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Five reasons you need to stay a few days longer in Kuala Lumpur


Because one of the best parts of travel is discovering something new that Google didn’t find for you before you left.

There's plenty to do in Kuala Lumpur - some of which you haven't even found yet.

Many travellers learn this lesson the hard way – don’t fill every single day of your holiday with things found online. 

One of the best parts about exploring any city and its surroundings are the random encounters with something amazing that you just have to come back to see again when you have more time. It might be something amazing you drive past on a city tour, something a local tells you about while waiting in a line or even so random that you walk around a corner and come face to face with it.

It’s the discovery element of travel that makes the best memories on holiday. And every city around the world has them, none more so than the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Let’s take a look at five highlights of the city you may not know about.

 

Hauntu Malaysia

Where you’ll find it: The LINC KL Shopping Centre

Hauntu may make you want to go home, but then you'll want more!

Nestled within the heart of Kuala Lumpur's The Linc KL, Hauntu Malaysia has become a popular attraction for those seeking an immersive and spine-tingling experience.

This unique establishment offers visitors an opportunity to step into a world of mystery and intrigue, with a diverse range of meticulously designed and themed environments. Hauntu Malaysia aims to thrill and captivate its patrons with everything from haunted mansions to eerie hospital wards.

Wandering among a series of interactive, horror-themed scenarios that are sure to send shivers down the spines of brave souls, Hauntu Malaysia @The Linc KL has successfully combined entertainment with fear, creating a truly unforgettable experience for those in search of a good scare.

Whether you're a horror enthusiast or simply looking for a unique night out, Hauntu Malaysia is a must-visit destination, providing an extraordinary blend of terror and entertainment right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

 

Skyworld Genting

Where you’ll find it: SkyAvenue Gateway, Level G, SkyAvenue (near Jom Makan)

Skyworld is part of the massive Resorts World Genting entertainment complex near KL.

Genting Highlands, a mere hour's drive from Kuala Lumpur, offers a serene escape with a dash of excitement.

Located in the Titiwangsa Mountains, it entices visitors with its cool climate and lush greenery, providing a welcome respite from the city's heat. The highland retreat boasts not only scenic beauty but also a plethora of entertainment options, including the Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park and a vibrant shopping and dining scene in SkyAvenue.

Whether you're a nature enthusiast or seeking thrilling experiences, Genting Highlands strikes a harmonious balance, making it a beloved destination for those in search of a diverse and refreshing getaway.

 

Party Box 360

Where you’ll find it: LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre

Party Box 360 is exactly as the name suggests - a party in a box.

Party Box 360 in Kuala Lumpur is a dynamic entertainment hub that has been making waves in the city's social scene in recent times.

Situated in the heart of the city’s LaLaport Shopping Centre, this innovative venue combines gaming, music, and social interaction for an unforgettable experience. With a range of state-of-the-art gaming setups, including console games and virtual reality, it's a haven for both dedicated gamers and casual players. The venue's lively atmosphere, complete with music and a sociable crowd, ensures a memorable night out.

One of the most popular games available at Party Box 360 is its Escape Room - a perfect activity to bring your family, friends or travel companions together to test your collective wits and wisdom.

Through a series of riddles, puzzles and clues, teams of between 2-8 people must think outside the box in order to get outside the box before the timer runs out. Players can choose from a creepy toy store, a mental asylum, haunted barber shop or a futuristic robot universe as the setting for their game.

Whether you're looking to challenge your friends in multiplayer games, meet new people, or simply enjoy a night of fun and camaraderie, Party Box 360 delivers an engaging and vibrant atmosphere in Kuala Lumpur.

 

Kwai Chai Hong

Where you’ll find it: Lorong Panggung, City Centre, Wilayah Persekutuan

Journey back to what Kuala Lumpur in yesteryear.

Kwai Chai Hong in Kuala Lumpur is a captivating historic precinct that has been lovingly restored and transformed into a charming cultural destination.

Right in the city centre, this hidden gem takes visitors on a journey through time with its beautifully preserved alleyways and vibrant street art. Strolling through Kwai Chai Hong, you'll be transported to the old-world charm of Kuala Lumpur's yesteryears, with its traditional shophouses and intricate murals.

It's not just a place for history enthusiasts but a bustling hub for arts and culture, often hosting events and exhibitions. Kwai Chai Hong offers a delightful blend of nostalgia and creativity, making it a must-visit for those eager to explore the city's rich heritage and contemporary artistic expressions.

 

RexKL

Where you’ll find it: 80 Jalan Sultan, City Centre, Wilayah Persekutuan

For a fix of culture, you'll be dazzled at the talent on show at RexKL.

Situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, RexKL stands as a vibrant testament to the city's cultural revival. This historic cinema-turned-creative space has undergone a remarkable transformation, reimagined as a hub for arts, culture, and entertainment.

RexKL provides a platform for local artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs, hosting a diverse array of events, from art exhibitions to live performances and food markets. It has quickly become a gathering place for the city's creative community and a focal point for those seeking unique cultural experiences.

RexKL's revival represents the ever-evolving spirit of Kuala Lumpur, making it a compelling destination for anyone eager to explore the city's creative pulse.

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Written by: Matt Lennon
Published: 13 October 2023

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