6 Non-Touristy Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Eat awesome Ramly burger
Who doesn’t love burgers? Ramly burger is easily the city’s favourite meal! Notoriously cheap, easily available and sinfully delicious, sink your teeth into this and forget about counting your calories for the day.

Catch a play at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC)
Immerse yourself in a play at the iconic KLPAC. Take your pick from the various shows they have on schedule, whether it’s an old favourite from the Bard, or something locally inspired. Whether you are there with a date or with family, there is a show to suit everyone.

Changkat Bukit Bintang
Party people, listen up! Changkat Bukit Bintang is where you want to go for a night out. Home to the hippest drinking haunts in the city, the area offers a wide choice of bars/clubs for you to visit, from an Irish pub to outlets with house music and a dance floor.

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Lepak (chill out) at a Mamak at any hour of the day
Every Malaysian’s go-to spot, the local Mamak is where you’ll find most of us chilling out, with everyone’s favourite cold Milo and Maggi Goreng. With their many televisions and big screens set up by some operators during football season, Mamaks become even more packed as people flock there to support their favourite teams.

Join in on the Bubble Tea Craze
This hype has been going on for a while now, and is still going strong. People in Malaysia would queue for hours just to get bubble tea. There’s a lot of brands to try out right now, so go crazy and find your ideal boba concoction!

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Eat durian!
Ah, yes, the Kind of Fruits. Offensive to some people’s nostrils, and a blessing to some tastebuds, the durian is a hot favourite in Malaysia. Creamy, rich and pungent, the craze has even stirred all kinds of durian fusions, including mixing the fruit in drinks, food and snacks!

Pasar Malam (Night Market) 
Cheap food, clothes, kitchenware, and odd knick knacks in one place? The pasar malam is the place to go. There is always a night market in every locality, so keep your eyes peeled for row of brightly coloured stalls with a crowd.