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Published: Tuesday April 22, 2014 MYT 6:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday April 18, 2014 MYT 5:50:26 PM

What's tops in Kuala Lumpur

Dining in the Dark KL is an unusual experience. - Photo from Dining in the Dark KL

Dining in the Dark KL is an unusual experience. - Photo from Dining in the Dark KL

Travellers have their say on what’s best in the country’s financial capital.

WITH Kuala Lumpur topping the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Destinations awards in Malaysia for the second year in the row, TripAdvisor has revealed its inaugural Buzz Report naming the city’s most popular eateries, attractions and accommodations, according to reviews and opinions from Malaysian and global travellers.

The TripAdvisor April Buzz Report for Kuala Lumpur is based on TripAdvisor’s Popularity Index for the week of 8 April 2014. The Index ranks businesses according to the quality, quantity and recency of traveller reviews and opinions submitted on the world’s largest travel site.

Although Malaysia is famous for its local cuisine, it is interesting to see international bars and restaurants ranking within the top ten eateries in KL, with Zenzero Restaurant & Wine Bar, Albion, and Pisco Bar placing 3rd, 5th, and 8th respectively.

As for the top ten attractions in the city, it is no surprise that the list features a rich mix of activities that reflect the country’s multi-cultural heritage, architecture and nature, including Malaysia Heritage Walk (1), Petronas Twin Towers (3) and Kuala Lumpur Bird Park (9).

Below are some of TripAdvisor travellers’ current favourite places to eat, visit and stay in KL that cater to all types of travellers and a wide range of interests and tastes.

Most popular eateries in Kuala Lumpur:

1.       Dining In The Dark KL (4.5/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

2.       Mandarin Grill & Bar (4.5/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

3.       Zenzero Restaurant & Wine Bar (5/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

4.       Din Tai Fung Pavilion KL (4.5/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

5.       Albion (4.5/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

6.       The Steakhouse (4.5/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

7.       Portuguezze Kitchen (4.5/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

8.       Pisco Bar (4.5/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

9.       Healy Mac’s Irish Pub and Restaurant Kuala Lumpur (4.5/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

10.       Pampas Reserve Grill & Bar (4.5/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

Most popular attractions in Kuala Lumpur:

1.       Malaysia Heritage Walk (4.5/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

2.       Islamic Arts Museum (4.5/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

3.       Petronas Twin Towers (4.5/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

4.       Dewan Filharmonik (Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra) (4.5/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

5.       Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) (4.5/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

6.       KLCC – Bukit Bintang Walkway (4.5/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

7.       Royal Selangor Pewter Factory and Visitor Centre (4/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

8.       Putrajaya Bridge (4/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

9.       Kuala Lumpur Bird Park (4/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

10.       Petrosains Science Discovery Centre (4/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

Most popular accommodations in Kuala Lumpur:

1.       Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur (4.5/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

2.       Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur (4.5/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

3.       Villa Samadhi - A Samadhi Retreats Property (4.5/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

4.       Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur (4.5/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

5.       PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur (4.5/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

6.       Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral (4.5/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

7.       Somerset Ampang Kuala Lumpur (4.5/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

8.       Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur (4.5/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

9.       Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel (4.5/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

10.       Hilton Kuala Lumpur (4.5/5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor)

Tags / Keywords: Travel, Lifestyle, TripAdvisor, Kuala Lumpur, Buzz Report, food, attraction, hotel

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