The River of Life
The River of Life
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Said to be one of the top ten waterfronts in the world, The River of Life is also one of the most iconic sights in Kuala Lumpur, dotted with quaint cafes, scenic bicycle lanes, and manicured gardens. Visit at night for captivating lights and stunning views of the city’s oldest mosque, Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Samad. Don’t miss the nightly light show, when the river transforms into a striking cobalt blue, and water and lights dance to various musical tracks. Check for showtimes before you visit. Check out The River of Life, the Lake Symphony, and other sights, on a night tour of Kuala Lumpur. – Tripadvisor
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  • Masjid Jamek • 5 min walk
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AJo
London, UK181 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Solo
Not quite as clean as it looks int he photo but easy to find with interesting street art along one side. Great starting point before visiting the Central Market too!
Written 20 October 2023
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Komator
Barcelona, Spain870 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
The River of Life is also an important part of Kuala Lumpur. I suppose that during a time of the year other than the dry season, it must be beautiful, but on the day we went, the water levels were quite low. Nevertheless, it's pleasant to stroll along the riverbank.
Written 19 October 2023
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Steve
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Solo
A absolute disgrace. Who ever was in charge of this development obviously lined their own pockets with what should have been spent. Low quality paths. Not safe for tourists. What could have been is not. I was totally amazed at how short and poorly constructed this project is. And be aware this walk is used by speeding motorised scooters.
Written 15 October 2023
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Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar14,377 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Friends
One of the most iconic highlights in KL. Visited River of Life after our visit to Jamek Masjid. Short walk crossing many restaurants and cafes. Don’t miss mango juice.
Written 23 September 2023
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MD. EKRAMUL HAQUE
Dhaka City, Bangladesh2 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Couples
The River of Life is one of the most iconic parts of Kuala Lumpur. Located near Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Samad, the oldest mosque in the city, it is a convergence point of two rivers: the Klang River and the Gombak River. The Klang River, known as Sungai Klang by the locals, streams through the regions of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor and eventually into the straits of Malacca. The Gombak River is another major river in the Klang Valley. What began as an expensive urban river restoration project has paid off, as the River of Life has been listed as one of the top 10 most beautiful waterfronts in the world!
Written 2 September 2023
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Lux_Traveler
Manila, Philippines369 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Couples
This is a very unique activity. We visited here at dark, the river has LED lights along both sides. At dark with the mist if the water and the lights it provides some pretty cool photos. This is a place just to take in the beauty of something so simple but very different and get some nice photos, we definitely recommend it if you have an hour to spare in the evening.
Written 11 July 2023
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DipuKV
Pune, India2,180 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Solo
The intent is good. Good spot for views, clicks and selfies. While there are some good views, the river itself is unclean.
Written 25 June 2023
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Jackie E
10 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Couples
Absolutely filthy, putrid and stinks!!! So much rubbish in the river, nothing could survive in it. Walked along the river for some distance on several days and it was astonishingly sad in this this day and age to see a waterway so neglected and polluted.
Written 3 March 2023
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland6,405 contributions
Jan. 2023
Built to be a tourist attraction some years ago it still primarily makes me think of the dirty water. The over all improvement of this previously shabby area is positive and now a small cafeteria seems to survive too.
Written 21 January 2023
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Yayah
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Jul. 2022 • Friends
Go there by KL night bus tour,it’s nice and worth it to take a picture.Don’t know how to go there by a car,the Google maps not helping enough.
Written 31 July 2022
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