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Hop on-Hop off
KL took a big tourist-friendly step forward when it introduced the Hop-On Hop-Off bus service and the free-and-easy shuttle system is exactly what visitors need. Running the length of the city's attractions and hotspots, the open-top tour buses offer a guided commentary and free wifi between their 23 stops. And at just over US$13 for 24 hours, Hop-On Hop-Off really is the best way to get to know the city. Not sure where to get off first? We'd suggest either Stop 2 for the KL Tower, Stops 14 and 15 for the Lake Gardens and KL Bird Park respectively, Stop 17 for Merdeka Square, or Stop 23 for KLCC.
Rakan KL walking tour
Started by a group of KL citizens concerned for the fading architecture, culture and parkland of their city, Rakan KL's walking tours aim to educate tourists and locals on Kuala Lumpur's heritage and sites of historical importance. Covering the Petaling Hill area – and with a particular focus on the loss of Kuala Lumpur's Merdeka Park – the volunteer-led walks promote sustainable development of the city while also diving into the past of some of KL's most iconic sites. The two-and-a-half hour walks are highly recommended for visitors seeking an insider's view on the development of a South-East Asian capital.
Walks typically leave from Gospel Hall, Jalan Hang Jebat at 9am on Saturdays but check Rakan KL's Facebook page for confirmation.