The bustling center of business of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (KL) is known for its high-flying skyscrapers, notably the Petronas Twin Towers, as well as its nightlife. Thousands of business travelers come to Kuala Lumpur and bring home the usual tourist souvenirs. What they don’t know is that KL is packed with hidden and photo-ready spots that will make for unusual souvenirs and feed your sense of discovery. Here are seven scenic spots perfect for a snapshot to discover something new to go with your next KL hotel booking.
- Empire Damansara
New mixed development Empire Damansara has yielded crowds from all over Malaysia looking to take photos of the creative, zany and artistic installations. Imagine splashes of color and wall-painting among independent stores and cafes.
- Lake Gardens
- Raja Tun Uda Library
It wouldn’t pop on anyone’s mind to take photographs in a library, but KL’s Raja Tun Uda Library combines modern architecture and literature for a noteworthy photoshoot spot. Come to for the optimal lighting but stay for the extensive collection of books.
- KL Bird Park
You won’t regret spending a few hours exploring the KL Bird Park snapping photos of the rare Peacock and taking videos of the hornbill at feeding time. The KL Bird Park is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the business center.
- SS2 Graffiti Street
SS2 is a busy and traffic-laden area where people are running around finishing errands, and at the same time, snapping their latest OOTDs to the backdrop of colorful and masterfully-crafted graffiti painting.
- Merchant’s Lane Cafe
Third-wave coffee is becoming popular in KL with dozens of cafes popping up, and Merchant’s Lane Cafe stands out not just for its caffeinated concoctions but also stunning design. Famous Malaysian Architect Ng Sek San found the right juxtaposition of natural and modern where every nook and cranny of Merchant’s Lane Cafe is an Instagram-worthy shot.
- Sultan Abdul Samad Building
Sultan Abdul Samah, also known as Dataran Merdeka, is one of the landmarks featuring the scenic Islamic Architecture. Different angles of the red brick and photo-ready arches will upgrade any feed.
Bookmark these seven picture-worthy spots for the next time your affairs bring you to the glistening heart of Malaysia. You’ll surely bring home memories, and amazing photos of rare KL finds.