by Olga
kuala lumbur malaysia petronas towers nonstoptravellers

Welcome to the multicultural capital of Malaysia! Kuala Lumbur!

Of course many of you already have seen or visited Petronas Twin Towers! As impressive as this sight is, it is not the only draw in Kuala Lumbur! There are more things to do in Kuala Lumbur  even if you are only for 24 hours!

We suggest you the itinerary we prepared for our selves and which was the perfect combination for us in order to unreveal this great city! The itinerary consists of three parts!

Part 1 – Batu Caves (cost 15 USD for 2 persons)

Batu Caves in short also referred as 10th Caves or Hill for Lord Muruga as there are six important holy shrines in India and four more in Malaysia. The three others in Malaysia are Kallumalai Temple in Ipoh, Tanneermalai Temple in Penang and Sannasimalai Temple in Malacca. There is a direct train straight to the Batu Caves and the cost is ridiculously cheap! After about 45 mins you arrive at Batu station, you need to just walk ahead for about 200m. Escape the bustle of the city centre visit the Hindu shrine at Batu Caves, home to the renowned Lord Murugan (Hindu God of Victory) golden statue! Witness the production of Malaysian crafts and a batik production centre!

Part 2  – Half day Kuala lumbur City Highlights Tour (cost 30 usd for 2 persons)

Enjoy the best of Kuala Lumbur tourist spots on a tour which lasts for about 4 hours! This is a city sightseeing tour perfect for first time visitors like us! Explore the modern and traditional city, visit the most popular attractions like the stunning Petronas Twin Towers the twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)’s official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world. The buildings are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur, along with nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower. Also visit Istana Negara (Royal Palace) and historical Sultan Abdul Samad Building! We chose Devine Holiday as a tour company. The tour was great! We didn’t have a tour guide but our English speaking driver Shasi was more than great! He drove safely and keep explaining the whole time! We visited all main sites of Kuala lumbur and definetely recommend this company for your tours in this awesome city! Here are the main highlights of Kuala Lumbur:

  • King Palace (National Palace)
  • House of Parliament
  • Lake Garden (Perdana Botanical Gardens)
  • National Mosque
  • National Monument
  • Old Railway Station
  • Independence Square
  • Moorish Building, Cricket Club, Cricket fields and St. Mary Anglican
  • Petronas Twin Tower

Part 3 – Street food (costs deends of course but the prices are really low, maybe 20 usd for 2 persons is a good budget to enjoy some of the tastes!)

This is the one place you can’t miss out, and we can’t avoid mentioning . Jalan Alor, on the line up to Bukit Bintang is one of the most-visited places of urban Malaysia, offering a good easing in to the atmosphere of roadside dining. Although this stretch of road is littered with coffee shops, making it more of an extended outdoor restaurant, the entire road forms an unbroken river of delicacies that is something special in itself. We really tried so many things we cant even remember!  The variety of food available is amazing and in Jalan Alor the barbecued meats, noodles and desserts are some of the best (and cheapest) in the city.

About accommodation… there is a great variety beginning from 5 usd for a shared room at a hostel to the most expensive hotels! We chose to stay close to Jalan Alor in a room, for about 15 usd! It was quite small but fair enough considering  the price!

Total cost for 2 persons: 65 – 70 usd for a day!

This was our 24 hours itinerary in Kuala Lumbur! Waiting to get your feedback!

Click for the Kuala Lumbur City Highlights map!!

Kuala Lumbur Malaysia places to see - nonstoptravellers

Kuala Lumbur Malaysia places to see – nonstoptravellers

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