Places of Interest in Kuala Lumpur
Best Places to Visit in Kuala Lumpur
Here are some of the best places to visit in Kuala Lumpur
- Petronas Twin Tower
- Aquaria KLCC
- Central Market
- Kuala Lumpur City Gallery
- Little India Brickfield
- Batu Caves Kuala Lumpur
- National Museum
- KL Tower
- Sultan Abdul Samad Building
- National Mosque Kuala Lumpur
- Islamic Art Museum
- Craft Complex Kuala Lumpur
- Merdeka Square
- National Monumen
- KL Bird Park
- National Palace
Shopping in Kuala Lumpur
5 Best Places For Shopping In Malaysia: Street Stores To Lavish Showrooms
- Petaling Street – This Malaysia shopping street in Chinatown sells everything; colorful artificial flowers, bag tags, apparels, bags, electronics, and a lot more. If you’re good at bargaining, this would be a paradise for you. There are plenty of restaurants and food vendors along the way so you don’t get the hunger pangs while you shop.
- Central Market – An artsy shopping complex that located at a walking distance from Pasar Seni MRT Station, Central Market Kuala Lumpur is among the best places for shopping Kuala Lumpur. The shops inside the complex sells more of artsy stuff of different ethnicities like Malays, Indian and Chinese.
- Suria KLCC – Shopping Mall in the Petronas Towers- The mall has all the luxury brands you can imagine – Salvatore Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Marc Jacobs.
- Pavilion Kuala Lumpur – Perfect for brand-loving shopaholics. This is a mecca for shoppers, and is considered amongst the best malls for shopping in Malaysia. The shopping area is spread across seven floors, where you’ll stumble upon big international brands, along with famous local brands.
- Berjaya Times Square – located in a 48-storeyed building, there are over 100 stores, like – Hush Puppies, Giordano, and Esprit are some of them.
Islands in Malaysia
Located near the equator that made the weather is hot and humid throughout the year has given an advantage to Malaysia surrounded by islands that appear no less than shining gemstones in the sea. Experiences and beauties it offer make them a desirable destination for any type of holiday, from a romancing night with your loved one, spending quality time with your family, or chilling and happy hour with your friends, these islands are ideal hotspots to have the best vacation of your lifetime. These Malaysia islands should be on your list because of the breathtaking scenery they have to offer. Make sure to stop by on your trip:
- Tioman Island – Johor
- Rawa Island – Johor
- Tenggol Island – Terengganu
- Redang Island – Terengganu
- Pangkor Island – Perak
- Perhentian Island – Terengganu
- Kapas Island – Terengganu
- Langkawi Island – Kedah
- Lankayan Island – Sabah
- Layang Layang Island – Sabah
- Selingan Turtle Island – Sabah
- Sipadan Island – Sabah
- Mabul Island – Sabah
- Mataking Island – Sabah
Hiking, Cave And Kayaking
Ready To Rise To The Challenge? Malaysia Is Home To Stunning Mountains, Glorious National Parks And Scenic Landscapes That Would Excite Any Adventurous Soul. But here we only highlight near Selangor as well list of famous mountains, caves and National Parks in Malaysia
- Temple Park– Difficulty level: Easy; Duration (to and from): 1 – 2 hours; Highlights: Waterfall, camping, swimming, picnic areas
- Bukit Chenuang – Difficulty level: Moderate to Hard; Duration (to and from): 5 – 6 hours; Highlights: Sungai Congkak Recreational Park, bamboo forest, river
- Chiling Waterfall –Difficulty level: Moderate;Duration (to and from): 1 – 2 hours; Highlights: Three-tier waterfall, picnic area, river crossing
- Taman Eco Rimba – Difficulty level: Easy;Duration (to and from): 1 – 1.5 hours; Highlights: KL Tower view, hanging bridges, landscaped gardens
- Jugra Hill – Difficulty level: Fairly easy; Duration (to and from): 2 – 4 hours; Highlights: Clear pathways, light tower, paragliding
- Saga Hill – Difficulty level: Moderately challenging; Duration (to and from): 4 – 7 hours; Highlights: Steep trail with staircases, mini waterfall
- Bukit Tabur – Difficulty level: Moderately challenging; Duration (to and from): 6 – 8 hours; Highlights: The Dragon’s Backbone (world’s largest quartz ridge), Klang Gates Dam, Melawati Hills
- Gunung Nuang – Difficulty level: Challenging; Duration (to and from): 9 – 11 hours; Highlights: Selangor’s tallest peak (over 1,439m), river crossing, boulder climbing, famous tree
Most famous mountains, caves and National Parks in Malaysia
- Gunung Kinabalu – Sabah. With its excellent species of flora and fauna, Mount Kinabalu, the tallest mountain in South East Asia, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular hiking destinations in the world. The months between February and April are the best to climb Mount Kinabalu, as the climate is pleasant then.
- Gunung Belumut – Johor. At a height of 1010m, Gunung Belumut or Mount Belumut is one of the famous hiking destinations in Malaysia. Tourists come here as part of day-picnic tours to enjoy the flora and beauty of this summit. December – January is the best, as the climate is cold, but pleasant.
- Gunung Tahan – Gunung Tahan or Mount Tahan is located inside the Taman Negara National Forest and is a visual delight for locals and foreign tourists. At a height of 2187m, this is easily the tallest peak in Peninsular Malaysia. June to September is the best. There are 3 tough trekking trails here
- a) Sungai Relau to Gunung Tahan and back to Sungai Relau
- b) Sungai Relau to Gunung Tahan and to Kuala Tahan
- c) Kuala Tahan to Gunung Tahan and back to Sungai Relau.
- Taman Negara National Park – Taman Negara is the oldest National Park in Malaysia and world’s oldest rainforest, with estimated more than 130 million years. The park was established in 1938/39 as the King George V National Park and rename to Taman Negara after independence from British. With total coverage area of 4,344 sq.km makes, Taman Negara is the largest national park in Malaysia. The main attraction for tourists is the nature specifically the rainforest. Take the opportunity to enjoy park activities such as Canopy Walkway, Visit Kg. Orang Asli, Rapid Shooting, Caving, Fish Feeding, Animal Observation, Trekking and many more.
- Kinabalu Park – established as national park of Malaysia in 1964. In December 2000, UNESCO designates as Malaysia’s first World Heritage Site. With coverage area of 754 sq.km, Kinabalu Park house huge number of flora and fauna. Estimated 4,500 – 5,000 species which is more than total found in Europe and North America. On top of it, there are more than 300 birds’ species and 100 mammal species.
- Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park – comprises a group of 5 islands; Pulau Gaya, Pulau Sapi, Pulau Mamutik and Pulau Sulug. This marine park is located approximately 3 to 8 km off Kota Kinabalu, the park is spread over 4,929 hectares, two-thirds of which cover the sea.
- Mulu National Park is the biggest national park in Sarawak with coverage area of 528.64 km sq. The iconic of this park is, it amazing caves system. The Sarawak Chamber, is believed to be the largest caves in the world by volume at 30,347,540 cubic meter and has been said, able to accommodate 40 of Boeing 747 aircraft. The Clearwater Cave length about 189 km is the 8th longest cave in the world. The pinnacles at Mount Api is a magnificent panoramic and stunning to witness. Mulu was listed as a World Heritage site in November 2000 because of it spectacular scenery and its biological significance.
- Bako National Park is the oldest National Park in Sarawak, gazetted in 1957 with coverage area of 2,727 hectares. This is the smallest national park in Sarawak, contains almost every type of plant can be found in Borneo. With the rainforest, wildlife, stream, waterfalls, tropical plants, inhabited beautiful beaches, unique rock formations, Bako is a great place for you to experience rainforest and coastline of Borneo.
- Gua Niah – Miri, Sarawak. Divided into two sections – The Great Cave and The Painted Cave – both were home to the pre-historic humans and there is nothing better than threading the caverns and chambers here as you see what it was like to live in a subterranean.
- Clearwater Cave, Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak. Clearwater Cave is believed to be the largest interconnected cave system in the world by volume and the 8th longest cave in the world at 207 km. Clearwater is a fascinating cave to scroll around. Plank walks, paths and small floating bridges make this an easy and enjoyable experience for the whole family. There are also excellent photo opportunities for those who have the patience for cave photography.
- Wind Cave, Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak. Wind Cave Nature Reserve (also known as Lubang Angin) provides visitors with an authentic, but relatively safe, caving experience in pitch black, bat-infested tunnels. You can also see some of the 6.16 hectares of forest and rivers in the protected reserve surrounding the caves.
- Dark Cave, Batu Caves, Gombak, Selangor. Batu Caves not only houses one of the most famous Hindu temples in the world – The Sri Subramaniam Temple – but it also houses the Dark Cave – one of the main caves at the Batu Caves hill. It is home to an ancient animal community of 100 million years old, including the rarest spider in the world, the Trapdoor spider (Liphistius batuensis).
- Gua Kelam, It’s a 370m long limestone cave where it’s famous for its ‘cave walk’. You will enter from one end of the cave and come out at a different location. The only path in is via a wooden suspension bridge measuring 8ft wide. The hollow limestone path is believed to be the idea of an Englishman that converted this cave as a method of transporting tin from a mine near the stream entrance of Kaki Bukit.
- Gua Tempurung, About 3km long, it is one of the longest caves in Peninsula Malaysia. Part of it has been developed as a show cave with electric lighting and walkways and there is a range of tours of different lengths and difficulty. A fine river cave, the river passage runs about 1.6km through the hill. There are three very large chambers and some spectacular stalactites and stalagmites, each comprises of five huge domes with ceilings resembling coconut shells. Each of these domes has different calcium formations and marble there exists in differing temperatures and water levels.
Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre
Sandakan Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Tours
The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre near Sandakan, Sabah is one of only four places in the world set up to preserve and protect orangutans. Established in a corner of the Kabili-Sepilok rainforest reserve in 1964, the center has expanded in recent years as the number of orphaned and abandoned orangutans has grown due to ongoing destruction of their habitat. The center cares for these endangered animals until they are strong or old enough to return to the Borneo jungle. Other animals treated at the center include gibbons, sun bears, elephants, and Sumatran rhinos.
National Elephant Conservation Centre, Kuala Gandah, Pahang.
The sanctuary, established in 1989, is the home base for the elephant relocation unit which began translocating elephants in the 1970s. Visitor will be able to observe the young elephant roaming freely and at the same time feed young elephants and photography session. Also a chance for the visitors to see and take photograph with adult elephants (mahout)