Malaysia:  Places To Go

Malaysia:  Places To Go

It is very common that whenever we talk about Malaysia, the first thing that comes to mind is Petronas Twin Towers.  This magnificent skyscraper is the pride and the ultimate and most popular landmark of the country.  The country has seen a boost on its tourism over the years and the Petronas is undoubtedly the responsible for that.  Petronas Towers may be enough reason for tourists to visit Malaysia but the country has still a lot to offer for tourists to make their stay more memorable and unforgettable.

Upon our arrival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, we felt that we didn’t leave home, the ambiance and the weather were similar to the Philippines and some places that we passed by reminded us of some of the places in our own country.  The train to the city was impressive, not crowded and very comfortable.  Even from afar, the Petronas Towers possessed this magnetic power that draws people under its spell. We were lucky to have stayed in close proximity to Kuala Lumpur tower, Petronas Towers and to its Cambodia’s equivalent of the Pub Street.  Attractions, food, the Locals, and the weather are the reasons why Malaysia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia.


Top Attractions in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


1.  Petronas Twin Towers


Petronas Tower

Getting Here:  LRT Putra Line to KLCC  Station.

Operation Hours:  Observation Deck:  Tuesdays to Sundays from 9am to 9pm (closed from 1pm to 230pm every Friday)

Admission Price:  RM84.80 for adults and RM31.80 for kids.


2.  Batu Caves


Batu Caves

Getting Here: KTM Komuter from KL Sentral (Brown Line) to Batu Caves (Sentul-Port Klang)


3.  Kuala Lumpur Tower (Menara Kuala Lumpur)


Kuala Lumpur Tower

Getting Here:  Dang Wangi LRT Station to Bukit Nanas Monorail Station, turn right and walk straight.  The tower is located at the junction of Jalan Punchak off Jalan P. Ramlee

Operation Hours:  Daily; 9am to 10pm

Admission Price:  Adult; RM52, Child; RM31


4.  Merdeka Square


Merdeka Sqaure

Getting Here:  5 minutes away from Masjid Jamek LRT Station (yellow line)


5.  Genting Highlands


Getting Here:  Dang Wangi LRT Station to Gombak Station (red line), then from Gombak Putra Station take the bus that will bring you to Genting Highlands and then upon arrival take the cable car (skyway)

Genting Skyway



Travel Reminders


  1.  Same with every other big cities, the train (LRT) system is still the most convenient mode of transportation.  Malaysia MRT Map
  2. Pertonas Towers should not only be seen once. 
  3. If you want to get a good overlook of the city which is less crowded, go to Menara Kuala Lumpur.  The sight is as awesome.
  4. If you are going to Batu Caves, beware of the monkeys grabbing your belongings.
  5. 272 steps to Batu Caves, so bring water, lots of water.
  6. Sunblock, shades, even umbrella are must haves.
  7. Try local beer and local food.  Malaysia
  8. LRT and Monorail are only until 12 midnight.
  9. Go shop at the Central Market or in Little India.
  10. Book in a hotel that is near to Petronas.  The night spot is there.
  11. Go to Singapore from Malaysia, it is only 4 hours away by bus.
  12. Make sure to have a great time.

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Carlo has started working in Macau in 2007 and two years after, he met his destined-to-be wife, Lorna and they started exploring the world. Together.

  • krupajnanda says:

    We have been there in Singapore for 2 years and meanwhile visited Malaysia. I agreed you, Twin tower is not to seen only once! One must visit in day light and night! Both has its own shine. 🙂
    Also have been gentinng high land. N we took city tour to visit whole KL. It was amazing experience. You made me feel nostalgia! 🙂 Soon will coming new posts with Singpiare Malasiya Diary. 🙂

  • Singledust says:

    Such a beautiful description of my home country. Hope you will visit again and see more outside of the capital city. Have you been to Melaka?

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  • Thanks for this! I’m planning a 7-10 days trip to Malaysia and Singapore this summer, and would appreciate your thoughts on the places we should definitely visit… Where should we go, for how long etc.? Right now we’re leaning towards 3-4 days in Singapore (first and last day of the trip especially) and the rest in Malaysia. What do you think?

    • youngOFW says:

      I think it’s best to start your trip in Singapore, a good 4 days is enough to explore the place. Then head to Kuala Lumpur then to Penang. Flew out of Malaysia instead of going back to SG.

      Have a happy and safe trip. Cheers!

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