3. Islamic Arts Museum

If you love museums, put this on your list of things to do in Kuala Lumpur. Fairly new as major museums go, the Islamic Arts Museum only opened in 1998 and is situated in a lovely green open space, and conveniently close to the National Mosque. The collection is an amazing display of various Islamic cultures around the world, with one of the major attractions being the Ottoman Syrian Room. See galleries dedicated to Quran manuscripts, Chinese Islamic art, Indian Islamic art and Islamic architecture, as well as exhibitions of jewelry, glassware, ceramics, textiles and armory.