What to do in Kuala Lumpur? We thought we were going to be stuck for things to do….how wrong were we!!! Our plane flight over was an absolute breeze. We set all the kids up with some activities to do and a packet of lollies kept them at bay for the flight over. Miss Amity fell asleep and Dan and I watched a movie. Pretty cruizy right?
Our first day we stayed in the hotel and went for a swim in the pool, we had a really nice hotel that had an infinity pool which overlooked the city so swimming was on our list of relaxing things to do.
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WHAT TO DO IN KUALA LUMPUR
Kuala Lumpur is a busy city, it’s the capital city of Malaysia and has just about every type of theme park you could possibly think of. Public transport is great, hassle free and is a cheap way to see the city. We took our baby carrier instead of a pram and we are so glad we did. Highly recommend the baby ergo carrier, it was comfy to wear and wasn’t too hot either.
There is so much to see and do in Kuala Lumpur that you would need to be here for weeks to get it all done. Here is a list that we put together and we then we chose from this list the ones that suited our children and our budget. Yes some are very pricey and if you are attraction hopping for your entire stay the budget will blow right out.
The iconic and famous Petronas Twin Towers was high on our list of places to go. There is a playground right next to the towers, so we headed there first and let the kids have a play and we had some lunch.
The lines to get in can often get long especially if you are getting a pass to cross the bridge. So best to get there early, we wish we had of known this first before heading to the park. We also wish we had of brought our tickets on line as this way we would have skipped the lines all together. Search around for pricing online. It will about 80MYR ($28AUD)
Petrosains Discovery Centre is located on the fourth floor of the twin towers and is a massive 7000sq/m interactive science discovery centre. The cost of entry is separate to the twin tower entry.
ADULTS- 28MYR ($10AUD)
CHILDREN- 16.50MYR ($5AUD)
KidZania is a massive indoor role playing centre. It has careers set up that the children can take part in playing. For example- your child can pretend to be a reporter in the news room, while he/she is recorded by a real video camera. There are over 100 different careers to take part in from a police officer to a fire fire fighter.
We skipped KidZania while in Malaysia and thought we would go to the one in the Philippines this year when our three children were a tad older. Friends of ours went and spent nearly the entire day there. To this day their kids still rave about it.
Within the city centre of Kuala Lumpur is Aquaria KLCC. Located beneath Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. It is a well stocked aquariam and is said to one of the largest in Asia. Admission fees are around $20 for entry. There are three floors and thousands and thousands of different species of marine life.
We loved the 90 metre walk through travel tunnel, where you can see the tiger sharks swimming around you. Our children’s favourite place was the touch pool, even though they have touched many fish and starfish in Australia, they still were attracted to this the most.
It was a great day of learning and hands on learning too. We took a picnic lunch with us to keep our day costs down, which the aquarium was fine with.
The Sunway Lagoon is a popular water theme park located 15kms south of Kuala Lumpur’s city centre. They have everything there from bunji jumping, to a surf simulator to an amusement park to a scream park! This would be great for families travelling with teenagers. Every year the park is adding more and more attractions to the park so when you go there might even more stuff to do! Entry fees are
ADULT – 202MYR ($72AUD)
CHILD- 170MYR ($60AUD)
**** which doesn’t include locker hire, sunbed hire, cabanna hire and of course food and drinks.
Skytrex is a tree to tree ‘sky trekking’ experience where you can walk, fly and zip on various obstacles suspended above the Malaysian tropical rain forest. We really wanted to do this but our children were just a little too young. We cannot wait till our next trip to Kuala Lumpur to head on out and climb through the trees and zip on the zip lines.
ADULT- 55MYR-75MYR ($20-$26 AUD)
CHILD- 45MYR-55MYR ($16-$19AUD)
**** Not including the optional extras like drink bottle holder, certificate, gloves
BERJAYA TIMES SQUARE THEME PARK
The Berjaya Times Square shopping centre is absolutely massive, 48 stories high to be exact. It has entertainment, food, accommodation and of course endless shopping outlets. We skipped most of the shopping but went straight for the amusement park where we all had an absolute blast. Roller coasters, shrek themed rides and plenty of hands on games to play.
After the rides and the games the kids all hired a plush electric animals to ride on around the shops (same level). They were super cool. I kind of wish they had some for adults.
I- CITY THEME PARK
I-City theme park is located a one hour drive out of Kuala Lumpur in the town of Shah Alam. This theme park has a bit of everything for everyone. It would be impossible to get it all seen in one day and pricey too!!! Before you head out have a look on the website and make a list of the places you want to see and the rides you want to go on because I-City is a cashless theme park and everything has a separate price. To do absolutely everything there would be a price of nearly $200 Australian dollars PER ADULT!!!
I-City is known for it’s nightlife, it’s famous for the show of LED lights that up the park at night time. During the day it’s well known for it’s water theme park. The rest of the park can be seen during the night or day, ranging from toboggan in the snow to Albert Einstein made out of wax at the museums makes a day for everyone.
Prices vary but can all attractions can be found here I-City Attraction and Price List
Strolling through Chinatown was nice. We aren’t big shoppers and didn’t really need anything. Although we did pass a shop which had children’s toys, we gave each child 15MYR for them to go and choose something special. This is also where we picked up our country souvenir we chose the Petronas Twin Towers to go with our collection.