Kuala Lumpur on Foot – For the Busy Business Traveller

Kuala Lumpur on Foot – For the Busy Business Traveller

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KL) is an amazing destination. Multicultural, vibrant, and as fast-paced as the typical business traveller, this city is also a perfect location for those who don’t have much time to spare.

Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur - Menara Kuala LumpurMenara Kuala Lumpur / Image Credit: KLOOK

Home to the splendid Petronas Twin Towers, Menara Kuala Lumpur, the cultural enclaves of Chinatown, and every renowned eatery you can call to mind, KL has it all.

The first thing to note is that getting around the city is quite easy. The rail networks might be a little confusing, but here’s a guide to help you with it. Otherwise, Grab and Uber are both convenient and affordable options.

Next, check into your very own paradise at Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is an award-winning hotel brand known for its business traveller amenities and benefits through its own Business Travel Programme.

Now, to get your tummy filled up!

The hotel houses a fine range of restaurants such as Lafite, serving up French cuisine, and Zipangu offering authentic Japanese fare.

Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur - LafiteMackerel, Trout Roe, Quince & Avocado at Lafite / Image Credit: Golden Circle

Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur - LafiteLafite / Image Credit: Shangri-la Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

A great place to unwind after a long day of power meetings is Manhattan style Arthur’s Bar & Grill. An extensive list of wines, refreshing cocktails, and beers are available, along with international and local bites.

Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur - Arthur's Bar & GrillArthur’s Bar & Grill / Image Credit: Malaysian Foodie

If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, venture out of the hotel and head down the road to Restoran Kin Kin, where their Chilli Pan Mee has won the hearts and stomachs of many with their spicy and chewy noodles.

Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur - Restoran Kin KinChilli Pan Mee / Image Credit: Chasing a Plate

If you’re seeking Malay fare, Roti Jala (Malaysian Net Crepes) and Nasi Lemak (Malay rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf) at Ali, Muthu & Ah Hock will do the trick. This traditional kopitiam is known for their Nasi Lemak and other Malaysian cuisine, and they only set you back RM10-15.

Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur - Ali, Muthu & Ah HockAli, Muthu & Ah Hock / Image Credit: johor kaki

Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur - Ali, Muthu & Ah HockNasi Lemak Ayam Berempah (Coconut rice with marinated chicken) / Image Credit: Bangsar Babe

Another ideal place to relax and unwind would be Butter + Beans — a lounge café serving up delicious coffee and cakes. It’s a short walk from the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, and they’re open until 11pm daily.

 Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur - Butter + BeansButter + Beans / Image Credit: The Row KL

Walk Off The Body Fuel

Fret not — there’s nothing on this list that’s too strenuous. If you have more free time, take a stroll at the Old City Centre (not KLCC), where you’ll find old administrative buildings such as the Merdeka Square and Chinatown.

Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur - Old City CentreOld City Centre / Image Credit: GPS My City

Located just 500m from Chinatown is Chow Kit, home to traditional Bazaar Baru as well as modern marvels Petronas Twin Towers and the Putra World Trade Centre. The feet of Petronas Twin Towers also offers premium outlet shopping if you wish to purchase something for your loved ones back home.

Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur - Petronas Twin TowerPetronas Twin Towers / Image Credit: Fotolip

Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur - Suria KLCC Shopping MallSuria KLCC shopping mall at the Petronas Towers / Image Credit: Fun N Delicious

Work And Play

While work is important, that doesn’t mean that your whole trip should just be about that. Everything we’ve suggested is just a stone’s throw away from your hotel, so kick back, relax, and check out our exclusive flights and hotel deals for your next KL trip!


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