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Top 4 Free Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur

Going on a trip to another country does not have to be expensive. I've tried walking to the different places to see in the provinces and countries I have been to. Walking gives you a firsthand look at the city or place you visit, without a real destination in mind. Just wandering. I took the time to wander the streets of Kuala Lumpur to find the best places to visit for free.

Walk the Streets at Night

Kuala Lumpur is different at night. The pulse of the streets are different and the cityscape is brighter.

I was unafraid of walking Kuala Lumpur's streets at night. 

The bars and restaurants come alive at night and the streets are just as vibrant and lively at night as they are in the morning.

Merdeka Square

This park is home to several significant buildings and structures in Kuala Lumpur. Merdeka Square is the place where independence was declared and the Malaysian flag was raised on August 31, 1957.

Solidarity is important to Malaysia. They do have a mix of races living in just Kuala Lumpur, Chinese, Malay, Indians, Burmese, and other races but all under one roof. I liked how open Malaysia is to foreigners. They are friendly and open to what foreigners bring to their country.

I was able to catch a glimpse of the celebration of independence on August 31. This was only during a rehearsal for the actual celebration.

Victorian Fountain

Sultan Abdul Samad Building
I not only liked the architecture of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, I also liked the story and history behind it. This building was built in 1894-1897 and it housed different government departments.

St. Mary's Cathedral
It was relaxing to just walk around and hang out at Merdeka Square. There are also adjacent streets and buildings that have historical significance.

KL City Gallery

KL City Gallery provides information about the past of Kuala Lumpur. The city was a backward province with a bleak outlook till a strong and visionary leadership turned it around. There is also a model of Kuala Lumpur inside the gallery. There are free tours to the different historical places surrounding the City Gallery on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

Kuala Lumpur's streets were filled with historical buildings, temples, churches, and noteworthy modern architecture. I liked how they retained the structure of the old buildings in the different parts of the city.

Guan Di Temple

KL Library

Bintang Walk

National Palace

Masjid Jamek

China Town

I liked the different types of architecture lining the streets of Kuala Lumpur. The architecture showed how multicultural they are. Despite having different races, everything fit into one Malaysia. The influences of different races came out in the city's architecture. Each street and corner told a different story from the various races that live in Malaysia.

These are some of the free things you can see and do in Kuala Lumpur. If you have any suggestions of other free things to do, just comment. Who says you have to spend a lot of money to see the heart and soul of a city?


  1. True! We ONLY travel by commuter trains around Kuala Lumpur during our entire stay. It's so easy and stress-free travel.

  2. i was scared walking in KL before we moved in here. Then when you get used to it and as long as you're walking with many people or in a crowd it is safe i guess. We live near those photos you've taken above hehe with the gold building hehe

  3. Very nice blog..
    Just a little correction, the palace is not presidential palace. Malaysia doesn't has president. It is National Palace.. the royal palace for the King of Malaysia.