The Sepang International Circuit will once again host the high-octane Formula 1 next weekend from March 22 to 24. If you are visiting Kuala Lumpur to catch the race, explore the rest of the cultural melting pot that is Kuala Lumpur.
Check out our top things to do in Kuala Lumpur.
Originally used as a wet market, the building is now a landmark of Malaysian culture and heritage. Come here to immerse yourself in the multi-ethnic cultures of Malaysia. Here you’ll find Malaysian products such as handicrafts, art, kebaya, songket, batik and the wide variety of gastronomic Malaysian cuisine. Within the complex is the The Annexe Gallery which features contemporary art from local artists.
Located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur in Petaling Jaya, this bustling and colourful district is perfect for bargain hunters – you’ll find anything and everything here. Shop the night away as Petaling Street turns into a night market. (And whatever you do, haggle! It is acceptable here.)
Located 13 km north of Kuala Lumpur, the Batu Caves is one of the most popular Hindi shrines. The limestone caves consist of three main caves. The biggest cave requires visitors to climb up a steep flight of 272 steps while at the base are the Art Gallery and Museum caves. The caves is a shrine to Lorn Murugan, who defeated the demon Soorapadam. As such, a 140-ft statue of Lord Murugan welcomes the visitors.
Bukit Bintang is the city’s main shopping district. This area is lined with shopping malls, bars & cafes, night markets. Famous among locals and tourists alike, hit Bukit Bintang to enjoy the local nightlife or treat yourself to upscale restaurants or luxury shopping.
Petronas Twin Towers
A trip to KL is not complete without visiting the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Go up to the Skybridge on the 41st and 42nd floors for a sweeping view of the city. At the bottom is the tower is Suria KLCC, an upscale retail centre that features luxury goods. Other attractions include an underwater aquarium and an art gallery.