5 Most Instagramable Spots In KL


Kuala Lumpur Lumpur is known for it’s bustling skyline and colourful culture - so it’s no surprise the capital of Malaysia has some pretty epic photography locations that will be sure to result in some Insta-worthy images. While it’s easy to get stuck shooting the city’s most well known landmark - The Petronas Towers - don’t be afraid to venture off the beaten path to uncover some more unique and original compositions. Below are my top 5 Photo Locations in KL - the best thing is they are all within a 30 min drive or Grab (Malaysia’s version of Uber) from each other, so there’s no excuse not to check em all out.

1: Little Blue House

Overview :

Probably my personal favourite photo location in KL was this little blue house nestled in the Kampung Baru village. The contrast between the old world and the new is incredible, and the bright blue colour just tops it off. We visited this spot via a bike tour (Mike Bikes), which was perfect as there was no way we would have uncovered this spot on our own.

Best Shooting time:

This is a pretty open location, so be careful of harsh light around midday. The city lies directly to the south of the house, so either sunrise or sunset would work well. Blue hour around dusk would be perfect as the city lights would slowly become visible with the fading daylight.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/3VS6v456diKZFiXu9

2. Kanching Waterfall

Overview :

From my research online, this location looked a little underwhelming. We arrived during the harshest light of the day, and my hopes of capturing any usable images were low. Kanching waterfall has 7 tiers, and our original plan was to only head up to the 3 or 4th tier as these were meant to be the best. We found these to be super crowded , and while they looked like a nice place to cool off, they definitely weren’t what I’d been hoping for. We asked how long the hike to the 7th Tier would be as I assumed it would be less busy, and our guide said 1-2 hours return. We decided to give it a crack, and after only 10-15 minutes of walking from the 4th tier - we had arrived. This level felt like a completely different area - there was no one else around and we found a perfect pool surrounded by the lush rainforest - definitely worth the extra 15mins!

Best Shooting time:

Lighting during the middle of the day is especially harsh, so mid to late afternoon would be ideal.

Overview:

https://goo.gl/maps/HApdvoEKhCUPE7Vz6

3. Chow Kit Market

Overview:

Out of all the markets we visited throughout Malaysia, this one was my favourite. It had an epic bustling atmosphere, and all the locals were stoked to pose for some photos. The colours were bright and narrow walkways made for some really cool shots. Oh and of course the food was incredible.

Best Shooting Time:

These Markets are busiest during the morning, so to capture them at their best this is the time to do it.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/ABfJcStYHxo2DALq7

4. Batu Caves

Overview:

This was our very first stop in Malaysia, and man it was incredible. The steps leading up to the caves had been recently painted in extremely bright colours which made for some awesome photos. We arrived at 8.30am, and there was already a crowd forming on the steps, so to view them in all their glory I’d definitely recommend getting there nice and early and waiting for the 8am opening time. I personally preferred the steps themselves over the caves, but the whole area is worth exploring.

Best Shooting Time:

Get there as early as you can, although the stairs don’t officially open until 8am, they are still visible from outside and look incredible without anyone on them.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/HkdzYrn23gvqms2v8

5. The Journal Infinity Pool

Overview:

KL has some epic infinity pools scattered on roof tops throughout the city,, it’s a seriously awesome feeling diving into a pool perched on the edge of a building overlooking such a cool city. This one was on the rooftop bar at the Journal Hotel, we were a bit bummed that we got kicked out just as it got dark, but it was still an awesome spot to chill out. There’s plenty of others around the city so do some research and find your favourite!

Best Shooting time:

We just missed sunset but I bet it would have been incredible! Next time…

Location: The Journal Hotel


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