From staircases to bookshelves, KL has A LOT of iconic places for those Insta-worthy pictures and these are all accessible via LRT.
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Do you like taking pictures? But you just don’t know where to get those pretty pictures in KL? Don’t worry, we got you!
Thanks to Tourism Malaysia, they’ve compiled some of the best places to take a selfie within KL that’s accessible by LRT.
Grab your besties or drag your significant other and head on a cute public transport adventure to these places for those insta-worthy pics!
If you love books or just the calm aesthetics of it, this BookXcess is definitely a place to visit! BookXcess has many outlets across Malaysia and this is one of them.
Located at Jalan Sultan, this bookstore just opened its doors to the public last year in November. Harbouring around 80,000 books, it is designed to evoke a sense of adventure with its many mazes and secret corners.
What’s unique about this bookstore is that the creators wanted to mimic the busy and narrow spaces in Petaling Street where people need to squeeze to cross another street. From floor-to-ceiling bookshelves here, people can take many pics at many hidden spots under different spotlights. Every spot is aesthetic, don’t worry!
Interestingly, this bookstore occupies the second floor of the RexKL building, which once used to be an old cinema that caught fire in 1972 and again in 2002. The building was brought back to life 17 years later by a group of visionaries that filled the forgotten buildings with new businesses, cultural agendas and creative programs.
Address: 80, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Alight at: Pasar Seni LRT Station
Opening Hours: 10 am – 10 pm
NU Sentral Station
No one would judge you if you constantly go up and down these escalators. We mean, the place is so pretty!
NU Sentral is a shopping, office block and apartment complex located just beside KL Sentral, the transit hub of most transportations like the railway system, busses and taxis.
This magical escalator is located at the entrance of the KL Monorail station, linking it to NU Sentral. The escalator leads directly to the pedestrian walkway on the streets of Brickfields. The symmetrical design of the bridge makes it a good spot to take cool pictures! But to have that awesome natural lighting, you should drop by here during the day.
Address: Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Alight at: KL Sentral LRT Station, KL Monorel Station
Opening Hours: 10 am – 10 pm
Malaysia Grand Bazaar (MGB), Bukit Bintang City Centre
Another new urban regeneration project, Malaysia Grand Bazaar (MGB) is KL’s first artisanal mall which just opened in March this year. It is home to 100 artisanal and authentic local brands which span from artisans, micro-brands, start-ups and art entrepreneurs to scale up their businesses into the physical retailing space.
You can find clothing, arts and crafts items, jewellery and accessories, home decorative and local snacks there. According to NST, MGB is a manifestation of the #sapotlokal movement, which gained traction during the pandemic.
You can take many pictures here, especially at the Doodle Art Staircase. MGB is also located near the Wow Plaza Lalaport where you can take your pictures there too.
Address: BBCC Entertainment Hub, Ground Floor & First Floor, 2, Jalan Hang Tuah, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Alight at: Hang Tuah LRT Station, Hang Tuah Monorel Station
Opening Hours: 10 am – 10 pm
Sasana Kijang is another name for the Bank Negara Museum and Art Gallery (BNM MAG). Here, the most popular spot is the Nautilus Staircase, which is the spiralling staircase you’ll see in these pictures. You can lie down, stand up or do whatever you want to get that insta worthy photo here. Just, be careful okay.
Other than the staircase itself, being a museum and also an art gallery, there are a lot of spots that you can get a picture with while you’re there. Some of them are the RM 1 Million tunnel, the money slab, the giant newspaper, the art gallery itself and more. Check out the suggested place at BNM MAG‘s Facebook page here. But to go to these places, you’ll need to make a booking first.
Address: 2, Jalan Dato Onn, Kuala Lumpur, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Alight at: Bandaraya LRT Station or Bank Negara KTM Station
Opening Hours: 10 am – 5 pm
River of Life, KL
Did you know that our River of Life (ROL) was listed as one of the top 10 best waterfront districts by UK’s Independent news portal back in 2019? So, yes, that’s another reason for you to visit this riverfront, aside from the gorgeous pictures!
Located just a stone’s throw away from Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Samad, the ROL is a convergence point between two rivers: the Klang River and the Gombak River. Once a muddy, murky and filthy converging point, the government transformed the place into a lively waterfront with commercial value. It went through a long and costly process from river cleaning and beautification to land development.
This river is also popular because of its beautiful blue lights at night that make the water seems blue! Tired of blue sky pictures? Try a calming blue river for a background instead! Besides that, you can also enjoy the breathtaking new murals on the walls of buildings near the river itself.
Address: Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur 50050 Malaysia
Alight at: Masjid Jamek LRT Station
Enjoy your OOTDs and selfies at these places! But remember to always stay safe and abide by the rules there. You don’t have to do EVERYTHING for the gram, kay.