Kuala Lumpur 1 Day Itinerary & Survival Guide

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Hey there, beloved readers! How are you doing? What are your plans this holiday season? This time, I’m going to talk about exploring the good ‘ol capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, the place where a whole lot of things happened. Be it if you are from Kedah, Kelantan, Sibu or Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur, this city is the mother of all tourist sites in Malaysia. I’m not saying it’s the one and only, but it is definitely among the great ones.

Okay, picture this…

Let’s say you fly from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur (by the way, Kota Kinabalu also have the coolest things for a sweet vacation, just putting it out there~) and it happens to be your first time in KL. Fear not, my fellow travelers, because your very own traveler here, is going to give you the ultimate Survival Guide to turn you into a pro Kuala Lumpur explorer throughout your stay.

Kuala Lumpur may seem like this modern 21st-century city where all you can see is skyscrapers, busy streets, overpopulated transportation and malls – loads and loads of shopping malls. You are partly true on that part, my friend. Why? Kuala Lumpur is definitely the city, but the attraction is wide in genres, if you know what I mean. Here’s a simple Kuala Lumpur 1 Day Itinerary and everything you need to know to survive the day.

Kuala Lumpur 1 Day Itinerary & Survival Guide

Titiwangsa Lake Garden

Take a trip to one of the oldest and forever popular parks in Kuala Lumpur, the Titiwangsa Lake Garden. Let me tell you, this park is right in the middle of the city and when I say in the middle, I meant, it really is in the middle of the bustling city. That’s actually one of the highlights of why this particular park is so beloved by locals here. It is right beside Jalan Tun Razak and the park spreads over 95 hectares of landed area and 57 hectares of a lake. What are you gonna do here, you ask? Well, everything! Except you can’t fly a plane over the lake or anything, unless it’s one of those remote control planes, that is.

Titiwangsa Park

Some of the fun facilities they have here including jogging track, cycling track, kayaking, horse riding facility, beautiful garden area for photoshoots (if you have the eye for photography, this is a good place for your landscape collection) and so much more.

KLCC

Suria KLCC

Suria KLCC

If you are really looking to experiencing city life fun, the KLCC is the main tourist spot in the city. You will find tourists from all over the states and countries taking pictures of the iconic Petronas Twin Tower. Let’s delve into some fun facts about this majestic skyscraper!

The twin towers were once the tallest buildings in the world, specifically from 1998 to 2004 and it remains as the tallest twin towers in the world up to this day. The building stood in 452m high with 88 floors and 32,000 windows. The two towers with the bridge in the middle were made to resemble the word “M” in Malaysia. The towers have 40 lifts and the bridge in the middle which is on the 42nd and the 43rd floors are dubbed as the world’s highest sky-bridge which connects two towers. Cool, right?

Let me know if you know any more fun facts about the towers in the comments below!

Chinatown

Are you looking for the hippest place in Kuala Lumpur? Chinatown is EVERYTHING! This place is the epiphany of an everything-in-one type of site. If you want to grab some interesting and unique things, be it clothing, bags, movie posters, accessories and etc, this is where you’ll get the best deals. You’re gonna have to polish up those negotiating skills, which I know you have *wink*. Chinatown will get really hyped up when it’s night time!

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Another thing which I find interesting about Chinatown is that it is not just your normal place to bargain for cool goods, but the location itself is pretty close to valuable historical buildings! Chinatown is right around the corner to one of the oldest temples ever built, like wayyy back in 1873 kind of old – the Sri Mahamariamman Temple. Other architectural-mind blown temples are the Chan See Shu Yuen Temple and Kuan Ti Temple.

Sri Mahamariamman temple with its colourful 23m high gopuram

I don’t know about you, but I’m all in for fun and cultural adventure in one vicinity!

Dining In The Dark

It will be a mistake to do any types of travel without enjoying the gastronomical highlights that place have to offer, right? Am I right? Dining in the Dark is a thing because of its unique concept and now, KL is giving you their take on it~ Okay, back up, if you don’t know what Dining in the Dark is, it is literally what the name suggested – Dining in the dark. You’ll be totally in the pitch black dark while enjoying your food, which I can assure will be shrouded by mystery too!

That’s the fun of it though! It’s an interesting dining experience to eat and really immerse yourself in the meal without being able to even see it! They say that by omitting one of our five senses, it can really change your perception of other things in life. Wow, I just went deep there~

All in all, Kuala Lumpur is like one concrete jungle that hosts so many incredible things from places to food, to accommodation and to nature. It’ll be impossible to give you an extensive version of this Survival Guide, but this short snippet is something I can provide for those new to Kuala Lumpur vibe. I’m sure you’ll be able to discover a whole lot more and when you do, feel free to share it with me on what you experience like! Did you have fun? Did you get lost? Did you have some interesting stories to share? Please, do share!

Well, I’ll see you later in my next entry. Have a fun day ahead and have fun traveling~~