From a lawless huddle of kampongs in the trackless jungle, Kuala Lumpur, the capital city has grown into a fascinating metropolis. Steel and glass towers stand side by side with graceful stone colonial buildings and mosques adorned with slender minarets. The commercial, financial, economic and cultural heart of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (better known as KL), is a melting pot. Its population of 1.6 million is comprised of Malays, Chinese, Indians, and a mix of different cultures including Eurasians and others.
Kuala Lumpur is located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak Rivers. The city was founded in the 1850s as a tin mining outpost.
More about Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang), Malaysia Points of Interest
National Museum/Lake Gardens
Celebrate Malay culture and historical heritage within the impressive collections of the National Museum, then relax in the Lake Gardens,encompassing the National Monument, Orchid and Hibiscus Gardens, Butterfly, Deer and Bird Parks.
Petronas Twin Towers
Reaching over 1,400 feet into the air, this architectural wonder is the world's tallest twin towers. A skybridge rising 557 feet above street level connects the two at the 41 and 42 levels.
Kuala Lumpur Tower
A telecommunications and broadcasting tower that also features shops, an open-air amphitheater, an observation deck, and a revolving restaurant that offers panoramic view of the city.
Merdeka (Independence) Square
Originally the cricket field for the Royal Selangor Club, today the site includes the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, St. Mary's Anglican Cathedral and the former National History Museum. It was the site of the August 31, 1957 proclamation declaring Malaysia's independence from Britain.
Royal Selangor Club
Founded in 1884 as a cricket club and social gathering place for members of the British community.
Set in a tranquil grove of palm trees where the Gombak and Klang rivers meet, Kuala Lumpur's oldest mosque was built on the site of the city's first Malay burial ground.
Here's a splendid opportunity to learn about Malay traditions and customs on a visit to meet a typical Malay family in their home. An English interpreter is on hand as you enjoy refreshments and cakes.
One of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India, this sacred temple complex is full of statues and long-tailed macaque monkeys that greet you as you climb the 272 steps leading to the temple cave.
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City Highlights & Time On Your Own
7.15 hours | Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang) | PK1-180
National Museum/Lake Gardens
Petronas Twin Towers
Merdeka (Independence) Square
The perfect combination of sightseeing and shopping, this comprehensive tour begins when you board your motorcoach at port and ride to Malaysia's multicultural capital. Stop for a photo at the new King's Palace, opened in 2011 and covering over 97 magnificent acres. Visit the National Monument, a dramatic sculpture of soldiers holding up the Malaysian flag, and drive past Moorish-style architecture of the Old Railway Station. See the extraordinary National Mosque with its "blue umbrella" roof and stop at Independence Square to take snapshots of the buildings of historical interest that surround the area. Continue to the base of iconic Petronas Twin Towers, where you'll find Suria KLCC, the premier shopping center in all of Malaysia. Scores of designer goods, restaurants, a cinema, a concert hall, an art gallery and world-class people-watching await your two hours of free time here. Then, rejoin the motorcoach for the ride back to port.
Enjoy a 90-minute scenic ride from the port to the Golden Triangle to explore Kuala Lumpur at your own pace. You'll disembark near the Petronas Towers, the tallest twin towers in the world. Easily accessible by monorail and taxi, you might want to visit Chinatown, Little India or Merdeka Square but shopping, restaurants, skyscrapers, landmarks and other points of interest can be found along Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur's trendiest shopping and entertainment district. Most shops require local currency for entrance fees and credit cards are accepted in most department stores. For lunch, stroll over to Bintang Walk, a wide pedestrian walkway that is filled with restaurants and open-air cafés, as well as specialty shops. At the end of the day, you'll board your motorcoach at the predetermined time for a scenic ride back to your ship.
Take a narrated drive to some of Kuala Lumpur's most beautiful attractions where your guide will point out many of the city's landmarks enroute. Your first stop is a tour of the National Museum, whose galleries, exhibits and displays reflect the country's rich history, culture and traditions. During your tour, there'll be plenty of photo opportunities including the National Mosque with its 74-metre-high minaret and a 16-pointed start concrete main roof. The Jamek Mosque, built in 1907, is the city's oldest mosque. You'll also see Merdeka Square, home to the Royal Selangor Club (site of the August 31, 1957 proclamation declaring Malaysia's independence from Britain), and the National Monument commemorating Malaysia's heroes of World War II. Your tour ends with a scenic drive back to your ship.
Culture, crafts and the great outdoors make for an enticing combination of sites on this fun-filled tour of Malaysia's multicultural capital and some of its more unique attractions. Begin with a motorcoach ride to the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM), where an informative museum showcases the country's rich natural wonders and indigenous flora. Then, stroll through the surrounding park and marvel at the lush tropical rainforest. Fromnature to man-made. Your next stop is the internationally renowned pewter manufacturer Royal Selangor. Learn about the company's inspiring history and techniques at the main factory and showroom. Pause for lunch on your own at Hutong, an extensive food court, followed by a shopping excursion at Bukit Bintang's upscale and trendy boutiques. Rejoin your motorcoach for a relaxing ride back to port.
A comfortable motorcoach will drive you into Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's bustling capital. Begin with a chance to purchase lunch and an opportunity to sample the delicious regional specialty, Bak Kut Teh. This savory and delicious soup was introduced to the country in the 19th century by Chinese workers but has been transformed into a beloved Malaysian staple. After lunch, a short drive will deliver you to the city's iconic Petronas Twin Towers, a pair of postmodern stunners that held the title for the tallest buildings until 2004. Here at the base of the towers, you'll find Suria KLCC, the premier shopping center in all of Malaysia. This treasure-trove offers high-end boutiques as well as restaurants, a cinema, a concert hall and an art gallery. Enjoy three hours of free time to browse and nibble your way through Suria KLCC, then the motorcoach will take you back to port.
Two exciting cities, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya are on full display when you board your motorcoach and embark on an exciting half-day adventure with lunch. Begin with Malaysia's multicultural capital, Kuala Lumpur. Here you'll see such attractions as the impressive National Mosque of Malaysia with its 73-meter minaret and "blue umbrella" roof; the Railway Station, a Moorish-style structure that contains a small museum; and Independence Square where the Malaysian flag was raised for the first time in 1957. Then, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch before re-boarding your motorcoach for the short ride to the newer governmental center of the country, Putrajaya. Designed to integrate modern infrastructure in a natural landscape, Putrajaya has many notable architectural structures. See the International Convention Center, the city's numerous bridges and the Putra Mosque, perched grandly on the waterfront of an enormous man-made lake. Relax on your motorcoach ride back to port.
For a true Malaysian experience not to be missed, you'll travel to a Malay home and meet a typical family in their home and be treated to delicious cakes and coffee or tea. As your motorcoach travels through the suburb, you'll have many wonderful photo opportunities including the Blue Mosque and the Istana Alam Shah, the official palace of the Sultan of Selangor. Built in 1905, the palace's most prominent feature is its golden dome. You'll disembark in Little India, one of Klang's oldest districts for a chance to shop. Stores and stalls full of clothing, accessories, spices, flowers, souvenirs and more line the sidewalks. Palmists will greet you and offer to tell your fortune and sell you good luck charms. Food street vendors can be seen everywhere selling tasty and colorful snacks sure to tempt your taste buds. Later, you'll travel along the same scenic route back to your ship.
Batu Caves, Royal Selangor Pewter & National Museum
7.15 hours | Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang) | PK1-110
National Museum/Lake Gardens
Your adventure begins as you board your air-conditioned motorcoach and travel north of Kuala Lumpur to the renowned Batu Caves, a complex of caves considered to be one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India. Marvel at the 141-foot tall gilded statue of the deity Lord Murugan guarding the 272 steps that lead to the majestic Cathedral Cave. Once you climb back down, you'll reboard your motorcoach and head into Kuala Lumpur for a visit to the Royal Selangor Visitor Center to watch skilled craftsmen create beautiful items out of pewter. Next on the agenda is a delicious buffet lunch of Malaysian favorites. After lunch, you'll continue on to the National Museum. Built to resemble a grand Malay palace, the museum showcases Malaysia's diverse history and culture. At the end of the day you'll travel back to port with a warm appreciation of Kuala Lumpur many past and present delights.
See the captivating sights of Kuala Lumpur on a guided tour. Along the way you'll see many famous landmarks, including the Blue Mosque, the largest in Southeast Asia. You'll continue on to Merdeka Square, the site of Malaysia's declaration of independence from Britain. Then, you'll walk to the Sri Mahamariamman Temple, the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur. Nearby is the Sze Ya, Kuala Lumpur's oldest Taoist temple. Between Chinatown and Little India sits the Masjid Jamek Mosque, the city's oldest mosque. Built in 1907 on the site of Kuala Lumpur's first burial ground, it boasts three onion-shaped domes and arched colonnades that are topped by a series of cupolas and minarets. A Baba Nyonya, family-style lunch awaits you at a local restaurant. After your meal, you're free to sightsee or shop at the Central Market at your own pace. Your tour concludes with a scenic drive back to your ship.
Spend a day exploring some of Kuala Lumpur's most fascinating and colorful sights. You'll start with a scenic drive to the KL Tower for stunning city views from the observation deck. Next, is a visit to the National Museum. The museum's palatial design holds various galleries, exhibits and displays that reflect the country's rich history, culture and traditions from the Stone Age to its colonial days under British rule to Malaysia's eventual independence. Throughout the day, you'll make photo stops at the National Mosque, Railway Station and Merdeka Square, site of the August 31, 1957 proclamation declaring Malaysia's independence from Britain. Buffet lunch at a local leading hotel in Kuala Lumpur is next. Before heading back to your ship you'll stop at the Karyaneka Handicraft Centre to shop for pewter, crystal, glass, textiles and more.
This excursion begins when you board your air-conditioned motorcoach for a scenic drive into Kuala Lumpur. Your first stop is the National Monument, a stately memorial commemorating the soldiers who died during World War II and the Communist Insurgency War. Next, you'll travel to Merdeka Square, also known as Independence Square. Once the site of cricket matches, today Independence Square is a sprawling grassy field, home to the Royal Selangor Club, the National History Museum, St. Mary's Cathedral, and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. You'll then proceed to Kuala Lumpur's iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Soaring 1,483 feet into the sky, the towers are united by a Skybridge that rises 557 feet above street level, making it the tallest sky bridge in the world. Your final stop is the Kuala Lumpur's leading shopping center for two full hours of leisurely shopping. Later, rejoin your group for the trip back to port.