Hidden attractions for you...
Posted on 07 December 2018
If you’re looking for something to do in Klang Valley and you would like an authentic taste of Kuala Lumpur, here’s a list of hidden attractions in Kuala Lumpur that you must visit!
#1. KL Forest Eco Park
When you’re in KL, the colossal towers sometimes make it so you wouldn’t even notice the lush forest reserve right under our nose. Right in front of KL Tower’s yard, you can find Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, this KL Forest Eco Park is where local urbanites go for an afternoon of forest leisure.
Surrounded by the lively modern buildings, this forest reserve is one of the last patches of tropical rainforest left in KL City Centre. This forest reserve is therefore not only a place to visit, it is a special place for Malaysia. Make the best out of this day trip and take a courageous walk on the canopy walk. If you’re lucky, you may even catch sighting of monkeys, rare birds and wild insects!
#2. Mah Meri Cultural Village
The Mah Meri tribe had built their homes on Pulai Carey for many centuries. Today, the Mah Meri Cultural Village has become a perfect place for people to learn about their culture, heritage and history. Known as the Masked People of Malaysia, they are recognised for their excellent mask craftsmanship and the delicate handiwork that is used to make many cultural objects.
#3. Islamic Arts Museum
The National Mosque is a popular attraction for people to explore the heritage and cultural derivatives of Islam in Malaysia. But if you’re looking to explore deeper than that, you will certainly appreciate the variety of stunning artefacts and artworks in the Islamic Arts Museum.
Home to the largest collection of Islamic art in Southeast Asia, these art selections encapsulate the beauty and serenity of the Islamic world. For those cultural-lovers, this is the perfect place to go if you’re looking to see something unique, yet wonderful. Some of the top attractions include the large scale model of the Masjid Al-Haram in Mecca, the 9th-century blue Al-Quran and the inverted dome pavilion will mesmerise you with its shimmering mirrored facets and golden inscription of the Quran’s opening verse.
#4. Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman
Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman is one of the oldest surviving traditional Malay houses in the country. The house was relocated from Kedah and brought to Kuala Lumpur. The journey this authentic Malay house has been is rather amazing.
Named after its original owner, the village head, Abu Seman. Today, you can catch a historic glimpse of early 1900s furniture, kitchen utensils, and traditional ceramics. Stay close to their knowledgeable tour guides and they will be more than happy to share stories of the traditions and architecture of Old Malaya.
#5. Little India at Brickfields
This little India affords vibrant sidewalks and gorgeous colours that make it a truly special place. This modern heritage is easily accessible using public transport, making this a perfect place for a day-adventure!
The Little India in Brickfields has everything you can imagine. Whether you’re looking for beautiful traditional sarees or handmade flower garlands, you can definitely find something for everybody here. For lunch, you can walk into any Indian restaurants for a serving of full-blown flavours, we highly recommend enjoying a delicious banana leaf rice experience, if you may!
#6. Orchid & Hibiscus Garden
Situated within the Perdana Botanical Garden, the Orchid & Hibiscus Garden is decorated with various species of the popular blooms, making this a beautiful place to bring your loved ones!
The Hibiscus Garden honours Malaysia’s national flower, and the garden is sprawled with a waterfall, fountains, and every Bunga Raya that you can ever imagine. The Orchid Garden houses a vast collection of 800 species of orchids where you can stop and smell every single one of them!
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