20 Iconic & Hipster Instagrammable Spots and Cafes in Kuala Lumpur 2020


Kuala Lumpur is known for its detailed and historical architecture, beautiful cultural sights, and stunning nature. This made Kuala Lumpur is one of the Instagram-worthy cities in the world for having spots that are suitable for your Instagram feed. Here are the top 20 Instagrammable spots in KL including cafes that you might want to have a visit.

1. Petronas Twin Towers

The well known Petronas Twin Tower, Kuala Lumpur’s iconic structure. The 88-story twin structure, connected by Sky bridge, represents Malaysia’s ambitions and aspirations.

2. Petaling Street

Petaling Street is such a shopping heaven for tourists. You can see the beautiful red lanterns hanging cross the shopping street lighting the street at night. The locals sell their good at cheap prices.

3. Sri Mahamariamman Temple

Located at Jalan Tun HS Lee, it is a sacred place for Hindu devotees who visit to perform their daily prayers. The colorful detail statues of Hindu deities and mosaics on the ceilings and pillars are simply amazing.

4. Merchant’s Lane

A shop in Petaling Street was turned into one of the most Instagramable cafes with an extensive menu of fusion ad Malaysian delicacies in Kuala Lumpur. Decorated with oriental interiors and hints of tropical plants, the cafe has the natural vibe that will guarantee you satisfaction. A short vacation away from the busy city.

5. APW Bangsar

Once an old family-run printing factory, passed down to the family’s young generation who then transformed it into a culture and lifestyle hangout area. It is a popular event venue consisting of eateries.

6. Brickfields

Also known as Little India, Brickfields is a colorful maze filled with textile shops, spice shops, floral shops, jewelry stores, grocery stores, restaurants, and food stalls.

7. Batu Caves

Features various caves and cave temples frequently visited by Hindu devotees in Malaysia. They usually gather at the holy place to celebrate Thaipusam every year. The golden statue of Lord Murugan welcomes you before you climb 272 concrete steps up to the caves. KL Tower and Petronas Twin Tower can be seen from afar while on the way up to the caves.

8. Sweet Escape

Located at Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Sweet Escape is a healthier version of Inside Scoop. Everything here is less sugar or even sugar-free ice cream for certain flavors. The interior is why Sweet Escape is one of the Instagrammable spots that you should check out. Millennial pink walls with furniture to match that will surely sweeten up your Instagram posts.

9. KL Forest Eco Park

Get into nature in the middle of Kuala Lumpur, where you can explore the park’s nature by walking along various canopy trails. KL Tower is visible in the distance while strolling in the oldest protected jungle.

10. Bukit Bintang Intersection

The intersection that connects Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail is one of Kuala Lumpur’s hot spots catering to shoppers and travelers. Enjoy the city vibe with the bright city lights and billboards, people walking across and cars rushing the roads, also the railing sounds of the monorail.

11. Heli Lounge Bar

Heli Lounge Bar is the ideal spot to soak in the sunset and night view in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy your meal and drinks outside at the helipad to enjoy the nightlife.

12. Zhongshan Building

Used to be one of the 1950s interconnected shophouses in Kampung Attap, Zhongshan Building, refurbished into an independent arts hub. Funded by Think City, it is the home to local artisans creating their unique art pieces. This place also welcomes visitors looking to discover art, culture, and music. The art space has a gallery, a small standing cafe/bar, a risograph printing studio, a record store, a tailor shop, and lastly, bookstore.

13. Thean Hou Temple

Known as Temple of the Goddess of Heaven, Thean Hou Temple is where Buddhist worshippers also come to the shrine pray to the Goddess of Mercy. They also celebrate Chinese festivals including Wesak Day and Mooncake Festival. The temple has contemporary and traditional architectural designs of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism.

14. Lake Gardens

There are various parks and gardens to be explored t the Lake Gardens such as Orchid Garden and Butterfly Park Kuala Lumpur. Lake Gardens is one of the places where you can connect with nature.

15. The Bee, Publika 

This is such a great place to catch live music performances and great to take photos with your friends in a vibrant environment. Walls decorated with neon light signs and posters of live performances.

16. Pavilion

A shopping mall that always makes the shoppers grab the opportunity to take photos of their fashionable poses. People usually will take pictures in front of the LIULI Crystal Fountain, couture Walkway, and Spanish Steps. Wondrous decorations are added everywhere for every festive season including the center of Pavilion welcoming you to celebrate together.

17. Jalan Alor

Plenty of hawker stalls and seafood restaurants to enjoy for the night. Brugh restaurant signage and congested crowd bring out the busy street vibe. Foodgram-worthy location to take photos and videos of delicious Malaysian food.

18. Chocha Foodstore

A restaurant that has an authentic and charming interior. Feels like home, with contemporary furniture, antique lighting, and relaxing courtyard. Enjoy a pot of Chinese tea, and enjoy the vibe that surely will bring you back in the early days in Petaling Street.

19. Leaf & Co.

An old hall is built into a cafe which is below a boutique hostel, Mingle. Leaf & CO. is renovated with reinforced old wooden beams; classic tables and chairs are placed around the cafe. A small garden is added in front of the concrete brick wall. It is kept in a colonial setting with contemporary designs in the old Kuala Lumpur.

20. Lisette’s Cafe & Bakery

Serves a mean breakfast buffet and delectable pastries are the reasons for you to have a visit here. There is a wall of flowers at one section of its outdoor seating, at the second floor, you will be amazed by the colorful patterned painted ceilings which is the right place that’s Instagrammable.

Source: Culture Trip


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