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Top 6 Wheelchair-Friendly Places in Kuala Lumpur

Top 6 Wheelchair-Friendly Places in Kuala Lumpur

Did you know that Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, is one of the most wheelchair-friendly cities in South East Asia? The Malaysian government aims to make all attractions in our cities wheelchair-accessible. Today we want to list down the top places in Kuala Lumpur that are wheelchair accessible!

 

1. Petronas Twin Tower

The first, and most popular destination is the Petronas Tower; two skyscrapers located in Kuala Lumpur. From 1998 to 2004, The Petronas Towers were the world’s tallest buildings. All Customer Relations Officers are professionally trained to accommodate elderly or specially-abled visitors by providing the required assistance. In addition, complimentary wheelchairs and wheelchair-accessible toilets are available on a first come-first serve basis for those who need them."

The Petronas Twin Towers tours are also wheelchair accessible and available every day of the week except Monday. Tours are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are available starting at 8:30 a.m. at a desk in the lobby of the towers or online (www.petronastwintowers.com.my.)

Address: Concourse Level, Petronas Twin Tower, Lower Ground, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

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2.  Kuala Lumpur City Center Park

The Kuala Lumpur City Center Park occupies 20 hectares at the base of the Petronas Twin Towers, within Malaysia's Central Business District. The park is free to use and features several amenities designed to help visitors relax and enjoy nature. Designers hoped that the park would "leave the world a little more sensitive and educated about nature."

 

The KLCC park is perfect for those who want to get some exercise, with jogging tracks and a kid’s playground. The wheelchair-accessible paths are smooth and well-maintained with many ramps installed in necessary areas, as are the wheelchair-accessible bathrooms.

Address:KLCC, Lot No. 241, Level 2, Suria, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

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3.  Aquaria KLCC

The oceanarium at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is home to marine life from all over the world, as well as Malaysia’s first underground aquarium exhibit. The facility includes a wheelchair-accessible lift and most exhibits are wheelchair-friendly. Wheelchairs can be rented for free with a government ID at the ticketing counter, although it should be noted that lighting can be dim in some areas of the convention center.

For more information visit Aquaria KLCC’s website (https://aquariaklcc.com/)

Address: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 

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4.  Kuala Lumpur Tower

At a height of 421 meters (1,381 feet), the Kuala Lumpur Tower is the 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world and contains a revolving restaurant that gives diners a panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The lower floors of the tower are accessible by stairwells or elevators.

The KL Tower is widely known for its broadcasting capabilities, but it also draws in plenty of tourists. In fact, the observation deck located atop the tower is the highest point open to the public in all of Kuala Lumpur and it is wheelchair accessible. From this vantage point, visitors can take in a stunning view of the crescent moon – an important symbol during Ramadhan.

For more information, visit the tower and restaurant websites at (www.menarakl.com.my) and (www.atmosphere360.com.my)

Address: No. 2 Jalan Punchak Off, Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 

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5. Pasar Seni/ Seni Market

This market originally started as a wet market in 1888. Now, it's become a hotspot for Malaysian culture, arts, and crafts. The market has multiple floors with accessible lifts, toilets, parking areas, and even a wheelchair-accessible entrance on the south side. Wheelchairs are available at the information desk too. The market operating hours are from 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM every day. 

Address: Jalan Hang Kasturi, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 

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6. Bukit Bintang/Bintang Walk

Taking a stroll along the city’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment hubs falls on the list of top things to do in Bukit Bintang. You will find a whole range of boutiques, upscale malls, hotels, and restaurants along the entire stretch of the Walk. Pavements and sidewalks are wide and wheelchair friendly leading you from the famous Jalan Alor to Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and from there you can access the Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Overhead Walkway that will bring you back to KLCC through the Convention Centre. Elevators are available for wheelchair users on the Walkway.

Address: Bukit Bintang Street, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

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With a little bit of exploration and the proper equipment, travelling with a wheelchair can be an easy and fun experience. Discover all that your country has to offer by visiting new places, making memories, and expanding your horizons.
 

21 Oct 2022

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