With the abundance of long weekends in Malaysia, there’s no better time to explore your favorite city, Kuala Lumpur. It is well known for its food and malls, but there are certainly things to do in Kuala Lumpur beyond that! Whether you’re planning a relaxing staycation with a breathtaking skyline view or treating yourself and the kids to some adventure, here’s what you can do to make the most of your long weekend.
Located only 45 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur, Genting Highlands is a must-visit spot for a fun day trip or weekend getaway destination in case you’re itching for some cool breeze. Besides housing several casinos, there are plenty of family-friendly things to do in Genting. Whether it’s spending time with your family at the newly-opened Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park or going on a shopping spree, here’s a list of things you can do in Genting!
From beaches to rainforests, city or the countryside, luxe to budget, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to planning your next holiday locally! If you are looking for staycations in KL, there are many up and coming boutique hotels as well as Unique Airbnbs that you can explore. There are also plenty of world-class hotels with stunning skyline views that are worth the stay. Check out our guide to Best Hotel Staycations In KL and take a sneak peek at the latest deals and promos included!
Come check out why Aquaria KLCC is the top aquarium attraction in Southeast Asia. This state-of-the-art aquarium is located in the heart of the city, beneath the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center and a stone's throw from the iconic Twin Towers. Aquaria KLCC is based on the journey of water from the land to the sea. The journey starts in the misty highlands, down through rivers, through the rainforest and mangroves to the coral reefs into the deep blue sea. Definitely worth the visit!
Aquaria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Center, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, www.klcc-aquaria.malaysia-tickets.com
There are so many things to do in KL, and exploring the dining scene here is high up on the list. Since there are so many restaurants, cafes and kopitiams in this city, it can be tough to decide on the best places to visit. We've done the homework and here are our recommendations to some of the best places you must visit and indulge yourself in all delights!
Kuala Selangor is one of the few places in the world where visitors can watch the synchronized flashing of the fireflies. Locally known as “kelip-kelip’, ride on a traditional boat to get close to the fireflies. Watch the luminous glow of the fireflies as they decorate the night hovering over the Selangor river. The ideal time for maximum visibility is from 8pm to 10pm and best to visit on a clear, moonless night.
Kuala Selangor Fireflies, Jalan Club, Kampung Kuantan, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor, www.visitselangor.com
Did you know that Malaysia’s largest traveling fun fair is now in Kuala Lumpur? With plenty of fun entertainment facilities like the classic carousel, ferris wheel, roller coaster, bumper cars, carnival-style game booths, haunted house and more, Euro Fun Park is the perfect place to relive your childhood memories with the kids!
Euro Fun Fair, Meranti Technology Park Malaysia, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, www.eurofunpark.com
Yes, you can now visit a farm and not worry about the weather conditions! Stretching across 18,000 square feet, IOI City Farm is a permanent edutainment exhibition space with an “indoor living planet” concept, located at Level 2, IOI City Mall. Offering a wide range of fun family activities that are perfect for any day of the week, visitors can interact and observe more than 70 species of plants, farm animals and fishes!
IOI City Farm, Level 2, IOI City Mall, IOI City Mall, 62502 Putrajaya, Selangor, +603 8328 8888, www.ioicitymall.com.my
Growing up, movie nights used to be a favorite! With a mug of hot chocolate and a bowl of snacks, it’s definitely a fun way to bond with your kids. With so many new shows and movies available to stream and released in the cinemas, sometimes the simple act of deciding what to watch with your family can be quite the challenge. Family movie night just got a whole lot more interesting with our roundup of top family-friendly movies to watch in September!
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