Malaysia’s capital city of Kuala Lumpur showcases a beautiful combination of old and new Asia.
The city’s fun cultural diversity is evident in its food, activities, and architecture.
They have towering skyscrapers, regal mosques, and other historic landmarks.
In the evening, all these attractions and fun activities give the nightlife a real buzz.
For couples and families, here are some of the best fun things to do in Kuala Lumpur at night.
1. Petronas Towers
The Petronas Twin Towers are the world’s tallest twin towers standing 451.9 meters high.
It was the tallest in Kuala Lumpur until it was taken over by Merdeka 118.
But it’s still an iconic structure in the city.
While they do officially close at 6pm, it’s still a sight worth visiting as it lights up the night skies.
There is an evening tour at 6:30pm limited to 10 guests so it can be difficult to book.
During the day, you can only visit the observation deck through pre-bookings.
You’ll be taken to the Skybridge on the 41st floor and the observation deck on the 86th floor.
After the tour, you can continue the night shopping and dining at Suria KLCC shopping mall downstairs.
There’s also a water fountain show each night at Lake Symphony near the entrance outside.
- Opening Hours: Daily 10am-6pm; Monday closed
- Address: Concourse Level, Petronas Twin Tower, Lower Ground, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2. Atmosphere 360 KL Tower
A wonderful dining experience awaits you at the Atmosphere 360 KL Tower.
Get ready for an unforgettable fun night in the luxurious dining area.
It has a fiber optic ceiling giving you a star-lit aura.
In addition, it provides the perfect backdrop to a lavish buffet spread.
At the same time, enjoy clear 360-degree views of the city from 282 meters above the ground.
Feast on mouthwatering Asian dishes such as Stir-Fried Chili Crab, Rendang Tok, assorted Dim Sum, and Venison with Black Pepper Sauce.
Cap off the night with an impressive selection of cocktails and wines, while enjoying live entertainment.
- Opening Hours: Daily 12pm-10pm
- Address: TH02, Menara Kuala Lumpur, 2, Jalan Puncak, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3. Heli Lounge Bar
Located on the roof of KH Tower, this helipad turns into a rooftop bar at night.
You’ll be positioned between Patronas Towers and KL Tower so it’s another top spot for views.
There’ll be a DJ to get the mood going into the night.
Order a few cocktails and grab a dome-shaped lounge with your friends.
If you join a tour, you may get a complimentary drink while you enjoy the superb city views.
Make sure you arrive on time to see the most amazing sunset from this open-air bar.
- Opening Hours: Daily 5pm-11:30pm
- Address: KH Tower, Jln Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4. Central Market
Central Market started out as a wet market when it was built in 1928.
In the 1980s, it was transformed into a local handicrafts market.
It is now one of the most popular shopping areas alongside Petaling Street to make up Chinatown.
The area is divided into different vendor zones showcasing the cultures of Malaysia.
You’ll find handicrafts, souvenirs, and other local merchandise such as Malaysian batik prints, and artwork.
Make sure you try a fish spa where little fish nibble off the dead skin on your feet.
It may sound disgusting, but it’s quite an invigorating feeling!
- Opening Hours: Daily 10am-8pm
- Address: Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50050
5. Petaling Street (Chinatown)
Petaling Street, also known as the main Chinatown area, is the place to see local Kuala Lumpur culture at night.
The area is a bustling flea market with fashion, souvenirs, and handicraft stores.
You’ll find a lot of “imitation” products.
If you don’t mind the fake brands, there are certainly some worthy bargains.
Make sure you haggle with vendors cause it’s unlikely there’ll be any refunds.
There is also an amazing array of dining options from street food to restaurants.
- Opening Hours: Daily 8am-8pm
- Address: Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
6. Thean Hou Temple
One of the most beautiful cultural landmarks you’ll see at night, Thean Hou Temple is a Chinese temple in Kuala Lumpur.
On arrival, you’ll see red lanterns light up the night.
There are 6 tiers to explore and plenty of unique things to see around the property.
You’ll love the Herb and Serenity gardens.
Throughout the temple, you’ll see stone sculptures, street art, and their massive Chinese chess board.
Make your way to the shrine at the top for views of the surroundings.
- Opening Hours: Daily 8am-10pm
- Address: 65, Persiaran Endah, Taman Persiaran Desa, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7. Museum of Illusions
The Museum of Illusions is composed of unique exhibits that will test your senses.
Almost like magic, your eyes will be tested and confused with all the interactive displays.
You’ll see bizarre images, dazzling rooms, and the craziest installations that defy logic.
Holograms and other showpieces are created to teach visitors about science, perception, and vision.
The vortext tunnel and infinity room are two of the more popular installations.
Whether you’re visiting with friends or family, it’ll be one of the most fun things to do in KL.
- Opening Hours: Daily 10am-10pm
- Address: Ansa Hotel, 1st & 2nd floor, 101 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
8. Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park
Head to Kuala Selangor to see Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park, the biggest firefly colony in the world.
Each night, there are tours on a traditional sampans.
A guide will take you through the Selangor River and get up close to firefly colonies.
The best time to see all the magical flashing is after 8pm.
Essentially, the fireflies are mating.
Make sure you have some insect repellant since its in the wild, although there should be some for sale on site.
Since it’s about an hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, it’s best to join a tour.
- Opening Hours: Daily 7:30pm-10:30pm
- Address: Kampung Kuantan, 45000 Bestari Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
9. Batu Caves
Batu Caves is one of Malaysia’s most iconic tourist attractions.
On arrival, you’ll see a massive golden statue of a Hindu god, Lord Murugan.
From here, you can work your way up 272 steps so make sure you have a bottle of water ready.
There are three main caves but the Temple cave is the main attraction.
This cave has an impressive 90 meter ceiling with Hindu shrines and old carvings of buildings on the walls.
Ramayana Cave and Dark Cave are the two other areas to explore.
Batu Caves has its own train station so this is the easiest way to get there.
- Opening Hours: Daily 7am-9pm
- Address: Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia
10. Perdana Botanical Garden
If you just need some fresh air, Perdana Botanical Gardens has a massive 91.6 hectares to explore.
With Kuala Lumpurs constant humidity, it might be best to vist as the sun sets.
On your walk, you may hear constant souds of birds since it’s home to Kuala Lumpur Bird Park.
There are also various zones with themed gardens and tree collections.
If you’re limited on time, make sure you check out Orchard Garden and Hibiscus Garden.
Occasionally, there are events at Laman Perdana.
Perdana Botanical Garden is a free attraction so you can go on a romantic stroll or enjoy an evening picnic.
- Opening Hours: Daily 7am-8pm
- Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
About 40 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur city center, you’ll find this entertainment hub i-City.
Visitors will love the themeparks, musuems, and digital lights display at night.
There’s also the centralWalk shopping mall, IMAX cinema, and plenty of restaurants.
Also, don’t miss the water fountain dancing at 10pm.
With all these attractions at one location, you’ll need a lot more than one night here.
We highly recommend staying at the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton if you want to get the full experience.
It’s the perfect place to have fun for families with kids.
- Opening Hours: Daily til midnight, Tuesdays closed.
- Address: Shah Alam, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, 40000
12. Berjaya Time Square Theme Park
Located inside Berjaya Time Square shopping mall, this is one of the biggest indoor theme parks you’ll see.
While it’s relatively small compared to typical themeparks, its impressive that they’ve managed to fit a whole roller coaster.
On top of that, there’s a towering ride call the Spinning Orbit that takes you 30 meters above ground.
Both these rides are in the Galaxy section along with other fun games.
If you’re into tech, there are a number of virtual reality games too.
For kids, there are more colorful rides in the Fantasy Garden.
Once the themepark closes, you can go for dinner or continue shopping in the mall.
- Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 12pm-8pm; Weekends 11am-8pm
- Address: Berjaya Times Square, 5th and 7th Floor, 1, Jalan Imbi, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
13. MinNature Malaysia
For something different, check out the miniature models of Malaysia at this attraction.
Put together with the utmost precision and detail, some of the most famous landmarks and districts in Malaysia are on display.
Most of the structures are created from 3D printing.
You’ll learn about the lifestyle and culture in the country.
One of the most impressive feats is the 2,500 feet railway running through the miniature world.
Most visitors typically spend less than an hour here, so it’s a great option for a relaxing night.
- Opening Hours: Daily 10am-10pm
- Address: Jalan Sultan Ismail Sungei Wang Plaza, Level 1, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
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Where to Stay in Kuala Lumpur
Finding the right place to stay can be difficult if it’s your vist time in Kuala Lumpur.
But whether you’re visiting with your family, or planning a honeymoon, there’ll be an ideal room for you.
We’ve looked at all the best hotels and found Presidential suites, spacious apartments, as well as rooms with epic views.
Have a look at our recommended hotels before you plan your next KL trip.
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Dining at Atmosphere 360 in the KL Tower is one of the more popular spots for romantic dates.
Although a visit to Petronas Towers is a close second.
For something more adventurous but still romantic, book a trip to Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park.
Seeing fireflies flashing before your eyes will surely wow your partner.
If you have the budget, stay a few night in i-city.
Filled with fun theme parks, shopping, and a huge variety of restaurants, kids won’t have time to get bored.
But if its just for one night, take your kids to Berjaya Time Square Theme Park or Museum of Illusions.
For bargain shopping, go to Petaling Street and Central Market.
If you’re looking for a proper shopping mall, go to Suria KLCC or Berjaya Time Square.
Visit Batu Caves, Perdana Botanical Garden, or window shopping at the night markets and malls.