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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“The pavilion is a shopping center situated in the Bukit Bintang district in Kuala Lumpur one of the local and tourist shopping places.”
  • 199 locals recommend
Building
“The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers are twin skyscrapers. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)'s official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world. The buildings are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur. Skybridge The towers feature a double decker skybridge connecting the two towers on the 41st and 42nd floors, which is the highest 2-story bridge in the world. Ticket to visit skybridge can be purchased online or from the Twin Towers ticketing counter on the concourse level.”
  • 219 locals recommend
Building
“Catch a panorama of Kuala Lumpur from the air-conditioned KL Tower Observation Deck”
  • 179 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Suria KLCC has been one of the most popular tourist malls for ages. Locals always call it a tourist mall, but still many tens of thousands come to this mall every weekend to relax and hang out. Tourists may find many shops offer different products that at other malls, Suria KLCC has many shops that sell familiar international brands (and is also know for carrying western sizes).”
  • 162 locals recommend
Park
“KLCC Park-50-acre garden set close to Suria KLCC shopping centre. Designed by Roberto Burle Marx, it was designed to provide a touch of greenery for the Petronas Twin Towers and the areas surrounding it. On the park grounds is a 10,000sqm man-made Lake Symphony with a 43m bridge that cuts across. Two musical fountains display over 150 unique programmed animations in a magical performance of sound and water. KLCC Lake Symphony Light and Sound Water Fountain showtimes are 8pm, 9pm and 9.45pm daily.”
  • 112 locals recommend
Park
“Visit the largest bird park in the city. I can arrange a day tour in Kuala Lumpur and eat a good local food. If interested please make booking.( Rm 350- 450 one car)”
  • 138 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Huge aquarium offering 5,000 exhibits, a clear tunnel, feeding shows and shark cage dive. A must see for travelers with small children. ”
  • 107 locals recommend
Field
“Merdeka Square is a square situated in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Literally Independence Square, it was formerly known as the Selangor Club Padang and was used as the cricket green of the Selangor Club. Merdeka Square has been the venue for the annual Merdeka Parade.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Zoo
“The National Zoo is a zoo in Malaysia located on 110 acres of land in Ulu Klang, Gombak District, Selangor, Malaysia. It was officially opened on 14 November 1963 by the country's first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman. The park is managed by a non-governmental organisation known as the Malaysian Zoological Society.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Road
“All the rage in Kuala Lumpur now, Changkat Bukit Bintang nightlife is well-regarded as the ‘it’ party venue in the city’s lively yet fluid clubbing scene. A busy street that’s lined with plenty of international two-storey restobars, snazzy nightclubs, posh cocktail lounges, subdued whisky bars, and lively Irish pubs, it is one of the city’s most vibrant boulevards. Hosting plenty of themed nights, international DJs, and live band performances, it’s safe to say that nightlife in Changkat Bukit Bintang is anything but dull. Amongst the bevy of watering holes available here, there are a few establishments that stand out due to their unique concepts. Stand-up comedy, gay friendly parties, foreig”
  • 137 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur. For those who are cafe hopers and likes modern mixed with cultural sight seeing.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Park
“The Perdana Botanical Garden, formerly known as Taman Tasik Perdana or Lake Gardens, is situated in the Heritage Park of Kuala Lumpur. It has always been a part of the green lung of the city and has a history of over a decade.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Street Food Gathering
“The place with all different kind of Malaysian foods you can get in one street! Gets really crowded once clock hits 6PM, so do be careful!”
  • 98 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Hosting a lot of hawker stalls and seafood restaurants, Jalan Alor is one of the most famous roads in Kuala Lumpur for food. Located just behind Jalan Bukit Bintang and a short walk away from Changkat Bukit Bintang, it is a favourite after-clubbing dining spot in the Golden Triangle area. ”
  • 82 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Mid Valley Megamall is a shopping mall in Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur. It sits at the entrance of Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur. Developed by IGB Corporation, this complex was opened in 1999. It comprises a shopping mall, an office tower block, 30 offices, and three hotels. website: www.midvalley.com.my/”
  • 62 locals recommend
Building
“best shopping mall in KL with many shopping attractions for locals and visitors, making it the best place in Malaysia for shopping”
  • 111 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“One of the famous western restaurants in Kuala Lumpur. Serves good western food and drinks that are very satisfied no matter the quality or portion.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
“One of the city’s popular rooftop bars, the award-winning SkyBar is located high up on the 33rd floor, and features a great variety of creative cocktails, popular nightly DJs and the amazing views of the Petronas Twin Towers from its cozy cabana booths.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Malay Restaurant
“The best Nasi Lemak located in Uptown Damansara, 15-minute drive away from Empire Damansara. You have not been to Petaling Jaya if you miss this out during your stay!”
  • 48 locals recommend
Night Club
“You have not been to KL until you been to Beach Club, goes its Tag Line. It was voted Best Bar of Asia by asiaexpat.com. It is for the group of Guys & Gals who are out for a good time. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
“A special restaurant serving fusion western food which is similar to the local taste. Special food such as rendang stir fry pasta, nasi lemak waffle, grilled salmon with green curry gravy and etc.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“In the heart of the chic and bustling Changkat Bukit Bintang is the famous Havana Bar & Grill where KL-ites and visitors have been drinking, dining and dancing the evenings away for the past 20 years. Whether you’re kicking back with a speciality mojito, catching up with friends or celebrating a special occasion, our friendly crew always aim to make sure you have a great night out.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The very first of its kind in Malaysia. Challenging yet, fulfilling. Packed with different insights and new perspectives. Amazing, bizarre, cool, dark, extraordinary… Come and Experience it yourself.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The restaurant has been serving up traditional Hainanese fare since 1928. It is one of the oldest Kopitiam names in KL and is also one of the most popular breakfast places to go to for both locals and tourists. Recommended menu: Roti Babi, Hainanese Chicken Chop, Roast Pork Roll. Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday from 7:30 am- 4:30 pm (Monday Closed) Direction: - Grab from Regalia: around MYR10 and reach within 10 min (non-peak hours) - LRT from PWTC → Masjid Jamek, and make an interchange to Kelana Jaya line from Masjid Jamek → Dang Wangi. Walk to the restaurant within 7 min. ”
  • 35 locals recommend

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