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Free Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Top Free Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

More often than not, most travelers plan their trips ahead of time and search for the best things to do on their target location. To maximize these trips, it would not hurt if we were to scout for the free activities instead of shelling out a huge amount of money. Here are some of the top things to do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for FREE!

8 Awesome Free Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1. Visit Batu Caves

One of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, it is dedicated to Lord Murugan. Previously having some of its entrances used as shelters by the Temuan people, the Batu Caves is believed to be around 400 million years old. This has become a pilgrimage site to Hindus worldwide from countries such as India, Australia, and Singapore. If you’re visiting this place, be ready to take the 272 steps to get inside the cave.

2. Take a historical walking tour of colonial British buildings

This one of a kind experience lasts for about 4 hours covering up to 4 kilometers. It will serve as an informative walk giving you a hands-on feel of Kuala Lumpur even on the not-so-popular yet breathtaking areas.

3. Take a photo of Petronas Towers

Considered as the world's tallest twin towers, Petronas Towers were built on what used to be a horse-racing track. The Skybridge which is a unique design of the towers was actually designed as a fire escape construction. The KL city gallery on the other hand presents the history, present, and future of Kuala Lumpur. ARCH created the facility to also promote their products. Petronas Towers were hailed as the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain as the tallest twin towers in the world up to this day

TIP: Finding accommodation options in the center of Kuala Lumpur is not difficult at all as there are many hotels and accommodation options to suit every budget. It is highly suggested that you check out the hotels near the city center so that attractions and destinations will be nearby.

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4. Gaze at art works at Galeri Petronas

This contemporary art gallery was established in the year 1993 intended to promote arts and culture. You would be able to see both Malaysian and foreign artists’ works to spark an interest in the visual arts.

5. Visit Houses of worship

Chinese and Indian temples and Malaysian Mosques abound in Kuala Lumpur. Because of the diversity of cultures, the population has created several places of worship in Malaysia. They are mostly on the same street which happened to have existed for 100 years.

6. Enjoy the Parks

Must-visit are Taman Botani Perdana (Lake Gardens) and KLCC Park. The Lake Gardens is Kuala Lumpur’s first large-scale recreational park. Despite being located in the middle of the metropolis, it gives off a vibe of a tropical rainforest. KLCC Park is also a site to behold. It was meant to provide greenery not only to the Petronas Towers but the areas around it as well.

7. Visit the Central Market

Also called "Pasar Seni Kuala Lumpur," the Central Market is very much near the major destinations and hotels along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (Foch Avenue). Although it had been upgraded, they strive to not compromise the market’s character with a structure that dates back to 1888.

8. Explore Little India in Brickfields

It used to be a simple neighborhood of residential houses but has been morphed into a street having a lot of Indian stores and restaurants which specializes in banana leaf lunches and thosai. The street used to be congested with cars parked which is why a multi-storey car park was erected to solve this.

There are still a lot of things to do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for FREE! Any suggestions? Kindly leave a comment below!

Hotels in Kuala LUmpur, Malaysia?

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For convenience, you may also avail a Kuala Lumpur Half Day City Tour, where you will visit some of the top tourist spots and attractions in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This was written by one of our contributing writers.


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