Kuala Lumpur | 48 hours in KL with 480RM

Kuala Lumpur | 48 hours in KL with 480RM

Plan a 2D1N trip to KL with 480RM*

*excl. flights

1. Transport

Photo from paultan.org.

With KL’s  new Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) system, KTM Komuter Trains, Light Rail Transit, Kuala Lumpur Monorail as well as bus systems in place, smart travellers like yourself can look forward to an easy and affordable way of getting around. Get an all-day pass for just MYR 7.00! Tourists can purchase one-time tickets or passes at KL Sentral and central LRT stations KLCC, Masjid Jamek and Dang Wangi.

2. Aku Café & Gallery

Photo from Time Out

Address: First Floor, 8 Jalan Panggong, Kuala Lumpur 50000
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 8pm (Closed on Mondays)
Prices: Start from MYR 4.90

What better way to spend your day than to soak in the Arts & Culture scene of KL while enjoying some good coffee. Aku Café & Gallery is a quaint and contemporary space featuring both local and international exhibitions. Visitors are treated to an immersive and aesthetic visual experience while their tastes buds are tantalised by the café’s delicious offering. Favourites include their hand-drip coffee (MYR 10.00)  or siphon-brewed coffee (MYR 13.00), paired perfectly with a slide of their signature coffee cake (MYR 8.90). Check our their Facebook page for more information on upcoming events and/or exhibitions. Feel free to explore the culture-rich area, featuring other charming streets full of cafés and bars!

3. Walking Tour of Brickfields

Photo from Ottawa Citizen.

Address: Jalan Travers to Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dates and Time Slots: Every first and third Saturday of the month, 9.30am
Duration: 2.5 hours
Tel: KL City Hall –  03 2617 6273

Take a FREE guided tour of Brickfields and explore the sights and sounds of an old neighbourhood that used to produce bricks that now still line KL’s railway tracks. With a hoard of pre-war shophouses, monuments, and art gallery and hidden dining gems, Brickfields is a treasure trove waiting to be explored!

4. Taman Connaught Night Market


Photo from OpenRice.

Address: Jalan Cerdas, Taman Connaught, Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Every Wednesday, 5.30pm – 12 midnight
Prices: MYR 3.00 and up

Taman Connaught Night Market is a popular shopping street open every Wednesday night. The street features more than 700 stalls stretching over 2 kilometers! With delicious local and regional foods, a wide array of clothing, souvenirs and other items on sale, it’s no surprise that the market is a favorite among both locals and tourists.

5. Heli Lounge Bar

Photo from VanLigutom.com.

Address: Bukit Bintang 34th Floor, Menara KH, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday to Wednesday, 5pm to 12 midnight; Thursday, 5pm – 2am; Friday, 5pm – 3am; Saturday, 5PM–3AM; Sunday, 6 – 11pm
Prices: MYR 18.00 and up

Feel the beat of KL while taking in a gorgeous panoramic night-time view of the city. This not-so-secret space is a helipad by day and bar by night. With a flight-themed interior featuring airplane seats and waiters in pilot uniforms, the Heli Lounge Bar offers an experience not to be missed! The best part is that drinks are not going to cost you an arm or a leg. Cocktails are priced at a reasonable rate of MYR 18.00 with special deals on Thursdays at MYR 15.00 for ladies!

6. Wallet-friendly Accommodation

Photos from ZEN Rooms.

Now that you’ve found a hoard of things to do in the city of KL, it’s time to think about where you’re going to retire to after a long day of exploration. Save on accommodation and you’ll have more to spend on the other experiences that will make your trip an enjoyable and unforgettable one. A comfortable, convenient and affordable abode is what you need for a weekend in KL. Our top picks include ZEN Rooms Titiwangsa (MYR 88.00 per night) and ZEN Rooms Little India Brickfields (MYR 101.00 per night).


About the author:

TIZIANA TAN – Born in enigmatic Vietnam; raised in metropolitan Singapore. Still dreaming of beautiful beaches, clear waters and an endless supply of smoothie bowls.

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