Things to do in Kuala Lumpur in 3 days (top sights & secret tips)
Kuala Lumpur was not on our travel list when we arrived in Southeast Asia.
We decided to go there because we needed a cheap flight out of Bali.
After our 3 days in KL we were happy about our decision.
Amazing skyscraper views, the exciting city life and green forests in the middle of the city made our trip to Kuala Lumpur unforgettable.
Read on to find out the best things to do in Kuala Lumpur in 3 days and why you should visit!
We also included our most favorite places for food and special sights, not many know of. ;)
At a glance:
Things to do in Kuala Lumpur in 3 Days
Our first stop was for breakfast at Feeka Coffee Roasters.
It’s a cute spot for delicious food and coffee.
We had a smoothie bowl, fried eggs with toast, one muesli and 3 coffees and paid 85,85MYR (17,70€).
Forest Eco Park (aka Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve)
Next, we headed to the Eco Park, which is a tropical area in the middle of the city.
As starting point take the Menara Tower.
You can walk over swinging bridges.
Like you’re in the middle of the jungle.
When walking on the ground be aware of the vicious mosquitos!
Which are no problem for Berni, because it seems that they only like my blood type …
There is no entrance fee for the Eco Park, which is a big plus!
Regarding our drone: we saw a sign when we left, saying that drones are not allowed in the area.
Luckily, we didn’t see it prior! :D
It’s Malaysia’s highest TV tower and an awesome viewpoint.
Right next to the Eco Park.
You can either go up to the observation deck at the height of 276 meters above ground, which costs 52MYR pP (almost 11€).
Or go all the way up to the sky deck at the height of 300 meters above ground, which includes the observation deck.
The sky deck gives the possibility to take pictures without a glass window and costs 105MYR (22€).
It’s not cheap but the view from up there was definitely worth the money.
And if you dare you can even walk on a glass floor looking 300 meters down.
Berni had to guide me “DO NOT LOOK DOWN!”. :D
Heli Lounge Bar
As the name reveals, this is a Helicopter landing spot during the day.
In the evening it turns into a bar & restaurant.
How awesome is that!?
The Heli Lounge Bar opens at 5 pm.
You have to buy at least one drink to be allowed upstairs at the landing spot.
From up there you will have a great 360 degrees view of KL – best after sundown when you can see all the city lights!
When we were at the Heli Lounge Bar there was a skyscraper being built right next to the Petronas Twin Towers.
So hopefully the view won’t be blocked completely in the next few years!
Masjid Wilayah – Federal Territory Mosque
Our special tip!
This mosque is a 25 minutes Grab ride (14MYR) from the city center and regarding its location not well known by tourists.
But it should definitely be on your list while in Kuala Lumpur.
It’s totally worth a visit!
Make sure to arrive at entrance B, which is closest to the guided tours through the Mosque.
They are free of charge and super interesting.
The volunteers will show you around the mosque and tell you a lot about the building itself and the Muslim background.
Masjid Wilayah is a stunning mixture of different architectural designs from noteworthy mosques around the world.
For example, you will find parts that are created in the same style as the Taj Mahal in India.
All the details are stunning!
We usually don’t do a lot of guided tours but we would definitely do that one again.
Solaris Dutamas – Business Centre
Since we left the mosque around lunch time we headed to the close mall called Solaris Dutamas.
You’ll find all kinds of restaurants and a seemingly endless amount of coffee places.
We had lunch at the Two Sons Bistro, which was delicious.
We paid 55,85MYR (11,52€) for 2 burgers with fries and one iced tea.
From the Federal Territory Mosque to the Batu caves it’s a 20 minutes Grab ride.
It’s a limestone hill which houses various Hindu temples.
We read so many great articles about this place.
But as it was raining heavily on the day we planned to visit the Batu Caves, we had to skip them.
If the weather is fine you should totally go there.
Another great place for breakfast (and working)!
VCR is famous for its cat by the entrance and the all black interior.
The food was delicious as well as the coffee & the cakes!
We could have stayed all day.
For Avo toast, Shakshouka 2-4 coffees :D and a super yummy cake we paid 74MYR (15,26€).
One of the musts in a new city.
A visit to the colorful and busy Chinatown.
Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur is not that big, though.
And it was kind of irritating, that most of the people in Chinatown were Indians.
Fun fact: We tried so hard to make a picture where you can see all the hustling around me, but everyone stopped when they saw we are taking pictures. :D
Dataran Merdeka – Independence Square
Right next to China Town you find KL’s Independence Square.
This is the historical place where the Union Flag was lowered and the Malayan flag was raised for the very first time.
It’s a nice green area to stroll around.
Petronas Twin Towers
The most famous sight in Kuala Lumpur.
We visited the towers twice.
During the day and at night.
If you have to decide, we would recommend going for a night shot.
The 2 towers look so powerful during night hours.
Right opposite the Petronas Towers is the lovely KLCC Park which is a great spot for a shot with the towers in the background.
As well as in front of the towers – opposite the main entrance, not the one next to the park.
That’s where we shot our pictures during the night.
Nasi Kandar Pelita – Hawker Center
Not far from the Petronas Twin Towers is this Hawker Centre.
It’s a big area with lots of different food stalls with delights from different cuisines.
Like an outside food court.
You can try different dishes from each of the many stalls at low budget prices.
This should definitely be on your agenda.
It’s a great experience: delicious local food for an incredible price! ;)
Kuala Lumpur in 3 days – our resume
Kuala Lumpur – aka the city of construction sites. :D
Yes, that’s how we will remember KL.
We passed so many constructions sites on our 3 days through the city.
But either way, we loved exploring Kuala Lumpur. ;)
It’s easy to get around in the city.
You can either walk, take one of the public transportations or a Grab/Uber ride.
We also took a Grab to get from the airport to our accommodation.
The 3 things we loved most about the city:
- The Hawker stalls
- The Federal Territory Mosque
- The Forest Eco Park
Enjoy your time in KL and let us know if we missed something! ;)