Lying north of the equator, Malaysia’s weather stays hot and humid throughout the year, but it does experience some seasonal rainfall. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, has two rainy periods: from October to November and April to May. If it rains in ‘The Garden City of Lights’ when you are visiting, we recommend you enjoy the many indoor activities KL has to offer. Our favorite is staying dry inside the malls in the Golden Triangle area, KL’s main retail and nightlife belt. But shopping is not all the city has to offer: we’ve included our list of 10 great things to do in KL when it rains, from enclosed theme parks and spas to quirky science galleries and laser tag.
Traveling in Malaysia is quite convenient since it has some major bus terminals and express buses are the preferred mode of transport here. Tickets for which can be booked online from redbus.my.
Spend the day at KLCCThe Bukit Bintang-KLCC Pedestrian Walkway (an overhead bridge that connects Pavilion KL and Suria KLCC) makes it super easy for you to explore KL’s shopping scene. After walking around the Bukit Bintang area, you can take a 15-minute walk along the bridge to Suria KLCC, a mall with a wide variety of local and international brands. But that’s not all you can do here: a visit to Petrosains in Suria KLCC comes highly recommended, it’s a hands-on interactive science discovery centre has a collection of everything from space-age exhibits to fossils. Also inside Suria KLCC is Aquaria KLCC, an oceanarium with over 150 species of marine life.
KLCC is home to some of the most largest landmarks in Malaysia, making it one of the best tourist destination. The developers of KLCC describe it as a city within a city offering a wide range of interesting attractions. The place is quite easily accessible by a public transport with several buses operating on various routes within the area and a few train stations nearby. The place is known to boast of some of the most extensive dining options where you will be treated to local and authentic Asian cuisine followed by French, Italian and Japanese fine dine options. The restaurants here offer breath taking views of the city allowing you to explore Malaysia at its finest. Make sure to visit Surya KLCC that is a 6 storeyed structure located at the foot of the Petronaus Twin Towers. It was open for the people in the year 1999 and has since then witnessed hundreds of visitors. Visit the JoJoBa Spa
No grey day in KL would be complete without time spent in a spa. There is a concentration of them along Jalan Bukit Bintang (south of Bukit Bintang Plaza), where you can have a reasonably-priced full body massage or even try out foot reflexology. If you are the adventurous sort, try a ticklish 30-minute fish spa: immerse your feet in an aquarium and tiny fish (called garra rufa or ‘doctor fish’) lightly nibble off the dead skin on your feet.