6 places in Kuala Lumpur you'll love

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

We could'nt believe it has been 3 months since we started blogging on our travel experiences and it strucked me one day that I have not explored on my home country - Malaysia before. How exciting it is to pretend as a tourist in our own country? After much contemplation, we decided to go KL because we think it would be interesting to show you all the religious place of 3 main races in Malaysia, namely Chinese, Indian and Malay and KL has it all!


Federal Territory Mosque

I chanced upon this mosque  through an impressive aerial shot of this place in Instagram long time ago however did not have the chance to pay a visit until until this recent trip to KL. The main entrance of this mosque is dead gorgeous!! It was a sunny day on the day we visited and the sky reflection on the polished floor was splendid. The minaret was blue in colour instead of the usual brown which makes the this place feeling more unique and cleaner. 

All mosques in Malaysia require strict attire so do dress conservatively and appropriately. However if you don't, they will provide you the necessary pieces. 

Entrance Fee: Free

Directions: Best by driving, Nearest MRT - Take LRT to Masjid Jamek station then ride a taxi there


Thean Hou Temple

Thean Hou Temple is dedicated to the Sea Goddess, Ma Zu, who protects people that make their living from the sea. As you enter you will be welcomed by many huge statues of Gods and Goddesses as well as the 12 zodiacs. The temple has 4 levels and the main temple was located on the highest level and over here you can enjoy the entire skyline of Kuala Lumpur. Almost similar as other Chinese temple, you will find the decorations are mostly dragon-inspired and resembles like chinese palace. It was a marvelous experience to stroll under the rows of lanterns. The temple is also used for multiple purpose such as marriage registration, banquets, and festivals.

Entrance Fee: Free

Directions: Best by driving, Nearest MRT - Take KTM to Mid Valley station or LRT to Bangsar station then ride a taxi there


Forest Eco Park

Forest Eco Park is definitely a gem in a bustling city of Kuala Lumpur. It is one of the oldest forest reserves in Malaysia since 1906. Located in the central city, the skyscrappers brings great contrast as the backdrop of this lush green forest. Take a walk on the hanging rope bridge in the canopy walk to get the best vantage point in the park. At the end of the bridge there is a tower with spiraling stairs, so go to the highest and enjoy the aerial view of treetops and city. 

Entrance fee: Free

Direction: Take MRT from Sungai Buloh-Kajang line and stop at Bukit Bintang Station, then take monorail to Bukit Nanas Monorail Station. From there you can walk about 20minutes or ride Grab.


Batu Caves

Batu Caves became instantly famous after the staircases were painted rainbow hues of colours which gives everyone a valid reason to re-visit here again!! There is this giant and majestic golden statue of Lord Murugan beside the stairs which makes this place a must to visit when you are here. The 272 steps of staircase leading to the temple in cae was no joke! I took like 2-3 breaks in between haha. 

The temple was opened around 730am and by 8am, the place was already filled by people. In order to beat the crowd, come as early as you can. We visited here on a sunday and we even departed in dawn but it was still quite crowded. So I would really recommend you come on a weekday for a better experience :)

Entrance Fee: Free

Directions: Get to KL Sentral Railway Station and go to Batu Caves Station


Perdana Botanical Garden

Formerly known as Taman Tasik Perdana, it is the first large-scale recreational park in Kuala Lumpur. Only until recent years it was then upgraded into botanical garden. Despite it does not feature as many plantation species as the one in Singapore, we had a great time sitting under the diamond shaped roof next to the main lake. However if you have more time to spare, there are trams, bicycle rentals and guided walk available in the park.

Entrance fee: Free

Directions: KTM to Old Kuala Lumpur station.


Dataran Merdeka

Also known as Merdeka Square, this place is a historical landmark in Malaysia because this is the first time that Malaysia flag was raised when the Union flag was lowered down on 31st August 1957. Ever since the Merdeka Parade is held here annually. It is such a proud moment to witness Malaysia flag flying here in the place where independence was declared. Besides the flag is hold by the highest flagpole in the world at the height of 100meters.

Besides the dataran sits Sultan Abdul Saman bulding which is so gorgeous. This antique-looking building which made with bricks consist a clock tower, 2 spiral staircases and features a few minarets (the onion-shaped dome)! and good news for all instagrammers! KL Car Free Morning 2018 is celebrating their 5th anniversary so the roads will be closed from 7-9am on every first and third Sunday. (Which explains why we were able to take photos crossing the road hehe)

Entrance fee: Free

Directions: Masjid Jamek station