What is there to do in Malaysia‘s capital city Kuala Lumpur if you only have one day to spare?
Since we have stayed in Kuala Lumpur for almost a week, but got kind of stuck in our AirBnB with a bottle of rum and some coconut water, this list is a short one. But hey! Our week will fit in your day, so let’s raise our hands to celebrate! Hahaha
GET AN AIRBNB WITH AN INFINITY POOL
Kuala Lumpur has some of the cheapest AirBnbs available. Make sure to log into the App and book a room with an infinity pool. There are several options to do so. We assume there are companies behind who rent out half of these skyscrapers.
We checked out two and were not to be disappointed. We had climatized gym rooms and an infinity pool on the roof, from which you could see the skyline of Kuala Lumpur including the twin towers.
We were three people. Had a two bedrooms a huge living room and a kitchen and only paid around 30€ per night. This makes 10 each, which is nothing compared to what you get.
VISIT THE TWIN TOWERS
“As an internationally recognised landmark,
the PETRONAS Twin Towers symbolise the courage, ingenuity,
initiative, and determination, energy, confidence, optimism,
advancement and zest of a nation. ” SOURCE
The Petronas Twin Towers have a Night of 451,5 meters and you would not want to walk up the 88 floors. What you want to do is stand at the bottom of these two and get a scenic shot in which you look like a giant.
Looking back at the quote mentioned above, we soon realized that we could not really identify with it as it was Sunday and our hangover was so bad we did not make it out of our AirBnB. But I’ve got high hopes with you guys to be more active than me when in Kuala Lumpur.
There’s a light show every evening at 8pm. Grab your camera and off you go…
CHECK OUT BATU CAVES
Make sure to climb up the colorful stairs of Batu Caves once in Malaysia! These pretty limestone caves contain some of the most beautiful Hindu temples inside. You can find them here:
Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor
To enter you need a sarong or pants that cover your knees. If you don’t have one you can easily rent one at the entry, but this is unnecessary money and now you know how to save it 😉
Beware of the monkeys when you climb up those stairs- they are cheeky! It’s everywhere the same: stupid tourists start to feed them, they get a bit tame and know where to get the snacks and that’s when they start stealing from you. And don’t you dare laugh at them (which is hard because the small ones are kind of cute), but for monkeys “showing teeth” is a sign of aggression – so just don’t show’em!
When we went up there some kind of Hindu ceremony took place. Can you see the little stick that was pushed through the cheeks of the Hindu below?
ADMIRE SOME STREETART
Kuala Lumpur is packed with colorful murals and some of the greatest streetart. Just get a cab to the city center, walk around a little and you’ll soon find some nice spots.
More examples of street art in Kuala Lumpur can be found here.
Anything else I might have missed out on? Let me know in the comments 🙂