As tourism to Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia increases every year, more senior citizen travelers are heading to the city to experience all it has to offer. Senior citizens love KL for its inexpensive hotels, restaurants, transportation and shopping as well as all the tourist attractions there are to see. If you’re a senior citizen planning a trip to Kuala Lumpur or know someone who is, don’t miss these wonderful attractions – perfect for any senior citizen in KL.
Go Up The Petronas Towers – The most famous attraction in Kuala Lumpur is the Petronas Towers. Once the world’s tallest building and still the world’s tallest twin buildings, going up the Petronas Towers should be mandatory for any senior citizen on vacation in KL. Getting a ticket will allow you to take the Petronas Towers tour to the sky bridge halfway up the towers. Here, you can admire the view, take phenomenal photos and learn about the construction of the building. The best thing about it for a senior citizen’s budget is tickets are always free. Just pick them up in the basement of the KLCC mall (underneath the Petronas Towers) by 9:30am on the day you wish to go.
Visit the Butterfly Park – As senior citizens often enjoy a slower pace of life than tourists that are younger, many will love a visit to KL’s Butterfly Park. The Butterfly Park is enormous with more than 6,000 butterflies. Built like a rainforest but with pathways, bridges, ponds and gazebos where you can sit and enjoy the view, the park is a lovely place to spend a relaxing morning. The Butterfly Park provides a natural habitat for these gorgeous creatures but is covered by a huge net so the butterflies cannot escape and predators cannot get in. The park is open daily from 9am to 6pm and fits into a senior citizen’s budget as tickets are around $5.
Eat at a KLCC Food Court – Senior citizens on vacation are careful about what they spend. A trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from the US or Europe is expensive so, once there, seniors don’t want to spend a lot of money. That’s why eating a meal or two at one of KLCC mall’s food courts is popular with senior citizen travelers.
On the second floor, Signatures food court features international cuisine (Thai, American, Malaysian, Indian, Vietnamese, Chinese) with an average meal only $3-4 per person. On the fourth floor is Rasa Food Court, serving Malaysian, Chinese and Indian cuisine at, again, just a couple of dollars a meal. Try some authentic Malaysian food while spending very little at either of these wonderful food courts. Get to KLCC mall on the train from KL Sentral railway station.
Enjoy a Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Concert – Also at the KLCC Mall is the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Concerts are held throughout the year, with upcoming concerts including music by Schumann, a Latin-American Fiesta, Mahler’s Third Symphony, Viennese classics and Berlioz. Tickets are as cheap as10 ringgit ($3) and with concerts held on select days at 3pm and several evenings a week at 8:30pm, they’re convenient for all.
These are just four of the interesting things senior citizens can do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Don’t miss shopping at KL’s world-class malls, buying Malay handicrafts at Central Market, or spending an evening bargaining on Jalan Petaling at the night bazaar. Senior citizens can have a superb holiday in KL and see and experience many fascinating things without spending an arm and a leg to do so.