How to spend a day in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, to some, may seem like a small city, but it is filled with surprises.

From unique cultural sights to flavoursome delicacies, you’ll surely find some great ways to indulge your time in.

Although located in a rather secluded area, Nottingham students are able to take advantage of the transportation services provided by the university and head over to multiple destinations.

Nottingham regularly provides buses that send you directly from campus to the KTM/MRT station in Kajang, where you can ride the train that passes by the city centre of Bukit Bintang.

There is also the bus and van to KLTC, located near the popular Pavilion mall.

It is the perfect place for you to do endless shopping and eat varieties of food.

From Pavillion, you can take the bridge that connects you to the Petronas Twin Towers, also known as KLCC.

The towers serve as one of the highlights of the many sights in Kuala Lumpur and offer various activities for you and your friends to do, including the two options listed below:


An aquarium that presents a memorable glimpse of the sea life as well as a worthwhile experience you will enjoy.


A scientific and technological museum where you can learn a lot about science in a fun and interactive environment.

Besides the two options listed above, you could also check out the three options below, all located nearby.

Tugu Negara (National Monument)

Tugu Negara represents a significant part of Malaysia’s history, thus making it one of the highlights of Kuala Lumpur.

The sculpture pays tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for Malaysia’s freedom during World War II.

The KL Bird Park

An escape to nature is a great way to spend your day, especially at the KL Bird Park, where they have daily activities such as feeding birds and bird shows.

It is only a 15 minute walk from Tugu Negara. But if you’re looking for an easier option, a grab ride would cost around RM 5.

Hutong Lot 10

Kuala Lumpur is popular for its renowned street food and you can find it in Hutong Lot 10.

The location offers a diverse range of cuisines, thus you can have a taste of every aspect of Malaysia’s culture.

It is situated in Bukit Bintang and a walking distance from Pavillion, making it easier for you to ride the MRT or take the bus from KLTC back to campus.

Looks like it may be time for a city adventure. Don’t forget an umbrella!

By Aisyah Syed Yahya

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