Kuala Lumpur Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • Chin W
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2 contributions
    Very interstate to see all those miniatures food stall and daily lifestyle of the local people! It’s looked so real and local! Good job and really worth to be visited
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • Christina Swift
    Kuala Ketil, Malaysia7 contributions
    A beautifully decorated temple located on the hill. Thean Hou is among very few temples/pagodas in KL open late. The sunset over Thean Hou is impressive. We were on a slightly windy late afternoon with spectacular sunset. Afterward, all the lanterns were lit up. Stunning!!!
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • Mohammed G
    Hangzhou, China5 contributions
    The most beautiful mosque in KL, I recommend everyone to visit it. There's also a lot of monkeys running around in the afternoon on the right side of the main gate.
    Written 11 February 2020
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  • AIDANADIAH@SEU338E
    Penang Island, Malaysia127 contributions
    When we talk about museum, mostly is about history and arts. This trendy Bank Negara Museum showcase the history of finance-how Bank Negara made money, the versions of classic money and also got some art paintings by famous artist at the upper floor.
    Written 2 June 2020
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  • waget
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia388 contributions
    The museum has a very good lay-out and has a lot of exhibits inside and outside. It shows the history of the police force in Malaysia and it also has a good display of weaponry used from the olden times. They also have a collection of transports surrounding the museum from tanks to a boat and a helicopter.
    Written 12 March 2022
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  • Chan C
    Melaka, Malaysia125 contributions
    This black shining house was built base on two thing on mind.One to avoid of monsoon rain flood by make it on highest ground up by rest on many pillar.Second it built for mobility- easy to move if needed, because on its time when moving that mean moving the whole house to the new location.Look at the base of this house was not fix permanent because for this matter.
    Written 2 January 2022
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  • Yasir Rizvi
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates370 contributions
    Nice place to visit, specially when it comes to leather products, must visit with family and keep your pocket ready.!
    Written 13 October 2018
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  • Shawn M
    Lee's Summit, MO5 contributions
    My daughter took me for a Campung Baru bike tour. Our guide, Krishna was an exceptionally fine resource about some of the history, development, and growth of that part of Kuala Lumpur. We learned about various aspects (local food, cultural groups, and expansion of K.L.). Our guide the always helpful with anecdotes about all the spots we visited. I had a great time. I will Go back for future tours when I visit K.L. agaim, next year!
    Written 5 June 2022
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  • sinjofin
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5 contributions
    Started before dawn as we wished to watch the sun rise from the top. Got lost several times in the dark as paths not that clearly marked for night walking. Some steep parts with ropes that could do with a replacement...but we made it. I was the only person over 50 everyone else was 35 or less best be fit for this one.
    The views were spectacular and wonderful lake with mist and sun rise was outstanding sight.
    Down was a slippery process but we laughed a lot as I got covered in clay at one point. Did Tai chi once on the flat and stretched out those muscles
    Written 7 January 2020
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  • Jonas P
    1 contribution
    We booked a guided tour around the park. We meet up with our guide just outside at park, and had a quick walk though on how to use the segways(very easy once you get the hang of it). We had a great day in the park and a very nice guide with lots of fun facts and story’s about the old park
    Written 14 November 2019
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  • LauraF0991
    28 contributions
    I absolutely loved this cooking class. We got a transfer from our hotel in KL in a very comfortable mink bus (which I recommend) and were taken to the market. The market tour was very interesting and we ate delicious roti canai, as well as saw it being made.
    The cooking class itself is excellent value. We did the Malaysian classic. The ladies who run the place are so friendly and spent time chatting to us about the country, giving us recommendations and were incredibly hospitable.
    We cooked in the most incredible setting and were even given cold towels to keep us cool.
    This class is well worth every penny and I highly recommend it. You even get a recipe book to take home.
    Written 20 January 2020
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  • Paul A
    10 contributions
    I was lucky to have a solo tour with Jeffrey (apparently Mondays aren't as heavily trafficked). As a food tour guide in Shanghai, I naturally have high expectations for the tour.

    Jeffrey was personable and easy to get a long with - a local and musician with a lot of interesting stories that allows you to really ground yourself in the city. The food was fantastic - the beverages, too! The spots we ate at were places I never would have found myself, through beautiful parts of the city. I was also impressed with the food knowledge and history I was given - contextualizing the food within the local culture and history is amazing.

    Overall, this is a must in KL - highly recommend!
    Written 6 February 2020
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  • Brenda Chenu
    New South Wales, Australia45 contributions
    We had unforgettable food experience with Malaysia food tour team. The trip is fun and full of amazement. The food was very simple but tasty and we learnt every story about each of the food we tried. Very happy with the trip!
    Written 8 April 2020
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  • JulesInSwindon
    London, England99 contributions
    Having found Bike With Elena through research on TripAdvisor, we also looked at the website and found there were other tour options. We were looking for something to get us out of KL and into the countryside for a day, and we found it.

    We have visited KL from the UK about 5 or 6 times due to having friends there, and were keen to return as soon as possible following the pandemic. We usually visit other areas in Malaysia at the same time but on this trip had no time, hence wanting to at least get out of the city for a day.

    The Waterfall Tour was the right choice for us.

    It was a c. 46 km cycle, on an out-and-back course. We were collected from our hotel punctually at 6.30am as planned, with good communication by WhatsApp and email in advance and on the day. We were then driven to Hulu Langat, a small rural town about 45 minutes from KL. There we were kitted out with bikes and given a light local breakfast (really great choice of food stop with a great selection both for omnivore me and vegetarian husband, whose dietary needs were well catered for all day)

    And then we set off! It was surprisingly cool setting out before 8am, which made the first kilometres very pleasant indeed. It's great to see a slice of real Malaysian life which is very different outside of KL and other cities. Gorgeous scenery too. The first c.12k or so were flat or a very slight incline as we were following a river upstream. Then the 'undulating' bit started and continued up and down until we got to the half way point. No mountainous climbs but enough that I was in the lowest gear for some of them (and then glorious free wheeling down the other side!) We also rode around most of a wonderful reservoir serving the greater KL area - more beautiful scenery (and a good place to pause for a photo stop to catch a break!)

    The halfway point is a small forest reserve / country park where you can walk a little upstream to a waterfall. It was Sunday when we did our tour so it was busy with local families with kids, picnicking and swimming. If I'm honest, it's not a spectacular park to visit just on its own merit but it makes a great half way point for this cycle, you can cool down in the shade and by the water.

    Then we stopped at a nearby parking lot where there was another local stall selling home made snacks. Another great selection of snacks and very rehydrating iced drinks were purchased for us and then after scoffing them, we set out to return.

    The way back was much harder since it was now gone 11am and much hotter. However still lovely scenery and some of the route was still in shade - the shady bits were a relief. The guide was keen to emphasise at all times that we should go at our own pace and 'enjoy the journey' and this was good advice, particularly for anyone (like us Brits) not used to cycling in such temperatures/ humidity (though we did hire bikes in Singapore for a few hours a few days prior).

    At the end of the ride, Strava told me that this was the longest bike ride I've ever recorded on Strava! and indeed it was tough. On the website this was rated as difficulty 3 where the KL city tour is a 1 and a hilly 'mountain' ride a 5. I'd say this is an accurate rating - as long as you do cycle for exercise. The city tours are short and slow paced and anyone who could ride a bike could probably do them. But to give you an idea of my level, I ride about once a week in the summer, up to 2 hours on undulating territory. In winter I ride once a month for no more than an hour. I do other exercise like running and am generally quite fit. This ride for me was challenging-but-do-able. Terrain very easy (very good roads) but the combination of the undulating slight hilliness and most importantly, the heat made it tougher. So 3 out of 5 would be accurate.

    At the end of the ride we were offered lunch (which we declined, having eaten too much already!) and then driven back to our hotel in KL, having been on the tour about 7 hours in total.

    Overall, a great tour and I highly recommend this company. The guide told us all sorts of interesting stuff on the way and was very attentive to our needs, striking the perfect balance. And his English was great!

    Thanks very much and hope you get all the tourists back as things reopen.
    Written 31 May 2022
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  • Kari S
    Pacific NW41 contributions
    We booked this tour because we were on a cruise & I hate booking excursions on the ship due to them being overcrowded & slow. We booked Kuala Lumpur Travel Tours online before we left & our driver was promptly at the cruise terminal when we go off the ship holding a sign with our name. My husband and I were taken by a very nice comfortable car into the city & we were the only two on our tour which was so nice to be able to see the sights at our own pace. We saw the Batu caves, KT tour, Patrones Towers, & many other stops along the way. All with very knowledgeable city & sights insight along the way. Then was returned to the ship with plenty of time. I HIGHLY recommend this tour vs a cruise excursions. The price was very competitive with the cruise excursions, but it was private & more relaxing. Great company, great tour. Don't hesitate to book this if you are on a cruise & want another option outside of the ships excursions.
    Written 5 March 2020
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