• A 4 Day Itinerary Guide To Kuala Lumpur

    Do you only have 4 days in Kuala Lumpur and want to do the best there is? Why not keep reading for my 4 day guide to Kuala Lumpur! Kuala Lumpur a large montropolis city is filled with culture and history. We had 4 days there at the end of our latest big holiday and I think we managed to cover quite a bit that we had wanted to see.




    We didn’t have much of our first proper day so we spent the most of the day exploring Petronas Towers during the day and checking out the Suria KLCC shopping mall. After exploring the shopping mall, we had a late dinner/early lunch before heading back to our apartment to catch up on some sleep.



    On our first full day but second overall, we spent the majority of the day exploring Bukit Bintang which was not far from our apartment and were most of the tourist hot spots are. We also found some really cool art murals on the way to Bukit Bintang which were really awesome.

    This included this gorgeous yellow lane with trees and birds painted on the walls which also had real birds in open cages hanging from the walls. There was also other art murals on the sides of houses and apartments which really jazzed them up and made them look pretty – like this nature mural with ladybirds and a parrot.


    Then we walked a bit further into Padang which is the next district over from Bukit Bintang. We came across the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and the Royal Selangor Club which is a cricket pitch. The Sultan Building is a late 19th century building which has been home to many different things over the years.

    But currently it is the home to the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia. And also the Ministry of Tourism and Culture of Malaysia. It is such a stunning building with the rose gold domes on the roof and decorative turrets.

    After checking out the Sultan Abdul Building, we walked a little further to find more art mural. As well as coming across a lovely gelato shop run by a man from England. I tried his Oreo and also Ferrero Rocher ice cream – which was delicious. If you are in that area, be sure to check out Jersey Jack Gelato. It was the perfect way to cool down on such a hot and humid day. He uses the milk from his Jersey breed of cows to make the ice cream with. He also houses the cows in a specially air conditioned building as the weather is too humid for them to produce the milk.


    On our way back to the apartment to get ready for dinner. We took a slight detour and ended up at the Eco Park KL. Which is also known as Taman Eko Rimba. It’s a nature reserve that has many towers you can climb the stairs to get multiple views of the city. Whilst taking in the nature around you. We were quite tired from walking around by then. But we managed to get through it and get back to our apartment. We also got to see some wild monkies in the nature reserve which was quite surreal in the middle of the city.


    After the Eco Park, we headed back to the apartment to get ready for dinner. We had dinner at Driftwood which was delicious. Then afterwards we went out to see the Petronas Towers lit up at night. We also watched the light and water show which happens outside the towers. It’s so pretty lit up at night.



    We had quite an early start on our third day, having to get up at 5am for a 6am start to go on our hike. My Dad had booked a jungle trek which also stopped at Batu Caves but we ran out of time from the hike we had to leave Batu Caves for our final day. We walked to the meeting point to meet our guide and met up with the rest of the group. We drove quite a way out of KL to where the trek was and to have breakfast. Our guide had booked us a spot in a local cafe which does traditional Malaysian breakfasts. Which was quite interesting to what we would normally have.

    Then we drove a little further to get to the waterfalls and were the trek starts. It was quite a grueling hike, which was quite scary in parts that I didn’t like very much but I managed to get through it. It was meant to take 2/3 hours but it ended up being more like 5 so we ran out of time to do anything else that day. I will have a seperate post on the hike coming shortly.


    After the hike, we got back to our apartment to shower and get ready for dinner. We didn’t want to go too far from the apartment as our feet really hurt but we were super hungry and needed a good meal. I got to pick where to eat that night and chose Hard Rock Cafe which was just down the road from us.

    We always have to visit one in every city we go to and we decided to have dinner there. Which was good because the portions are quite big so it filled us up nicely, I had their cauliflower burger and fries which was delicious. We also took part in their multi-topic quiz – we failed on most of the topics apart from the music round which we won and got a free round of drinks.



    As we missed doing Batu Caves on the third day, we decided to squeeze it in on the morning of our final day. Before our booked Petronas Towers tour. We caught a taxi out of the city and to Batu Caves, having breakfast in a traditional Indian cafe before our walk up the stairs. My mum decided not to join us on the walk, so me and my Dad did it ourselves. They are quite strict in terms of what you wear and also to take your shoes off when entering a temple, which is understandable.


    We managed to book our tour for the Petronas Towers in on our last day, after they had reopened after Friday prayers. Every Friday, everyone in Kuala Lumpur especially have time to pray at around 12-1pm. Most things close around this time to allow locals to pray. You can book your tour a day in advance and I have an extensive guide to the Towers here on my blog.


    Are you interested in visiting Kuala Lumpur? Let me know in the comments below.

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