What to do in Petaling Jaya


Cititel Mid Valley’s ideal location has made this hotel a favorite to many leisure travelers, either by car or via the many choices of public transport available at its doorstep. Find a list of activities to do in Petaling Jaya, Mid Valley City and Kuala Lumpur:

Zoo Negara

Zoo Negara covers 110 acres of land, situated only 5km from the city of Kuala Lumpur. Stroll around the zoo or take the train, and don't miss the star attractions! There are more than 5137 animals from 459 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.

Among the attractions at the zoo include Akuarium Negara opened in 1972 and in 1984 renamed Akuarium Tunku Abdul Rahman, Bird house, Reptile House, Ape Centre, Savannah Walk and Mammal Kingdom.

There is also Zoo Negara by night. Catch a glimpse of many animals who are at their most active at night.

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Batu Caves

The temple complex in Batu Caves has three caves, one of which is adorned with idols and painted scenes from the Hindu scriptures. Batu Caves attracts thousands of visitors during the sacred human festival, Thaipusam. The Subramaniam Swamy Temple is nestled in a cavern, 100 metres high and 80 metres deep, is the ultimate destination for the kavadi-carrying Hindu devotees who climb the 272 steps to fulfil their vows.

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Lake Gardens

Located in Jalan Parlimen, developed in the 1880s, it covers over 170 acres of rolling lawns, gardens and two lakes. The bird, butterfly and deer parks are located within the grounds with a profusion of different fauna and flora. One can enjoy a great day there with a paddle round the lake (boats are available for rental), a jogging track and a children’s playground.

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Petaling Street

Petaling Street is a bustling market serving as a bargain hunter's paradise and one of the premier shopping areas in the city, which is distinct in its oriental atmosphere.

It is famous for its makeshift bazaars or stalls; selling "very reasonably" priced goods like wallets, handbags, t-shirts, watches, shoes as well as dresses, sunglasses, fabrics and souvenirs. Petaling Street is also known for its jewellery shops with their fascinating variety of fine jewelry items beautifully crafted in gold and set with priceless gemstones.

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Thean Hou Temple

Arguably the largest Chinese temple in South East Asia, it is located on a hill near the intersection of Jalan Syed Putra and Jalan Klang Lama and is a popular venue for wedding photography with newly-wed Chinese couples

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Little India

Kuala Lumpur's own Little India is found along Masjid India Street which is near Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman. The short stretch of Indian shops is the trademark of this place, retailing traditional Indian goods such as sarees,jewellery, flower garlands and Bollywood music and roadside stalls selling indian breads such as chappati and prata and snacks like vadai and samosas. 

While Indian music blasts away from a nearby vendor, visitors can soak in the colourful sights on the street. For those who want to wet their taste buds; there are many eateries along the street for you to choose from, which enable you to try authentic Indian food and sip some 'Teh Tarik', a local ‘pulled’ tea, popular with the locals.

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Bukit Bintang

Combining historical charms with contemporary chic, the hip and happening Bukit Bintang area remains one of Kuala Lumpur’s trendiest shopping and entertainment districts. Vastly popular with both locals and visitors, this enclave offers everything from shopping opportunities to the coolest nightlife options.

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Central Market

Located along Jalan Hang Kasturi, a few minutes away from Petaling Street, Central Market which was built in 1888 was originally a wet market. It has since being classified as a Heritage Site by the Malaysian Heritage Society and it is now a landmark for Malaysian Culture and Heritage, displaying a wide variety of Malaysian Arts and Handicrafts, Batik, Antiques and attractive souvenirs.

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Kuala Lumpur Twin Towers

One of the world’s tallest buildings, standing at a height of 452 metres, the towers are located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC). It accommodates a 860-seater Petronas Concert Hall, Petronas Art Gallery and Petrosains Discovery Centre. Other attractions in KLCC are the KLCC park, a beautifully manicured garden with lakes, fountains, landscaped gardens and a children’s playground and also Suria KLCC, an up-market shopping destination right in the heart of the city.

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