If you plan to visit Kuala Lumpur (KL), the capital of Malaysia, then you cannot miss the City of Lights Night Tour. It's an excellent way to experience the magic of KL at night with live commentary about the landmarks. The City of Lights Night Tour takes you to some of the most iconic and stunning landmarks in KL with a free seating concept and ♿disabled friendly too! The 2-hour tour starts at 8pm daily, and you can get down at 3-4 stops to take 📸Insta-worthy pictures! These stops include KL Tower, Istana Negara, Dataran Merdeka and/or River of Life. Let’s check out the 15 interesting spots that this tour will take you to!
Your night tour begins with a convenient pickup at Sg Wang Plaza. It is one of the most popular shopping malls in KL. Sungei Wang Plaza is located in the Golden Triangle, which encompasses other famous malls like Pavillion KL, Lot10 and Berjaya Times Square. This is the last drop point for the City of Lights Night Tour. You'll be picked up from here in a comfortable air-conditioned double-decker bus and driven to 15 magical spots around KL.
⏰ Hours: 10am - 10pm
📍 Address: Jln Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
The Saloma Link is a pedestrian bridge that connects Kampung Baru, a traditional Malay village, to the city centre. It's an iconic landmark in KL known for its unique design. The bridge is illuminated with colourful LED lights at night, so you HAVE TO get your 📸cameras ready to snap a good photo!
⏰ Hours: 5am – 1am (Mon-Sat), 5am – 12am ( Sun, Public holiday)
📍 Address: Saloma Link, Lorong Raja Muda Musa 3, Kampung Baru, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
The next stop on the City of Lights Night Tour is the KL Tower. It is one of the tallest towers in Malaysia (but KLCC is taller-lah). The tower is 421 metres tall and offers breathtaking views of the city. And at night, it transforms into a dazzling display of lights that will make your camera scream (not literally) in delight. It is also the first stop where you can go down and take photos.
⏰ Hour: 9am - 10pm
📍 Address: 2 Jalan Punchak, Off, Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
After the KL Tower, the City of Lights Night Tour takes you past Chinatown a.k.a Petaling Street, which is a bustling and vibrant part of the city. At night, the atmosphere comes alive, and you can see how human interactions from all walks of life unfold in the busy street. The streets are lined with shops, cafes, temples and food stalls selling everything from souvenirs to street food.
📍 Address: Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
The Central Market is one of the most popular tourist attractions in KL. It's a historic market built in 1888 and is known for its unique architecture and vibrant atmosphere. The Central Market sells a wide range of products, including handicrafts, souvenirs, and traditional Malay clothing.
⏰ Hours: 10am - 8pm
📍 Address: Lot 3.04-3.06, 06, Jalan Hang Kasturi, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
The Old KL Railway Station is a beautiful and historic building completed in 1910, making it more than a hundred years old (what!😱). It's known for its colonial architecture and was once the main railway station in KL. Today, it's a tourist attraction that's known for its beautiful facade and interior, and still operating as Station Kuala Lumpur for KTM.
📍 Address: 110, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
The National Museum is one of the most important museums in Malaysia. It's dedicated to the history and culture of Malaysia with a wide range of exhibits that showcase the country's rich heritage. The exhibits are not limited to the galleries in the main building. There are also vehicles and locomotives displayed outside, which you can see during the City of Lights Night Tour.
⏰ 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
After visiting the National Museum, your tour will take you past Little India. This lively district is bursting with Indian culture and energy. Here, you'll find a bustling street market selling everything from spices and textiles to 💍jewellery and 🌼flowers. The vibrant colours, smells, and sounds of Little India are sure to awaken your senses, leaving you feeling energised and wanting to start a marathon on all of Vijay’s and Rajinikanth’s movies.😏
📍 Address: Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
The City of Lights Night Tour will then take you past KL Sentral. It is the city’s main transportation hub and home to many shops and restaurants. This modern and bustling complex is a testament to Malaysia's progress and development, offering easy access to 🚆trains, 🚍buses, and 🚖taxis that can take you anywhere in the city. The sleek and futuristic architecture of KL Sentral is a sight to behold, and the lively atmosphere of the station is sure to get you excited for the rest of the tour.
⏰ Hours: 24 hours (but most shops and facilities close after midnight)
📍 Address: Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Next, you will visit the National Palace. This stunning palace is the official residence of the King of Malaysia, whom we commonly refer to as Agong. This is where you can hop off the bus to take pictures. I mean come on…who doesn’t want to boast that they’ve been to the palace.
📍 Address: Jln Tuanku Abdul Halim, Bukit Damansara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
The City of Lights Night Tour will then take you past the National Mosque. Also known as Masjid Negara, it is one of the most important and impressive religious sites in Malaysia. The mosque's striking modernist design is a testament to Malaysia's embrace of contemporary architecture. Besides, its peaceful and serene atmosphere is a welcome respite from the busy city streets. Whether you're a devout Muslim or someone who simply wants to appreciate the beauty of Islamic architecture, the National Mosque is a must-see on any tour of Kuala Lumpur, especially at night with the beautiful display of lights.
⏰ Hour: 6:30am - 7pm
📍 Address: Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
After visiting the National Mosque, the City of Lights Night Tour will take you to the River of Life. This beautiful and revitalised waterway runs through the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Once a polluted and neglected canal, the River of Life has been transformed into a vibrant source of pride for the city. The colourful lights along the river banks make for a breathtaking sight.
📍 Address: Jalan Benteng, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
The City of Lights Night Tour will then take you to Merdeka Square or Dataran Merdeka. It is one of the most important and historic sites in the city. This vast and open square was the site of Malaysia's declaration of independence in 1957 and is now a popular gathering place for locals and tourists alike. The iconic flagpole, which stands at an impressive 95 metres, is a sight to behold, and the colonial-era buildings that surround the square are a reminder of Malaysia's rich and complex history. You can get down and explore this area for a few minutes. Don’t forget to take pictures with the colourfully lit Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad as your backdrop.
📍 Address: Jln Raja, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
From Merdeka Square, the City of Lights Night Tour will take you to Istana Budaya, which is Malaysia's premier theatre for performing arts. This theatre hosts a wide range of performances, including dance, music, and theatre shows. At night, the theatre is beautifully illuminated, creating a stunning sight that is not to be missed.
📍Address: Jln Tun Razak, Titiwangsa, 50694 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Last but not least, the tour concludes with a visit to the KLCC, which will take you around Kuala Lumpur's iconic twin towers. These towers are a true masterpiece of modern architecture and engineering. They are also one of the most recognised landmarks in the world. At night, the towers are illuminated with stunning lights, making for a breathtaking sight that is sure to leave you in awe.
⏰Hour: 6:30am - 7pm
📍Address: Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
The tour concludes at Sungei Wang Plaza (which is also the starting point). City of Lights Night Tour is an unforgettable experience that allows you to explore 15 of Kuala Lumpur's most iconic landmarks in a new light. From the vibrant streets of Little India to the majestic KLCC, this tour is a perfect way to experience the magic of Kuala Lumpur at night. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveller, this tour is sure to leave a lasting impression on you. Don't miss out on the awe-inspiring magic of KL at night!