Let’s Go Beyond the Petronas Towers – Explore a Different Kuala Lumpur!
Kuala Lumpur doesn’t need an introduction. The city is Malaysia’s beating heart. This skyscraper-laden city has the popular Petronas Twin Towers. But a trip to the city is not all about the skyscrapers, it’s so much more than that.
So let’s just dive into a different Kuala Lumpur or KL, shall we?
9 Random Places to Visit in and around Kuala Lumpur!
Malaysia Cartoon & Comic House
The Malaysia Cartoon and Comic House is an art museum, and as the name suggests – a total dig for comic aficionados!
Having opened on 1 April 2017 (incidentally also my birthday!), the house celebrates early pioneers, legends and artists from the creative community, starting from the early 1930s to the present. There is also a quaint cafe attached to the house which helps especially when you have to palate a large body of exciting comic art. So if you fancy yourself some ‘art time’, please let the Malaysia Cartoon & Comic House be on your list of stop-by places!
Entry Fee: The entry fee for an adult is RM10 and kid is RM5.
Visiting Hours: Opens everyday from 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM (closed on local holidays and festivals)
Petrosains, The Discovery Centre
Petrosains is a science and technology museum situated at the KLCC Suria’s Petronas Twin Towers.
Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a kid’s den! If you’re a curious person interested in science, space and technology, then you’re going to want to spend at least a quarter of your day exploring through the maze of ‘awe-fferings’ as you journey from the Dinosaurian past to the Robot-driven vision of the future!
|Child (3-12 years)||RM7.50||RM16.50|
|Child (2 years & below)||FREE Admission|
|Adult (13-60 years)||RM18.50||RM28.00|
|Senior Citizen (61 years & above)||RM9.00||RM14.00|
|Note: For group purchase or inquiries, please call 03-2331 8181|
(except on School Holidays)
|Tuesday – Friday||9.30am – 5.30pm
(Last Admission: 4.00pm)
|Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday||9.30am – 6.30pm
(Last Admission: 5.00pm)
Precious Old China Restaurant
Located in Kuala Lumpur’s Central Market, the Precious Old China restaurant & bar offers an authentic local dining experience! The decor of Malaysian antiques and vintage Colonial furniture add to the taste of the Chinese-Malay cuisine mashup.
Their biggest star attraction is the Lemak Nenas Prawn replete with seafood and pineapple served in a laksa gravy. A must try! And while you’re waiting for that table to fill, don’t forget to savour their absolutely thirst-quenching iced lime juice served with sugar syrup on the side, added to your personal taste requirements!
Budget: depends on order. It’s an a-la carte menu
Open: 11.00am – 10.00pm everyday
KL Bird Park is an eco-tourism destination situated right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur at the serene and scenic Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens. It is home to more than 3,000 local and foreign birds of approximately 200 different species.
Spread over 20.9 acres of valley terrain, the park’s most extraordinary feature is that in a large area of peri-metered zone the birds are let free in the aviary which closely resembles their natural habitat. With this free-flight concept, birds are able to fly and breed naturally in this unique environment.
Adult (Standard) RM 63.00
Child (Standard) RM 42.00
Adult (with MyKad) RM 25.00
Senior Citizen (with Mykad) RM 6.00
Child (with MyKid) RM 6.00
*Senior Citizen (with Mykad) from 60 years old and above.
*Child from 3 – 11 years old.
Visiting Hours: Daily 09:00 – 18:00
Helipad Lounge Bar
If you’re into big city views and sundowns, then climb yourself up to the Helipad Lounge Bar for easy conversations and drinks as you take in the industrial sky-scraping landscape that KL city has to offer.
The mood here is light and the atmosphere buzzy as the sun begins to set over the city of the East. Grab a cam, Pina Colada and a friend if you’re looking for a good time.
Before 9PM: Casual
After 9PM: Smart casual
Monday:17.00 – 00.00
Tuesday:17.00 – 00.00
Wednesday:17.00 – 00.00
Thursday:17.00 – 02.00
Friday:17.00 – 03.00
Saturday:17.00 – 03.00
Sunday:17.00 – 00.00
If you don’t mind a short hour’s worth of car drive from KL to Genting Highlands then i’d suggest you do that drive from KL to Genting! You can spend an entire day shopping at the Genting Highlands Premium Outlet – a sprawling outdoor shopping centre hosting top international luxury and street brand store outlets. Oh and they also have an outdoor food court surrounded by the lush views of the highland. Shopping here is quite an experience with the cool green atmosphere accompanying the “let’s buy this” urge!
And while you’re in Genting, don’t forget to take the Awana Skyway cable car ride to experience the green hills and vegetation below your feet as you reach the Genting Highlands Indoor Theme Park to spend the rest of your evening with cotton candy in your hands and a seat at the merry-go-round! And if you’re up for kicking it in your dancing shoes then head straight to Zouk – one of the most celebrated nightclub properties in Asia – now also located at Genting!
Situated in MyTOWN Shopping Centre, VAR LIVE is your playground if you get your highs with a 4D VR experience. VAR Live is a 4D video game arcade centre – the perfect place to immerse yourself into the virtual world to play a duel with friends or race with your partner.
You will find yourself totally enthralled as you fight together against monsters and ghosts and go on jewel-finding expeditions through ancient ruins. But beware, you can get lost in a reality that you may have a hard time getting off of!
Entry Fee: depends on number of players, starts from HKD 280
Visiting Hours: Open everyday 10 AM to 10 PM
Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is a hidden paradise in the middle of the city where butterflies and flowers dance free – a quiet haven away from the bustle of one of Asia’s largest metropolis.
It is also the largest butterfly garden in the world spanning over 80,000 sq ft of landscaped garden with over 5,000 live butterflies, exotic plants, butterfly-host plants and ferns. Other attractions are Japanese koi fish, fresh water turtles, live insects and a museum with a large collection of butterflies and insects from around the world.
Adult: RM 25
Children (2-11 years): RM 13
Video Camera: RM 5
Note: Tripods are not allowed in the park
Adult (My Kad) : RM 13
Children 2-11 years: RM 6
Family Package (2 Adults + 3 Children): RM 38
Note: Identification needed
Payment Mode: Cash only
Visiting Hours: Open daily from 9:00am – 6:00 p.m.
OLFAC3 is a pretty perfume boutique founded by Aien Mokhtar who creates handcrafted and original perfumes inspired by places, people and experiences, using mostly natural and premium synthetic ingredients with Asian influences. Located at GMBB lounge in Bukit Bintang, I must say that her perfume sampling ritual compares to no other I have ever experienced. It was really difficult to decide which fragrances were my most favourite.
OLFAC3 collaborates with individuals and brands to create signature perfumes in addition to regularly hosting perfumery workshops led by Aien Mokhtar herself.
Enter the scented world here: https://www.olfac3.com/
So there’s no excuse to create that personalised blend you always wished belonged to you…!