Kuala Lumpur has the World’s 4th Most Instagrammed Scenery (and 7th for Food)

Like it or hate it, Instagram influences how we travel today. Bright lights, city sights, yummy bites – snaphappy travellers skilled in angles, filters, and hashtags have it covered. And apparently, their snaps have given our capital city some sort of recognition.

Our stunning landmarks at #KualaLumpur, from the Petronas Twin Towers to the KL Tower and Lake Gardens, have photobombed the popular social media platform as the 4th most Instagrammed Scenery in the World.

The list of most Instagrammed destinations in 2019 was unveiled by Hoppa, a UK-based transport company, according to NST. The categories on the list include Selfies, Scenery, Sexually Suggestive, Food and Couples/Wefies.

4th Most Instagrammed Scenery in the World

KL’s snapworthy scenery ranks just after cities like Santiago, Buenos Aires and Kiev. Sometimes you don’t realise how gorgeous home can be until you see how the world (or in this case, fellow Instagrammers) perceive it through their lens!

Source: Hoppa

7th Most Instagrammed Food in the World

Meanwhile, our myriad of multicultural food needs no filters to come in 7th on the list, right after Tokyo, Taipei, Doha, Istanbul, Osaka and Bangkok. We’re guessing that if they could taste food from the screen, our local delights could rank way higher. But alright, we’ll take that!


Overall, Malaysia ranks 39th out of 50 on the list. It’s a little far down the list compared to London’s 120 million images, Paris’s 100 million images, and New York City’s 80 million.

But then again, it’s not like we need to list to see how beautiful Malaysia is.

Source: Hoppa

KL may have the popular sights but there’s actually more in Malaysia that meets the eyes (and camera lens). There are plenty of still-hidden gems, pristine forests, off-the-tourist-track villages and local heritages in our Boleh-land.

If you’d love to see the places that have apparently escaped the Instagram glam, hop over to LokaLocal.


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