Shopping at malls is admittedly fun, especially when one has never been to that particular shopping mall, but after a while, it can get a tad mundane as the shops are almost always the same at every mall. Hence, people need alternatives to brighten up their outings.
The first place to go to in Klang Valley is the National Zoo. Here is the home of all the exotic animals you can observe after paying an affordable entrance fee. You will definitely be entertained by watching sea lions and macaws perform tricks in the multi animal shows. And be sure to visit their new giant panda conservation centre.
If history and culture are what you are interested in, you can visit the National Museum. This museum was built six years after Malaysia’s independence and the architecture was approved by our first prime minister. Many artefacts are on display for your browsing pleasure and if it is your lucky day, there will be activities like forums held at the museum which you can join in.
For avid readers, the National Library would serve you best as there are close to five million items to read. With the architecture inspired by the songket design, the items in the library itself showcase the Malaysian pride with many of them published locally.
Another place you can visit on a free day is the Menara KL Tower. Treat yourself to the highest and most picturesque view of the city both during the day and at night. And you can do so by enjoying a scrumptious meal at the luxurious revolving restaurant situated at the peak of the Malaysian spinning top inspired tower.
The fifth place to visit is Broga Hill. This is the perfect place to go hiking with friends. It is not too high that by the time you reach the pinnacle, it will be night time, but it is steep enough that you will be out of breath. Hence, you get the exercise you crave for within a short amount of time. Plus, you get rewarded with a spectacular view.
Number six on the list is the Sultan Abdul Samad building. Named after the sultan of Selangor at the time it was built 120 years ago, this Moorish-like building is of historic significance. It was a secretariat for the British administration and was where the superior courts used to be located in.
Not too far from the previous destination, the Central Market is where you can purchase any kind of culturally represented souvenirs you can think of. If you go during the festivities time such as Deepavali, Chinese New Year and Hari Raya, the shops will sell special items to best celebrate the festivities.
The Perdana Botanical Gardens is just the right place for those who love plants and flowers. This garden is divided into three, the Orchid Garden, the Hibiscus Garden and the Laman Perdana. Each section has its own unique beauty which can be appreciated for free except on weekends.
Enjoy an intriguing two hour show of our ever curiosity inducing galaxy at the national planetarium. It is open every day from 9 am to 4.30 pm except on Mondays. The entrance fee is very affordable and the gallery viewing is completely free.
The last, but definitely not least, place to visit is Sunway Lagoon Theme Park. With thrilling roller coaster rides and exciting water slides, this theme park is like a wonderland that could keep you smiling for hours. A small zoo and a haunted house are also wonderful features of the theme park.
Well, there you have it, the top ten places to visit in the Klang Valley. Your days off will never be boring again!
Article is written by:
Nur Jalilah Binti Abdul Aziz, freelance writer of this blog at Zaahara. Interests include blog writing, academic writing and creative writing.
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