Who doesn’t like free stuff?
Believe it or not, there are still a number of things you can do for absolutely FREE in Kuala Lumpur!
1. Getting Around with GoKL
Go KL is a public bus service that offers free rides for commuters within the Central Business District (CBD) of Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia’s taxi services have consistently been rated as one of the worst because of the taxi condition and how some drivers refuse to use the meter and charging (especially tourists) double or triple than the actual estimated price. Now you can get around KL for absolutely free with over 60 stops and 4 lines to choose from. Not only it saves time, it is also eco-friendly!
2. Chocolate Making & Tasting
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz
Is visiting Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory one of your dreams? You can make it happen (well, close enough) by heading down to the Chocolate Museum in Kota Damansara for a chocolatey day! Don’t worry about packing on some weight because nutritionists say that chocolate does not make you put on weight. Learn more about chocolates with interactive displays, fascinating facts and put on the chef’s hat and unleash your chocolate-making talent.
3. Jungle Trekking
Jungle trekking in the middle of the city? Yes why not! Enjoy a relaxing break from the city right in the heart of the city itself. Known as the Recreational Forest Bukit Nanas, which is located right next to KL tower, lies a splash of greens covering some part of the earth of Kuala Lumpur. It’s a short trail, so you’ll be able to finish the whole trip under an hour. Nothing grandeur about this place but if you miss the refreshing rain washed jungle smell, this is the place to go.
4. Art Exhibition
There are a number of very impressive art galleries in Kuala Lumpur and every single one of them is worth visiting. For art enthusiasts, this should be included in your itinerary. Visit Petronas Art Gallery for the latest and finest art display. The displays change quite regularly, so be sure to check out the upcoming event on their website from time to time.
5. Dataran Merdeka Heritage Guided Tour
Get the real insight into some of the most iconic and historical sites in KL with the Dataran Merdeka Heritage Guided Tour. Drown yourself with the nostalgic feeling by having a walk down Kuala Lumpur’s memory lane. Enrich with old buildings and historical facts, this guided tour will be one of the highlights of your trip to Malaysia.
6. Buku Jalanan (Street Library)
Held fortnightly at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, this event is held to promote a reading culture among the people of Kuala Lumpur and a space for them to have an open discussion about the books that they have read. Books taken out of the rack will be shared exclusively with everyone and you’re allowed to rent any book for 2 weeks. What used to be a small reading culture has evolved remarkably and can be found in many states around Malaysia. For more info on time and location, check out here.
7. Little India Walking Tour
This 2 and a half hours tour will bring you to places like Temple of Fine Arts, a sanctuary for Indian arts, music and dances, and 7 historical landmarks located in Brickfield. You will be introduced to the flavourful and tasteful Indian delicacy and amid the pungent aroma of spices, you‘ll come across people that are always in the festive mood. The whole stretch of shops are also filled with people selling clothes, jewelries, gold and garlands. A colourful sight not to be missed! Kuala Lumpur City Hall runs a Little India @ Brickfields Guided Walking Tour every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month starting at 9:30am from in front of the YMCA. Click HERE to know more.
8. KL Car-Free Morning
Wake up to a healthier lifestyle by cycling, roller-blading, skating, running or just roaming freely around the streets in KL. Held on the first Sunday of every month from 7.30am to 9.30am, be sure to participate in the Go Green KL Car-Free Morning! You can rent the bicycle for free but note that it’s on first come first served basis.
9. Kampong Bharu Cultural Guided Walk
Join this guided tour to learn more about the Malay culture and customs. Immerse yourself in the village life and experience what it’s like to walk, talk and eat like a Malay. Visit the traditional houses, indulge in the sumptuous taste of traditional Malay food that is cooked using fine herbs and spices and learn the Malay language that can be useful for your trip. Click HERE for more info.
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10. Hiking at Bukit Tabur (Klang Gates Ridge)
Get your hiking boots ready and prepare to chase the sun! Bukit Tabur is a glorious limestone ridge at Taman Melawati in Kuala Lumpur. It’s a high risk but not difficult trails. Short, easy in terms of strength/endurance needed. Be well-prepared, ditch your fancy shoes and opt for the real hiking shoes. Be mesmerised with the view you’ll see from the top!
Hope these 10 Free Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur will help make your trip more memorable!