There is a lot more to be discovered in Kuala Lumpur than just its illustrious Twin Towers and KL Tower. Read on below to find out some of this little known places which will let you discover a side of Kuala Lumpur that you have never seen before.
Jalan Alor is every food lover’s dream destination. Rows of stalls line the sidewalks while staff at the different stalls try their best to tempt you with their mouth-watering dishes. With countless multi-cultural food available along the whole street, you will definitely be spoilt for choice when deciding what to eat. The majority of the stalls only open when the sun sets, so make sure to come at night and try all the amazing culinary delights here.
Technically not in Kuala Lumpur but rather a part of Selangor, this place is famous for their seemingly endless stretch of paddy fields. Many couples like to come here to shoot their wedding photos due to its beautiful natural surroundings. Driving here from the heart of Kuala Lumpur takes about 1 and a half hours but it’s well worth it to escape the busy city for a while.
Street Art along the Klang River Banks
The Klang river banks sport an unlikely adornment, some colourful street art portraying images that resonate with the current social and political matters of Malaysia. You can find these vivid images by looking for the Pasar Seni LRT station, the river is located near there. While not strictly a tourist attraction, you have to admit that the graffiti there is creative and visually pleasing.
Thean Hou Temple by Robson Heights
This temple is renowned for being the go-to place for Buddhist couples looking to tie the knot. Over here, they have a registrar of marriage where hopeful couples can sign and seal their love and commitment to each other. The structure is admirable, managing to create a winning combination of modern designs with traditional elements which adds a nice touch to your photo mementos.
Rumah Penghulu at Badan Warisan
Kuala Lumpur is a bustling metropolis that boasts of futuristic skyscrapers and modern infrastructures. Go back to the roots of native Malaysians’ lives, where one of its oldest traditional wooden Malay houses, Rumah Penghulu is still standing. Explore the grounds to your heart’s content and learn more about Malaysia’s history.
Every year, the Thaipusam festival is held at Batu Caves, where devotees come to pay their respects and begin their rituals. Dedicated to Lord Murugan, the caves and grottoes are fascinating works of nature while 42.7-metre-tall statue of Lord Murugan stands guard outside the caves. Climb up the 272 concrete steps to reach the Temple Cave at its peak.
Affectionately known as Little India to locals, this township owes its name due to it hosting a vast number of Indian residents and businesses. Pay a visit to this area if you are looking for authentic Indian food to delight your tastebuds, score some quality saris and spices or just to drink in the colourful atmosphere here.
A permanent fixture in the Kuala Lumpur city, Petaling Street is also known as Chinatown but it is more famous for its daily night markets. You don’t have to worry about rain or sun here, the government has constructed a roof over the whole street, allowing pedestrians to fully enjoy the experience here. Make sure to always haggle when buying any goods from the dozens of stores here in order to get the best bargains.
No Black Tie
One of Kuala Lumpur’s choice watering holes, No Black Tie is famed for holding a wide variety of performing arts that range from jazz, classical, country, blues and many others. The perfect place to chill out and enjoy a lively, soulful performance which changes almost daily.
Kuala Lumpur Heritage Trail
On the surface, Kuala Lumpur looks like it has always been shiny and new but dig a little deeper and you can find its colonial roots are still there. Wend your way down memory lane by going on a tour through the heart of Kuala Lumpur. A self-guided walk lasting from 2 to 3 hours, explore all the landmark buildings left over from the colonial era all around Merdeka Square starting from Central Market leading all the way to Wisma Ekran. Top Image: charnsitr / Shutterstock.com
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