Things to do in Kuala Lumpur
Whether you are travelling to Kuala Lumpur for a relaxing break, a thrill seeking adventure, or a cultural pilgrimage, you will find a city brimming with activities to help you create an unforgettable holiday.
For The Shopaholics.
The Kuala Lumpur shopping scene is a comprehensive one, boasting everything from high end boutiques, through to road side market stalls. For high end fashion, upmarket malls such as Pavilion KL and Suria KLCC are home to international brands such as Louis Vuitton and Jimmy Choo. There are shopping centres all around the city which are great for tech-related products and affordable fashion finds. To get a real sense of the scope of the shopping scene, artsy pieces and handicraft products can be found at street markets.
Art and Culture Lovers.
Traditional cultural shows are available all year round through Kuala Lumpur's performing arts scene. Ballet performances, contemporary theatre and orchestral concerts are just some of the highlights the city has to offer. Whether you are an avid art collector or just someone who wants to soak up some of the culture on offer, the art galleries in the city have something for everyone. Not only are there large government owned art galleries, there are also smaller, more intimate, independently owned galleries allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the art that is on offer.
For The Thrill Seekers.
If you are looking for something a bit more adrenaline fuelled, then Kuala Lumpur is perfect for you. Why not try rock climbing up the limestone cliffs of the 400 million year old Batu Caves. Water based activities include the thrill of white water rafting, or the slightly more sedate stand up paddling, a variation of surfing. If water based activities aren't your thing, then how about getting a great birds eye view of the city through paragliding, or experiencing the exhilaration of a 35 second free fall before opening your parachute during a skydive.
Rest and Relaxation.
Allow yourself to drift to another world of relaxation, with a visit to one of the many spa's in Kuala Lumpur. There are a diverse range of spa's offering everything from wellness resorts on the outskirts of the urban sprawl, through to intensive spa days in the heart of the city. From a quick fix massage at the Elysyle Spa to a long spa stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, allow yourself to be pampered in some of the most elegant and luxurious settings imaginable.
Nostalgic old-world charm meets modern sophistication in Kuala Lumpur. Heritage buildings stand proudly alongside stunning skyscrapers throughout the city. A well-developed transport system makes most spots easily accessible. The city is a kaleidoscope of sights and sounds due to its colourful mix of races and cultures. Places not to miss include the breathtaking National Palace, which s home to the head of state of Malaysia, and the Tun Razak Heritage Park, housing an orchid garden with up to 800 species of orchid, a deer park, butterfly park, and hibiscus park, which showcases numerous species of Malaysia's national flower.