Things to do on Merdeka Holiday

30 August 2017

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Getting ready for the long weekend? Well, if you plan to stay in Malaysia, you are in for a treat!

This 31st August marks the 60th year since Malaysia has officially declared its independence from the British Empire. While the main event will be held in Bukit Jalil, the long weekend means that you have tons of things to do to make the most of your time here.

Watch the March

Set your alarm clocks for an earlier hour than usual to experience Malaysian culture.

If you can find your way to Dataran Merdeka before 7 am, you will be lucky enough to find a great spot for yourself to enjoy the parade.

Get High

No, that’s not what we meant. Kuala Lumpur has some impressive skyscrapers like Kuala Lumpur Tower and the Petronas Twin Towers.

Among the world’s tallest structures, these skyscrapers offer breathtaking views of the Klang Valley.

Shop till You Drop

Gentlemen, forget about going to the gym. If you’re going shopping with your lady this weekend, you might be in for some heavy lifting.

Whether you are in Petaling Street, Chow Kit, Pavilion, KLCC or Bintang Walk, Kuala Lumpur is going to treat her to some riveting bargains.

Explore the Past

If you would like to learn about the cultural history of Malaysia, the National Museum (Muzium Negara) is a treasure chest of artefacts and knowledge.

Learn more about the birth of Malaysia and read the stories from the perspectives of the people who experienced them firsthand.


Avid bird-watchers will enjoy spending some time at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park.

Located near the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens, this sprawling aviary features more than 3,000 species of local and foreign birds. Comprising of 20.9 acre (0.84 km²) of tropical valley terrain, it offers a natural habitat where various bird species may fly freely.

Take a Walk

Go for a nice walk around Kuala Lumpur City’s green lung. Also known as the Taman Botani Negara, the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens is an 227 acre park right in the middle of Kuala Lumpur.

If you are a nature lover or an art enthusiast, you might be able to find other likeminded visitors making a stroll around the lake. Great for a romantic feel.

Paradise in the City

Get a fascinating glimpse of the world of insects at the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park.

This little secret paradise is home to over 5,000 colourful butterflies and an assortment of exotic plants and ferns. It is one of the world’s largest butterfly garden.

Kuala Lumpur has more hidden gems that are waiting to be discovered by those with an adventurous spirit. So what are you waiting for? Have fun!

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