Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur – Getting To Batu Caves

Best Places To Visit In Kuala Lumpur - Getting To Batu Caves via train

Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur – Getting To Batu Caves

There are many ways of Getting To Batu Caves, which is one of the Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur. You can get there by car, taxi, bus or via train. We traveled from KLCC to Batu Caves using the train system in Kuala Lumpur.

Batu Caves is one of the icons of Malaysia and a very popular tourist attraction. You can read more about it in our blog post – Batu Caves.

Let’s start the journey, shall we? We began by taking the LRT from KLCC station that was at Petronas Twin Towers / Suria KLCC to KL Sentral station. Then switched to KTM Komuter line (the blue line) to travel from KL Sentral station to Batu Caves station.

In all it took us about 80 minutes because there was some time taken to find the entrances to the right lines, locate the ticket counter, understand how to pay for the tickets, etc. If you are familiar with all that, the trip should be shorter, about 60 minutes.

Along the entire route, we took photos and videos. Watch the video below to see how we traveled to Batu Caves from KLCC. Remember to turn on the subtitles for more detailed information.

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From KLCC station (also known as KJ10 KLCC) to KL Sentral Station

The Malaysian train system is quite efficient and can get you to many places of interest around Kuala Lumpur as well as from Kuala Lumpur to well known sites such as Batu Caves. We started at the KLCC station.

Some parts of the train line is above ground, and some are under ground. The route from KLCC station to KL Sentral station is underground. As such, we took the escalator down and walked along a pathway to the station control area.

Tip: Make sure you are at the right station. See the station name. In this case it is KJ10 KLCC.

There was a map of the train system next to the ticketing machines. Locate that map to see how to travel from one station to another.

Map of train system to get to one of the Things To See In Kuala Lumpur - Batu Caves
Map of transit system, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

We found out that KJ10 KLCC station was along the LRT Laluan Kelana Jaya line (Line 5, the red line).

To go to Batu Caves, we needed to go to KL Sentral station, and switch to the blue line that was the KTM Komuter line. That train would take us all the way to Batu Caves station, which was the last stop for that line.

With that planned route in mind, we headed to the ticketing machines that were nearby. These machines are for commuters to buy tickets for travel from one station to another.

Do note that Only Cash is accepted, there is no credit card or any other form of card payment for the tickets.

Tip: Some ticketing machines only accept coins and MYR$1 and MYR$5. Get ready some small change!

And we are not mentioning the cost of the tickets because costs can change over time.

Buying the tickets was relatively easy. You just have to click on your choice of destination. In the next screen, you make sure you have chosen the correct destination, and select the number of tickets you require. If you need more, simply click on the ‘+’ button.

The total amount to be paid is displayed. Insert the cash (in notes or coins) into the respective slots. The tickets (in this case they were blue round chips) will drop out into the collection area. And you collect your tickets, and change, if any.

We used the tickets at the turnstiles, and entered the station. Then we got down to the platform using the escalator. And when the train arrived, we boarded the train.

Tip: Make sure you board the right train. Check the signages to see which side of the platform is the train to take to get to your stop.


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Arrive at KL Sentral Station

The ride from KLCC station to KL Sentral station was quite short. It only took about 12 to 14 minutes. Again, depending on when your train arrived.

At KL Sentral station. we took the escalator to the ground level, and exit the station into KL Sentral, which is a huge shopping area with lots of cafes, restaurants and amenities.

But there was no time to shop. We wanted to get to Batu Caves as quickly as possible as we knew there was much to see there.

We looked around, and it was easy to spot the KTM Komuter ticket counter. There was a large sign hanging above the counter, and a line of people queuing to buy tickets.

We bought the tickets to travel on the KTM blue line from KL Sentral station to Batu Caves station. Then we entered the station and onto the platform to wait for the train that would take us there.


From KL Sentral Station to Batu Caves Station

It was fun waiting for the train. There was a group of tourists from Japan. We knew they were Japanese because the tour guide was excitedly explaining to the group what to expect and what to do when the train arrived.

Tip: Look out for the electronic sign! It will inform you if the train that is coming is going to Batu Caves or not. And an estimated time of arrival. Don’t board the wrong train.

We waited only about 10 minutes. When the train arrived, it was very exciting. It came in really fast! (see the video to watch the excitement)

When the train stopped, there was the usual commotion and excitement as people alighted, and everyone that was waiting on the platform started to board.

When we boarded the train, we found the seating style to be similar to that of Singapore’s MRT (Mass Rapid Transit). That is, the seats were aligned to the walls of the train, and passengers faced one another.

But silly us! We were like the blind men who only saw parts of an elephant.

As we sat, we began to look at other parts of the train in front of us and behind. And we noticed that seating on other parts of the train were different from this part of the train.

There were seats that were so comfortable with high back support. And the best part was that they faced the forward motion of the train. We loved it as we could watch scenes of the city through the windows when the train started to zoom above the ground.

Tip: There are designated cabins Only For Women. Do Not Sit in these cabins if you are male or couple. (see photo below) Kindly be respectful of others’ culture, please.

When taking the KTM Komuter train to one of the Things To See In Kuala Lumpur - do take note that some cabins of the train are only for women. Do Not Sit In These Cabins. Please be respectful of their culture.
Ladies only cabin, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

We Arrived at Batu Caves!

After about 35 to 40 minutes, we arrived at Batu Caves station! There was still a very short walk (about 5 minutes) to the actual Batu Caves. But hey, we loved how fast this trip was, and how economical too! Plus, we traveled in comfort.

Arrived at one of the Things To See In Kuala Lumpur - Batu Caves!
The breathtaking Batu Caves!, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

We had a great time at Batu Caves. Again, we took lots of photos and videos.

To see them, go to our blog post titled – Batu Caves.


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Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur – Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Best Places To Visit In Kuala Lumpur - Petronas Twin Towers

Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur – Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur

The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia is a sight to behold! It is definitely a must-see on your vacation itinerary and worthy to be considered as one of the Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur.


Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur Malaysia During the Day

We took the luxury bus by Aeroline to Kuala Lumpur. It started at Harbour Front in Singapore, and ended outside Corus Hotel. The Petronas Twin Towers is across the road from this hotel, only about 7 to 10 minutes walk away.

Upon arrival, which was in the afternoon, we walked over with plans to take some nice photos and videos of this icon of Malaysia. It was quite cloudy, but we managed to capture some nice shots. Here is a video of the Twin Towers taken during the day:

Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur – Petronas Twin Towers during the day 

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Here is a photo of the building taken during the day:

Things To See In Kuala Lumpur - the Petronas Twin Towers during the day
Petronas Twin Towers – during the day, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

It looks magnificent doesn’t it? The architecture is so interesting. We love how the structure has many facets, like that of a diamond or jewel, near the top.


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Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur Malaysia At Night

After the morning shoot of the Twin Towers, we headed for The Face Suites Hotel Kuala Lumpur where we checked in and stayed for a few days. Also took some photos and videos of this lovely new hotel, which we will share in a future blog post.

In the evening, we had a look a the popular infinity pool of the hotel. The infinity pool is popular because of the amazing view of the city and the Petronas Twin Towers as well as KL Tower.

In fact, the featured video (on our home page) was one of the photos taken from the infinity pool of the hotel.

Watch the video of the Infinity Pool on our review of The Face Suites Hotel, Click Here!

We were hungry, and thought why not go to Suria KLCC and have dinner? At the same time, we could grab the opportunity to take photos and videos of the Twin Towers at night.

The video below was taken when we were very close to the building. Just below it in fact! We started with a shot of the fountain below and slowly panned all the way up to the top where the spires are.

Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur – Petronas Twin Towers during the night

While the Petronas Twin Towers Kuala is majestic during the day, it dazzles by night. The tall building sparkles like a gem from a distance, and shines brilliantly at close quarters.

Here is a photo of the sparkling skyscraper taken during the night:

Things To See In Kuala Lumpur - the Petronas Twin Towers at night
Petronas Twin Towers – at night, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

There are always many people, mostly tourists, hanging around the garden and mini fountain area on the ground level, just outside the main entrance of the structure. Do not be intimidated. Just dive in and find some space to get that photo of you and the Twin Towers. Thankfully, people are generally nice, and everybody gets a chance for a photo of a lifetime.

* Photo Tip 1: Get across the street to get a better shot of the Twin Towers. Some people stop at one of those islands in the middle of the high traffic roads. Be careful. Safety first.

Photo Tip 2: It is not an easy task to capture your entire body and the entire Twin Towers in a single frame. But it can be done! Stand further away from the Twin Towers, and get your friend to squat really low to take the photo from a very low angle to get it all in the photo frame. Alternatively, some people stand on one of the pedestals and their friend simply kneel as low as possible to get that money shot. (you’ll know what I mean when you are there)


More Info About Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

So how tall is the Petronas Twin Towers of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia? It is recorded as the tallest building in the world, that is from 1998 to 2004, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).

At an unbelievable height of 451.9 metres, the 88-storey twin structure is deemed by many as the crown jewel of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. It is now an icon of Malaysia, along with the nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower.

This international icon of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia was designed by Argentine architect Cesar Pelli. He chose a distinctive postmodern style to create a 21st-century icon for the city.

You can visit the Petronas Twin Towers on a more personal level by taking a tour. There are interactive displays and an elevator with futuristic edge that will take you 170 metres up to the Skybridge.


The Skybridge

The Skybridge (you can see in the photos and videos of it above) connects the two towers on the 41st and 42nd floors, and is the world’s highest 2-storey bridge. The tour also takes you even higher to level 86, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Kuala Lumpur.

* Interesting Fact: The Skybridge is designed to slide in and out of the towers, swaying several feet towards and away from each other, to prevent it from breaking during high winds.

Do note that the Skybridge is limited to 1,000 visitors per day, and you need to get a ticket to get up there. So do get your tickets early as it does get sold out quickly.

Also, note that visitors are allowed to visit during specific hours, and some days access can be closed too. So do check with the ticketing counter for more details, or you can visit the Petronas Twin Towers website for more info.


Suria KLCC

On the lower levels of the Petronas Twin Towers, there is Suria KLCC. This is a upmarket retail mall that spans 140,000 square meters. Tenants in the mall include luxury goods, high-street labels, food court, restaurants, cafes and many other types of tenants as well as facilities and amenities.

On the first day we arrived, we were so hungry that we did not want to wait in long queues at cafes and restaurants. So we headed for the food court, and had nasi lemak (a local dish with rice flavoured with coconut, often comes with chicken wing or fish, egg and cucumber plus other optional food). Big mistake. It was not very good.

On the last day, we had time, and explored a bit more. We chanced upon Madam Kwan’s. To be honest, I did hear about Madam Kwan’s before. So we tried it. And the food was very good.

As mentioned, Suria KLCC spans 140,000 square meters. So there’s a lot of shopping. And a lot to see. Inside Suria KLCC, there are also an art gallery, a philharmonic theatre, an underwater aquarium and also a Science center. It is no wonder that Suria KLCC is considered as one of the largest shopping malls in Malaysia.

We didn’t manage to experience everything because we had plans for other exciting places to visit, but some of Suria KLCC was good enough for this trip.


KLCC Park and Fountain

We read about the fountain and light show that is displayed every night. Earlier during the day, just so happened when we had our lunch at the food court, we sat at a table that had a view of the park and fountain.

We told ourselves that if we were around the area, and the timing was right, we would enjoy this visual and sound treat. As luck would have it, after dinner that night, we were just in time to catch the fountain light show as it started. Here is the video of the performance:

Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur – KLCC Park Fountain

The park and fountain area has jogging and walking paths, wading pools and a children’s playground that is ideal for daytime fun, too. The photo below was taken from the park and fountain area, at the entrance that led to Suria KLCC.

Things To See In Kuala Lumpur - Suria KLCC Making plans to visit Kuala Lumpur? Hope this article convinces you to check out the Petronas Twin Towers and Suria KLCC? Please add a comment. We would love to hear from you now, and also if you ever visit this tourist attraction, do come back and write a comment to share with us your experience.

We have also shared about Batu Caves, Madam Kwan’s, DC Comics Super Heroes Store and Cafe, The Steakhouse, and more.


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Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur

Best Places To Visit In Kuala Lumpur - Batu Caves

Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur

There are many sights to see and stuff to do in the capital of Malaysia, and here are some of the Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur.



Petronas Twin Towers – Icon of Malaysia

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Best Places To Visit In Kuala Lumpur – Petronas Twin Towers – Click on Image to Read More

This was the very first post I did of Malaysia. And of course, it must be the first post. The Petronas Twin Towers is the Icon of Malaysia. It is located at the heart of the city.

Millions have visited this place, and taken selfies to remember the experience. Day and night photos and videos offer different sights. Both are equally awesome.

Don’t miss reading about this, and seeing some of the cool photos and videos. Read More


Batu Caves – Ancient and Awesome!

Gigantic Lord Murugan Statue at one of the Best Places To Visit In Kuala Lumpur - Batu Caves - Click on Image to Read More
Gigantic Lord Murugan Statue at one of the Best Places To Visit In Kuala Lumpur – Batu Caves – Click on Image to Read More

Everyone who visited Kuala Lumpur will eventually visit the Batu Caves. This site is famous, and very popular.

The huge Lord Murugan gold statue at the entrance to the cave is sight not to be missed! The Caves itself are a testimony to the beautiful handiwork of Mother Earth.

There is so much more to see and experience here. Read More

 

Getting to Batu Caves

I have also created a blog post and an instructional video on Getting to Batu Caves from KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Center).

You must watch this as it will help you learn which station to board, how to transfer to another train line, and many more steps to get you to this beautiful and magical place. Read More


Thean Hou Temple

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Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur – Entrance of Thean Hou Temple – Click on Image to Read More

Like Batu Caves, Thean Hou Temple is another religious site.

It is ornate and well decorated.

Being away from the city, and high on a hill, there is a photo opportunity to capture a picturesque view of Kuala Lumpur.

When is the best time to visit this temple?

Where is it located?

How to get there?

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Central Market

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Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur – Central Market – Click on Image to Read More

The Central Market used to be a boring place.

Today, it has been reinvented as an exciting and fun hub where you can learn about the cultures in Malaysia as well as shop for quality arts and crafts.

I was so glad I decided to give this place a second chance.

They have done a good job making this place enjoyable again.

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Petaling Street – Everyone Wants To Visit Here

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Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur – Petaling Street – Entrance – Click on Image to Read More

Petaling Street is a part of Chinatown. And it can be said that Petaling Street is the heart of Chinatown. It is where you can enjoy great food and shopping. Bargain hunters take note. The bargains at within certain hours. Read my travel blog to find out when.

Also, there is a popular drink stall here. You must not miss trying this drink when you visit Petaling Street. It is so refreshing! And so good after hours of walking around here.

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Wishing you and your loved ones safe and happy travels,

Timotheus