Our tips for a perfect day in Kuala Lumpur

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What makes a perfect day in Kuala Lumpur? Good food, that’s for sure. Having enough time for the most important sights is also guaranteed. Most importantly, spending it with the right people. That’s exactly what we did in Kuala Lumpur. Just the two of us in Malaysia’s capital. Here are our insider tips and highlights for your perfect day in Kuala Lumpur.

9: 21 Sleep in – ours Hotel tips for Kuala Lumpur Without the annoying ringing of the alarm clock – this is the ideal way for us to start a day in Kuala Lumpur. We sleep until the sun laughs outrageously through the window and blinds us. A look through the pane – no doubt where we are. Hello, wonderful day, we look forward to seeing you!

The hotel offer in Kuala Lumpur is huge – you will find hotels here of almost every known one Chain. We can particularly recommend the following two hotels.

The RuMa Hotel and Residences An excellent and thoroughly recommended hotel right in the center of Kuala Lumpur. For example, the Petronas Towers are within walking distance. The entire hotel is very stylish and aesthetically pleasing – from the lobby to the room. The style reminds us a bit of Japan.

Speaking of the rooms: From most of the rooms you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Kuala Lumpur. In addition, the rooms in this hotel are really very comfortable. Nothing is missing here. Worth mentioning is the excellent breakfast and the beautifully designed pool.

You can book the hotel here: The RuMa Hotel and Residences

Alila Bangsar Kuala Lumpur This beautifully designed, very stylish hotel is located just outside the Center near Little India. However, you can get on the train right next to the hotel and are therefore well connected.

The rooms are very spacious, comfortable and quite luxuriously furnished. We are very impressed by the puristic style. Especially from the upper floors you have a spectacular view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline. Our conclusion: great value for money!

You can book the hotel here: Alila Bangsar Kuala Lumpur

11: 30 Breakfast in Kuala Lumpur – our tips We love Asian food – but for breakfast? No thank you! We need good coffee and if possible we like to do without soups, curries and co. If you like it too, then here’s the good news: In Kuala Lumpur there are now quite a few , some very hip bars. Of course we don’t want to withhold our favorite breakfast spots from you.

VCR Ein very popular, quite hip place that could just as easily be in Berlin, Melbourne or New York. If you’re looking for avocado toast, granola or French toast, you’ve come to the right place. The ambiance is very cool: you eat here in a beautifully renovated old building. Sitting on the upper floor is also very nice: Conclusion: The price level is definitely high for Malaysian standards, but it’s worth it.

Address: 2, Jalan Galloway, Kuala Lumpur

Leaf & Co Cafe If you are looking for a great breakfast place in Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown, then we can recommend the Leaf & Co Cafe. The ambience is very special: quite hip and cozy with lots of concrete and an atrium – a bit like in an old factory. During the week the restaurant only closes at 10: 30 Open – so it’s best to check the opening times in advance.

Address: 53, Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur

The Good Co This cafe has pretty good smoothie bowls. The Good Co is a vegetarian restaurant – for those on a plant-based diet, it’s the ideal breakfast spot. Unfortunately, the restaurant is quite off the beaten track.

Address: 53, Jalan Maarof, Kuala Lumpur

12: 00 Menara Kuala Lumpur (KL Tower) Well strengthened, we make our way to the Menara Kuala Lumpur, often simply called KL Tower. It is the tallest television tower in Malaysia. From the viewing platform at 184 meters high, Kuala Lumpur lies at your feet.

The supposedly best view over Kuala Lumpur is quite expensive for us: per person we 52 Ringgit (i.e. something like 11 euros) from. And we are not even allowed to go to the open-air viewing platform (Sky Deck), because that would have cost twice as much.

The view is actually great, the glass panes cloud the experience however. In retrospect, we would turn a blind eye and opt for the more expensive version. Indoor viewing platforms with glass panes are only half the fun. Nevertheless, seeing the skyline of Kuala Lumpur from above is pretty impressive.

You can buy your ticket here in advance: KL Tower

Address: Jalan Puncak, Kuala Lumpur (accessible on foot, by public transport or simply by Grab)

10: Lunch at Restoran Nagasari Curry House We’re not hungry yet, but: It’s not a perfect day in Kuala Lumpur without a meal at the Nagasari Curry House. We ate three times in three days in this unassuming Indian restaurant because we liked it so much. Our verdict? If anyone finds better Indian food in Kuala Lumpur, please let us know.

Address: Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur

11: 21 Petronas Towers – Kuala Lumpur’s landmark Time to visit the famous Twin Towers up close. It’s somehow part of a perfect day in Kuala Lumpur. At the latest when we stand directly in front of Kuala Lumpur’s landmark, we have to admit: The Petronas Towers are more impressive than we thought. And bigger than expected. We also like the adjacent park. The neighboring shopping mall gives us a short break from the adventurous heat.

If you want to go up again: The Petronas Towers also have a viewing platform. To be more precise, even two – once the Skybridge in 41. floor, which connects the two towers, and once the Observation Deck in the 86. Floor. However, we personally prefer the view from the KL Tower because you can see the Petronas Towers from there.

You can buy your ticket here in advance: Petronas Towers

Address: The Petronas Towers are located located in the middle of KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Centre) and cannot be missed. They can be reached on foot via the KLCC Pedestrian Walkway.

14: Swimming with a view of the Petronas Towers After after a hard day we need a cool down. And we treat ourselves to that on the rooftop of our accommodation. With a view of the Petronas Towers and the KL Tower – we lucky kids!

Our tip: If your accommodation doesn’t have a rooftop pool, then go for it but pay a visit to a Skybar. Usually the drink prices are cheaper and there is also a breathtaking sunset. We will tell you our recommendations for two very cool rooftop bars at the end of this blog article.

19: 30 Dinner in Kula Lumpur Time for dinner! If you like Street Food, then we can recommend Jalan Alor Night Food Market. This takes place every night in the Bukit Bintang district.

You can try your way through dozens, if not hundreds food stalls at Jalan Alor Market . If you prefer to sit in a restaurant – no problem: you will also find countless restaurants here.

The night market has become quite touristy in the meantime, so that, for example, waiters persistently try to get you a seat in their restaurant. Apart from that, the market is still really worth a visit.

Address: Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur

22: 00 Skybar overlooking the Kuala Lumpur skyline How to end the perfect day in Kuala Lumpur in style? How about a cocktail with a view of the illuminated skyline? There are countless rooftop bars in Kuala Lumpur – we will briefly introduce you to two of the best-known and most popular ones.

SkyBar in the Traders Hotel Probably the most photographed bar in Kuala Lumpur. Located on the top floor of the Traders Hotel, it is set around a indoor pool – quite a unique location. However, you have to be aware that the bar is not outdoors, but “only” completely glazed.

The view of the Petronas Towers is amazing – it couldn’t be better. Unfortunately, there are only a few seats by the window and these are reserved for those guests who are willing to pay the minimum consumption of around 130 to pay in euros. The seats are therefore often left empty – very strange and not exactly likeable. Our tip: Come early (before sunset), because then there is apparently no minimum consumption for the window seat. There is also until 15 Happy Hour.

By the way, the dress code is described as smart casual on the official website. Although we had the impression that the dress code is not strictly controlled, we would advise men to avoid shorts, sleeveless shirts and flip flops when in doubt.

Heli Lounge Bar The Heli Lounge Bar is a very hip, cool bar. The name already suggests it: a helicopter Landing Pad is transformed into a simple bar here every night. The ambience is much more informal than, for example, in the SkyBar in the Traders Hotel. A 130 degree view of Kuala awaits you here Lumpur – View of the Petronas Towers and the KL Tower included.

The prices are not exactly cheap here either: You pay an entrance fee of 50 RM (Approx. 12 euros) in the for a drink is already included. From 21 there is a dress code (smart casual): shorts, sleeveless shirts and flip-flops are taboo for men. By the way, the bar is most popular at sunset ang, because it’s really unique from up here.

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