places to visit: (click on the names to know)
Petronas Twin Towers, Islamic Arts Museum, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, KLCC Park, Royal Selangor Visitor Centre, Aquaria Kuala Lumpur, Petrosains Science Discovery Centre, Thean Hou Temple, Perdana Botanical Garden, Sultan Abdul Samad Building
About: If someone asks me to describe Kuala Lumpur in only a few words, I will say Petronas Twin Towers, shopping and food. Unleash the shopalcoholic inside you..you will be spoiled with your choices to shop. Not to mention the choice of food at Jalan Alor– the ultimate food heaven. Also Kuala Lumpur makes a great vacation destination for kids.
Petronas Twin Towers: The most important landmark in Kuala Lumpur. You can see an aerial view of the city from the sky deck. To get inside the tower, book online or it will be a problem to get tickets at your choice of time slot. And don’t forget to watch the tower again at night. While in day, it looks imposing, at night it looks magnificent.
Islamic Arts Museum: One of the most underrated attraction of Kuala Lumpur. A fascinating lookout at Islamic Art from all over the world. The display halls gracefully show artifacts explaining the history of Islamism developing in different parts of the world. The museum shop is a great place to buy souvenirs.
Kuala Lumpur City Centre: A great place to hang out for families. There is so much to explore. The park, the fountain, the aquarium, the mall and yes! the foodcourts. You will find a revolving restaurant here..do try. Also the best place to take pictures of the Petronas Towers is from the park.
KLCC Park: If you have kids with you, then please don’t forget to visit this park. There is a huge playground, beautiful landscape and even a swimming pool for kids. There is a musical fountain with shows in the evening. But it’s crowded in that time.
Royal Selangor Visitor Centre: Some tourists say this is the most interesting place to visit in Kuala Lumpur. You will get a great historical insight in Kuala Lumpur and Pewter. And you will love the story of a small business enterprise by one man into an internationally recognized pewter company. Parents can enroll in the School of Hard Knocks to experience making pewter with their child/children.
Aquaria Kuala Lumpur: This is an oceanarium located beneath Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. It is so large that it will take about 2 hours to complete seeing this aquarium. Absolute value for money and kids, marine life enthusiasts will love this. It is much better than in Singapore.
Petrosains Science Discovery Centre: Excellent for kids and teenagers to learn about science. Good learning journey for kids while playing. You can spend a whole day here with your kids. Go early in the morning to avoid crowds and queue.
Thean Hou Temple: A beautiful Chinese 6 tiered temple dedicated to the Chinese sea Goddess Mazu. You can enjoy magnificent views of the city from the huge terrace of the temple. Beside that there’s the zodiac garden inside the temple complex.
Perdana Botanical Garden: You can spend the whole morning here if you are a nature lover. Good place away from the city noise. You can go biking around the lake in the middle of the gardens during the weekends. It’s so big, it never feels crowded. Bird Park and Butterfly parks are there for kids to enjoy.