7 Unique Activities To Do In & Around Element KL

7 Unique Activities To Do In & Around Element KL

With Element KL as the center of your vacation, you'll be treated to a bountiful of unique activities that will reshape your Kuala Lumpur experience!

Located in the heart of downtown Kuala Lumpur, the 275 metre high Element KL is one of the tallest and most iconic hotels in the city. Built with a green concept in mind, it offers eco-friendly options for its guests by installing water filtration systems in its rooms instead of providing plastic water bottles. Harvested rainwater is also used to water plants and flush toilets. Its large open spaces allow for plenty of natural light to enter and for great views of the city’s skyline. It’s the perfect place to stay at if you’re in Kuala Lumpur for a short getaway with your loved ones!

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Offering 8 kinds of rooms and suites, ranging from Skyline Studios to Bedroom Suites, you can rest assured that Element Kuala Lumpur is your home away from home! From scenic views that greet you the moment you wake up, to plush beds and warm lighting, there’s really nothing more you could possibly ask for. Check out their room offers for great deals such as 3 nights for the price of 2, and up to 25% off when you book at least 14 days in advance!

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Here are 7 unique activities that you can try in and around Element KL.

1. Get an unparalleled view of the Twin Towers

Unlike most hotels, this hotel is situated between the 39th and 54th floors. With its floor-to-ceiling windows, the hotel’s reception on the 40th floor boasts some stunning views of the Petronas Twin Towers. If you’re lucky enough to get a room facing the Twin Towers, you can even view it from the comfort of your own hotel room. How’s that for a truly unique vantage point of Kuala Lumpur’s iconic towers? Grab your camera and start taking pictures of the amazing skyline! If you’d like to visit the towers in person, it’s just a short walk away from the hotel.

2. Dip in the indoor saline pool and enjoy the view of KL’s skyline

Take a break and unwind with a relaxing swim in the indoor infinity pool on the 39th floor of the hotel. Utilising saline instead of chlorine, it is both safer for the environment and less harsh on your skin and hair. Its big windows also offer an unparalleled view of the city’s skyline while you swim.

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The pool is open from 6am to 11pm, so you can either wake up early to enjoy the sunrise, take a dip in the evening for spectacular sunset views, or have a late night swim and admire Kuala Lumpur’s city lights glistening in the dark. The choice is yours!

3. Dine at Trace Restaurant & Bar

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For a truly unforgettable dining experience, Trace Restaurant & Bar is the place to be. Located on the 40th floor, it is the latest sky dining venue in town that promises panoramic views of the city, along with a wide array of food options. What’s more, the restaurant is committed to reducing carbon footprints and supporting local farmers by serving up dishes made from fresh local produce.

Open all day, you can feast on the chef’s special homemade granola, signature sous-vide egg, delicious pastries and more for breakfast, at just RM70 (~S$24) nett per person. For lunch, be spoilt for choice with delectable offerings such as the Rempah Kuzi Kambing and Dorper Lamb Rack. But the best meal at Trace Restaurant & Bar is undoubtedly dinner, with amazing choices like Seared Barramundi Fillet, Spring Greens Seafood Spaghetti and pizza. Dinner is also the best time to feast with family and friends on items from their Sharing is Caring Menu. Must-try dishes include the Jamaican Roasted Chicken and Sous Vide Beef Short Ribs!

4. Rent a bike and hit the urban cycling trails around the city

If you want to get some outdoor exercise or want a more unorthodox way of getting around the city, why not try cycling around Kuala Lumpur? Rent a sturdy bike and helmet from Element KL’s Bike Lending Program and set off on an adventure on two wheels. Not only do you get to bypass the congested traffic on the roads, it is also an eco-friendly way of travelling around the city!

One route you can try is the Southwest Dedicated Bike Highway, a 5.5km route stretching from Merdeka Square to Mid Valley Megamall. To find other routes, you can visit Cycling Kuala Lumpur, an independent initiative by local cyclists that highlights cycling routes around KL.

5. Dine at TAPAK, home to a variety of food trucks

Enjoy a wide variety of food from around the world at TAPAK, a food truck park along Jalan Ampang, just a stone’s throw away from Element KL. Open 7 days a week from 6pm to midnight (3am on Fridays and Saturdays), you can swing by for dinner or for a late night snack if you’re feeling peckish. Tables and chairs are provided so you can dine here, or you can get takeaway to bring back to the hotel if it’s raining.

From Western fusion food to local favourites like Sarawak Kolo Mee, the types of cuisine available vary from day to day. Pop down during the weekdays for a more relaxed atmosphere, or come during the weekends when there are street performers for a more lively experience. Urban street dining at affordable prices – what’s there not to like?

6. Sample some sumptuous street food at Petaling Street

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A short LRT ride away from the hotel is Petaling Street, also known as Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown. Here, you can find a smorgasbord of hawker stalls selling local Chinese delicacies. You can have a plate of sinful char kway teow skilfully fried by an old hawker, or try Malaysian-style Bak Kut Teh with its rich herbal flavours. For more choice, opt for lok lok, which are skewers of meat and vegetables that you choose for the stall vendors to cook, which you then dip into your choice of sauces. You’ll definitely be spoilt for choice here.

In addition to street food, there are also hundreds of stores selling cheap goods for travellers on a tight budget. Don’t forget to bargain!

7. Shop ‘til you drop at KLCC/Pavilion/Bukit Bintang

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For the shopaholics, Suria KLCC is a short 15-minute walk away from the hotel. With over 300 retail shops, an underwater aquarium and a science centre, you can easily spend an entire day here. If you have a slightly larger budget, you can also visit Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, which is another 15 minutes away and features renowned fashion labels like Givenchy, Prada and Versace.

For an even greater variety of shopping options, you can head down to the Bukit Bintang District, which features other shopping malls like Berjaya Times Square, as well as restaurants from all over the world.

Now that you’ve seen what you can do in and around Element KL, what are you waiting for?

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Isaac Neo
Isaac Neo

Isaac used to love airports, until he went on exchange and experienced one too many delays for his liking. He believes the best part of travelling is experiencing the local food, which explains his expanding waistline. When not at work, he can be found reading, watching football, or browsing the dankest memes.