You’ll spend the day flitting between Kuala Lumpur’s best bits, ranging from traditional sights to modern marvels. After you’ve been driven into the city centre, the checklist starts with a visit to the National Museum. Here, you’ll be able to witness authentic Malay culture, ancient artefacts and traditional musical instruments. One of the nation’s most visited spots is next on the to-do list – Independence Square. The pristine lawns in the centre were once used as a cricket pitch, and the Malaysian colours fly from one of the world’s tallest flagpoles at the southern end. Check out the bustling lanes of Central Market, before stopping for lunch at a local restaurant. Next, you can pose for pictures at the foot of the city’s most iconic attraction – the twin Petronas Towers. Last on the agenda’s an elevator ride to the observation deck of the KL Tower – a needle-like structure that offers panoramas across the skyline.
The journey time to Kuala Lumpur is 1.5 hours each way. No photography is allowed in the National Museum.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.