Plan a Short Trip in Kuala Lumpur While Transiting

Transiting in KLIA/KLIA2 in Malaysia? Transiting in Malaysia, especially if you are transiting at KLIA/KLIA2 does not have to be boring. There’s plenty of interesting places in the vicinity of the airports and Klang Valley to visit.

Here’s a brief transit destination guide for passengers transiting in KLIA/KLIA2.

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Stop by Tourism Information Centre and get some brochures or information that you need. This is actually a perfect place for you to get your free souvenirs too; free beautiful postcards, button badges etc. The Tourism Information Centre is a must visit if you are international travelers. If you are traveling alone or with a partner, traveling via public transport is highly recommended.

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Here’s the destination recommended for an 8 hour daytime transit; KLCC, Petronas Twin Tower, Aquaria, MUD KL Performance and Central Market.

Getting there: From KLIA take KLIA Express to KL Sentral and proceed to take the Putraline LRT to KLCC station. Disembark from the train and walk towards KLCC and visit Petronas Twin Tower before heading to Aquaria. From Aquaria, walk back to KLCC Station to Masjid Jamek and walk over to Panggung Bandaraya for M.U.D performance. When you are done with the performance walk over to Central Market for some cultural fix and walk over to Pasar Seni LRT Station and head over to KL Sentral heading back to KLIA via KLIA Express.

Destination 1: Petronas Twin Tower
Recommended time spent here: 1 hour

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Petronas Twin Tower is the iconic skyscraper located in the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. The 88-floor towers are constructed largely of reinforced concrete, with a steel and glass facade designed to resemble motifs found in Islamic art, a reflection of Malaysia’s official religion. For more information on Petronas Twin Tower, click HERE.

Destination 2: Aquaria, KLCC
Recommended time spent here 1 hour 30 minutes.

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The Aquaria KLCC is a world-class aquarium that showcases marine life and animals from Malaysia and around the world. The oceanarium showcase over 5,000 different exhibits of aquatic and land-bound creatures over a sprawling 60,000 square foot space right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s city centre. For detailed information on Aquaria KLCC, click HERE.

Destination 3: MUD Performance, Panggung Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur
Recommended time spent here: 1 hour

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Kuala Lumpur City Hall, in collaboration with Enfiniti Vision Media, presents a heartwarming cultural musical ‘MUD: Our Story of Kuala Lumpur.’

 ‘MUD: Our Story of Kuala Lumpur’ tells a tale of three young men who made the journey from their village to a small tin mining town to seek their fortune. This heartwarming story is set against historical events of early Kuala Lumpur.
This heartwarming story is set against historical events of early Kuala Lumpur. More information on MUD HERE.

Destination 4: Pasar Seni/Central Market
Recommended time spent here: 30-45minutes

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Pasar Seni or Central Market is a cultural heritage site with restored art deco facade offering shopping, eateries & an outdoor stage. For more information on Pasar Seni/Central Market, click HERE

Moving around in public transport is pretty easy and most of the famous tourists attractions in Kuala Lumpur is nearby and reachable easily on foot of public transport. So, if you’re ever transiting in KLIA/KLIA2, be sure to step out of the airport and have fun exploring Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia.

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