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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
“Pavilion Kuala Lumpur-At the heart of the trendy Bukit Bintang district lies the perfect reason to indulge in fashion, food and urban leisure. Experience the excitement of this 1.37 mil sq ft retail haven with over 550 outlets offering the finest fashion and home furnishing to entertainment and culinary delights.”
  • 204 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
“The Kuala Lumpur Tower is a communications tower located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The rest of the tower below has a stairwell and an elevator to reach the upper area, which also contains a revolving restaurant, providing diners with a panoramic view of the city. Races are held annually, where participants race up the stairs to the top. Tourists visit KL Tower to have a 360-degree view of the city. The lift takes only 54 seconds going up to the observation deck and takes 52 seconds to come down. Travelling Details: Distance: 21.2 km Travelling Time: 27min Through: Lebuhraya Sungai Besi/E9”
  • 186 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.”
  • 113 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Situated below the towering Petronas Twin Towers, this is the pinacle of shopping malls in KLCC. Plenty of branded outlets and fancy restaurants around.”
  • 165 locals recommend
Park
“A gated attraction, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is a 20.9-acre public aviary in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is a popular tourist attraction in the country, receiving an annual average of 200,000 visitors”
  • 140 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“all type of asean food , local food and western call be found in the shopping mall ”
  • 82 locals recommend
Water Park
“Sunway Lagoon is a outdoor & indoor Theme in Petaling Jaya & Sunway shopping mall just 15 mins drive or Taxi .”
  • 94 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Gurney Plaza has three anchor tenants: Parkson Grand, the 12-screen Golden Screen Cinemas and Cold Storage supermarket. Additionally, the nine-storey mall houses over 380 stores.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Aquaria KLCC is a state of the art oceanarium showcasing over 5000 different exhibits of aquatic and land bound creatures over a sprawling 60,000 square foot space in the concourse level of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre”
  • 108 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“A big and pretty mall! Everyone comes here for fun activities. Checkout the Ice-skating and District 21! Buttloads of restaurants.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Furniture / Home Store
“Looking for a wonderful shopping experience? Be amazed with thousands of home furnishings and savour delicious food while you shop at IKEA Damansara. STORE OPENING HOURS Sunday – Thursday: 9.30am – 10pm Friday and Saturday: 9.30am – 11pm Day prior to Public Holiday: 9.30am – 11pm RESTAURANT OPENING HOURS Breakfast is available from: 9am daily Lunch is available from: 11am daily Fika is available from: 3pm daily Dinner is available from: 5pm daily Closing hours: Weekday: 9.30pm Weekend: 10.30pm BISTRO OPENING HOURS Monday – Thursday: 9am – 9.30pm Friday and Sunday: 9am – 10.30pm Eve, public holidays & replacement holidays on Mondays: 9.30am – 10pm SMÅLAND OPENING HOURS Småland is a play area for kids between the height of 90cm to 120cm. Monday – Thursday: 9.30am - 9.45pm (Last admission: 9pm) Friday and Saturday: 9.30am - 10.45pm (Last admission: 10pm) Eve, public holidays & replacement holidays on Mondays: 9.30am – 10.45pm (Last admission: 10pm) PARKING AT IKEA Coming by car? Enjoy free parking for first 3 hours if you have purchased an item from the IKEA store. Just get your parking ticket validated at a Check-out counter and re-validate the ticket at the Auto-Pay machine. Touch 'n Go is now available at IKEA Damansara car park. WEEKDAY RM2.00 for first 3 hours RM1.00 per hour for subsequent hour WEEKEND & PUBLIC HOLIDAY RM3.00 for first 3 hours RM1.00 per hour for subsequent hour MRT Coming by train? Head to Mutiara Damansara station.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Petaling Street Market in Chinatown is a well known shopping district, the whole area transforms into a lively and vibrant night market after dark, with hundreds of stalls selling all kinds of stuffs at dirt- cheap price making it the most happening night market in the city.”
  • 102 locals recommend
Zoo
“Housing the most exciting collection of animals in the country, the National Zoo is always a fun place to visit. Making this place all the more special is the array of Asian rainforest wildlife, unique to this part of the world. The zoo also acts as a hub for foreign relations, the most recent example of which is the housing of two giant pandas from China, marking 40 years of goodwill.”
  • 39 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.”
  • 92 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

Top restaurants

Shopping Mall
“The Curve Mall Kuala Lumpur is a gleaming shopping centre in Petaling Jaya that stands out from the rest of the competition thanks to its quaint weekly flea market and range of non-retail activities. With a combination of outdoor dining spaces and more than 250 stores under its roof, it attracts a fair number of shoppers every day, particularly during the weekend. Metrojaya serves as its two-storey anchor tenant, and shoppers will find a range of mid-level international labels such as British retailers Debenhams, British India and Dorothy Perkins. What’s more, local labels Marry Merry, Diva, Blossom Box Store and textile store Binwani’s are just a few of the stores you can visit for a look at the city’s local fashion scene. When it comes to food, the outdoor walkway (The Street) is a great place for grabbing a bite to eat as you can find popular restaurants such as Johnny Rockets, Malone’s, Italiannies, Kenny Roger’s Roaster, T.G.I. Friday’s and Bavarian Bierhaus German Restaurant & Bar. Fast food favourites like McDonald’s, Baskin Robbins’ and KFC can be found within The Curve Mall Kuala Lumpur.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You can enjoy all types of Penang local street food here, include chinese, malays, indian foods. There are plenty of halal and non halal foods available. You should enjoy the char koay teow, laksa, satay, rojak and others delicious street foods.”
  • 35 locals recommend
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
Indian Restaurant
“The Nan or Nan cheese is delicious especially eat it with tandoori chickens. The variety of gravy also tasty when eat with the roti canai or Nan 👍🏻”
  • 46 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

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