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KL TravelPass: Things to Do Near Stations in Kuala Lumpur

Aqalili AzizanAugust 15 2018

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.
KL TravelPass
Ask away any questions related to Malaysia tourism
KL TravelPass
Hello hello~ I’m here to help you with anything regarding Malaysia!

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)
Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur
The executive deluxe room comes with 1 double bed
Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur
This will be your breakfast area! Aesthetically pleasing~
Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur
They have a KL Tower view, the night view here is awesome!

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
KL Forest Eco Park
200 meters of canopy walk gives you a view of forest & city of KL
KL Forest Eco Park
Scan the QR code to get information about the species!
KL Forest Eco Park
Don’t forget to take a picture while in the sky!

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.
 Precious Old China Pasar Seni
Located inside the Central Market, the restaurants are full of antique stuff!
 Precious Old China Pasar Seni
Nasi lemak (RM16.90) + Derozella Flower Juice (RM 8.90)
 Precious Old China Pasar Seni
Precious restaurant!

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)
Guan Di Temple
Red & vibrant, Guan Di Temple
Guan Di Temple
Their praying spaces, this is where I saw a guy do a “fortune telling” way
Guan Di Temple
Where all wishes and prayers together

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
Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
22-meter high gate tower at Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
You need to store your shoes before entering the temple.
Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
Hindu deities

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.
Masjid Jamek
When it times to pray, the azan will be spread from the speaker
Masjid Jamek
Muslims get ready to pray

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
Independence Square
There will be a time where you can shoot on the empty road here
Independence Square
Sultan Abu Samad building

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
 River of Life
Recommended coming here during night time!

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)
Fuji Sakura Japanese Hotpot Lot 10 Js Gate
I have been here so many times to grab their soba or hotpot!
Fuji Sakura Japanese Hotpot Lot 10 Js Gate
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)
Museum of Illusions
It’s time to be amazed by the museum of illusions!
Museum of Illusions
Giant & Nobita!
Museum of Illusions
My dream of becoming Spiderman has come true with a camera trick!

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)
Jalan Alor
Ice cream won’t disappoint you!
Jalan Alor
Besides regular mochi, you can also grab ice cream mochi around the area!

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)
KL Sentral
The price is RM20 (backpack size) & RM50 (large luggage)

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)
Thean Hou Temple
Finally, I get to visit the Thean Hou Temple!
Thean Hou Temple
Can you imagine how beautiful it is when they light up the lantern?
Thean Hou Temple
Praying spaces

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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