Stopping by in K.L for just 2 days? Want to spend your 48 hours here in K.L fruitfully and productively? Here’s a list of things you can do or eat whilst on your layover or short trip here!
48 hours is never enough to explore the whole city but here are some things you can do to make your short stay worthwhile.
What to eat
Kuala Lumpur is the Zion of food. Whatever you’re craving for, you’ll get it.
Village Park Nasi Lemak
If you are in search of Nasi Lemak that will make a big impression on you, this is where you have to go. This restaurant is ALWAYS full and is actually a Chinese-Muslim restaurant, co-owned by Neelofa, the goddess of hijab empire.
Address: 5, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
The Toast and Roast
Non-halal alert!!! Glazed roasted pork (char siew) in Hong Kong style is available here at SS2! This is just the bomb! These char siew melts in your mouth. If you think you’ve tasted the best char siew in your life, please give this a try and reconsider your priority. Eat them with rice or noodles, you will not regret it.
Address: 101, Jalan SS 2/6, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Ah Ping Bak Kut Teh
Non-halal alert again. You probably already know Klang is famous for its Bak Kut Teh but given that you only have such limited time, you might want to just stay within the Klang Valley area. And if you’ve never heard or tried dry bak kut teh, here is where you should pop your cherry for dry bak kut teh.
Address:42, Jalan SS14/2, Subang Jaya, Selangor
Operating hours: Daily 5pm-11pm
Old Tricycle Yong Tau Foo
If you love yong tau foo, then you have to try this famous yong tau foo in Taman Desa. What’s so special about this yong tau foo that stands out from the rest? It is barbecued with charcoal. The fuchuk is to die for! They also serve grilled fish and it is a little too spicy but it is so worth getting swollen lips from eating it. Old Tricycle Yong Tau Foo was originally in Pudu and they have expanded their business to the Taman Desa neighborhood. It is set up in a very unique ambiance, which is in the middle of an alley and yes it is an open-air seating. It doesn’t feel too hot during the night with the breeze blowing, so don’t be too worried about the heat.
Address: 14A, Jalan Desa Jaya, Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: Wednesday- Monday at 6pm- 11pm
Closed on Tuesdays.
Char Kuey Teow
There are tons of places for you to eat char kuey teow but if you must choose, go to Pudu Wai Sek Kai for this salted egg char kuey teow. This char kuay teow stall is located at the end of Wai Sek Kai in Pudu. As you can see, this CKT is a little different. The golden topping/garnishing is actually salted egg bits. TRY IT!
Address: Jalan Sayur, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: Daily- 6pm – 11.30pm, closed on Mondays
What activities to do in KL?
ATV Adventure Park
If you’re adventurous and love to ride on these beasts for thrills, this is what you should do while you’re here! ATV Adventure Park offers affordable packages that you and your friends can sign up on depending on your budget and amount of time you want to spend. Don’t worry if you’ve never handled an ATV, you’ll be guided through or if you’re still not confident, a guide will be riding with you on your ATV. You’ll be taken to a waterfall as your pit stop and you can enjoy the cool water and just take pictures or just indulge the beauty of nature.
P/s: The park is really close to the Zoo Negara (National Zoo of Malaysia) so you can drop by the zoo if you had time!
For more info about ATV Adventure park and their packages, visit their website.
We all have jumped on a trampoline when we were kids, probably still jumping on a kid’s trampoline when we had the chance. But those trampolines are so small and not as fun to jump on as adults. What if we told you, there’s a HUUUUUUGE indoor trampoline space for you to just jump all day? *inner kid in you screaming*
Exciting right? Jump Street Asia is what we’re talking about. It has all kinds of attractions and activities for you to jump and show off your “stunts”. At only RM27 per hour, you can do all the activities there and probably burn some calories from all the food you’ve been eating for the past 48 hours.
To find out more about their attractions, click here.
Ok, if you have not heard of Sunway Lagoon, where have you been living your whole life? Sunway Lagoon is an all in one theme park that includes a water park, an amusement park, an adventure park, a wildlife park and so much more! If you just want to have fun and park yourself at one location for a whole day, head over to Sunway Lagoon and play all day! You can even ride an ATV there and pet some tame animals while you’re there. If you like excitement and are a daredevil, ride on the theme park rides or just bungee jump your fear of heights away!
More information here.
Artisan Flea Markets
If you’re not too keen on something outdoorsy or too adventurous, and just want to kick back and chill for the weekend, then head over to one of the many bazaars or flea markets in K.L. Almost every weekend, at the corner of somewhere in K.L., there’ll be a flea market or bazaar going on.
Some flea markets are held every weekend, some are only once a month. So you might want to check out their dates before you head over.
You can find a list of bazaars over here. Or if you’re lucky enough to happen to be around during one of the weekends Riuh is held, don’t miss it! Remember to bring cash to these flea markets as most of them transact in cash only.
Virtual Reality @ The Rift
Virtual Reality is really making it big and popular recently. If you would like to jump in the bandwagon and experience it yourself, head over to The Rift at Mid Valley Megamall. You will be creating memories while gaining an unforgettable gaming experience. You can spend an entire day in there playing games, just like how you did when you were young, except this one requires a little physical activity. The Rift is basically a Virtual Reality theme park for you to just run around and play the virtual reality attractions. There are different packages to suit your preference. If you’d like to be indoors and just want to go shopping after playing, then The Rift would be suited for you.
Exclusive hidden spots?
Want to just chill and wind down your jam-packed day from all the activities and eating? Don’t just go to any bar, go somewhere hidden and mysterious. Here are some speakeasy bars that you should check out before leaving KL!
The Vault KL
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We are back open today – and we have two awesome DJ's on the decks for tonight 😎 Welcoming @twinkieskl for their 1st set at The Vault KL – so pop down after your dinner for a little drink. Hope to see you there 🍸 #TheVaultKL #Hartamas #SpeakEasyFeel #KualaLumpur #Twinkies #Tuesdaze
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Happy leap day peeps! Come celebrate with a drink at The Vault tonight 😉 If not tonight, check out our awesome line-up for this week. Wednesday (02.03.16) – We are back with another unforgettable rocking midweek night. "Retro Nouveau" with Robotron 5000 (from DANGERDISKO) will be dishing out Funk, Motown, 80's, 90's, New Wave and so much more .. Book your tables now and get ready to dance the night away! Thursday (03.03.16) – "Rhythm and Beats" will for fill your need and love for classic Hip Hop and R'n'B tunes. Groove your night away with the awesome DJ Augie on the decks! Friday (04.03.16) – We are truly excited to invite for the first time at The Vault KL, the funky DJ Irama! She will be dishing out sexy house tunes all night long which will definitely be a good start to your weekend! Saturday (05.03.16) – LZZY is not a a stranger to The Vault as she has been our trusty house DJ since we opened our doors. I am sure you have heard and fallen in love with her tunes, so come down and let loose on your Saturday night! Call our reservations number now and secure yourself a table : +60 12 465 0551 (limited space) BUT we do of course have our bar area and you are still welcome to come by. See you at The Vault! #TheVaultKL #Speakeasyfeel #Goodtimes #Lineup
The interior of Vault KL is designed like a vault. It looks like an ancient cellar where Frankenstein’s monster was created.
Address: 5, Jalan Sri Hartamas 7, Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Entering Suzie Wong is like going to a Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas. Its 1950’s Chinese theme and interior is giving out very eccentric and whimsical vibe. The performances on stage are intriguing and fascinating. You’re bound to have a great time there!
Address: Basement, Wisma Lim Foo Yoong, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50350 Kuala Lumpur,
Hyde at 53M
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We’re back with a new featured menu. Do come through and HYDE from your work, stress, nagging partners, or whatever it is! We are OPEN every Tuesday till Sunday from 5PM onwards. . 🍹HANAMI by Jason Julian . . #hyde53m #alltastyideas #damansarauptown #uptowneats #klbartenders #hanami #cocktailbar
Hyde at 53M has been around for a long time and it’s still one of the post packed speakeasy lounge. It has a quirky, down to earth style and the drinks are awesome!
Address: 53M, Jalan SS21/1A Damansara Utama
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia 47400
If you like cigars and whiskey, IKKI is the one for you. Also if you’re not a fan of small spaces where a stranger is just an inch away from touching you, IKKI is spacious enough (3000sq feet) for you to even bust a move or breakdance without touching anyone.
Address: E-1-08 Tingkat 1, Electric Boulevard TREC, Jalan Tun Razak 50400 Kuala Lumpur.
We hope the list of things to do, visit and eat will make your short stay in KL exciting and memorable enough! Kuala Lumpur is the New York City of Malaysia and it is a city that never sleeps. Discover the beauty of this city as it offers both cultural and modern lifestyle.