Top 10 Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur for FREE
Kuala Lumpur (KL) is the capital of Malaysia. It has a unique blend of British, Arab, Indian, Chinese, and Malay culture which makes it an interesting city to visit. Kuala Lumpur is a melting pot of people from various nations and ethnic groups. Getting to this city from the airport takes about an hour by bus.
Traveling around KL is very cheap and effortless considering the huge number of trains that circulate around the city. Significantly cheaper than Singapore, it is not a surprise that many tourists flock to KL for a holiday. In fact, there are so much places to visit and things to do in this city.
Here are Top 10 Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur for FREE
#1 – Take a Selfie at the Petronas Towers
Petronas Towers, also known as Twin Towers, is undeniably the pride of Kuala Lumpur. Built in 1998, it has 88 floors and a skybridge at the 41st and 42nd levels. The towers glow at night time which is a perfect moment for taking selfies!
#2 – Sing with the Music at the Symphony Lake Fountain
Just in front of the Petronas Towers is the Symphony Lake Fountain. The sets of colorful orchestrated fountains dance elegantly with the music. The show usually starts at 8:00pm and lasts for 5 minutes. When I got there, I was in awe watching the fountains go along with the song “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban!
#3 – Be one with Nature at the KLCC Park
KLCC Park is also near the Petronas Towers. It has a massive tropical garden with different indigenous trees and palms. The park also has jogging and walking paths. When I was in the park, I saw some people doing their afternoon jog and exercise.
#4 – Learn Hinduism at the Batu Caves
Batu Caves is the train station itself when using the KTM Port Klang Line so getting there would be a piece of cake. The statue of Lord Murugan is found in front of the caves. In Hinduism, Lord Murugan is the God of War. His statue in Kuala Lumpur is the tallest statue of a Hindu deity. There are over 200 steps that lead to the caves. You can learn a lot of Hindu tradition when you get to these caves!
#5 – Marvel at the Height of KL Tower
Located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the KL tower is the tallest communications tower in Southeast Asia and the seventh in the world. The tower is open from 9:00am until 10:00pm.
#6 – Understand Malaysia’s History at the National Monument
Malaysia was occupied by the Japanese from 1941 to 1942. The National Monument was erected to commemorate those who had died in Malaysia’s struggle for freedom, particularly during World War II and the Malayan Emergency.
#7 – Appreciate Islam at the National Mosque
The National Mosque of Malaysia or Masjid Negara represents the pride of Islamic progress in Malaysia. Visiting time for non-Muslims starts at 9:00am. Proper clothing is advised when getting inside. There are tourist guides to welcome you in the mosque. Unfortunately, non-Muslims are not allowed in the prayer hall.
#8 – Experience India at Lebuh Ampang
Lebuh Ampang or Little India was once a traditional money lending establishment set up by a community from South India and founders of modern banking in Malaysia. You can closely experience how India looks like with its architecture, food, music, and people.
#9 – Experience China at Chinatown
The old Kuala Lumpur was a typical Chinese town. The Chinese inhabitants congregated around Market Square which is the town’s main commercial center. As the population grew and the town expanded, it was renamed Chinatown. Chinese temples, restaurants, and other establishments sprawl around Chinatown.
#10 – Window Shopping at Central Market KL
The Central Market is located in Pasar Seni. It is a great place to celebrate and enjoy a great variety of local souvenirs, arts, crafts, and collectibles. It also houses Malaysian festivals, cultural showcases, and local artistic talent.
See? You can do all of these for FREE. Kuala Lumpur is actually an inexpensive city. As I remember, 60-70 USD is enough for a 3 day stay in the city. So start booking your flights now and get to know Kuala Lumpur without spending much cash!
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