Apa khabar! My name is Ning and I am 25 this year. I'm a native of Kuala Lumpur, born and bred within the city itself. Like most of the folks here, I am trilingual; I grew up speaking Chinese (Including Mandarin, Cantonese, And Hakka dialects), English, and Malay, and I'm familiar with the public transport system here because I take the trains to work. Jam free travelling is the best! Indeed, KL is known for the Twin Towers, Chinatown, Botanical Park and many other places. I'll bring you to the hidden food gems of KL, and I can show you the natural side of this city too. I love hiking and chasing waterfalls in KL and Selangor, and I would like to share this experience with you too! While you're here to KL to learn more about the story of this place, I will enjoy learning about your story too, because I believe everyone travels for a reason. Hope I can make your trip here a memorable one!
Malaysia is a food haven with its melting pot of cultures. There's so much to do (and eat!) I can help you satisfy your palates with good food, satisfy your physical and mental health needs with a hike or stroll through the Malaysian jungles, and I can satisfy your Instagram #ootd needs with photoshoots. If you need a translator, I'm here to serve as your translator. Here are some of my suggestions of things to do in KL: 1. Central Market: For cheap local handicrafts and souvenirs. Get your batik sarung here! 2. Petaling Street Chinatown: One of the oldest places in Kuala Lumpur, with many places of worship to visit. It's also a place for good local hawker food. It's also a picturesque place with hand-painted murals on the the centuries-old shophouses. 3. Petronas Twin Towers: Once held the record for the tallest building in the world, it's now a place for shopping and the standard tourist photo stop as the landmark of Malaysia. 4. Perdana Botanical Gardens: Nice park where people jog and do wedding photoshoots here. There's also a deer park, butterfly park, bird park, national planetarium and orchid garden in the vicinity too. 5. Thean Hou Temple: it's a place of worship for Taoists and Buddhists alike, at night it becomes a beautiful place lit up by rows of lanterns hung across the temple. 6. Broga Hill, Semenyih: 40 minutes from the city, it's a nice 1 hour hiking trail for people to enjoy the view and sunrise. 7. Sungai Pisang waterfall: Literally meaning Banana River, it's 40 minutes drive north of KL and an hour's hike for a nice cold shower in the waterfall. 8. Lepoh waterfall: 40 minutes drive away from the city and a 2 hour hike up the waterfall. The waterfall is worth the hike! If you're a daredevil, you can try sliding down the waterfall too. 9. Food trip! Banana leaf rice, Nasi Lemak, Roti Canai, Rendang (Not crispy!), a nice cup of local coffee and pulled milk tea is hopefully something new and memorable for you.
There are many bars and pubs in KL at night especially in the city centre. If you're looking for something more exotic, there are speakeasy themed bars with their unique twist of cocktails! If you're looking for somewhere that is alcohol-free, I can also bring you for unique Malaysian-style night time hangouts at local mamaks.