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  • Kuala Lumpur: Half-Day City Tour

    1. Kuala Lumpur: Half-Day City Tour

    Discover the modern and colonial architecture of Kuala Lumpur on a half-day tour, and marvel at attractions from the upscale shopping mall of the Petronas Twin Towers to the on-of-a-kind street markets. Continue to the King's Palace (Istana Negara) and take pictures of the intricate royal residence. Contrast the glass and steel marvels of the city center with the manicured grounds of the National Mosque and its dome of blue and green tiles. Pay your respects to those who lost their lives in the struggle for independence at Tugu Negara. Visit the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Cocoa Boutique, where you can purchase exquisite chocolates. 

    It was great experience. Chandra was giving details about the city as well as places

  • Best of Kuala Lumpur Tour with Petronas Towers & Batu Caves

    2. Best of Kuala Lumpur Tour with Petronas Towers & Batu Caves

    Join this full-day private tour to experience the best of Kuala Lumpur. Head up to the Petronas Twin Towers' observation deck on the 86th floor for amazing views of the city. Visit the King's Palace, a symbol of Malaysian sovereignty, Independence Square and the National Museum. Take a short break at the Central Market, classified as a Heritage Site by the Malaysian Heritage Society. Drive past the Botanical Gardens and Bird Park. See the National Monument, National Mosque and the Old Railway Station. Visit the Batu Caves, home to a Hindu shrine lined with statues of deities. Climb the 272 steps to reach the shrine, which is located deep inside the high caverns.

    The tour was really good and the driver Peter has a good knowledge about his City. I was only disappointed that a no cheap full day tour was ended after 6 hours.

  • Kuala Lumpur: Private Half–Day City Tour

    3. Kuala Lumpur: Private Half–Day City Tour

    Kuala Lumpur is a busy city with ordered skyscrapers, six-lane highways, colonial architecture, and lots of greenery. Home to the Petronas Twin Towers, it is a shopping paradise with some of Southeast Asia's largest shopping malls, housing the world's top brands, and street markets selling one-of-a-kind items. Head to the world-famous Petronas Towers, for a glimpse at the structures, once claimed as the world's tallest buildings, and stop to take a photo in front of the towers. Continue on to the King's Palace, also known as the Istana Negara, and take pictures of the Malaysian monarch's intricate royal residence. Contrast your visit to the glass and steel architectural marvels by exploring the manicured grounds of Malaysia's National Mosque. Its spectacular main dome is covered in brilliant blue and green tile work. Cap off your trip by paying your respects to those who lost their liv...

    Good knowledgeable guide got to know the downtown area of Kuala Lumpur quickly and well

  • From KLIA or Port Klang: Kuala Lumpur Transit Tour

    4. From KLIA or Port Klang: Kuala Lumpur Transit Tour

    Discover the highlights of Kuala Lumpur on a tour ideal for those on transit from the airport or seaport and with less than a day to explore the city. Benefit from a pick-up at Kuala Lumpur International Airport or the cruise terminal at Port Klang and delve into the culture, cuisine, arts, people and architecture of Kuala Lumpur and its surroundings. Start with an excursion to the Batu Caves, a 400-million-year-old cave that is sacred to the Hindu religion. Climb the 272 steps to the entrance, and marvel at the golden statue of Lord Murugan.  Proceed to the city center of Kuala Lumpur and experience its cosmopolitan life up-close. Admire awe-inspiring structures, such as the Petronas Twin Towers, go to the entertainment hub of the Golden Triangle and see Merdeka ("Independence") Square. Discover remnants of the colonial era at the Mock Tudor buildings of the Royal Selangor Cricket Clu...

    Today we had a very interesting tour through Kuala Lumpur with the tour guide Ganesh. He picked us up right at the Harbour and fullfilled all our wishes of the sights we wanted to see. He was really funny and told us a lot of interesting things about the city! Best regards, Lukas and Maria

  • Kuala Lumpur: Private Half Day City Highlights Tour

    5. Kuala Lumpur: Private Half Day City Highlights Tour

    Explore Kuala Lumpur and admire the variety of amazing sights in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Visit Petronas Twin Towers, one of the world's tallest structures, Thean Hou, Independence Square, National Mosque, National Monument, King's Palace, and Perdana Botanic Garden. Head to Merdeka Square and the King's Palace (Istana Negara) to find Malaysia's glorious side. Get an understanding of the city's unique variety, as you visit the Chinese Thean Hou Temple. Pay regards to the individuals who lost their lives in Malaysia's fight for freedom at the National Monument (Tugu Negara) and finish off, by visiting Perdana Botanical Garden.

  • Kuala Lumpur: Private Half-Day City Tour

    6. Kuala Lumpur: Private Half-Day City Tour

    Learn the story of the federal capital of Malaysia on a private half-day sightseeing tour of Kuala Lumpur by air-conditioned vehicle. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the city center to discover how it has developed from a modest tin mining town to the huge metropolis it is today. Now the 6th most visited city in the world, the development of KL in the late 20th and early 21st centuries has been phenomenal. See some of the city’s futuristic structures, such as the towering Petronas Twin Towers (the world’s tallest twin-tower structure). Explore the “Golden Triangle” of the commercial and business sector, with its upscale hotels and shopping malls. Go to Independence Square to admire colonial buildings and the English-style cricket ground. Drive past K.L Gallery, home to a spectacular model of the city and see the Moorish-style Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, notable for ...

    My tour of Kuala Lampur with Gana was amazing. Gana has lived in the city his whole life and knows everything there is to know about the city. His depth of knowledge and affable personality made this a tour thst you simply cannot miss. Great guy and I wish all cities had tour guides like Gana!

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What people are saying about Istana Negara

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 215 reviews

It was a wonderful Experience with our Guide Mr. Edward at Half Day Kuala Lumpur City Tour - Malaysia - He Narrated the History of Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia Along with the places background in an excellent way - Never came across such a knowledgeable Guide - Too much professional - you didn't get bore and his Brief review before reaching to a destination created more enthusiasm in us to see the place from angles he narrate the history. Amazing Guide he is. Must recommend him to every one who is visiting Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia - to contact him to make their Visit wonderful and memorable. Mr Edward can be reach +60-10-212-8699 - Thanks Mr Edward for such a nice memorable Guidance.

unfortunately the tour was totally rainy, so we couldn't get off at the hotspots. The driver made the trip very amusing and interesting because of his great stories.

It was a very nice trip, saw everything we wanted. Our guide, Ganesh, was totally friendly and very accomplished. Lovely again.

Punctual collection, clean, air-conditioned car, very nice guide! Great short first impression of the impressive city.

It was great experience. Chandra was giving details about the city as well as places