Kuala Lumpur boasts a variety of must-see landmarks and experiences. The best place to start is within the KL City Centre district – called KLCC by locals – due to its convenient location in the heart of the city. With so many things to see and do here, it can be overwhelming to decide where to start. Our advice is to jump right in! Begin by visiting the iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers, followed by indulging in retail therapy and exploring a variety of other shopping and entertainment spots.

    After that, it's just a matter of ticking off the checklist of must-sees and must-dos – from enjoying the best views of the city from Menara KL’s viewing deck to dancing, drinking, and partying the night away along one of KL's notable streets. With unique sights, sounds, and tastes on offer, you will undoubtedly be pleasantly surprised by this part of the Malaysian capital.

    What are the best things to do in KLCC?


    PETRONAS Twin Towers

    An iconic landmark

    Anchoring the sprawling Kuala Lumpur City Centre are the iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers. Standing 452 metres tall, it was declared the tallest buildings in the world in 1998 when it was first completed and retained its world-title claim to fame until 2004 when Taipei's 101 was built, measuring 508 metres tall.

    Today, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (opened in 2010) holds on to the record as the world’s tallest building, but the PETRONAS Twin Towers remain the world’s tallest twin structures. Called the Twin Jewels of KL, the 88-storey chrome and steel towers are joined at the 41st and 42nd floors (175m above street level) by a 58-metre-long, double-decker Sky Bridge. A visit to KL just is not complete unless you have visited these double structures: visitors need a pass to enter the bridge and since a limited number are issued each day, it is useful to get there early.

    Lokasi: Petronas Twin Tower, Lower Ground (Concourse) Level, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Buka: Tuesday–Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Telefon: +60 (0)3-2331 8080


    Kuala Lumpur Tower

    One of the city's towering landmarks

    Alongside the PETRONAS Twin Towers, Menara KL is easily one of Malaysia's most recognizable and popular landmarks. Constructed in 1994, the tower stands 421 metres tall, and despite the PETRONAS Twin Towers' superior height, the viewing deck at Menara KL is a full 100 metres higher, providing an even more spectacular panoramic view. As one of the tallest freestanding structures in the world, Menara KL features a revolving restaurant, Atmosphere 360, that serves local and Western cuisine.

    Sitting atop the Bukit Nanas (Pineapple Hill) Forest Reserve – the oldest gazetted forest reserve in the country – the tower's architectural style reflects Malaysia's Islamic heritage with walls inscribed with Arabic scripts, floor tiles featuring floral motifs and abstract patterns.

    Lokasi: 2 Jalan Punchak, Off, Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Buka: Daily from 9 am to 10 pm

    Telefon: +60 (0)3-2020 5444


    Suria KLCC

    Shopping and dining under the iconic towers

    At the foot of the PETRONAS Twin Towers, Suria KLCC is a 6-storey mall that houses top international brands, a 12-screen movie theatre, an art gallery, Malaysia’s first concert hall, and a science discovery centre.

    Popular not only for its right-on-the-money location but also for its outstanding variety of retail and entertainment options, it is divided into three sections (Ampang Mall, Park Mall, and Ramlee Mall). Home to over 320 high-end local and international retailers, some of the brands represented include Balenciaga, Banana Republic, Coach, DKNY, Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, and Versace. A bridge on the Concourse Level leads to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and Traders Hotel, while a connection at the other end links the mall to the KLCC LRT (light rail transit) station.

    Lokasi: 241, Petronas Twin Tower, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Buka: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

    Telefon: +60 (0)3-2382 2828


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    Aquaria KLCC

    Huge underwater exhibits

    At the concourse level of the KL Convention Centre, Aquaria KLCC is a 464,515 square-metre aquarium just waiting to be explored, with over 150 species of marine life. Some people dismiss it as a tourist trap, but they are sorely missing out – beyond the gallons of water filled with sea creatures, coral, and necklaces of kelp is one of KL’s top sightseeing attractions with real depth and complexity.

    The Kuala Lumpur Aquarium is laid out to take visitors through different watery landscapes, from the highlands and flooded jungles of Malaysia to the Amazon basin, coral reefs, and the open ocean. One of the highlights of Aquaria KLCC is a giant tank (featuring an authentic-looking shipwreck), with a 90-metre walk-through tunnel with a moving travelator in its centre. Inside, you will be surrounded by sand tiger sharks, huge stingrays, and more.

    Lokasi: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Complex, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Buka: Daily from 10 am to 7 pm

    Telefon: +60 (0)3-2333 1888



    KL's fun science museum

    Good for a few hours of fun-filled activity, Petrosains is a 7,000-square-metre interactive science discovery centre on the 4th floor of Suria KLCC. Opened in 1999, the complex is largely dedicated to the field of petroleum and presents science and technology in a fun and entertaining way.

    With a collection of everything from space-age exhibits to fossils, this hands-on interactive science museum is divided into 11 showcases, with its first gallery devoted to PETRONAS in the form of a Sauber PETRONAS F1 racing car. It is easy to see why Petrosains is busy on a regular basis – it is not a simplified tourist attraction but a real museum presenting lots of information in a fun and entertaining way. What’s more, there are two IMAX 3D cinemas and an iWerks theatre here.

    Lokasi: Petronas Twin Tower, Level 4, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Buka: Monday–Friday from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm

    Telefon: +60 (0)3-2331 8181


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    KLCC Park

    Lush greenery with water features

    A masterpiece conceptualized by world-renowned Brazilian landscape artist, the late Roberto Burle Marx, KLCC Park is a 202,343-square-metre urban sanctuary in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Adjacent to Suria Shopping Mall, it was designed to provide a touch of greenery for the PETRONAS Twin Towers, and its main highlight is a spectacular ‘dancing’ water fountain in the 10,000-square-metre man-made Lake Symphony. Popular with kids, it can shoot water up to a height of 42 metres. These daily water shows occur at noon and in the evenings.

    Around 1,900 trees and plants from 74 different species are available on the park grounds, as well as a 1.3 km-long jogging track, an 8,100-square-metre children’s playground, and a 43-metre elevated bridge that provides a vantage point from which to get a good view of the park and the twin towers. Besides that, there is a public swimming pool for kids, plus waterfalls, fountains, cascades, and reflecting pools scattered around the park.

    Lokasi: KLCC, Lot No. 241, Level 2, Suria, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Buka: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

    Telefon: +60 (0)3-2382 2828


    Jalan P Ramlee

    Kuala Lumpur's notable street for dining and entertainment

    Jalan P Ramlee is considered one of the city's hottest venues for nightlife in Kuala Lumpur. Nightclubs are an almost inevitable part of Kuala Lumpur's social life, and there are quite a few city streets that host after-dark venues ranging from custom-built super-clubs to classic pubs with niche soundtracks. They're strategically located around the corner from landmark attractions such as the PETRONAS Twin Towers and Suria KLCC.

    Similar to its neighbour, Changkat Bukit Bintang (which is just a 15-minute walk away), Jalan P Ramlee is a hub of pubs, bars, and live music venues, making it the perfect place to see emerging local bands, enjoy live indie-rock, and groove to innovative jazz bands. What's more, it is also a great spot for food, with plenty of international flavours represented in the restaurants along this avenue.

    Lokasi: Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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    Sky Bar

    Cocktails with a city skyline

    Airy and alluring, Sky Bar is a glamorous cocktail lounge situated on the 33rd floor of Traders Hotel KL. As a local landmark, its focal point is a swimming pool, bordered by "cabanas" (large sunken alcoves with chaise longues) on one side, and a bar on the other. It is recommended not only for its ideal location and breathtaking views over the city but also for its exceptional drinks. It is a must-visit if you are planning on exploring the nightclubs in KL.

    An overhead skylight makes you feel like you are on top of the world, with KL's renowned Twin Towers clearly visible. Sky Bar is an industrial-chic bar with an unmistakable personality. It has no particular theme or overplayed concept but instead feels like a secret club with a sophisticated and sultry ambience. Resident DJs spin techno music at Sky Bar on selected nights, while on other nights, the tunes alternate from jazz, easy listening, and soft rock to modern pop hits.

    Lokasi: Level 33, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Buka: Sunday–Thursday from 5 pm to midnight, Friday and Saturday from 5 pm to 1 am

    Telefon: +60 (0)3-2332 9888


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    Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS

    For classical music concerts

    Established in 1998, the Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS (DFP) is Malaysia's first dedicated classical music concert hall. Home to the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), the 920-seat jewel-box-shaped room is located between the PETRONAS Twin Towers and KLCC Park. Billed as Southeast Asia's premier venue for classical music concerts, it has not only hosted performances by the MPO but also some of the world's leading artists and orchestras, including the legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, Harry Connick Jr., and world-renowned orchestras like the New York Philharmonic.

    One of its most distinctive features is a concealed movable ceiling that can adjust the acoustics of the room to suit meetings, chamber music concerts, large orchestra concerts, and organ recitals. Check out the MPO official website for upcoming performances and to purchase tickets online, or visit the concert hall in person to buy tickets.

    Lokasi: PETRONAS Twin Towers, Level Two, Tower Two, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Telefon: +60 (0)3-2331 7007


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