Malaysia Attractions

The vibrant contrasts of Malaysia attractions make for an exciting and interesting holiday destination filled with rich cultural experiences, stunning natural attractions and the vibe of a cosmopolitan city. Peninsula Malaysia is renowned for a variety of attractions ranging from relaxing island escapes to stunning beaches, fantastic shopping and the modern mecca of the capital city, Kuala Lumpur.

Top Kuala Lumpur Attractions

Aquaria KLCC: This state-of-the-art aquarium showcases more than 5,000 aquatic and land-based wildlife exhibits. There is also an educational display which charts the course of natural water flowing from highlands to streams and deep sea to help visitors appreciate water-based habitats and ecosystems.

KL Bird Park: An aviary wild life experience home to Eagles, Hornbills, Vultures, Hawks, Peacocks and more than 50 other species. One of KL's largest bird parks, there are more than 5,000 birds in the 2-8 hectare free flight aviary, with 90% local and 10% imported from overseas spread over 5 hectares.

KL Tower: Offering a unique perspective on the city, this must-see attraction features 360 degree views and is the world's fourth tallest telecommunications tower. A quintessential part of the Kuala Lumpur skyline, the tower offers a bird's eye view over the whole city.

Petronas Twin Towers: Reaching a towering 88 storeys, these towers are a major attraction during the day and especially when lit up at night. Also home to a Skybridge, this unique experience is an extremely popular one so it is recommended you arrive early.

Little India Brickfields: Located south of the KL city centre, "Little India" is home to the largest Indian population and is lined with shops selling Indian clothing, trinkets and food.

Batu Caves: Just 20 minutes from the city, this sacred Hindu temple and shrine attracts thousands of people each year. From the huge statue of Lord Murugan at the entrance to the 272 steps to the 100 m high ceilings of the Cathedral Caves and amazing view of KL, cheeky monkeys beg for peanuts.


Central Market: A landmark of culture and history, this Heritage Site features a range of art, handicrafts, kebaya, authentic souveniers, batik, clothes, shoes and accessories as well as renowned designer labels.

Cocoa Boutique: Fine local chocolates created by chefs and made to original Belgian recipes, home to the Winner of the Most Innovative Chocolate Product 2004.

Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman: The 'grand dame' and traditional shopping district of KL, this attraction is home to night markets, major department stores, bars, clubs and a delicious range of eateries.

Petaling Street: Known as Malaysia's 'Chinatown', this shopping precinct is home to knock off clothes and accessories, DVDs, souvenirs, food stalls, restaurants and plenty of haggling opportunities.

Pavilion: An exciting recent addition to the Malaysian shopping scene, this retail heaven offers 450 outlets offering fashion, home furnishing, entertainment, culinary delights and urban leisure.

Monuments & Museums

Islamic Arts Museum: Southeast Asia's largest museum of Islamic art, this attraction offers 30,000 square metres of Islamic art, over 7,000 artefacts and an exceptional library.

Maybank Numismatic Museum: Owned and by Malaysia's largest bank and financial institution, the museum is located in the Maybank Tower and holds the country's largest money and coin collection.

Muzium Negara: 3 palatial storeys providing an insight to Malaysian history, culture, festivals, traditional weapons and flora and fauna. There are 4 main galleries dedicated to natural history and ethnology.

National Monument: The tallest freestanding bronze sculpture in the world, commemorating those who died in Malaysia's struggle against the Japanese in WWII.

National Textiles Museum: Formally home to various institutions, this heritage building follows the trends and development of textiles that have helped to shape the lifestyles of the Malaysian people.

P. Ramlee Memorial: Located at the former residence of this famous Malaysian film actor, director, singer, songwriter, composer, and producer, P. Ramlee is remembered as the icon of Malay entertainment.

Sultan Abdul Samad Building: Named after the iconic Sultan at the time of construction, the copper dome-topped clock tower is a major landmark and is the site for many important events.

Places of Interest

Jamek Mosque: One of the oldest Mosques in Kuala Lumpur.

National Mosque: Situated in 13 acres of stunning gardens, this amazing Mosque is built in the shape of an 18-point star and can hold up to 15,000 people.

Istana Budaya (National Theatre): Translating to 'Place of Culture', this is the main venue for all types of theatre including musicals, classical, opera and more from both local and international performances.

National Science Centre: A fascinating and exciting place to explore with the whole family in the centre of the city.

Perdana Botanical Gardens: KL's the oldest and most popular public recreational park, these unique gardens offer 101 hectares of botanical land in the heart of the city.

Royal Selangor Visitor Centre: A stunning insight into the exquisite craftsmanship of the largest pewter company in the world.