Local Attractions

Malaysia is an insider tip in Asia!

Lush green tea plantations in the highlands, beautiful islands with secluded resorts, impressive colonial buildings and a colorful mix of different cultures of Malays, Indians and Chinese – the variety of adventures and activities is huge in Malaysia!

Top Picks Within Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas Twin Towers

Anchoring the sprawling Kuala Lumpur City Centre, are the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Hailed as the Twin Jewels of Kuala Lumpur, a visit to KL just is not complete unless you have visited these doppelganger structures. The 88-storey chrome and steel towers are joined at the 41st and 42nd floors (175m above street level) by a 58m-long, double-decker Sky Bridge
Suria KLCC

Suria KLCC

Located at the base of the 88-storey, steel-clad Petronas Twin Towers (which rise to 451.9m), the crescent-shaped Suria KLCC is amongst the top shopping and dining ventures. Opened in 1999, the retail and entertainment complex on the junction of Jalan Ampang and Jalan P. Ramlee houses a plethora of interesting attractions including Aquaria KLCC.
Aquaria KLCC

Aquaria KLCC

On the concourse level of the KL Convention Centre, the 464,515sqm Aquaria KLCC is home to over 150 species of marine life. Some people write it off as a tourist trap, but they’re sorely missing out – beyond the gallons of water filled with necklaces of kelp, coral and sea creatures, is one of KL’s foremost sightseeing attractions with real depth and complexity.
Chinatown (Petaling Street)

Chinatown (Petaling Street)

The colourful Chinatown is a well-known bargain hunter’s paradise that seemingly never sleeps. Deeply immersed in Oriental culture, heritage and history, it is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist spots in Malaysia, and holds its own against its more glamorous neighbours, KLCC & Bukit Bintang. Representing Malaysia’s multihued multicultural background perfectly, you can find all sorts of stuff, from Chinese herbs to imitation goods in this area.
Central Market

Central Market

The focus for the city’s artistic community, Central Market is a KL cultural landmark, just a short walk away from Petaling Street. Also called Pasar Seni, it was built in 1928 and used to be a simple wet market, until the early 1980s when it was revamped into a handicrafts outlet. In similar vein to New York’s SoHo flea market – the merchandise here is cheap and comprises traditional goods such as batik, embroidery carvings, souvenirs, and sculptures.
Batu Caves

Batu Caves

11 km north of KL, Batu Caves is a 400-year old limestone hill (with a 100-year old temple incorporated within it), best known as the focal point of the annual Hindu festival of Thaipusam. The celebration attracts thousands of visitors who come to see the colourful spectacle of devotees who pay homage by carrying ornately-decorated ‘kavadis’ (frameworks) combined with various metal hooks and skewers which are used to pierce the skin, cheeks and tongue.
Putrajaya

Putrajaya

Putrajaya is a garden city with an attention-grabbing variety of beautiful, colossal architecture. The Federal Government’s administrative hub of the country, it is about 25km from KL and spans a distance of 4932 hectares. A showcase of gorgeous urban planning, there is so much to see here that a tour should definitely be on the itinerary when you visit. A prime example of architectural ambition, at the heart of Putrajaya is a 600-hectare manmade lake (with a towering, twin-deck bridge) fringed by landscaped parks and a diverse jumble of buildings. The Putra Lake and Putra Bridge, plus the pink Putra Mosque and Putra Perdana (PM’s office), are the city’s chief tourist attractions.
KL Bird Park

KL Bird Park

The showpiece of the renowned 600,000sqm Lake Gardens, the 209,000sqm KL Bird Park (also called Taman Burung Kuala Lumpur) is billed as the world’s largest covered bird park. It is home to more than 3,000 birds from 200 species all over the world, most of which are free and accustomed to being around people. Twice the size of neighbouring Singapore’s Jurong Bird Park, the park is divided into several sections, keeping different species of feathered creatures separate but free to fly around their respective enclosures.
Malaysia Cuisine

Malaysia Cuisine

Your travel to Malaysia will not be complete without the taste of Malaysian cuisine. Malaysia’s very own distinctive culinary tradition is the product of waves of immigration and settlement over decades. These have brought unique flavors from our multicultural Malay, India, Chinese, and Eurasian population.

Among popular ethnic groups are Malay, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Indonesian, Portuguese, Arab, British and Dutch influences that further blended into distinct flavors that represent Malaysia today. Examples of a few popular Malaysian cuisine are nasi lemak, satay, beef rendang, roti canai and char kuey teow.