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UR Kuala Lumpur
by LUXE City Guides

  • Aquaria KLCC
    Water Activities

    Gawp at tropical fish, sharks, turtles and manta rays gliding overhead from the safety of a travel-ator. Plus piranha, otter and shark-feeding daily. Snap!

    Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Kuala Lumpur City
    http://aquariaklcc.com
    +60323331888
  • Batu Caves
    Religious Sites

    Fifteen kilometres north of the city, these impressive limestone caverns feature a 272-step glute workout, legions of thieving macaques (who're after only one thing – your nuts), and nestled within: a temple of Hindu statues endowed with more body piercings than an ageing punk. Upon descent, turn right for NFP tours of fascinating eco site Dark Cave where fruit bats, millipedes and rare spiders scuttle among the lofty rocks.

  • BNM Museum & Art Gallery
    Museums & Art

    This striking steel n’ glass edifice is home to over 2,000 national treasures, including the Bank Negara Malaysia's epic stash of Asian and Southeast Asian art and coinage. You might want to skip the economic lessons but tots will love the dedicated Children's Gallery.

  • Dataran Merdeka
    Explore

    Although the spot where Malaysia first declared independence in 1957 is merely a sprawl of clipped green grass, there’s plenty to ogle around it, incl. the OTT Sultan Abdul Samad palace, VIP-flocked mock-Tudor Royal Selangor Club, Malaysia’s oldest surviving Anglican hangout St Mary’s Cathedral, the National Textiles Museum and historic KL City Gallery. Pointy, pointy!

    Jalan Raja
    60326937905
  • Dewan Filharmonik Petronas
    Entertainment

    This cultured concert hall is home to the acclaimed Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra; it’s also a friendly host for a top-notch edit of visiting acts. The magnificent architecture and impressive acoustics should trigger an additional gasp or two...

  • Galeri Petronas
    Museums & Art

    Treat your eyeballs to rotating selections from the prestigious Petronas collection, plus global shows, and a stocked-to-the-gills gallery shop. Petronas continues its two-pronged mission to champion Malaysian artists and shine a spotlight on international talent.

  • Ilham Gallery
    Museums & Art

    This studio, repping eye-opening mod-Malay works and sculpture garden, secreted inside a commercial high-rise, is taking the city by storm. Keep peepers peeled for top informative talks and rotating workshops for insights into local and regional art.

  • Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
    Museums & Art

    Moon over this panoply of intricate calligraphies, Mughal gems, carpets, jewellery and Asian textiles stashed in a star-chitectural manse of decorative domes. Don't miss the nifty gift shop on your way out.

  • KLPAC
    Entertainment

    The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre is a razzmatazz venue, sitting pretty in Sentul Park, for the city’s most acclaimed stage plays and dance shows; there’s also a slick cinema that screens indie flicks.

  • Lake Gardens
    Gardens & Parks

    Green and glassy estate hosting a maze of manicured bushes, vibrant hibiscus and orchid plantations. As if that weren't enough, there's also a deer park, walk-in aviary, fam-fave KL Bird Park, and the magical KL Butterfly Park – home to over 5,000 flutterbys, jazzy bugs and exotic plants.

  • MAP
    Museums & Art

    Mega art n' culture epicentre hosting contempo exhibitions at 6000-sqft White Box and new media/visual spectacles at 250-seat performance space Black Box.

    1 G2, Block A5, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1
    https://www.facebook.com/mapkl/
    +60362079732
  • Petrosains, The Discovery Centre
    Museums & Art

    Budding Einstein’s will squeal with glee for the interactive exhibs and A/V experiences at this science and tech hub with ace gift shop.

  • Royal Selangor Visitor Centre
    Museums & Art

    If pewter toots your hooter, get on your scooter! Daily complimentary tours, plus 30-minute School of Hard Knocks classes, and 18,000 square feet of shiny shopportunity. Tin-tastic!

  • Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman
    Museums & Art

    Beautifully restored by the Heritage of Malaysia Trust, this wooden village headman’s house affords a fascinating insight into local culture.

  • Screening Room
    Entertainment

    Reruns of 30s black n’ white flicks from the comfort of reclining leather armchairs in a snazz little cinema privé. Perf for small groups. Alternatively, plonk your bot at Golden Screen Cinemas for blockbusters and naughty twin-seaters. Just add popcorn.

  • Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
    Religious Sites

    Towering over Chinatown like a colourful croquembouche, this Insta-ready, five-tier shrine is the oldest functioning Hindu temple in Malaysia and arguably one of KL’s most iconic stacks. Artisans were brought in especially from South India in the 1800s to craft its hundreds of intricate carvings of the Hindu deities.

  • Thean Hou Temple
    Religious Sites

    Lively, rouge-hued, 1894-built, six-storey paean to the sea goddess Mazu, the oldest and largest surviving Chinese temple in Southeast Asia. Take in the pagoda panos, then have a peaceful wander through the TCM herb garden with tortoise pond and sacred Bodhi tree.

  • Waterski & Wakeboard
    Water Activities

    When the sun sizzles, cool your lalls on this out-of-town shimmery body of water, and get flippy with waterskiing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing and kneeboarding pros.

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