10 Best Things To Do & Places To Visit in Kuala Lumpur At Night

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After the sun sets, unlike other cities, Kuala Lumpur becomes lively, alive, and vibrant at night! From unique architecture to food and beverages, there are plenty of things to do in KL at night. Whether you’re a tourist or local, here are some recommendations when you’re planning on exploring KL at night! 

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Going on a food hunt should definitely be on everybody’s list of night activities in KL! There are many different restaurants to explore for an affordable price. It might be impossible to try everything here in one night – so you might have to visit a few times. Before visiting a restaurant, ask them for recommendations so you can try the best dishes. 

 

Tourists might have trouble reading the menu options as some of them are in Chinese characters, but these days there are English translations written as well. 

 

Address: Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: N/A

Entrance Fee: N/A

Estimated Time: 4 hours

2. Explore Petaling Street

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Petaling Street, which is also known as Chinatown, is one of the best places to visit in KL at night for shopping and eating delicious local delights. Some of the common products being sold include t-shirts, bags, and watches. As for food, you can find popular options such as chicken rice, noodles, and egg tarts. 

 

Address: Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: Daily, 8am to midnight (depending on each stall)

Entrance Fee: N/A

Estimated Time: 4 to 5 hours

3. Grab a drink & chill at The Heli Lounge

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The Heli Lounge is one of the best places to visit in KL at night for a drink or simply to enjoy a 360° view of the city. There’s an indoor space on the 34th floor and the outdoor space which is the rooftop helipad. You can choose between a wide range of light snacks and cocktails. 

Do note that you can only enter the helipad lounge area from 6pm onwards. 

Book a Buddy Driver after having a good night out 😉

Address: 34 Menara KH, Jln Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50450, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: Daily, 5pm to 12am

Entrance Fee: N/A

Estimated Time: 2 hours

4. Catch a show at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas

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If you are looking for things to do in KL at night that involve classical music, Dewan Filharmonik Petronas is a concert hall built specifically for it! You can catch local and international musicians such as the New York Philharmonic and Joshua Bell. 

 

Address: Jln Ampang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: View their show schedule here

Entrance Fee: Depending on the show

Estimated Time: Depending on the show

5. Visit Merdeka Square

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Merdeka Square is a common place to go in KL at night as it is where the Malaysian flag was first raised in the year 1957. There’s a green field where you can relax after a long tiring day at night. You can observe the beautiful architecture of colonial buildings while enjoying the cool breeze. 

 

Address: Jln Raja, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: Daily, 24/7

Entrance Fee: N/A

Estimated Time: 2 hours

6. Walk along the Saloma Link Bridge

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One of the newest insta-worthy night activities in KL would be walking along the Saloma Link Bridge which is around 69 metres. What’s unique is the design of the bridge which is illuminated with 4,100 diamond facade panels (LED lights) which creates a 3D movement. 

 

Address: Saloma, Between and Lorong, Lorong Raja Muda Musa 3, Kampung Baru, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: Daily, 24/7

Entrance Fee: N/A

Estimated Time: 1 hour

7. Catch the light show at River Of Life

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The River of Life is one of the best places to visit in KL at night due to the main attraction, which is the ‘Dancing Symphony Fountain’. It’s when the high-tech system will shoot out water based on the rhythms of music such as popular pop songs or national songs. The water will turn into a gorgeous blue colour. 

 

Here are some of the showtimes: 

  • Asma-ul-husna: 9.15pm
  • Warisan (Sudirman): 9.30pm
  • Jambatan Tamparuli: 9.45pm
  • Star Wars Theme Song: 10.00pm
  • Rolling in the Deep (Adele): 10.15pm
  • Negaraku (Faizal Tahir): 11.00pm

 

Address: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50050, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: Daily, 24/7

Entrance Fee: N/A

Estimated Time: 2 hours

8. Dine at KL Tower Atmosphere 360

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Atmosphere 360 is also known as a revolving restaurant as you can get a good view of the city from 282 metres high while having a good meal. The rotation occurs every 90 minutes! It’s recommended to come here at night as the view is amazing with all the lights. 

 

If you visit during a special event such as anniversaries or birthdays, you’ll get a free cake too! 

 

Address: TH02, Menara Kuala Lumpur, 2, Jalan Puncak, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: Daily, 12pm to 10pm

Entrance Fee: N/A

Estimated Time: 2 hours

9. Be one with art at Istana Budaya

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At Istana Budaya, you can catch traditional dance or musical performances and various other concerts or shows. The area can host up to 1400 and above at once. Usually, the shows in the evenings or at night would have various food stalls around too. Do bear in mind, that visitors are supposed to follow the formal dress codes before entering. 

 

Address: Jln Tun Razak, Titiwangsa, 50694 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: View their show schedule here.

Entrance Fee: Depending on the show

Estimated Time: Depending on the show

10. Paint your heart out at Art Bonding

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Paint like Picasso while drinking wine at Sip & Paint Night hosted by Art Bonding! This event is beginner-friendly so you don’t need to have professional skills in drawing or painting. If you come in a group of 5, you’ll receive a free bottle of wine too! 

 

Address: No.22-3, Jalan 25/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Operating Hours: Depending on the event schedule here.

Entrance Fee: Depending on the event schedule here.

Estimated Time: Depending on the event schedule here.

This sums up our 10 recommendations! If you’re having trouble with transportation while exploring KL at night, you can consider renting a car with TREVO as you can choose your preferred car and start driving to your destinations with ease.  

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