Best of Travel and Golf in Kuala Lumpur

Best of Travel and Golf in Kuala Lumpur

Located in South East Asia, Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia’s capital as well as the country’s hub for culture and economy. Many know Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL for short, as a stopover destination. But it is a city that is certainly worth staying longer than just a few days. We knew that it was going to be a great place to travel. But as a golf destination? We weren’t so sure, but we were eager to find out.

After spending one month exploring this incredible city, we have put together the Best of Travel and Golf in Kuala Lumpur for you!

We will take you on our journey and show you the best accommodations, our favorite golf courses, the must-see attractions, and the most delicious flavors of this marvelous city. We will also break down how much we spent in our month in Kuala Lumpur.

Where to Stay in Kuala Lumpur

Oh, so many choices! Kuala Lumpur offers a wide variety of accommodations for every budget.

For us, where to stay in Kuala Lumpur was an easy choice. Knowing that we would spend an entire month in KL, we went with the more affordable options. Our first choice was an apartment located in the Little India neighborhood of Bangsar.

Our apartment in Kuala Lumpur
Our apartment in Kuala Lumpur

Why? It was just a few meters walk from the metro, a few stops from the CBD, easy to reach from the airport, and it also offered a pool and gym. What we didn’t know at the time, was that our favorite restaurant would be just around the corner. A real win-win for us!

After staying a month in Little India, we traveled throughout Malaysia but came back to Kuala Lumpur. We stayed in a little hotel and an apartment in Bukit Bintang. Bukit Bintang was another fantastic neighborhood. Also easy to get to, we especially enjoyed all the restaurants and nightlife that Bukit Bintang offers.

Regarding a luxury hotel, we were invited to visit the Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur, as it is one of our favorite hotel brands. We were shown the different room types, the restaurants, and ended our site inspection with a delicious cocktail at Vertigo, the rooftop bar that offers breathtaking views of the Kuala Lumpur Tower. Even though we didn’t stay the night, we know this hotel brand very well as we have stayed in several other destinations and can absolutely recommend the Banyan Tree.

Cocktails at the Rooftop bar Vertigo at the Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur
Cocktails at the Rooftop bar Vertigo at the Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

If you are seeking some luxury and comfort in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur is your go-to! Located within walkable distance to the Petronas Towers, the Kuala Lumpur Tower, upscale restaurants, and amazing shopping malls, you can’t go wrong with this choice. The cleanliness of the hotel and welcoming and helpful staff will make your stay unforgettable.

If you are visiting KL and are interested in the Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur, let us know and we can send you a tailor-made offer for your trip. Send your request to hello@putteringaroundtheworld.com !

Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

Phone: +60 3-2113 1888

E-mail: kualalumpur@banyantree.com

Address: 2 Jalan Conlay 50450 Kuala Lumpur 14

Website: Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur
Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur
Living Large at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur
Living Large at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur
Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur
Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

The Establishment Alila Bangsar

For our budget and duration, the Establishment Alila Bangsar was just perfect for us. We enjoyed having a “home” with all the conveniences an apartment comes with. You have several restaurants, which we can highly recommend (like the Chat Masala, our favorite!), coffee shops, as well as sights (Little India, Thean Hou Temple, etc.) all within easy reach.

The Establishment Alila Bangsar

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E-mail: several agencies, feel free to send us a note for your booking to hello@putteringaroundtheworld.com

Address: Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur 50470, Malaysia

Website: several agencies, feel free to send us a note for your booking

We spent a lot of time in Kuala Lumpur, so if you should require a hotel, just let us know and we can help you find your perfect choice.

Happy husband
Happy husband

Where to Play Golf in Kuala Lumpur

When dreaming about golf destinations, Kuala Lumpur might not immediately spring to mind. But, with a golf course that is consistently ranked by Golf Digest as one of the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World, and many other wonderful courses to choose from, you would be wise to add Kuala Lumpur to your shortlist!

In our month-long stay in the capital city, we played a wide spectrum of courses; from the exclusively private to the muni, and from the resort all the way to the, well, let’s just say the less than memorable. Here are our top picks of where to play golf in Kuala Lumpur.

TPC Kuala Lumpur

No golf trip to Kuala Lumpur would be complete without playing TPC Kuala Lumpur. After all, TPCKL was one of the main reasons why we decided to stay in Kuala Lumpur. With 36 holes, and the West Course consistently ranked in the top 100 in the world, TPCKL was an absolute must-play for us!

The first thing that you will notice when arriving is the incredible Clubhouse. The beautiful Spanish-style Clubhouse looks like it was transported from Southern California. Our first impression when we arrived was wow, this is beautiful!

TPC KL: the best of travel and golf in Kuala Lumpur
TPC KL and happy golfers

Touring the Clubhouse, we were overwhelmed by all the incredible amenities. We found a 6-lane bowling alley, a well-equipped fitness center, an extraordinary spa, a florist, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, 6 restaurants, and unsurpassed locker rooms. To our surprise, there is even a movie theatre! 

Being one of the few TPC Clubs located outside the US, and the only one in Asia, let’s just say that our expectations were very high when we arrived. And to say that they were exceeded, would be an understatement!

Welcome to TPCKL

TPCKL West Course

Even though the TPCKL West Course plays long, we thought that it played very fair. If you can put your ball in the right spots, you certainly have chances to score well here. There are some good undulations in a couple of the fairways, which helps to get some roll to counter the length. The speed of the greens measured 10.4 the day we played, which while not being super-fast, were in absolutely perfect condition.

TPCKL West Course

We especially loved the stretch of holes from fourteen through eighteen. The sixteenth is a short 318-yard par-4 that just begs you to go for it! I am usually more of a conservative player and normally would pull a 6 iron out of the bag without thinking twice. But our caddy Jiffri mentioned that I was hitting driver well and that I should give it a go. With water down the left side, he said the best play was to hit it up the right side past the last bunker and then try to catch the slope of the fairway. Exactly as he described it, I hit my driver spot on, flying the last bunker and catching the right side of the fairway. From there it rolled down the slope and on to the green!

TPCKL- a bucket list experience!

TPCKL East Course

The back nine of the TPCKL East Course absolutely shines! The 435-yard par-4 eleventh was our favorite. A tee shot down the right side is essential because the left is littered with beautiful fairway bunkers.

The Best of Travel and Golf in Kuala Lumpur, the eleventh at TPCKL East

The 140-yard island green par-3 fifteenth, which is probably the signature hole of the East Course, was another of our favorites. With the pin placed on the far right of the green, I took my chances with a firm 9-iron and took aim at the center. I made a good swing, had solid contact, and held my breath watching and hoping. After what seemed an eternity, it safely found the center of the green, and I could finally exhale again. The shot even called for a little celebration!

TPCKL East Course

Perhaps overlooked by its more famous neighbor, do yourself a favor and make sure to include the East Course in your playing itinerary. We can guarantee that you will not be disappointed!

TPC Kuala Lumpur

Phone: +60 3-2011 9188

E-mail: https://tpckl.com/Contact_Us-@-Contact_Us

Address: 10, Jalan 1/70D, Off Jalan Bukit Kiara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur

Website: TPC Kuala Lumpur

The Mines Resort and Golf Club

Often in our travels, we find that unplanned things are the best. A restaurant down a back alley that we stumbled across. A secluded beach that has the perfect sunset. Or a golf course that we came across by talking with locals. The Mines Resort and Golf Club was unplanned, but it turned out to be one of the best courses in Kuala Lumpur.

The 7th green at The Mines Resort
The Mines Resort

In a word, the sixth hole was brilliant. At 291-yards, this par 4 tempts you to take driver and go for it off the tee. But with water down the entire right side, and a bunker left, it forces you to think twice. We love a golf hole that offers more than one way to play.

6th hole at The Mines Resort
6th hole at The Mines Resort

The par 3 eleventh was one of the greatest holes on the course. While only 169-yards long from the tips, don’t let the distance fool you into thinking that a 3 on your scorecard is a given. From the tee, there is nothing between you and the green except a deep jungle-filled ravine. Menekse was a little strong of the green but was in a good position to save par.

The day we played was only a few weeks ahead of their Club Championship, and the course was in tournament-ready shape. The greens were firm and ran true, just the way we like them. They had a consistently quick pace of speed and had some nice gentle contours. The fairways were generous, but not overly easy to find, and were maintained to perfection.

The Mines Resort and Golf Club

Phone: +60 3-8943 6268

E-mail: enquiry@mrgc.mines.com.my

Address: 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor Darul Ehsan

Website: The Mines Resort and Golf Club

Kelab Golf Seri Selangor

Located only a few kilometers from the center of the city, we arrived at Kelab Golf Seri Selangor without a tee time and inquired about the promotion that we found on their website. We paid just 240 Malaysian Ringgit (about 52 euros / 57 dollars) for 18 holes, a mandatory buggy, and a caddie (not including a caddie tip) for both of us. Not a bad promotion indeed!

The fourth hole, an uphill 388-yard par-4, was easily our favorite hole. With a bunker strategically guarding the right side of the fairway, the slight dogleg right hole played quite long. Once you got to the top of the hill, the green has a fantastic view. Another hole with a fantastic backdrop of the city was the downhill 439-yard par-4 ninth.

The ninth at KGSS

Overall, we were incredibly pleased with the golf! We would happily play here again, and certainly for the price, we would not hesitate to recommend a stop at KGSS when you’re in Kuala Lumpur.

Kelab Golf Seri Selangor

Kelab Golf Seri Selangor

Phone: +60 3-7806 1111

E-mail: http://seriselangor.com.my/contact-us.html

Address: Persiaran Damansara Indah, Off Persiaran Tropicana, 47410 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan

Website: Kelab Golf Seri Selangor

The best of travel and golf in Kuala Lumpur
The best of travel and golf in Kuala Lumpur

With so many fantastic golf courses located in and around KL, the traveling golfer is spoilt for choice!

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The Best Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is a big, vibrant city and was more modern than we thought when we arrived the first time. It was a wonderful surprise how many highlights Kuala Lumpur offers. And best of all, most of them are free!

For many, KL is often thought of as just a stopover. But it deserves to be its own travel and golf destination. There are so many attractions besides the Petronas Towers that are waiting for you to be discovered. Here are the best things to do in Kuala Lumpur! We also added a 5-day-itinerary with the Must Do’s for you as a download.

The best free attractions in Kuala Lumpur

The best things in life are free. And who are we to argue! With so much to do in Kuala Lumpur, we were surprised to find how many of them are free! Here is our long list of the best free attractions in Kuala Lumpur.

KL Eco Park

A rain forest in the middle of a megacity?? Yes! That is possible! In Kuala Lumpur!

We were overwhelmed with just how lush and silent the KL Ecco Park is. So, if you want to take a stroll in a rain forest, but don’t want to leave the city, you can do it here. Kuala Lumpur is the only city that has a rainforest within the city. The Canopy Trail is an awesome trail made from suspension bridges that takes you high above the treetops and offers outstanding views and fantastic photo-taking opportunities. You will also be rewarded with beautiful views of the KL Menara Tower.

KL Eco Park

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Address: No 19 Jalan Damai Jasa 16 Alam Damai cheras, Kuala Lumpur

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KL Eco Park
KL Eco Park

Batu Caves

The Batu Caves were found by tradespersons from India and are the most visited Hindu shrine outside of India!

It is best if you come very early in the morning so you can avoid the masses of tourists.

If you take the train, be sure to watch the timetable, because the train only operates hourly at certain times.

We were so excited to go to the Batu Caves because of the amazing colors. But a big surprise that we didn’t expect were all the monkeys who live in the caves. And they really did steal the show.

Even though the Batu Caves are free of charge, you can also take a guided tour to learn more about them.

Near the Batu Caves train station, you can also find the Ramayana Caves, which are also worth a visit. The entrance fee is 5 MYR, and – compared to the Batu Caves – are virtually empty.

Batu Caves

Phone: +603 2287 9422

E-mail: not found

Address: Batu Caves, Sri Subramaniam Temple, Kuala Lumpur

Website: not found

Wonderful Batu Caves
Best of Travel and Golf in Kuala Lumpur
Wonderful Batu Caves

KLCC Park

KLCC Park is a beautiful park located directly in the city, and it really invites you to linger. It is the perfect spot to take pictures of the Petronas Towers.

It is also worth coming to KLCC Park during the evenings as there is a light and water show that takes place hourly starting at 6 pm. With the Petronas Towers in the background, it is absolutely spectacular! There is even a little pool for kids. And all of this doesn’t cost a dime!

KLCC Park

Phone: +60 3-2382 2828

E-mail: not found

Address: Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur 50088

Website: not found

KLCC Park
KLCC Park

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

For us, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building was one of the most wonderful architectural highlights in all of KL!

Drafted by architect A.C. Norman, and finished in 1897, the structure was originally used as an administrative building by the British. Today it houses both the Ministry of Communications and the Ministry of Tourism. The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is located at the big square (Dataran Merdeka).

This brick building, with its white arches, is just so beautiful that we could have stayed here forever.

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

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Address: Jalan Raja, Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur

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Sultan Abdul Samad Building
Best of Travel and Golf in Kuala Lumpur
Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Dataran Merdeka

Situated directly in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, many festivities take place at the Dataran Merdeka. We were in KL during Ramadan and were invited to partake in the breaking of the fast at Dataran Merdeka. It was an experience that we will never forget!

In August of 1957, the flag for an independent Malaysia was raised at this historical square for the very first time. Today you can see the flag flying high on a 95-meter-high mast in the square.

Dataran Merdeka

Phone: +60 3-2697 2797

E-mail: not found

Address: Dataran Merdeka, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur

Website: Dataran Merdeka

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery and the I love KL Statue

In the walkable distance from Dataran Merdeka is the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery with the famous “I Love KL“ statue.

You will find information about KL in an informative movie. For example, we learned that the city is planting 30,000 trees each year and intends to increase the planting to 100,00 trees soon. It is definitively a step in the right direction.

There is always a lot more that can be done in protecting the environment. Nevertheless, we really liked this point. There are a lot of cities throughout the world that can take this lead as an example.

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery and I love KL Statue

Phone: +6 03 2698 3333

E-mail: klcg@archcollection.com.my

Address: No. 27, Jalan Raja, Dataran Merdeka, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

Website: Kuala Lumpur City Gallary

Being a tourist in Kuala Lumpur - City Gallery
Being a tourist in Kuala Lumpur
City Gallery

Colonial Walk

We didn’t walk it in its entirety,  but the Colonial Walk leads you past the many architecturally beautiful buildings of the colonial time.

If you enjoy taking pictures or just enjoy a simple stroll, you will certainly find this to be the perfect place. The trail is wonderfully marked with signs that highlight the historical significance of the area.

Colonial Walk

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Colonial Walk in Kuala Lumpur
Best of Travel and Golf in Kuala Lumpur
Colonial Walk in Kuala Lumpur

Central Market

The Central Market is an art deco building that was once a marketplace for meat, fruits, and vegetables.  The beautiful light blue building was built in 1888 is a well-liked tourist destination. Inside there are many shops where you can find most everything; from art to souvenirs to food. Find your perfect souvenir, sip a tea, or just enjoy browsing while soaking in the atmosphere.

Central Market

Phone: +60 1300-22-8688

E-mail: info@centralmarket.com.my

Address: Lot 3.04-3.06, Central Market Annexe, Jalan Hang Kasturi, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

Website: Central Market

Central Market
Central Market

Chinatown – Petaling Street

At Petaling Street in Chinatown, you’ll find many stalls, from clothing to food.

But there was one attraction that we really loved, and it is absolutely worth a visit. In a clothing store, there is a small museum that documents the history of Chinatown in pictures. We could have spent hours in there. The name is “Lost in Chinatown“, so be sure to watch out for this shop. A good landmark is the life-sized photo of Bruce Lee at the entrance.

Chinatown – Petaling Street

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Chinatown- Petaling Street
Chinatown- Petaling Street

Sri Maha Mariamman Temple

Near the end of Chinatown, you will find a real jewel! Built in 1873, the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in KL. Before entering, be sure to take your shoes off and leave them left of the entrance. The fee for keeping an eye on them is 0,20 MYR.

Even though we don’t know much about the Hindu religion, we love to see the Gods and Goddesses and to admire the architecture of the colorful temples.  Maybe you will even get to see a ceremony with traditional music!

Sri Maha Mariamman Temple

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E-mail: not found

Address: 163, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur

Website: not found

Sri Maha Mariamman Temple -Best of Travel and Golf in Kuala Lumpur
Sri Maha Mariamman Temple

KL Tower Sign and KL Menara Tower

Directly in front of the Upside-Down House (see details below) you will also find the “I love KL Tower” sign. Note that there are lots and lots of tour busses which stop here frequently. But with patience, you can find time in between the crowds to take a picture of yourself with the sign. The KL Menara Tower is also visible from here and offers great photo opportunities.

KL Tower Sign and KL Menara Tower

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Address: Menara Kuala Lumpur

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A favorite stopping point of tour busses
The KL Tower Sign
A favorite stopping point of tour busses

Bukit Bintang Walk

If you like shopping, we are sure you will be in heaven at the Bukit Bintang Walk! Bukit Bintang is not only known for its endless shopping possibilities, but also for the enormous amount of restaurants, clubs, and bars.

Bukit Bintang Walk

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Address: Jalan Bukit Bintang

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Ain Arabia

A short walk from Bukit Bintang will lead you through a gate that goes to Arab Street and the Ain Arabia area. If you are hungry for a Kebab, you are defiantly in the right place. And if you continue to walk, you will find a huge Arabic teapot, colorful street art, and more great neighborhoods.

Ain Arabia

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Address:  Arab Street, Kuala Lumpur

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Ain Arab Quarter
Ain Arab Quarter

Kuala Lumpur Old Railway Station

If you are into remarkable buildings and awesome photo opportunities, you will find it all at the Kuala Lumpur Old Railway Station! Once a railway hub, it is now one of the most famous landmarks in Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur Old Railway Station

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Address: 1 Jalan Travers 50470 Kuala Lumpur

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Old Railway Station Kuala Lumpur
Old Railway Station Kuala Lumpur

National Textile Museum

While puttering around, we found the National Textile Museum, and what a gem it is! On display in several galleries is the history of fabric and fabric making in Malaysia. Clothing, as well as jewelry spanning different time eras, are shown. We enjoyed taking our time and admiring this interesting exhibition.

National Textile Museum

Phone: + 60 03-2694 3457 / 03-2694 3461

E-mail: prmuziumtekstilnegara@gmail.com

Address: 26 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

Website: National Textile Museum

Textile Museum
Best of Travel and Golf in Kuala Lumpur
Textile Museum

More Top Highlights in Kuala Lumpur

Even though there are so many things to do in KL that are free, there are other attractions that must be on your list. Here are more of our top highlights in Kuala Lumpur!

Petronas Towers

Entrance fee: 80 MYR

Buy your ticket here

Most tourists go directly to the Petronas Towers on their first day, which is absolutely understandable. At 452 meters tall, the landmark of the city was once the tallest building in the world. But the Petronas Towers are still the tallest twin towers in the world!

We didn’t go up to the viewpoint, but rather admired the Twin Towers from the park.

For those of you who do want to go up to the viewpoint, it is best if you get your tickets online prior to your visit in order to avoid the long waiting queue. Especially if you are only in KL for a short time.

Petronas Towers

Phone: +603 2331 8080

E-mail: skybridge@petronas.com

Address: Lower Ground (Concourse) Level, PETRONAS Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur

Website: Petronas Twin Towers

The landmark of Kuala Lumpur - Petronas Towers
The landmark of Kuala Lumpur – Petronas Towers
Watershow at the Petronas Towers
Water show at the Petronas Towers

Aquaria KLCC

Entrance fee: 59 MYR

Buy your ticket here

We spent three hours at the Aquaria KLCC and had a lot of fun. The aquarium is full of lovely details. When you enter, be sure to check out the feeding times. Walking through the underwater tunnel and getting close up views of sharks and manta rays was awesome!

In our opinion, the Aquaria KLCC is not only just for kids!

Aquaria KLCC

Phone: +603-2333 1888

E-mail: marketing@aquawalk.com

Address: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur

Website: Aquaria KlCC

Aquaria KLCC
Aquaria KLCC

Upside Down House

Entrance fee: 25 MYR

We are sure that not only families will have fun exploring the Upside Down House. Where not only the house itself but also the furniture is upside down. It is a ton of fun crawling on the ceilings and making handstands on the tables!

Upside Down House

Phone: +60 10-802 7547

E-mail: klupsidedown@yahoo.com

Address: Menara Kuala Lumpur

Website: Kuala Lumpur Upside Down House

Upside Down House
Upside Down House

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Entrance fee: 14 MYR

We easily spent a couple hours inside The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. There are multiple exhibitions located on two levels in a sleek modern building. The museum houses the largest Islamic art collection in all of South East Asia. There are artifacts from all over the Malay Peninsula, as well as from India and China. With Menekse’s Turkish roots, we spent most of our time admiring arts from the Ottoman dynasty.

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Phone: +603 2092 7070

E-mail: info@iamm.org.my

Address: Perdana, Jalan Lembah, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Website: Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Interested in learning more about all our travels in Malaysia? Click here to read about our Slow Travel journey throughout Malaysia!

Golf in Malaysia arriving in KL
Travel and Golf in Malaysia- arriving in KL

The Delicious Flavors of Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is a melting pot of cultures, and nowhere is that more evident than in the food. If you are a foodie, you will love KL! No matter if you eat at night markets, food stalls, or upscale restaurants, your taste buds will be spoiled, and you will talk for years after your trip about how amazing the food was. We ate in malls, restaurants, and many different neighborhoods. Reminiscing about all the delicious flavors of Kuala Lumpur makes our mouths water. Get ready for some deliciousness!

Spoilt for choice in Kuala Lumpur
Spoilt for choice in Kuala Lumpur
Delicious Food is a big part of the best of travel and golf in Kuala Lumpur
Delicious Food is a big part of the best of travel and golf in Kuala Lumpur

Chat Masala

Located in the Brickfields of Little India, Chat Masala is a vegetarian restaurant that we fell in love with at first bite! Even before we became vegetarians. We tried several dishes and wouldn’t be able to tell you what our favorite one was because everything was so delicious. Mock chicken, mock lamb, and mock seafood- just order anything! But one dish that we always ordered was the Lemon Rice. Be prepared that some of the dishes could be quite spicy. While at Chat Masala, we learned that drinking hot water helps and takes the spicy heat away!

Chat Masala

Menu: https://www.chatmasala.online/menu

Phone: +60 03-22603244

E-mail: chatmalsalamy@gmail.com

Address: 259G Jalan Tun Sambanthan WPKL, Malaysia

Website: Chat Masala

Chat Masala
Chat Masala

My Burger Lab

My Burger Lab is famous for its black buns and juicy patties. It is quite messy to eat, but that’s also part of the fun, right! We ordered the Lab Burger and loved it. My Burger Lab has also vegetarian options, which we will be sure to try out next time we’re in Kuala Lumpur.

My Burger Lab

Menu: https://www.myburgerlab.com/menu/

Phone: +60 010-369 5275

E-mail: not found

Address: There are 5 locations in the city, but we visited the location in Bangsar; No. 19, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Website: My Burger Lab

My Burger Lab Kuala Lumpur
My Burger Lab Kuala Lumpur

Tarma Iraqi Street Food

While exploring the Ain Arabia neighborhood, we stumbled upon the Tarma Iraqi Street Food restaurant and had to pay a visit! The décor inside was colorful and we felt transported to the streets of Bagdad. We ordered the falafel and left happy!

Tarma Iraqi Street Food

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Phone: +60 03-2110 4747

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Address: 83 Jalan Berangan, Bukit Bintang 50200 Kuala Lumpur

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Happy customers at Tarma Iraqi Street Food
Happy customers at Tarma Iraqi Street Food
Falafel Love
Falafel Love

Halab

We ate at Halab a few times, including once to celebrate James’ birthday. Starting with grape leaves, hummus, and Sigara Börek (spring roll cheese) for appetizers, we followed with tender lamb kebab for our main and finished everything with a hot cup of strong Turkish Coffee. It was all extremely delicious and absolutely recommendable.

Halab

Menu: https://menu.halab.my

Phone: +60 0321 10 4146

E-mail: not found

Address: There are 3 locations in the city, but we visited the Halab KL location; 35, Jalan Berangan, Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur

Website: Halab

Birthday Boy
Birthday Boy
Kebabs at Halab
Kebabs at Halab
Middle Eastern Spring Rolls, filled with Cheese
Middle Eastern Spring Rolls, filled with Cheese

Rotiboy

Our mouths melt just thinking about Rotiboy. The first thing we realized as we passed a Rotiboy stand, was the tempting smell. Curious as to what it was, we decided to stop and ask. A sweet delight tossed in butter that has a crusty top. The sound when you take a bite you will dream of! We got addicted and ate this delight a few times a week! Not only as a dessert but also as a sweet snack. Besides the classic Rotiboy which is filled with butter (our favorite!!), there are also other options such as Buttermilkboy, Mochaboy, Cheeseboy, or Chocolateboy. We promise you won’t be able to pass a Rotiboy bakery ever again after trying the classic Rotiboy!

Roti Boy

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Phone: +60 111 635 3128

E-mail: roti@rotiboy.com

Address: Roti Boy locations are found throughout the city, in malls, metro stations, etc.

Website: Roti Boy

Rotiboy: the best of travel and golf in Kuala Lumpur
Rotiboy: The Best of Travel and Golf in Kuala Lumpur

Sushi Kitchen

If you have cravings for Sushi, Kuala Lumpur is also the right place! We tried some delicious food at Sushi Kitchen which had just recently opened in Bukit Bintang. It is a vegan restaurant and is oh so good!

We first found Sushi Kitchen while in Penang and were ecstatic to find another on our return to Kuala Lumpur!

Sushi Kitchen

Menu: Vegan Order – Sushi Kitchen ™ (sushikitchenvegan.com)

Phone: +60 111 635 3128

E-mail: over their website

Address: Unit G2, Wisma Noble Land No 2, Lorong Changkat Ceylon, Kuala Lumpur 50200

Website: Sushi Kitchen

Sushi Kitchen
Sushi Kitchen

Other Must Eats in Kuala Lumpur

No trip to Kuala Lumpur is complete if you don’t try Teh Tarik! Teh Tarik is a pulled tea and is a mixture of milk and tea. It is fun watching it being poured from one cup to the next until it cools to the perfect temperature. We also learned that this helps to develop the foam on top.

Teh Tarik
Teh Tarik

Another of our favorites was Roti Canai, a light but crunchy flatbread that is often served with dhal (lentil curry). You can find it in the many Indian restaurants located throughout the city.

Roti Canai
Roti Canai

It might sound odd, but we couldn’t get enough of the ice cream from 7/11! Oh my! Not that we usually get our ice cream fix here, but the seasonal sea salt and/or matcha soft ice cream was simply heaven.

7/11 Icecream
Best of Travel and Golf in Kuala Lumpur
7/11 Icecream

Also, try Pappa Rich which is where many locals go. It is a chain with very reasonable prices that serves various types of Asian food. Pappa Rich

Pappa Rich
Pappa Rich

And finally, we loved the vegetarian soup located in the food court of the NU Sentral Mall!

How Much We Spent in Kuala Lumpur

The total costs for our one month stay in Kuala Lumpur totaled €2014,70 Euros. Our largest expense was our Accommodations, which totaled €771,96. Flavors of, which included going out to eat as well as groceries (and incidentals) was our second largest expense, totaling €487,29. Golf, which included green fees, buggy fees, caddie fees, range fees, etc. totaled €366,05. Getting Around, which included Grab, Metro, bus, etc. was €127,93. We spent €38,25 on Culture, which included the museum entry fees, the aquarium, etc.  We also had a moment of weakness at Uniqlo, where we spent €82,49 (but looked really great afterward!). And finally, we spent €140,73 on Miscellaneous/Other, which included a trip to the dentist for teeth cleaning, going out to the movies a couple of times, SIM cards, postcards, and stamps, etc. We did not include our flight into KL in these costs.

Was Kuala Lumpur a good value for the money? We probably spent more than we needed to, but we took the opportunity to do some things that we hadn’t done in months of full-time travel, like go to the movies, eat out often, stay at a place with a pool, etc. But we felt as though we got a lot for our money. And, if we were to have lived more frugal, it would have been easy to lower our expenses.

So overall, we felt that Kuala Lumpur was an excellent value for the money!

Overview of Our Costs

Best of Travel and Golf in Kuala Lumpur Costs
Best of Travel and Golf in Kuala Lumpur Costs
CategoryEuro%
Accommodations771,9638%
Golf366,0518%
Culture38,252%
Flavors Of487,2924%
Getting Around127,936%
Shopping82,494%
Misc./Other140,737%
Total2014,7100%
Best of Travel and Golf in Kuala Lumpur

Why Travel Fore Golf in Kuala Lumpur

Located in South East Asia, Kuala Lumpur boasts a year-round tropical climate, wonderful people, and delicious food. And the 90-day visa-free entry for many traveling golfers is a tremendous bonus. We found the city to be extremely modern, clean, safe, and very easy to get around. English is spoken everywhere, which makes it even more accessible. KL is a place where multiple cultures have met and lived together, which means that the variety of food is incredible.

Kuala Lumpur offers visitors so much to see that no matter if you are a golfer or not, you can spend a lot of time exploring this vibrant city. But, if you are a golfer, KL offers so many fantastic golf courses that you need to bring your clubs.

For your next travel and golf adventure, why not add KL to your wish list! It has the best of travel AND golf!

Golf in Malaysia traveling by bus
Golf in Malaysia traveling by bus
Golf in Malaysia KL Metro
Golf in Malaysia KL Metro

Facts about Kuala Lumpur

Located in Southeast Asia, Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. As of 2018, the estimated population of greater KL was 7.5 million people. The currency of Malaysia is the Malaysian Ringgit. The official language of Malaysia is Malay, however, we found that English is widely spoken.

Malaysian Flag
Malaysian Flag

When to go

Located in the tropics, Kuala Lumpur offers plenty of sunshine and rain with high humidity throughout the year. Be sure to bring a rain jacket with you because it can rain at any moment.

Although it can rain at any time of the year, the driest months in KL are typically June, July, and August. July usually has the least number of rainy days. April, October, and November are usually the wettest months of the year.

We spent the month of May in KL, and it seemingly rained hard every day at 3 pm, usually for 20 to 30 minutes.

Arriving in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is well connected to almost everywhere, with direct flights from Europe, the US, Asia, and Australia.

The Kuala Lumpur airport is 45 km away from the city. Once you arrive you have four possibilities to get to town; Grab, taxi, bus, or KLIA Ekspres (this is the name of the train, not a misspelling).

Because of the notorious KL traffic, we believe that the most comfortable and fastest way to get downtown is with KLIA Ekspres. This train runs every 30 minutes to KL Sentral Station, from where you can travel to your destination by MRT. Be aware that besides the KLIA Ekspres there is also the “normal” KLIA. Both cost the same, but only the KLIA Ekspres goes non-stop to KL Sentral.

Click here for the timetable and prices for the KLIA Ekspres.

Another possibility to get from the airport to the city is by taxi. The ride to KL Sentral is around 120 MYR.

Traveling with golf bags, the least expensive way to travel from the airport for us was with Grab, which is similar to Uber.

Depending on the traffic and size of the car, the ride is between 65 MYR (JustGrab) and 180 MYR (GrabCar Executive). Note that the toll fee is not included and is an additional 10 MYR. Our ride was 85 MYR, which included the toll fee.

We like Grab very much because the App shows the price in advance, the name (and picture), and the estimated arrival time of the driver.

We also took the bus from the airport to the city center, and at 12 MYR per person, it was a real bargain. However, depending on the traffic, it can take a little longer to get to KL Sentral Station.

Getting Around in Kuala Lumpur

We found getting around in Kuala Lumpur was a breeze. KL offers multiple Metro lines, including the LTR (Rapid KL) line, the MTR line, and the commuter rail (KTM Komuter). A free KL Metro Map is located at almost every metro station. If you are planning to explore KL with public transportation, be sure to get yourself a Touch n’Go card upon arrival. You can top up if/when needed at each station, and you save a few Ringgits on each ride. The card costs 20 MYR, which 15 MYR of the purchase goes towards your first ride.

In addition to the Metro, the city offers an extensive bus system, which also uses the Touch n’Go card. Metered taxis are also available almost everywhere.

For all the reasons mentioned above, probably our most preferred method of travel within the city (and throughout the country for that matter) was with Grab. It definitely made getting around town with our golf clubs much easier!

We hope you enjoyed the Best of Travel and Golf in Kuala Lumpur!

We traveled to Kuala Lumpur in May of 2019, so some of the information may have changed.

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