I haven't been to KL for awhile, but I remember being impressed with the National Mosque. Petronas Towers should be worth a look too. I had a similar day-long stopover in Seoul not too long ago, and booked a day tour of the city from a booth right at the airport. Perhaps KL has something similar. You could always just catch a bus downtown and have a look around on your own. Good on you for planning to get out of the airport and make the most of the day. It would be a shame to just sit around in the terminal. Cheers.
Go with an empty stomach and eat a lot. The food is awesome and cheap.
Batu Caves also worth a look.
#3 chinarocks has been a member since 17/6/2011. Posts: 738
Keeping your bags at the airport? Best bet would be to take transport into town and check out Chinatown, then walk through Little India(not an official name) to Kampung Baru (for lunch, though it livens up more in the evening).
If you were staying overnight I could recommend Batu Caves, but I don't think it is worth it if you are just staying from morning to midnight, better to just check out all the nice old colonial architecture around the square and then walk about China Town and such for some food and vibe.
One option is to go to Putrajaya - I've posted here in the past about it, so do a search. It really depends on how long you have, and which airport you're arriving/leaving from as to what your options are.
Both airports have luggage storage facilities so if you're leaving from the same airport that you arrived form, you can leave your bags there.
Agree Batu Caves a good half day trip -- more on that here:
I was in KL last week and penned this short ditty about a short stroll around downtown:
And lastly, more day trips here:
Hope that helps!
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Go see the Petronas Twin Towers. You can spend the whole day there.
But if you finish sightseeing around noon, head on to the Islamic Arts Museum or Batu Caves or Selangor Pewter -- all three are unique and important landmarks/institutions in Kuala Lumpur.
p/s Use the GoKL bus to travel freely around the city centre. Taxi drivers will probably rip you off
Petronas towers and KLCC area are good for a day. You can see old town area and there are many local restaurants and shops to look around. You can travel by rapidtrain which will save lots of your time than driving or taking taxi.
#8 mickeymouse has been a member since 2/12/2012. Posts: 9