On the other hand, if you want to laze around and relax, no problemo buddy! Because there are some scenic parks here, like the Botanical Garden, Saujana Hijau Park and Agriculture Heritage Park. You can even enjoy a picnic with your family and friends by the lake.
Another scenic park in the heart of KL. Perdana Botanical Gardens is one of the oldest parks in Malaysia. This free hang-out place is also a famous wedding photography spot! (soon to be married?? couples, take note!)
⏰ Hours: 7am - 8pm
📍Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
⏰ Hours: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm (Opens daily except on the first Mon of each month), closed on the first two days of Raya Aidil Fitri and the first day of Raya Aidil Adha
📍Address: Jabatan Muzium Malaysia, Jln Damansara, Perdana Botanical Gardens, 50566 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
⏰ Hours: 10am - 8 pm
📍Address: Lot 3.04-3.06, 06, Jalan Hang Kasturi, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
At night, you get to see the colourful lights, and the aesthetic art displays that are cleverly placed will reflect the lights, making it an otherwordly Instagram spot! The decoration will be changed from time to time, so make sure to visit it once in a while!
⏰ Hours: 10am - 8 pm
📍Address: Lorong Panggung, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Some of the exhibits & experiences available here are the ??anti-gravity room and the life-in-space exhibits (where you can try to get yourself zipped up in a space sleeping bag). You can also get on a space pod simulator and pretend to fly a ?NASA spacecraft, and many more.
🎟Admission (Main Gallery):
Child - RM8 (without MyKid), RM4 (with MyKid)
Student - RM8 (without MyKid/MyKad), RM4 (with MyKid/MyKad)
Adult - RM12 (without MyKad), RM6 (with MyKad)
Child - RM16 (without MyKid), RM8 (with MyKid)
Adult - RM24 (without MyKad), RM12 (with MyKad)
⏰ Hours: 9.00 am - 4.30 pm (Mon closed)
📍Address: 53, Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
This domed building has many interactive exhibits and fun games and tricks to be experimented with (this will surely bring out the inner child of the adults!) This place is a ?hidden gem because despite so many activities here, the ticket is so cheap!
P.s: The ticket counter closes at 4pm.
Child (6 years old & below) - Free
Child (7 to 12 years old) - RM2
Adult (13 years old & above) - RM3
⏰ Hours: 9am - 5pm (Fri closed)
📍Address: Persiaran Bukit Kiara Bukit Damansara, Bukit Kiara, 50662 Kuala Lumpur
Many ??Chinese here already know this place. It is a huge Hainanese temple dedicated to the goddess Mazu. Your religion doesn't matter because everyone is welcome to enter and walk around this temple. This temple boasts some impressive architecture with Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism influences.
The intricate details can be seen mainly on the ceilings, pillars, prayer hall and roofs. As for the outside of the temple, there are equally interesting exhibits. This temple frequently changes its theme each year to reflect the particular year’s zodiac.There are also souvenir shops at the lower ground of the temple that sell Chinese trinkets and other Buddhist statues.
⏰ Hours: 8.00 am - 8.00 pm
📍Address: 65, Persiaran Endah, Taman Persiaran Desa, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
⏰ Hours: 8am - 12am (Mon - Thurs), 8am - 10pm (Fri - Sun)
📍Address: 80, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
All the materials are related to ??Japan and its culture. They are all available in Japanese and English languages. This free-entry library is a good weekend hang-out spot for ?book lovers and parents who want a peaceful and quiet weekend (without the kids organising a sibling ⚔️war).
⏰ Hours: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm (Sun & Mon closed)
📍Address:18th Floor, Block B, Northpoint, No. 1, Medan Syed Putra Selatan, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Another urban art space to hang out at is in The Zhongshan Building is a free entry place where you will find many like-minded people. There are some shops selling merchandises like stationeries and scents. You can also enjoy a cup of ☕coffee with the ?pastry of your choice at one of the cafes here.
📍Address: Jalan Kampung Attap, 80 - 84, Jalan Rotan, 50460 Kuala Lumpur
*This museum is temporarily closed until the end of 2024.
Catch a glimpse into the private life of the royal family, as you pass by a series of ?bedrooms, a dining hall, a study room and other rooms. The annexe building next to the museum boasts a great collection of exhibits, such as royal costumes worn by the King and Queen and some personal belongings & collections.
Children (5 & below) - Free
Children (6 to 12 years old) - RM2
Adults - RM5
Senior Citizens - RM3
OKU/Handicapped - RM3
Students - RM2 (in uniform), RM3 (without uniform 13 to 17 years old)
Children (5 & below) - Free
Children (6 to 12 years old) - RM5
⏰ Hours: 9am - 5pm
📍Address: Jln Istana, Istana Negara, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
⏰ Hours: 9.30am - 6.00pm
📍Address: Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Jalan Lembah, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Art lovers are going to ?love this because this gallery is free entry! It showcases contemporary artworks by Malaysian artists. Plus, it's located at a convenient location, just a few minutes walk away from ?LRT and ?bus stops. Oftentimes, you'll find talks, forums, workshops, cross-disciplinary projects and cultural performances conducted in the KL City Gallery too.
On top of that, if you are a foodie, there is a cafe with mouth-watering pastries and desserts! It's the perfect place to go when you're tired of wandering aimlessly through the endless corridors of the mall.
⏰ Hours: 9am - 6pm (Tue closed)
📍Address: 27, Jln Raja, Dataran Merdeka, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
The Royal Selangor Visitor Centre is a free-entry place where you can learn about the art and craft of pewter-making while indulging in some shiny exhibits. You'll see how pewters are manufactured and crafted, and even try your hand at it! (but this one needs to pay lah).
If all the state-of-art pewters aren't enough for you, there's also a cafe where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy some delicious ?food and ☕drinks while reminiscing on the beautiful pewters that you've seen. Best of all, admission to the museum tour is free, making it a budget-friendly option for a fun and educational outing. So if you're tired of the mall, head to the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre. Your inner craftsperson will love it.
⏰ Hours: 9am - 5pm
📍Address: 4, Jalan Usahawan 6, Setapak Jaya, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Experience the beauty and peacefulness of traditional Indian culture while indulging in some mesmerizing architecture and decorations at Shree Lakshmi Narayan Mandir. You can marvel at the ornate carvings and sculptures, and even witness traditional Hindu rituals.
On top of that, there are many beautiful photo spots where you can take ?pictures but please be respectful because this is a holy place for the Hindus. If you happen to wear ?a a pair of shorts, you can get a dhoti at the entrance to cover up your leg. So to avoid the hassle, please dress appropriately (no revealing clothes please).
⏰ Hours: 8am - 12pm, 4pm - 8pm
📍Address: Lot 68, 69, Jalan Kasipillay, Kampung Kasipillay, 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Freeze! ?Hands up! Because we are taking you to the Royal Malaysia Police Museum! This museum offers a chance to learn about the history and evolution of ?law enforcement in Malaysia while indulging in some exhibits and displays. In the museum, you'll have the opportunity to see ?♀️?♂️vintage police uniforms and ?weapons and learn about the various roles and responsibilities of the ?police.
You can even pose for ?photos with life-sized mannequins of not-so-menacing-looking police officers that look like they are posing like a model on the Vogue magazine cover. This museum is free-entry, so you don't have to spend a single penny on the admission fee. If you're looking to ditch the same old boring malls, we suggest heading to the Royal Malaysia Police Museum.
⏰ Hours: 9am - 5pm | 10am - 12:30pm, 3pm - 6pm (Fri) | Mon closed
📍Address: 5, Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
If you're in the mood to get creative and are looking for a cheap or free outing in Kuala Lumpur, consider checking out the Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex. It is a small gallery with great exhibits where you can experience traditional Malaysian crafts while indulging in creative pursuits.
There are many beautiful Malaysian handicrafts showcased here, especially batik pieces. You'll learn a lot about the work of local artisans and various crafts on display. In addition to the crafts displayed, there is also a shop on site where you can purchase handmade crafts and souvenirs. Best of all, admission to the complex is free, making it a budget-friendly option for a fun and educational outing.
⏰ Hours: 9am - 6pm
📍Address: Kompleks Kraf, 5, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Ok, this is a little bit of cheating for this list ?because it is located near a mall, but hey! KLCC Park is not inside the mall, so it should be counted as one of the 23 cheap & free places in KL where you can hang out. This beautiful park offers a chance to relax and unwind while taking in the stunning views of the Petronas Twin Towers and the surrounding cityscape. In addition to its picturesque surroundings, the park also features a variety of amenities, including walking and jogging paths, a children's ?playground and a pool where you can swim with the KLCC building as a backdrop! How cool! Best of all, admission to the park is free, making it a budget-friendly option for a relaxing and enjoyable outing.
At night you can enjoy the Symphony Lake Water Show where you can watch fountains dancing to beautiful LED lights and traditional local ?music. The light & sound water music show starts at 8pm, 9pm & 10pm daily, whereas the light-only water show is 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm daily.
⏰ Hours: 10am - 10pm
📍Address: KLCC, Lot No. 241, Level 2, Suria, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Located in the heart of the city, this vibrant destination offers a chance to experience the local scene of street mural art. LOL, we really don't know why it's labelled as God bless on google. This street art mural heaven is situated at the back lanes between Jalan Alor and Changkat Bukit Bintang.
Every little space is covered with hand-painted murals and is ?Instagrammable too! You can easily spend more than 1 hour (or more) here because there is so much art for you to snap your OOTD pictures. Don't miss out on this opportunity to experience the local art scene, add The Art Street in Changkat to your list of cheap and free places to visit in KL.
📍Address: Jln Alor, Bukit Bintang, 50200 City, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
If you're in the mood for some art and are looking for a budget-friendly outing in Kuala Lumpur, consider checking out the UR-MU art gallery. Ur-Mu stands for Urban Museum. It is a quirky contemporary art museum transformed from a few old low-cost residential units. There are 6 levels (including the ground floor) with 10 themed gallery spaces in this museum. If you are wondering why you've never heard of this museum, we can tell you that it's because this museum just opened its door in 2022.
On the gallery tour, you'll have the opportunity to browse a variety of artworks by Malaysian and other Asian artists. The cheap entry fee makes it a budget-friendly option for a good choice for a cultural outing. Don't miss out on this opportunity to experience the local and Asian art scenes.
Child (12 years and under) - Free
Adult - RM10
Students (with ID) - RM5
Senior Citizens (60 years and above) - RM5
OKU/Handicapped - RM5
⏰ Hours: 10am - 8:30pm (Mon closed)
📍Address: 3, Jalan Bedara, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
If you're in the mood for some peace and tranquillity and are looking for a budget-friendly outing in Kuala Lumpur, consider checking out the Federal Territory Mosque. This stunning mosque offers a chance to experience the beauty and peacefulness of traditional Islamic architecture while indulging in some spiritual contemplation.
This 22-year-old mosque blends the Ottoman and Malay architectural styles with heavy influence from the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Its 22 domes are made from glass fibre fabric and epoxy resin composite, making it durable and light. There are also tour guides offering a free tour around the mosque. ?Parking is abundant and free too!
⏰ Hours: 10am - 4pm | 10am - 12pm, 3 - 5pm (Fri)
📍Address: Jln Tuanku Abdul Halim, Kompleks Kerajaan, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
This unique museum is a perfect place to visit if you want to learn about the history and development of Malaysia's ??financial system while indulging in some seriously interesting exhibits and displays. On the museum tour, you'll have the opportunity to see vintage currency and coins, learn about the role of the central bank in Malaysia, and have lots of Instagrammable spots.
The BNM MAG has 4 floors and features several art galleries and exhibitions. Best of all, admission to the museum and art galleries is free, making it a budget-friendly option for a fun and educational outing. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn about Malaysia's financial system!
⏰ Hours: 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm (Mon closed)
📍Address: Sasana Kijang, 2, Jalan Dato Onn, Kuala Lumpur, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Seriously, why hang out at the mall when you can hang out at these 23 cheap & free places in KL. Not only can you save your wallet from getting a hole, but you can also elevate your mood by saving ?money! If you like our recommendations, make sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram for more!