2 Nights in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Itinerary)

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is a modern city with towers, skyscrapers and other buildings dominating the sky. But also situated i...

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is a modern city with towers, skyscrapers and other buildings dominating the sky. But also situated inside the city are classic sites such as ancient temples, thriving hawker centers and traditional Malay architecture.

Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by Bus

Kuala Lumpur is a six-hour bus ride from Singapore. You can buy your bus ticket at Golden Mile Complex for around 20 SGD. There are several bus operators inside the mall but StarMart Express has hourly and daily trips to Kuala Lumpur.
Golden Mile Complex Address: 5001 Beach Road, Singapore 199588

Budget Accommodation

You can get a hotel at KL Sentral for around 85 MYR per night. The advantage of staying at KL Sentral is it's near the train station where there are rides going directly to KLIA2 and tourist attractions such as The Petronas Towers and Batu Caves.

Petronas Twin Towers

No trip to Kuala Lumpur is complete without visiting its most iconic landmark, the Petronas Twin Towers. You can go up there to visit the observation deck or walk on the skybridge that connects the two towers but you need to book your tickets in advance since the tower is often full of tourists.

Batu Caves

Just a short ride from Kuala Lumpur is the Batu Caves. It's a massive cathedral like temple filled up with Hindu shrines and temples. The most popular image here is the gigantic statue of Lord Murugan at the entrance.

The entrance is free but donations are encouraged. You also need to cover your shoulders and legs when entering the temple. If in case you don't have the proper attire, you can rent a sarong for 5 MYR. You will get a refund of 2 MYR upon the return of the sarong.

Thean Hou Temple

Thean Hou Temple is a six-tier Chinese temple in Kuala Lumpur. From KL Sentral, you can take a cab going to the temple. The fare is usually just around 10 MYR. Admission is free and no strict dress code is required.

Several souvenir shops are on the first floor. The temple has a number of attractions such as the Fortune Bridge, Wishing Well, Medicinal Herb Garden and the Tortoise Pond.

Food in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur street food is a mix of Malay, Chinese & Indian influences. Most dishes here are seasoned with coconut milk, ginger and lemon grass. There is a place here known for its hawker stalls, the Kampung Baru. Kampung Baru is a traditional Malay village inside the city. The village owners have refused modern development and turned their village into a foodie village.

But everywhere in Kuala Lumpur, you can find interesting street food to try. Here are some of my favorites:

Nasi Lemak Fried Chicken
Nasi lemak is a rice dish cooked in coconut milk. It is also served with sambal, fried crispy anchovies, peanut and cucumber. This one is from KL Sentral just below where my hotel is.

Mee Goreng
Mee Goreng is a spicy Malaysian fried noodle.

Nasi Kandar Beef Masala
This is one of my favorite meals in Kuala Lumpur. I had this dish at Central Market, a cultural heritage site offering a bazaar-like shopping and eateries.

Asam Laksa
Asam Laksa is a noodle dish that comes with a sour fish and tamarind broth.

Nasi Lemak Chicken Rendang
This is from the airport before heading back home. It's delicious but of course more expensive.


Day 1:
11:00 AM - Start of travel from Singapore
5:00 PM - Kuala Lumpur
7:00 PM - Petronas Towers
10:00 PM - Hotel

Day 2:
9:00 AM - Batu Caves
11:00 AM - Chinatown
12:00 PM - Central Market
3:00 PM - Thean Hou Temple
5:00 PM - Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Samad (tourists are not allowed inside)
10:00 PM - Hotel

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