Archive for the 'Sightseeing & activties' Category

Nov 08 2012

A short walking tour in Kuala Lumpur

Bukit Bintang isn't famous for sights.

Kuala Lumpur isn’t the most pedestrian friendly city in the region, but that’s not to say you should spend your entire time in taxis, buses and elevated trains. Bukit Bintang is our favourite area for flashpacker digs in Kuala Lumpur and while it isn’t home to much in the way of tourist sights itself (unless … read the full post

Aug 22 2012

Batu Caves’ Dark Cave

It's a long way to the top...

The almost 43-metre tall statue of Lord Murugan stands by the entrance to the Batu Caves and is one of Malaysia’s iconic images. The epicentre of the annual Thaipusam procession, Batu Caves is famous for the festival, statue and main cavern behind it, but a far lesser known and arguably more interesting point of interest … read the full post

Jul 31 2012

Go-karting at Sepang International Circuit

Whiz past the finish line in a 220 cc go-kart!

Famous for hosting the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix and other major motorsports events, Sepang has something for us mere mortals too. After exhausting the endless cultural activities in Kuala Lumpur, indulge your need for speed at the Sepang International Kart Circuit. Approximately 60 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur and 15 minutes from KL International Airport … read the full post

Jul 23 2012

The fireflies of Kampung Kuantan

This is one boat ride you're going to want a life jacket for!

Exploring nature outside of the city doesn’t have to take much time or money. Kampung Kuantan, where colonies of fireflies put on a glowing light show almost every night on the banks of the Selangor River, takes you back to a simpler period and lets you experience a sampling of Malaysia’s ecotourism offerings. A pleasant … read the full post

Jul 17 2012

ASEAN Sculpture Garden, Kuala Lumpur

With little information present, some of these award-winning sculptures aren't given their due

If you’re in Kuala Lumpur and planning to visit Tugu Negara, make a quick stop at the ASEAN Sculpture Garden. Located in the gardens about 100 metres before you enter Tugu Negara or the National Monument, the landscape features the work of some of Southeast Asia’s most respected sculptors. While the garden on its own … read the full post

Jul 10 2012

Tugu Negara, Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia's history and warriors remembered

History and military buffs shouldn’t miss Malaysia’s National Monument during a visit to Kuala Lumpur. Tugu Negara is easy to access (and hard to miss) in the Lake Gardens on Jalan Tugu. There are two main monuments to take note of. The first, a cenotaph — an empty tomb or monument erected to honour the … read the full post

Jul 07 2012

Thean Hou Temple

If temples aren't your thing, you'll still enjoy the view from Thean Hou

Thean Hou Temple sits on Robson Hill just off Jalan Syed Putra in Kuala Lumpur. One of the largest Chinese temples in Southeast Asia, it is also one of the most elaborately decorated and commands stunning views of the KL skyline. With four levels, there’s a whole lot to be discovered on Thean Hou’s beautiful … read the full post

Jun 30 2012

Where to get a manicure/pedicure in KL

It always begins in a Boudoir

Kuala Lumpur isn’t lacking in places to get cheap manicures and pedicures, but what if you’re after some shaping plus a little pampering? Malaysian model and TV host Soong Ai Ling runs two sumptuous nail spas in centrally located Bangsar Village II, 15 minutes’ drive from KL city centre. Prices are not as exorbitant as … read the full post

Apr 16 2012

Staying at the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)

Those who make the trip to the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) usually come to experience its famous tree-based canopy walk. But even for those who don’t want to endure the semi-strenuous hike to the canopy entrance and back, FRIM can still make for a fascinating weekend trip from Kuala Lumpur, with its campsite to … read the full post

Apr 03 2012

Kuala Lumpur’s Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka)

Published by under Sightseeing & activties

No part of Kuala Lumpur retains such a link to colonial times as Merdeka Square, the one-time hub of British Malaya. Unlike much of the city, where heritage has lost out to development over recent decades, the square is still ringed by historic buildings. The open green space was once the Padang, or Parade Ground, … read the full post

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