Kerrie’s Kuala Lumpur Experience Menu

The following was a list Kerrie pulled together in 2012 after our first two years in Kuala Lumpur.  A bit old but As I skim through it the places and experiences are still the relevant ones to do. 

I tend to recommend nowadays to people that they spend a good week in Kuala Lumpur (including a weekend) with a hire car as the best places are in the suburbs and also a lot to do within 2 hours of KL. Then in the second week fly out further afield to the islands and Penang to relax and recover.

Experience Menu – Kuala Lumpur

  • PETRONAS twin towers, KLCC – Queue at 6am in the morning to get tickets
  • Kuala Gandar Elephant rescue centre – donation, 2 hours drive
  • Kuala Selangor – Fireflies, fish restaurant, monkeys – 1½hours drive
  • Chow Kit market – in town – very ethnic, cows heads available!!
  • Bukit Bintang – in town, hawker food
  • Pavillion – in town, shopping
  • Crab restaurant – Desa Parkcity (this has closed down but many other crab restaurants exist and much cheaper than Singapore)
  • Orchid garden, Butterfly garden, Bird Park – in town, minimal cost
  • Segway around lake gardens – RM150 / hour – great fun!
  • High Tea at Carcosi or Mandarin – RM70 each
  • Pedicure – RM45
  • Manicure and Pedicure – RM90
  • Reflexology – RM60
  • Massage – RM80
  • Central Market and China town – in town
  • Blue Mosque
  • Chinese temple
  • Buddhist temple
  • Malay house
  • Cameron Highlands – 3 hours drive, cool, tea plantations
  • Melaka – 2 hours drive, historic town
  • Ipoh – 1 hour drive
  • Sunway lagoon – water park
  • White water rafting or cave exploring – near Ipoh, RM100
  • Fish Spa – fish eating at the dead skin on your feet
  • Shopping!

Further afield in Malaysia:

  • Penang – 4 hour drive
  • Taman Negara – 2 hour drive, 3 hour riverboat, jungle
  • Pangkor Island – 1½ hour drive, ferry
  • Langkawi island – 1 hour flight

Food to try – Famous Malaysian food, there is lots more!

  • Roti Canai
  • Roti tisu
  • Ais Kacang
  • Cendol
  • Rojak
  • Fish head soup
  • Fish head stew
  • Satay
  • Crab cooked many ways
  • Dim Sum
  • Hawker
  • Chicken rice
  • Char Kway Teow
  • Nonya food
  • Banana leaf
  • Curry Puffs
  • Pandan leaf desserts
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