See and Do in Kuala Lumpur
Moving to Kuala Lumpur means enjoying a host of extra-curricular activities. Walking or driving through Kuala Lumpur will reveal beautiful colonial architecture and heritage buildings beside towering modern skyscrapers.
Some of the most popular sightseeing spots in Kuala Lumpur include:
The National Museum
The National Museum (Muzium Negara), located on Jalan Damansara and close to the Perdara Lake Gardens, is a great starting point for expats wishing to learn more about the culture and heritage of Malaysia.
Petronas Twin Towers
The Petronas Twin Towers are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur. They were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004. The Petronas Twin Towers offer spectacular views of the city as well as great shopping opportunities at the base. For a fee, visitors can take a tour of the double-decker skybridge connecting the two towers and can also go all the way to level 86.
The city's mosques are both breath taking and awe inspiring. With their intricate carvings and peaceful settings, Masjid Negara Mosque and Masjid Jamek (Friday Mosque) should definitely be on the bucket list. The Kuala Lumpur Railway Station is a perfect architectural example of where East meets West.
Catching a train or bus to Taman Negara is recommended for hikers and nature lovers keen to experience some of the oldest rainforests in the world. Trekking, rafting, fishing, bird watching and climbing (the Peninsula’s highest mountain is Gunung Tahan) are all great options for a family wishing to spend a weekend away from the city.
Another great weekend getaway is the Cameron Highlands, which offers cooler mountain weather and great strolls through the country’s oldest tea plantations surrounded by rainforests and jungle scenery. It's the ideal vacation spot to escape the general Kuala Lumpur lifestyle.