KL TravelPass: Things to Do Near Stations in Kuala Lumpur
I love exploring other countries and cherish every moment of it. Now, it’s time to explore my city, Kuala Lumpur! Therefore, let’s get to know how to utilise your 2-day unlimited rides on LRT, MRT, and KL Monorail Lines using KL TravelPass!
1. KLIA Ekspress Airport Transfer
Ask About Things To Do in Malaysia at Tourism Malaysia
If you’re coming to Kuala Lumpur from overseas, it’s either you will arrive at KLIA or KLIA2. Once you arrived there, get every answer about things to do around Malaysia at Tourism Malaysia. After you got the answer, bring back a fun map of Malaysia as a souvenir!
For more info: Tourism Malaysia Address: Level 3, Main Terminal Building, KLIA 1. Opening hours: Mon - Fri (7.00 AM - 11.00 PM) Getting there: ERL, Bus, or Drive straight to the airport.
2. LRT Dang Wangi
Check-in at Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur
The best way when you arrived in the evening is to check-in straight to your hotel. I always did that when I’m travelling, and I can understand finding accommodation near public transportation is essential. So, I want to suggest Hotel Stripes that took around 5 minutes to walk from LRT Dang Wangi.
I believe that the hotel is still new, but there are tons of facilities such as gym, swimming pool with KL Tower view and a wide variety of breakfast. Speaking of KL Tower view, I’ve also got a scenery from my room which is just fascinating. If you’re going to book, request room number 1701, you’re welcome. 😉
For more info: Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur Autograph Collection Address: 25, Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur. Google Maps Opening hours: 24 hours Front Desk Getting there: LRT Laluan Kelana Jaya (LRT Dang Wangi), Laluan Monorail KL (Monorail Bukit Nanas)
Roaming around the concrete jungle at KL Forest Eco Park
We need to walk around 20 minutes to our next stop, KL Forest Eco Park formerly known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve. Honestly, as a local, I find it hard to come here, especially when you’re driving a car. When I ask the guard, the nearest parking spot is around KL Tower area. So, my suggestion is, you either come here walking, Grab Car, MyCar or by motorcycle, this is the best option.
The main things to do here is walk through a 200 meters canopy walk. You will have fun during the walking because you can encounter tons of trees species (QR codes scan available for information), enjoy the view of the forest and the city.
For more info: KL Forest Eco Park Address: 8, Jalan Raja Chulan, Bukit Kewangan, 50250 Kuala Lumpur. Google Maps Opening hours: Mon-Sun (8.00 AM - 6.00 PM) Entrance Fee: Free Getting there: 20 min walking from Monorail Bukit Nanas / LRT Dang Wangi
3. LRT Pasar Seni
Grab your lunch at Precious Old China
There is a reason why ‘precious’ is part of their restaurant name. It refers to cultural heritage, and it’s shown around the restaurant as there are so many antiques and vintage furniture displayed. The restaurant served Baba Nyonya food, and you can check out the menu here.
For more info: Precious Old China Address: Lot 2, Mezzanine Floor, Central Market, Jalan Hang Kasturi, 50050 Kuala Lumpur. Google Maps Opening hours: Mon-Sun (11.00 AM - 10.00 PM) - take note that they have a break time. Expenses: Nasi Lemak (RM16.90), Derozella Flower Juice (RM8.90) and 10% service charge.
Experiences 124 Years Old Taoist Temple, Guan Di Temple
Interior of this temple makes me go awe, and I can experience tons of locals praying and worshipping. I do have a Chinese neighbour and witness how they are praying, but I never saw a “fortune telling” way where people shook a container full of sticks, and it’s the answer to your questions. Psst! Grab your dessert at Kafe Happy Meal located a few minutes walk from the temple.
For more info: Guan Di Temple Address:168, Jalan Tun H.S Lee, 50000 Kuala Lumpur Google Maps Opening hours: Mon-Sun (7.00 AM - 7.00 PM) - May vary during festivals. Getting there: 3 min walk from Central Market (Pasar Seni)
Explore Hindu Temple Barefoot at Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
Any temple is a sacred place, and we have to respect the rules before entering the temple. At Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, you have to store your shoes at the entrance (they charged RM0.20). If you come here during Thaipusam, you will get see chariot is brought out and experience the festival during their holy day.
For more info: Sri Maha Mariamman Temple Address: 163, Jalan Tun H.S Lee, 50000 Kuala Lumpur Google Maps Opening hours: Mon-Thu, Sun (6.00 AM - 8.30 PM), Fri (6.00 AM - 9.30 PM), Sat (6.00 AM - 9.00 PM) - May vary during festivals. Getting there: 1 min walk from Guan Di Temple
4. LRT Masjid Jamek
Witness Crowd Overflows During Friday Prayer at Masjid Jamek
As a Muslim myself, I love seeing mosque all over the world, including my own country. The mosque filled with Muslims, especially on a particular day like Friday prayers or Raya prayers. If you want to see the beauty of religion, visit the mosque and make sure to wear suitable attire before entering.
For more info: Masjid Jamek Address: Off Jalan Tun Perak, Kuala Lumpur Google Maps Opening hours:Mon-Sat (8.30 AM - 12.30 PM & 2.30 PM - 4.30 PM) Getting there: 1 min walk from LRT Masjid Jamek, 6 min walk from Central Market.
Walk Through Colonial Buildings at Independence Square
Independence Square is where Malaysia flag raised for the first time on 31st August 1957, and it’s a very historical place for us. So, every year the Merdeka Parade will be happening at this place as a celebration. Once you step foot here yo,u can see tons of couple taking pictures for their weddings, and you can do it too because the building is very aesthetically pleasing!
For more info: Independence Square / Merdeka Square Address: Dataran Merdeka, 57000 Kuala Lumpur Google Maps Opening hours: Mon-Sun (24 hours) Getting there: 6 min walk from LRT Masjid Jamek, 4 min walk from Central Market
Enjoying Stunning Visual Nightlife at River of Life
Last year, our former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak launched the Blue Pool Project where they want to transform the Klang River to become vibrant and livable water. So, River of Life is their first phase of the project! I would recommend you to visit the river during the night so you can see the water fountain and light performance.
For more info: River of Life Address: Jalan Raja, 50050 Kuala Lumpur Google Maps Opening hours: Mon-Sun (24 hours) Getting there: 3 min walk from Dataran Merdeka
5. MRT Bukit Bintang
Early Dinner at Fuji Sakura Japanese Hotpot, Lot 10 Js Gate
I love Japanese cuisine, and when I find a spot, I keep coming back for more! The hotpot and soba are delicious and affordable too! I already write a single post on them, so check out here.
For more info: Fuji Sakura Japanese Hotpot Address: J's Gate Dining, P1-06, Level 4, Lot 10 Shopping Center, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur. Google Maps Opening hours: Mon-Sun (11.00 AM - 11.00 PM) Getting there: 1 min walk from Monorail Bukit Bintang or MRT Bukit Bintang Expenses: Japanese Ramen Soy Sauce Hotpot + Shrimp Tempura (RM21.00)
Trick Your Eye & Entertain Your Mind at Museum of Illusions
Honestly, I never encounter any museum in my city that runs until 11.00 PM, so this is my favourite nighttime activities. Bella and I planned to stay here for 1/2 hours, but we end up spending 2 hours. The staffs here are amicable, and there are tons of interactive activities that you can try! So, make sure to give this a go~
For more info: Museum of Illusions Address: Ansa Hotel 1st & 2nd Floor, 101 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur Google Maps Opening hours: Mon-Sun (9.00 AM - 11.00 PM) Getting there: 2 min walk from MRT Bukit Bintang Entrance Fee: Adult - RM 35 (MyKad) / RM 45 (non-MyKad), Children 5 - 15 years - RM 25 (MyKad) / RM 35 (non-MyKad), Family ticket - RM90 (MyKad) / RM120 (Non-Mykad)
Fulfil Your Food Cravings at Jalan Alor
When I was a kid, my dad always driving me to Jalan Alor just to get a glimpse of it. But, I never had a chance to get out and stroll around the area. There are tons of foods here, from mochi, coconut ice cream, and seafood. As for Muslims, no worries because there are few Halal restaurants here, time to explore!
For more info: Jalan Alor Address: Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur Google Maps Opening hours: May vary according to restaurants and stalls. Getting there: 4 min walk from MRT Bukit Bintang Expenses: Coconut Ice Cream (RM11), Peanut Mochi (RM7.50)
6. LRT KL Sentral
Store Your Luggage at KL Sentral
When I went to Korea, we decided to check out early, store our luggage at the airport and roaming around Busan for last time. So, if you want to do last-minute shopping or exploring, I recommend you to store your luggage at KL Sentral. Why KL Sentral? Because it’s a centre for everything! If you want to buy tickets to KLIA or KLIA2, this is your spot.
For more info: Kuala Lumpur Sentral Address: Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur Google Maps Opening hours: 24 hours, but may vary for restaurants and stores. Getting there: 19 min walk from LRT Dang Wangi (Hotel Stripes)
Get Up to The Hill of Thean Hou Temple
I can’t explain why, but I have been aiming to visit this temple for a while now. Mostly it’s because of the bright building colour. Do you believe that it was there since 1987, that is something I need to remember.
Inside the temple, you will explore six-tiered temple full with modern Buddhist pagoda, and statue of Tian Hou! I’m pretty sure you will love to walk around, see the local praying and just chill at one of the rest spots. I would recommend you to visit here during Chinese New Year festival. 😉
For more info: Thean Hou Temple Address:65 Persiaran Endah, Off Jalan Syed Putra, 50460 Kuala Lumpur Google Maps Opening hours: Mon-Sun (9.00 AM - 6.00 PM) Getting there: 7 min drive from KL Sentral (GrabCar or MyCar estimated less than RM10)
It was fun being a tourist in my own country, and I’m excited to share with you about other states as well! By the way, if you have any questions regarding Kuala Lumpur and which part of Malaysia that you want me to explore next, leave your idea on the comment down below. 😆
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