Home to Pavilion KL, Starhill Gallery, Lot 10, Sungei Wang Plaza and Bukit Bintang Plaza, this is one of the city’s most popular shopping strips for locals and tourists alike.
For a different retail experience, visit Petaling Street – a shopper’s mecca more commonly known as Chinatown. A quaint cultural treasure trove by day, hundreds of stalls come alive by night to form one of Kuala Lumpur’s most famous night markets.
Arts and Crafts
Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex
Witness the creation of Malaysia’s finest crafts, handmade by some of the country’s most skilful artists. Hosting a variety of activities in one place, this complex is dedicated to the purpose of educating, marketing and promoting Malaysia’s various crafts.
Hosting a range of age-old cultural traditions, this is a great place to learn about the stories that make Malaysia what it is today.
Jalan Alor/Changkat Bukit Bintang
Experience the city’s popular street food culture at Jalan Alor, where stalls serving a delicious range of exotic and local cuisines pop up at dusk. For a taste of the city’s nightlife, the nearby Changkat Bukit Bintang has a collection of popular restaurants, pubs and clubs.
Saloma Theatre Restaurant
Get a taste of authentic Malaysian food and cultural performances, all in one sitting. Combining local flavours with the flair of theatre, this restaurant is a must-visit for first-time travellers to the city.
Kuala Lumpur Tower
Take in a bird’s eye view of the city and its surroundings from the awe-inspiring observation deck. Officially known as Menara Kuala Lumpur, this 421m-tall structure is one of the tallest freestanding towers in the world.
Be inspired by a fascinating marine world at the world-famous KLCC. Catch the daily piranha feeding show, get up-close with horseshoe crabs and bamboo sharks at the unique touchpool, or hop onto a glass-bottom boat for a fascinating view of the ocean bed.
Petronas Twin Towers
Pay a customary visit to one of the region’s most iconic landmarks — one of the tallest twin buildings in the world. Featuring an impressive retail podium, an art gallery, a philharmonic theatre, an underwater aquarium as well as a science centre, this is one of the city’s most comprehensive attractions.
Did You Know?
Shoes must always be removed before you enter a Malaysian home.
As a gesture of respect, everyone is referred to as ‘Uncle’, ‘Auntie’, ‘Brother’ or ‘Sister’.
In conversations amongst Malaysians, the colloquial word ‘lah’ is a suffix added at the end of every sentence and depending on the tone, it can change a verb into a command, soften or add emphasis to a sentence, persuade or reassure.