first concert hall and the Petronas Art Gallery. It is also home to a Cold storage Market and a 12-screen movie theatre as well. The Signatures food court here has a lot of variety of outlets which will make you go around in circles for the vast choices on offer. You can roam around in the mall from 10 am in the morning to 10 pm at night. Location: Jalan Ampang, Golden Triangle, Kuala Lumpur city centre, 50088 Timings: 10:00 – 22:00 Entry fees: Free”
  • 168 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.”
  • 118 locals recommend
Water Park
“Malaysia's premier multi-park destination offers more than 90 attractions across its six parks - Amusement Park, Water Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park, Scream Park, and Asia's First Nickelodeon Themed Land, Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon! Once you step in, you can spend the entire day here! Explore the various Dining options available at the theme park. ”
  • 96 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Discover, Learn and Experience ! An ocean of discovery. There are few activities that you can explore in Aquaria KLCC example sleep with sharks signature programme for children . Another activities is dive with shark, if you are an certified divers, you can experience it ! ”
  • 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”
  • 137 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This is one of the largest shopping mall in Klang Valley which is easily accessible. You can spend all day there from food, beverages, entertainment, running your errants, shopping, groceries, to buying your love ones gifts and many more!”
  • 85 locals recommend
Building
“The most popular attractions in Kulala Lumpur, the Petronas Twin Towers are the tallest twin structures in the world. With a whopping 88-storeys, these feature Skybridge- the double-decker connecting structure between the towers along with the headquarters for Petronas Company and other offices. Other several attractions include Kuala Lumpur Convention centre and Suria KLCC Mall. The towers have Islamic-inspired architecture and the area around them features the well-maintained KLCC Park. You can avail all these attractions and more, by exploring around with the help of a 170 meters elevator inside. Timings: Tuesday to Sunday - 9:00 - 21:00 (CLOSED between 1.00 - 2.30 on Fridays) Location: Near Concorde Hotel Monorail stop, in between Jalan Ampang and Jalan Raja Chulan Entry fees: Adult (13 - 60 years) - RM 80 Child (3 - 12 years) - RM 33 Senior Citizen (61 years & above) - RM 42 ”
  • 119 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Reachable with walking distant, near Alor street night market, is a must-visit combo place for traveller. ”
  • 105 locals recommend
Field
“Set in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Kuala Lumpur’s Merdeka Square is a giant field with dense green lawns and the Malaysian Flag hoisted high right in the centre. The Merdeka Square was once famous for being the Selangor Club cricket pitch, and went on to become the venue for the annual Merdeka Parade. Location: Jalan Raja, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Timings: 24 hours Entry fees: Free”
  • 95 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.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Furniture / Home Store
“Get yourself the best designed home furniture, utensils, tools, anything that you may need at home from IKEA, the best place for home furnishing. ”
  • 48 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Shopping Centre
“The Curve is neither the biggest nor the most popular mall in Kuala Lumpur. It is also located pretty far out of the city center. Still it is a nice place to visit. Besides the mall there are many bars and restaurants. Opposite the Curve is Ikano Power Center, where you can find a few flagship stores of popular local and foreign brands. The Curve is especially popular among the local expat community.”
  • 38 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.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
“Originally called the Asian Heritage Row, this nightlife district transformed into a host of stylish cafes, bistros, restaurants and event venues. The Row offers European and local cuisines along with LIVE entertainment and unique events. Location: 22-64, Jalan Doraisamy, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Timings: 9:00 - 00:00 Entry fees: Free”
  • 42 locals recommend
Night Club
“You have not been to KL until you been to Beach Club, goes its Tag Line. It was voted Best Bar of Asia by asiaexpat.com. It is for the group of Guys & Gals who are out for a good time. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Malay Restaurant
“The best Nasi Lemak located in Uptown Damansara, 15-minute drive away from Empire Damansara. You have not been to Petaling Jaya if you miss this out during your stay!”
  • 49 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
Cocktail Bar
“In the heart of the chic and bustling Changkat Bukit Bintang is the famous Havana Bar & Grill where KL-ites and visitors have been drinking, dining and dancing the evenings away for the past 20 years. Whether you’re kicking back with a speciality mojito, catching up with friends or celebrating a special occasion, our friendly crew always aim to make sure you have a great night out.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located in Changkat Bukit Bintang for a fine dining experience you won't forget. Incorporates the idea of dining with new people in the dark and getting to know them through a friendly dinner and maybe more if you're lucky!”
  • 14 locals recommend

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