With the Christmas holidays inching closer, we know all too well that shopping malls will be super crowded with people. But neither do we feel like staying home. Don’t feel like doing the same activities of karaoke and shopping? We’ve compiled a list of 12 places in the Klang Valley that you could go this holiday season, or even just any ordinary weekends.
12 Attractions You Must Visit In The Klang Valley During The Holiday Season:
1. Perdana Botanical Garden
Better known by the public as Lake Gardens, this vast park is filled with luscious greenery and gorgeous flowers. Intricately built infrastructures like the grand pavilion, bamboo house and sunken garden spread out over the 220 acres land smack right in the heart of the city. Besides having free admissions to this place, this is your chance to escape the bustling metropolis and busy crowd without stepping foot out of the city.
Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur 55100, Malaysia
Operating hours: 7am – 8pm (Daily)
Nearest station: Muzium Negara MRT Station (15 mins walk)
2. Kwai Chai Hong 鬼仔巷
This hidden gem nestled within century-old shops and crowded streets was recently opened this year. As you step into the quaint little street, you’re immediately transported back into the 1960s. Be mesmerised by enchanting murals filled with hidden stories and highly hung Chinese lanterns, while you walk on the red wooden bridge. This glorious insta-worthy street is definitely worth visiting for a short trip down memory lane!
Address: Lorong Panggung, 50000 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
Nearest station: Pasar Seni Lrt/Mrt
Operating hours: 9am – 12am (Daily)
3. Farm In The City
Next off the list, is this super adorable petting zoo that’s merely a distance away from the city centre. This is your one chance to get up close and personal with tame and exotic animals by interacting with them. There’re 18 different stations in total, set foot on an adventure to uncover all of them. From big-eyed llamas to the world’s smallest species of horse – Falabella horse, it’s cuteness overload everywhere you go.
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Tickets are priced at RM39 for adults and RM32 for children.
Address: Lot 40187-40188, Jalan Prima Tropika Barat, Bandar Putra Permai, Seri Kembangan, 43300 Malaysia.
Operating hours: 10am – 6pm (Weekdays), 9:30am – 6pm (Weekends & Public Holidays), Closed on Tuesdays
Contact: 03-8941 3099
4. Planetarium Negara
Other than that, many of you may not know that there’s actually a planetarium right in KL city itself! Yes, you got that right. This is a place where you can explore the infinite space and stars on land. Enjoy “out of this world” space shows at their huge space theater or ancient replicas at the space theme park. Best of all, it’s free admissions for all!
Address: 53, Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 9am – 4:30pm (Tues – Sun), Closed on Mondays.
5. KL Forest Eco Park
What better way to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature than to visit one of Malaysia’s oldest permanent forest reserve. Located right beside KL Tower, KL Forest Eco Park offers all types of facilities at your disposal. Apart from being with nature, look out for a wooden gazebo overlooking the KL Tower, you’ll be taken away by the breathtaking view in front of you. Likewise, you can brave yourself by taking a stroll on the 200-metre high Canopy Walk!
Address: Lot 240, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 7am – 6pm (Daily)
6. Aquaria KLCC
Next off the list, is this top tourist attraction that most of us pass by everyday whenever we’re walking over to Pavilion from KLCC or vice versa. But many of us have yet to witness the magical underwater kingdom ourselves. Boasting over 5,000 freshwater and marine creatures, it’s a blue oceanic wonderland worth shedding a couple hours to explore. You never know, you might even see a couple friendly faces here from your favourite Disney movie.
Address: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 10am – 8pm (Daily)
7. District 21
Ever imagine yourself in a post-apocalyptic movie where you have to fend off enemies or even ZOMBIES? If your answer’s yes, then this is your turf! An indoor adventure theme park with 11 attractions of varying difficulties for you to conquer, you can’t help but to feel a little accomplished after all that. Rest assured, there’re plenty of child-friendly attractions here for active kids as well. So this is place is not only for the families but also for an adventurous group activity.
Address: AT6, IOI City Mall, IOI Resort City, 62502 Putrajaya.
Operating hours: 12pm – 8pm (Mon-Fri), 10am – 8pm (Sat & Sun)
8. Batu Caves
These iconic steps at Batu Caves has been grazed by almost every Instagram accounts of international and local tourists. Ever since it got refurbished with new paint, Batu Caves has been deemed the top instagram spot to be at. But there’s beauty way beyond those multi-coloured 272 steps. Marvel at the remarkable limestone caves and pay your respects at Hindu temples with beautiful statues. However, a little reminder to beware of those cheeky little monkeys on your way up!
Address: Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor.
Nearest station: Batu Caves KTM station
9. Nasional Museum Tekstil (National Museum Of Textiles)
Besides the luscious greeneries that can surprisingly be found in the city centre, let’s not forget the rich cultural heritage that Malaysia has to offer as well. Residing in an old heritage building, the National Textile Museum offers visitors an in depth showcase of local textiles. Learn a thing or two about batik dying and weaving of traditional garments like Songket, Batik and Pua.
Address: 26, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 9am – 6pm (Daily)
An iconic cinema, karaoke and backpackers’ lodge were all housed in one single building that unfortunately faced a blazing fire twice in its lifespan. However, new life was breathed into it and subsequently transformed into what is now known as RexKL – a creative space for everyone. Cafes, bars and indie shops has once again filled the space with opportunities to have a good time. Meanwhile, keep a lookout for events and exhibition that are regularly held here.
Address: 80, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 10am – 11pm (Tue – Sun)
11. ZhongShan Building
Next up, is another repurposed old building that has been converted into an arts and research space for the community – ZhongShan Building offers more than just that. You can enjoy a cuppa with friends or window shop a bit at the eccentric stores that carries art supplies, whimsical stationery and beautifully-made cards. Or be inspired by reading a book or two at their indie bookstores that has hidden “treasures” waiting for you to uncover.
Address: Jalan Kampung Attap, 80 – 84, Jalan Rotan, 50460 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 016-660 2585
Operating hours: Check out their FB page for operating hours of individual shops.
12 . Hauntu
Lastly, as spooky as it may sound, this place is nothing like you’ve ever been to. The immersive horror experience is first of its kind in Malaysia, giving you thrills tingling down your back as you wander through the intricate maze and interact with actors. Bring your friends along and go through a chilling adventure together. However, if you’re brave enough, enter at your own risk…you never know there might be an additional “player” going along with you.
Entrance price is fixed at RM58 per person. Booking is required.
Address: 2-9, Level 2, The LINC KL, 360 Jalan Tun Razak, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 3pm – 11pm (Weekdays), 11am – 11pm (Weekends)
Which attraction are you most excited to visit next?
So, that rounds up the top recommended places you have to visit next. We know we can never really get rid of the idea of heading to malls for a good time. But why not give a chance and explore these beautiful (and adventurous) places that we can be proud of. Either it’s a repurposed old building or a gigantic park in the city, you’re never too late to discover them all.
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