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12 Super Cheap Instagramable Locations in Klang Valley You Wish You Knew Sooner

BY Hakimie Amrie

Updated 13 Jun 2019

We think it’s safe to say that right now we’re living through lenses and screen and the more likes and followers you have, the better your social life will be… or so people said lah.

But, have you ever been in a situation where no matter how many photos you take with different angles and the pose, your photos still don’t turn out the way you want them to be. We think, maybe it’s because of the location and the background. So, today we are going to share with you wonderful locations that could help you get a better photo without cost you a lot. Really weh, these locations that we’re about to show you are for cheapskate people, like us. 

So, here are the 12 cheap, Instagram-worthy places to take photos in Klang Valley. Get ready, 1...2...3 Say Instagram!

What's covered in this article?

#1 Laman Seni, Lorong Belakang Seksyen 7, Shah Alam

*Source: Hizwan Hamid

Shah Alam peeps, this is for you because our first location situated at Seksyen 7, Shah Alam.  Famously known as Laman Seni, this street art project is an initiative between Majlis Perbandaran Shah Alam (MBSA) with KHZNH Studio to bring out creative street arts on an empty back street. We also found out that all of these murals created by a group of local artist. Talk about being Malaysia boleh, right?

So, how to get there? Well, it’s damn easy, Just park your vehicle around Wang Solo Restaurant, Seksyen 7 area and walk to #lorong belakang. Don’t worry, it’s within walking distance and quite hard for you to miss the location because you could already see the colourful murals from far. 

In case you’re wondering, there’s no entrance fee. All you need to bring is yourself and a camera. That’s all. 

#2 KL Forest Eco Park

*Source: coupletraveltheworld

From street art and back alley, let’s move on to greenery pulak. Located right smack in the middle of KL city centre, KL Forest Eco Park is the escapism spot that you’d definitely need if you cannot handle the hectic city anymore. This is the perfect place for you to feeling-feeling your inner peace, mengada like that. 

While looking for your Instagramable spot, you can also do a lot of outdoor activities for FREE at KL Forest Eco Park, such as Canopy Walk (a must do) and hill climbing at Bukit Jelutong and Bukit Penarahan. 

If you decide to do the Canopy Walk, make sure you don’t miss out the chance to snap one or two there because this the place where you can get a beautiful KL scenery from aerial view. 

Just a recommendation, it’s better if you go around 7 am because the breaking dawn view is truly jaw-dropping and definitely Instagram-worthy! The earlier you get there the better because you don’t have to berebut-rebut with other people to get the picture that you want and also to spare you the awkward moment of strangers gawking at you while posing like a diva. Yeah, been there, done that. 

KL Forest Eco Park is accessible both by car and public transport but we suggest you take public transport instead to save you from stuck in jam. Just take LRT and stop at Masjid Jamek Station. From there just Grab to the Eco Park. 

#3 Sasana Kijang, Muzium Bank Negara & Galeri Seni

*Source: Hakimie Amrie

Yes, a giant spiral staircase is one of our next Instagramable spots in this place. Located at Jalan Dato Onn, Sasana Kijang is a modern museum filled historic exhibitions for central banking and finance. Here, you can learn a lot about old bank notes all around the world but Sasana Kijang does not limit to money-wise exhibitions only as this place also has a huge gallery that can be one of your Instagram-worthy shots. 

Altho the museum and gallery are the main attractions here, we, personally think the architectural aspect of this place would be the main feature in your picture. Take this marble white spiral staircase, for example, it’s one of the most famous spots on Instagram. We’re pretty sure you don’t want to miss acting all Met Gala here as well. 

It’s better to drive here because there’s a lot of underground parking here for visitors with a flat parking rate at RM5. Other than for your Instagram feed, Sasana Kijang is a family-friendly place and suitable for kids as well.

Having said that, we suggest that you plan during weekdays instead of weekend or school break because this place will be swarming with school trip - Imagine your photo get bombarded with school kids, yeah, nobody wants that. So plan well okay!

#4 Sawah Padi, Sekinchan

*Source: Qaseh Dahlia

Other than provides us with oxygen, which is like no big deal at all (this is a joke kay), what else mother nature could offer us? Obviously, more likes and more followers!

For those who stay around Kuala Selangor, you guys have to go here because paddy field view is not something you see every day in Klang Valley. With 30 minutes drive from Shah Alam, you’ll get a bright view as wide as your eyes can see. 

Don’t worry because no scarecrow will ask you for an entrance fee and you’re free to come whenever you want but we suggest you come early morning before our Malaysian’s Sun burns you alive until hangus. Make sure to come before the end of harvest season as well okay (September-November)

One more thing, make sure to bring a lot of sunblocks, you know how hot Malaysia is. 

#5 Astaka Morocco, Putrajaya

*Source: Pinterest

Looking for places that vibin foreign culture acah-acah you’re not in Malaysia? Astaka Morocco is the answer you need. 

Majestically built beside Putrajaya Botanical Garden, Astaka Morocco is a grand architectural design inspired by Moroccan palaces. From a huge gateway to a beautiful garden with a luxurious water fountain, Astaka Morocco has a lot of Instagramable spots to offer.  However, Astaka Morocco does not have any camels here... too bad. 

The entrance fee is RM3 for adults and RM1 for kids. Open 6 days a week (closed: Tuesday). Putrajaya Botanical Park provides a lot of parking spaces so, it shouldn't be a problem if you want to drive here. 

So, want to spice up your Instagram with Yusuf Taiyoob’s vibe?  This is the place.

#6 Perpustakaan Raja Tun Uda, Shah Alam

*Source: Elizabeth Tai

Who says library is for books...only?

Our next location would be a mock for those who are not keen with reading, hahaha. That’s why lah you have to read and spend more time in library okay?

With the concept of library in a garden, Raja Tun Uda Library has 6 floors that do not only occupied with books but also with 3D and 6D state-of-art theatres, kids creative zone, virtual reality gaming zone and gym. It makes us wonder if they’re lifting encyclopedia instead of barbells. 

This lavish building is located beside Shah Alam golf course and each balcony provides you with Shah Alam lake garden’s view.

There’s no entrance fee and this library is opened during the weekend as well. So, for your next Instagram shot, how about you pose with a book instead, you might get more likes than you could ever imagine.

7# Jalan Alor, Changkat Bukit Bintang

*Source: theguideislost

From dirty back alley filled with rats and garbage, Jalan Alor has changed into street arts with colourful murals and 3D arts and we’re living for it! Every alley has its own design and each one is not to be missed. 

So, how to get here? We suggest you use public transport since this place is known for traffic congestion. Just take the GoKL Free Bus Service from the purple lane and stop at Bukit Bintang. From there, you need to walk (it’s near, won’t burn your thighs lah) to Jalan Alor.

#8 Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur

*Source: travel360

Imagine a 227 acres land full of fun activities and numerous Instagramable spots that you can get for free. Lake Gardens is the place we’re talking about. Also known as Perdana Botanical Garden, Lake Garden is huge with attractions and fun activities such as the National Monument, Bird Park, Butterfly Park, dan ASEAN Sculpture Garden. There are also cycling and Segway Tour if you an outdoor junkie. 

Again, just like most of the other locations mentioned in this article, you don’t need to worry about the entrance fee because it’s free. Lake Gardens is opened daily, 9-6pm.  You can either opt to drive or by public transport. For you guys who want to use public transport, you can either take LRT/Monorail and drop at  KL central station and proceed to Grab at Lake Gardens.

#9 Lot 10 Hutong Heritage Food Village

*Source: handluggageonly

Our next spot located at Lot 10. The location is known for cheap hawker food and most of their food is priced less than RM10.  The background of various stalls with the ambience and the mixture of modern and classic design is definitely the thing you need to boost up your followers. 

Since this spot is located at the lower ground floor, Lot 10 shopping centre, it’s quite hard to find an empty parking space here as this place is busy all the time so it's wise if you just take MRT and drop at Bukit Bintang  Station. From there, you need to walk to the shopping centre. 

#10 Escalator NU Sentral, KL Sentral

*Source: Peter Stewart

Have you heard the name ‘Instagram Escalator’ before? Our next Instagram spot is not going to be some park, alley, or fancy building but rather a simple escalator. TBH, we think this escalator has more likes than your selfie actually. But what makes this escalator so Instagramable?

The geometrical aspect of this escalator is what makes it so ‘eye-grabbing’ and people are frenzied over this moving staircase. Be it from the top or from the bottom, both spots will give you a mesmerizing perspective for your picture. Btw, this spot is full with Insta femes and tourists.
How to OOTD here? Easy,  this escalator is at NU Sentral walkway. You won’t miss it.

#11 Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana

*Source: The Smart Local

There are only two reasons why people are coming here - hipster cafes and Instagramable backgrounds. 

Empire Damansara is filled with modern arts and colourful walls - it’s normal to see people spend hours posing at walls in Empire Damansara.

Not sure which spots/background is suitable for you or how to pose? Just search #empiredamansara on Instagram and you can see a whole bunch of examples there. Just so you know, Empire Damansara is also known for flat lay food photography so, if you’re a foodie, this is a heaven on earth for you because the food here looks so have-have.

Most people drive here but if you want to take public transport, we suggest you take MRT and stop at Bandar Utama station and proceed with Grab to this location.

#12 Kwai Chai Hong, Chinatown

*Souce: Malay Mail

Our last spot is the newest attraction in KL and this spot is actually historic because it’s used to live by early Chinese 1960 settlers.

Kwai Chai Hong is a hidden alley in Chinatown was once a neglected alley filled with rats, garbage and homeless until 5 local artists decided to take over the alley and turned it into an (as you can see) a popular Insta-worthy spot! With buildings that reflected Chinese heritage combined with murals and colourful background simply make this spot a must for Igers. 

Located at Chinatown, Kwai Chai Hong is open to visitors 9 am to 6 pm daily with no entrance fee. Wanna come here? Easy, just drop at Pasar Seni MRT Station and walk to either Jalan Panggung or Jalan Petaling. 

What do you think?

There you go, 11 cheap locations for your upcoming Instagram shots. Since we’re in Raya mood, how about this time you take your Raya pictures at these locations. You’ll definitely get more likes. 

What do you think about these locations? Or do you have any other suggestions? Let us know at Facebook Loanstreet. 

Happy Instagramming, Igers!
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