The sprawling city of Kuala Lumpur is an easy place to fall in love with. The tropical climate, cheap eats, luxury lifestyle at an affordable price, and the warmness of the Malaysian people made my visit worthwhile. One thing that I loved about KL was the lack of sightseeing available – strange, I know! The options for tourist attractions are limitless, however, I cannot say they were that captivating, with the exception of a few. For me, this was a good thing. I was able to kick back and take a leisurely stroll through the city at my own pace and simply relax.
Below are a few things I found enjoyable during my two-day run in Kuala Lumpur!
Luxury Style Living at the Shangri-La Hotel
The Shangri-La is simply amazing in all aspects! A night at this hotel in the States can easily range from $300 – $500 USD for just a standard room. In Malaysia, things work a little differently. Even the Vagabond is capable of stepping away from the jungle bungalows to enjoy the comforts of luxury dwelling.
The Batu Caves are located approximately 20 minutes from the center of Kuala Lumpur. The site is worth a visit, but beware of the wretched monkeys. They play no games and will get physical if need be. The hike to the top is not as intimidating as it seems… and it’s well worth the trek once you reach the peak.
Petronas Twin Towers
The Petronas Twin Towers are one of the most visited sights in Kuala Lumpur due to its unique design. Its a great place for a quick photo-op!
Shopping Along Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur offers a wide selection of shopping ranging from H&M and Zara to the likes of Fendi and Gucci, all located along Bukit Bintang.
Pure chaos and amazing cheap eats!
The Central Market
The Central Market is home to many shops selling authentic Malaysian and Indian crafts of all sorts. Be sure to make a stop at the Fish Spa located inside!
The Lake Gardens and Bird Park
The Lake Gardens and Bird Park is a must see if you’re a fan of nature. The birds, particularly the peacocks, are absolutely stunning!
Quite abandoned to say the least, but Little India is the place to be for authentic Indian clothing and cuisine.
A night out in Kuala Lumpur is not complete without a visit to the Sky Bar at the Trader’s Hotel. The amazing ambiance, extensive flow of champagne, and the lovely view of KL will surely make your night memorable. It’s literally one of my favorite rooftops in the world!
Despite spending only two days in Kuala Lumpur, it was more than satisfying and definitely a city I will return to in the near future.
Until next time, cheers to the Vagabonding Life.