Five Free Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

January 23, 2023 10:54 pm59 commentsViews: 197

Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia. Most visitors to Malaysia begin their journey here. Although Kuala Lumpur (widely known as KL) is a busy city, it is still an affordable place to visit.

Five Free Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Petronas Twin Tower Sky Bridge: Great View of the City for Free

The Petronas Twin Towers is the most eye-catching building in Kuala Lumpur as it stands majestically at a height of 451.9 meters tall. Visitors are allowed to visit the skybridge located on the 41st floor to get a great view of the city’s skyline. However, limited tickets are given out. Therefore, to ensure that you get one, do head to the Petronas Twin Towers early in the morning to queue for the tickets.

Galeri Petronas: Enjoy and Learn More About Art

Within the Petronas Twin Towers, there is also an art gallery which was set up to help promote the development and preservation of art in Malaysia. The Gallery has temporary exhibitions, workshops and an Artist in Residence. Besides that, there is also an Art Resource Center which houses a variety of information on press clippings and images of works. It is located at Level 3 and entrance is free. Galeri Petronas is open on all days except Mondays.

Orchid Park, Hibiscus Park & Kuala Lumpur Deer Park: Free Entrance on Weekdays

These parks are located at the Lake Gardens. On weekdays, there is no entrance fee while on weekends and public holidays there is a low fee of only RM1. Other parks located nearby include the KL Butterfly Park (with an affordable admission fee of RM4) and the KL Bird Park (with a more expensive entrance fee of RM42 for adults).

Royal Selangor Visitor Centre: Experience Pewter Making Firsthand

The Royal Selangor Visitor Centre is open daily from 9.00am to 5.00pm. It is free to visit and there are guided tours for visitors to learn more about pewter making. However, for those who wish to actually create their own pewter masterpiece, it would cost RM50 to enrol in the School of Hard Knocks workshop. Take note that prior booking is required for the workshop.

Walking Along Bukit Bintang: People-Watching and Window-Shopping

The Bukit Bintang area is packed with shopping malls and hence, there is usually a crowd there. Weekends would offer the best opportunity to people-watch. At times, there may be free concerts held at the malls like Sungei Wang Plaza or Berjaya Times Square.

As the area is well-known for shopping, those who manage to find bargains can opt to purchase them. On the other hand, for those who would like to cling tight to their budgets, window-shopping is always free.

With the money saved at these free attractions, tourists could choose to spend more on the delicious local food, to venture out to nearby states, or to shop in Kuala Lumpur. Regardless of your purpose for visiting these free attractions, these places are definitely worth a visit.

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