KL a metropolis with a mix of modern and different cultural/traditional influence.
Last year we went to the largest city in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. A place you can find some historic temples/mosques, modern shopping malls/restaurant, see the tallest buildings of Southeast Asia. Beautiful monuments and a numerous parks where you can relax and enjoy the beauty of the nature. What we liked the most was the cultural diversity, a city where you will meet Malays, Chinese, Indians, Arabian and Indonesian locals.
We stayed in the Sama Sama Hotel, formerly known as Pan Pacific Kuala Lumpur International Airport. This hotel is conveniently connected to the airport, just a short 5 min walk. There was also a buggy service, which we obviously used so we didn’t had to walk with our heavy heavy bags haha! We have never ride in a buggy car before and our driver thought he was driving a Ferrari instead of a buggy car, he drove fast…like really FAST LoL. But we liked it!! We hired a car with a private driver which was also our guide. He showed us some of the must-see attractions in KL. In the evening we explored KL again with a friend of us who lives over there. He invited us to have dinner at his brothers café/restaurant. After dinner we went to see the Petronas tower, where we made some beautiful pictures (see below).
We tried to make a list below but ofcourse there are more sightseeing to do which you can see along the way in KL.
- Petronas Twin Towers
A visit to KL isn’t complete unless you’ve been here! It was awesome to see the Twin Towers both in daylight and in the evenings ( when they light them up). Unfortunately we didn’t go up the towers, we just checked them out and took a few photos, really impressive!
- Instana Negara
The Official residence of his Majesty The King of Malaysia. You can see the palace from outside and see the beautifully landscaped garden. We also took some pictures with the members of the cavalry in their full dress uniform who guarded the main entrance.
- Independence square Kuala Lumpur ( Merdeka Square )
There are lots of impressive historical buildings around this area, where you can take beautiful pictures.
- National History Museum
You can say it’s not really a history museum. It’s more towards cultural/information museum there. You may get to know the main races, malay, Indian and Chinese life style there. But worth a visit though.
- National Mosque (Masjid Negara)
The mosque itself is gorgeous, beautiful architecture & surroundings with lots of water features both in the grounds around the mosque, and also within. There is a stand with various leaflets about Islam & if you have any questions there will be maybe a Imam close by to answer your questions. It’s free to enter and you can leave a donation if you like in the boxes at the top of the stairs.
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Very well written post.
Thank you, I enjoyed writing it 😉
You write well, I enjoyed your post.
Ah ha: your post reminds me of the trip we made to malaysia some years ago. Kuala Lumpur is a fascinating city. You have presented the place in a very good way! I am glad yoy like “In search of unusual destinations”, by the way. All good wishes, Phil.
Hi Philandre, Thank you for your nice comment! Kuala Lumpur is such an incredible city,
love to go back someday. We enjoy reading your articles, also” Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom”.
While we did our internship in the UK we visited Bradford a couple of times.
We also went to the National Media Musea, it was very interesting. All the best wishes for you too 🙂
Ineke & Anneke
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Hi! Thanks for reading our post 🙂 We will definitely keep you all up to date and share info about our travels. You have a nice blog as well!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m glad you liked my post on the African lake. I’m enjoying looking at some of your travels.
Hello Capt Jill,
Thank you for liking our ‘Hello Kuala Lumpur’ post!
We also like reading your post of different categories, very interesting and fun to read.
Kuala Lumpur is a very cool city. Nice list!
We think so too! Its a very lovely city! Have you ever been to KL before? Thank you!
Yes, I’ve been a few times. I lived in Penang for a year when I was growing up and then was there a few years ago again for a couple days.
Thanks for stopping by and liking our blog. Loved my visit to your blog and enjoyed your post on KL, a place we hope to visit for ourselves next year…Anita
Hello Anita..if you go there don’t forget to post about your trip to KL! Curious how it went. You have a lovely blog too 🙂
I very much enjoyed KL. I found it very easy to use the transportation and the food was just so yummy. I stayed in Chinatown so I would also have to say the lodging was a fair price.
Hi! Yes KL is a great city! Because of our short stay we unfortunately didn’t go to Chinatown, but hopefully the next time 🙂 The food was definitely yummy hihi!
The food is normally the best part of travel. Chinatown had the cheapest hostels. And some nice market areas. Next time you should stop there.
Thanks for visiting our blog and liking the last two posts! We are traveling to KL next week, so this post was very helpful! Thanks again!
Hi! We enjoyed reading your post about Thailand, hopefully someday we are able to visit this country too. Monkey Mountain looks beautiful! Enjoy your trip to KL, its a very lovely city:)
Hey gurl =) tnx for droppin by my baby blog.. me n my friends are going to SG and Malaysia for a vacation and you just made the excitement really rushing though my head… =)… I can see on the oics that the country’s culture is super amazing ❤
Hii, we are sure you guys will LOVE malaysia, such a great country! But we haven’t been to SG before. Hopefully someday we will 🙂 Make sure to post your adventure! Btw your drawings are sooOo beautiful, you really got talent! 😀
Great cover photo and cool short and well worked text! Really what I like in travelling blogs!
Thank you travelxolic. You got a nice blog as well, very informative. Keep up the good work 🙂
This website was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I’ve found something that helped me.
Haha thank you Livres mobi for your nice comment 🙂 We are glad that you like it and that this blog is useful to you 🙂
Thanks for liking my post on Luang Prabang.
Your post on KL is good and usefulness to me. I’ll be traveling there for a month after I move through Thailand.
I was curious if there was any food in particular that was your favorite?
Thank you Johnny, glad you like the post! Nice, Malaysia is a beautiful country to visit. We don’t really have a favorite food/dish because you have a lot of various cuisine like Indian, chinese and malaysian/indonesian cuisines to choose from. But mie goreng, indian curry will always do hihi. Ohw are you travelling trough Asia..so awesome! Which countries is still on your travel list? Don’t forget to visit Indonesia/Bali 😀
Haha unfortunately Indonesia will be next year. I still have the Thai islands, both sides of Malaysia and Singapore! Super stoked!
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Thank you jaxon! We love to give some information about traveling, and hopefully travelers will like it too. Thanks for your nice comment!
Saved as a favorite, I really like your site!
Hi McGraw! We really appreciate it..we are glad you like our blog! 🙂
Highly energetic article, I enjoyed that bit. Will there be a part 2?
Hi Kindle 🙂 We are glad you like this post, thank you! Well…hopefully cause its a nice city to visit again 😀
Oh, reading this makes me miss home very much! I’m from KL and I’m so glad you enjoyed your trip! I’ll be going home very soon and I’m ecstatic! I’ll definitely see KL through new lens like how I saw through yours! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Hi Mel! Wow from KL, you are lucky!! Its such a beautiful city, so much to do and see 😀 . We really had a great time. Hopefully someday soon we can visit your hometown again. Don’t forget posting about your trip back home. 😀
Thanks for checking out my latest post! I was actually just in KL about a week ago and thought this was a great write up for it. I totally know what you mean about the guy driving like a Ferrari. I said the exact same thing about the bus drivers all over Malaysia. We didn’t get a chance to see all the things you mentioned, but we did go to the Batu Caves which was probably the highlight of KL for me. I’m also curious which theme you’re using, I really like it! Especially the photo gallery feature. Cya!
Hi Mike! KL is a beautiful city, glad you like the post. Yes ..well what can we say about the bus/taxi drivers in south Asia, they are all Formule-1 drivers haha. NICE, Batu Caves with the world’s tallest statue of Murugan. Too bad we didn’t had the chance to visit it. We heard a lot of Batu Caves. Hopefully next time 🙂 We use the oxygen theme. We like this theme too because of the changing header. When you have questions or need help, just ask 😉 Great post you have!
Awesome! Thanks for the info!
Hi! Thanks for liking my post. I was born and raised in KL, but you have seen more of KL than I have! 🙂 Lovely blog you have, btw.
Hii Schnitzelundschnaps! Haha KL is a beautiful city..we didn’t see all the sightseeing, KL is huge hehe..Thanks for visiting our blog as well 😀 Do you live in Vienna now?
Hi! Yeah, KL is a huge city indeed. I was in Vienna for 3 months last year, but have since returned to Malaysia. I still miss Vienna very much though.
I’m going to KL soon and I can’t wait to visit the places you mentioned. I love how straightforward you write, great blog! 🙂
Hi ibyangerts! Oh wow, we are sure you will have a great time there in KL 😀 . And thank you so much for your sweet comment, really aprreciate it. Don’t forget to post about your KL trip :).
KL is a city I hope to visit one day – soon. Twin Days by the Twin Towers – how fitting! 🙂
Hi Lia! You will someday soon, and we are sure you will like it. Let us know how it went. LOL..yes twins with the twin towers haha 😀
Nice post better then mine about KUALA LUMPUR 🙂
Hello Polgocit how are you? No, your post is nice too, lovely pictures! We are so impressed you have already seen so much of this beautiful world! 🙂
I’m fine Thanks 🙂 you to kind, I wasn’t used to write about it all, I realize that I should have written more about things when I was travelling, in future I will think about it when making my next trip 🙂
Malaysia is a country that I don’t know all that much about, so it was neat to see your blog post here.
The one landmark I have seen pictures of before is the Petronas Twin Towers. It must be so incredible to be there and look up at its massive height.
Hi Theoldfellowgoesrunning! We are glad you like our “Hello Kuala Lumpur”post, and that you found it interesting to read. Yes the Petronas Twin Towers is the most iconic building of Kuala Lumpur. Its really worth a visit if you go to this city. You can actually go all the way up the tower and enjoy the view, too bad we didn’t do that. But we are sure it must be breath taking! Thank you for visiting our blog 😀
You are very welcome. Really enjoyed reading your post! 🙂
Woah, you guys are movers 🙂 Just wanted to say thank you for checking out my post, and I’ll be sure to check out yours!
Hi Jacques818! Yes we are hihi, everytime if we get the chance. You are welcome, great blog you have! Thanks for the visit 😀
Just wanted to say thanks for liking my post, and I really enjoyed reading about a couple of the places you’ve visited as well. So far I’ve mainly traveled within the U.S. myself, but I’m anticipating exploring further abroad soon. Malaysia and and a few other countries in southeast Asia are definitely high on the list of places I’d like to go.
Hello Theoverlandroute, how are you? Your welcome, we enjoyed reading your post about Slot Canyons in Utah! Beautiful photos! U.S. is amazing and almost has everything if it comes to nature,urban etc, lots to explore! But you will def love Southeast Asia as well. Malaysia & Indonesia is a must hihi. If you go, don’t forget to post your travel adventures, we would love to read your stories. 🙂
Glad that you made it to Kuala Lumpur. It was in 2013 but still you did come. I like your blog, will start reading it. Thank you for liking my post. Sincerely Lan curiostraveller.com
Hi Curioustraveller, yes it’s been a while that we have visited KL. We really wanna go back, cause its just such an amazing city! We are glad you like our blog, thank you 🙂 You have an nice blog as well!
Really interesting, thanks so much for sharing this wonderful post with us all 🙂
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Thanks DinaOnTheGo! Xoxo
“Hi, I was recently been nominated for a pass-it-forward style Blogging Recognition Award, and I have nominated your blog in response. There is no pressure to follow up on it – I just thought I’d share my enjoyment of your blog with others. You can find the link to my nominations here: https://dinaontravel.wordpress.com/2016/06/12/dinaontravel-humble-response/
Wow thank you so much for nominating us for this blogging recognition Award! We appreciate it, and we are so glad you like our blog! Once again thanks a lot! Have a great day!
you’re Welcome.. I am looking forward to read some of your post too. 🙂