Kuala Lumpur Activities
Great Things To Do in The City
Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley boast of some of the most beautiful golf courses in Asia designed by internationally renowned golf architects. In fact, most hotels and resorts now incorporate golf courses on-site to cater for a growing number of visitors on a golfing holiday. This means that you would need to book early at your hotel to confirm a tee-off time and most local golf clubs require visitors to produce their handicap cards in order to play. Those looking to sharpen their skills and accuracy can find driving ranges around the city.
Mention those words and instantly the heat is on as the mother of all motor sports events, the prestigious F1 Grand Prix, returns to Malaysian shores every April. Tickets to the 32 000-capacity, double-frontage Grand Stand are lmost always sold out weeks before and those who miss them either head for the additional 60 000 covered seating or ake to camping out on the track which can accommodate up to 130 000 spectators at any one time.
Spa Retreats Enjoy an abundance of Malay, Chinese, Indian as well as Balinese and Thai treatments within the luxurious comforts of the city’s spas. Several leading hotels offer exclusive spa facilities for the convenience of their guests.
Cosmo’s World Theme Park is the largest indoor theme park in Malaysia covering an amazing 133,000 square feet. Located within Berjaya Times Square shopping mall – visitors to the mall can actually feel the movements from the theme park while relaxing or doing their shopping. With 14 attractive rides, Cosmo’s is separated into 2 different themed areas – one for the intensely adventurous and the other for the more faint-hearted.
SKY HIGH For an outstanding view of KL, check out Menara Kuala Lumpur (2 lalan Punchak, Off Jalan P. Ramlee, 2020-5446). This communication and broadcasting tower is 1,389 feet high and offers an observation deck at the 911 feet mark, which provides a 360-degree view of the city. Open daily 9am-lopm.
The 20,000 sq. ft. Petronas Art Gallery (Lot 341-343, Suria KLCC, 2052-7770) holds regular exhibitions from some of Malaysia’s most revered and talented artists. Expect to see contemporary as well as traditional Malaysian artworks.
The 60,000 sq. ft. Aquaria KLCC (Concourse Level, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Complex, 2333-2888, www.klaquaria.com) which features over 5,000 freshwater and marine animal exhibits viewed from a 297-feet underwater viewing tunnel is a must. This exciting landmark destination is built around a linear and tropically-themed journey which begins with scenes of highland forest streams, and travels through rainforests, coastal lowlands and the sea. RM26 (kids), RM38 (adults).
PETROSAINS, The Discovery Centre (Level 4, Suria KLCC, 2331-8181, www.petrosains.com. my) is an interactive science discovery centre for people of all ages. It engages you through sight, sound, touch and smell and all aspects of the science. Equipped with hundreds of interactive exhibits and other programs keeping you happily entertained for hours! It’s science like you’ve never seen before. RM4-7 (kids), RM12 (adults).
REST AND RELAX
The perfect form of rest and relaxation, the multitude of spas and health centers in KL provide busy travelers and shoppers a wonderful sojourn into the world of fitness and beauty. Now that high-end shopping centers like Starhill Gallery and The Pavilion has a floor exclusively for spas, there is definitely no excuse not to xheck them out. Highly recommended: Asianel Reflexology Spa [Lot 517, Pamper Floor, Starhill Gallery, 181 lalan Bukit Bintang, 2142-1397J, which offers a smorgasbord of boutique spa services like reflexology pavilion suites, head and hands acupressure, and chiropractic approved massage chairs; and Donna Spa [Lot 520, Pamper Floor, Starhill Gallery, 181 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 2141-8999], which is fantastic for its exotic body treatments.