Kuala Lumpur | 10 Things To Do In 72 Hours

If you’re looking for things to do in Kuala Lumpur, then check out our top 10 which you should easily be able to accomplish over 3 days visiting Malaysia's capital city …

10. Pick awesome accommodation

We stayed at an AirBnB ‘Platinum Face Suites’ which was so centrally located, it was only a few minutes walk from the Petronas Towers, and on the 54th floor had an infinity pool overlooking the iconic building. Our massive apartment had views over the other side of the city and you could see as far as the mountains in the distance. You also get to live like a local and absorb the culture more than staying in a hotel which too would be more expensive. Our apartment was just £40pn.

9. The Petronas Twin Towers

Hopefully you already know that the most famous landmark in Kuala Lumpur is the Petronas Twin Towers, but did you know that they are the highest in KL and in fact were once the tallest buildings in the world (from 1998 to 2004 until the Taipei 101 came along). The Petronas Twin Towers stand tall at 88 floors high with a skybridge between the two towers on the 41st/42nd floors. You can visit the skybridge (Tuesday- Sundays) for 85 MYR (£15) and you should book online in advance for tickets. The views are supposed to be breath-taking, we opted not to visit as we had thee most amazing view from the infinity pool at the apartment and got to look at the towers rather than missing them out of the picture.

8. KLCC Park

One of the best views of the Petronas Towers from ground level is from the KLCC park situated right at the towers. You can walk around to see the twin towers from multiple angles as well as enjoying the greenery, there is also a jogging path, and wading pools. Best visited both day and night, in the evening there are synchronised fountain displays to light and music which are rather spectacular. They start at 8pm, 9pm and 10pm.

7. Batu Caves

Located 11km out of the city, catch the train or hop in an Uber. Located inside 400-million-year-old limestone caves you’ll find multiple 100-year old Hindu temples.

You will first be greeted by a huge golden statue before you need to brave the climb up the stairs. You do not need to pay to enter but when I visited they asked tourists to bring a brick or bucket or cement up the stairs (that they give you) as a way of helping their ongoing renovation of the temples.

There are also dark caves which you can visit and learn about bats and the whole ecosystem this costs around 40 MYR (£7). And look out for the hundreds of monkeys!

6. Malls

There are plenty of bustling markets around KL but there are also many beautiful, massive, air-conditioned malls, with a huge range of shops and price ranges. The Suria KLCC is one of the most unique, complete with an aquarium and a cinema, there’s also a huge range of restaurants and fast food eateries at the food court. The Suria KLCC is in fact located at The Petronas Twin Towers, just make sure you give yourself plenty of time here.

5. Bukit Bintang / Alor Street