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July 2020

Every new country you visit comes with its own long list of places to go on travel sites and blogs. Most times, there are so many options you don’t even know where to begin or how to shortlist them. But if you’re up for something new and unusual, how about heading to places that are popular – in the eyes of the locals, not tourists? 

There’s no better place to start your planning than here, since The Travel Insider is known for bringing you insights from the people who know it best – its locals. So for a truly local experience in Kuala Lumpur, delve straight into this list from travel blogger Jessica (@jessicachaw) and her followers for their must-eat, must-see, must-do and must-stay list!



@jessicachaw: Jalan Alor

Discover and indulge in Malaysia’s great variety of food along the lively street food haven – Jalan Alor!


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Address: Jalan Alor (behind Jalan Bukit Bintang), 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


@fionnasecret: Kafei Dian

Try out the Malaysian cuisine at this famous café at Jalan Panggong – they serve nasi lemak, mee hoon, mee siam etc. It’s a must-eat when you pay a visit to KL!


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Address: 80 Jalan Panggong, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening hours: Daily, 0700 - 1700



@jessicachaw: Thean Hou Temple

Visit the beautiful and majestic Thean Hou Temple, one of the largest Chinese temples in South East Asia with more than 30 years of history!


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Address: 65 Persiaran Endah, Off Jalan Syed Putra, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening hours: Daily, 0800 - 2200


@yeexienong: Pasar Seni

From handcrafted art products at Central Market to Petaling Street with its range of historical authentic food and buildings, where else is a better place to experience the true colours of Malaysia's variety; a melting pot of all the cultures in Malaysia? Walk the streets while snacking, enjoying the warmth from the sun, and friendly Malaysians all around!


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@jessicachaw: Visit KLCC Park

Take a stroll around KLCC Park in the evening to take a breather and enjoy the beautiful view surrounded by luscious greens!


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Address: Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening hours: Daily, 0700 - 2200 


@j.xst: Visit Taman Eko Rimba

Take a stroll down Taman Eko Rimba, where you’ll be able to indulge in Mother Nature’s greatest treasures, the flora & fauna! With lush greenery and beautiful sights, there’s also a canopy walk for Instagrammable shots! Plus, admission is FREE!


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Address: Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening hours: Daily, 0700 -1800  



@jessicachaw: Majestic Hotel

Stay at Majestic Hotel, one of KL’s iconic historic hotels where the allure of a city’s distinctive past meets all of today’s modern luxuries and stylish innovations. Look forward to stay inclusions such as the buffet breakfast, all-day light refreshments, in-room mini bar and evening cocktails. The infinity pool and gym are open round-the-clock for your convenience too.


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Address: 5, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Tasik Perdana, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


@sheancassie_420: EQ Kuala Lumpur

Comfortable, modern & luxury defines the EQ. You must visit their rooftop bar too – that’s where you can enjoy a breath-taking view of Kuala Lumpur!


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Address: Equatorial Plaza, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Now that you’ve gotten an insight into what Malaysians think best represents an authentic local experience in Kuala Lumpur, you can either discover what else Malaysia has to offer from our insiders, or start planning and booking your holidays now – we have more than 350 exclusive local and overseas deals for UOB Cardmembers to enjoy! 


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