10 PLACE TO VISIT IN KUALA LUMPUR CITY PETRONAS TWIN TOWERS At a height of 451.9m, the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers is a world renowned icon of modern Malaysia. It is the centre piece of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre ( KLCC) that comprises the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Suria KLCC shopping mall, star rated hotels, a mosque as well as the immaculately landscaped KLCC Park. One of the highlights of a visit here ins standing at the sky bridge on the 41st floor for a breathtaking vista of the city skyline. website: www.klcc.com.my KUALA LUMPUR TOWER Poised atop Bukit Nanas, the Kuala Lumpur Tower is a major landmark in the city. This communications tower stands at 421m. It is situated within the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve. The Tower is the sixth Tallest Telecommunication tower in the World. It is also the only tower in the world to be situated in a forest reserve, at the heart of the city. Must do:
- Enjoy a magnificent view from the observation tower
- Dine at the Seri Angkasa Revolving Restorant
- Visit the 1Malaysia Cultural Village
- Explore the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve
website: www.menarakl.com.my NATIONAL MUSEUM The Country’s premier museum is repository for the national’s rich heritage and history. Build in 1963, the façade features a Minangkabau-styled roof with two impressive front murals. The museum showcases for main galleries with highlights such as traditional musical instruments, ceramics form the Ming Dynasty, Vintage cars and steam comomotive. website: www.muziumnegara.gov.my SULTAN ABDUL SAMAD BUIDLING One of the most prominent and distinguished landmarks of KL, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building is an enduring attraction amidst the rapidly changing city skyline. Build in 1987, the building was named after the reigning monarch at the time. The stately edifice served as the government administrative building during the British era. Constructed entirely of brick, it boast a Mahometan or Neo-Saracen style with an imposing porch, graceful arches, shiny copper domes and a 41.20m High clock tower. Kuala Lumpur traces its origins as a mining outpost for the tin trade in the 1800’s. DATARAN MARDEKA (MERDEKA SQUARE) This is a good starting point to explore the city‘s heritage sites. On 31 August 1957, the Union Jack was lowered here to mark Malaysia’s independence from colonial rule. Hence the name, Dataran Merdeka, which means “Independence Square” in its heyday, the square used to be the venue for parades, cricket matches and other important occasions. Today, this historic heart of KL is preserved with beautifully manicured lawns, terraces and fountain. It is the ideal backdrop for photography, Adjacent to Dataran Merdeka is the Royal Selangor Club, a mock- Tudor structure with an interesting history. The 100m high flagpole at Dataran Merdeka is reputedly the tallest in the world. ISTANA NEGARA (NATIONAL PALACE) This resplendent mansion is the residence of His Majesty the King of Malaysia. Although it is not open to visitors, the daily changing of guards and immaculate landscaping make it a popular location for photography. NATIONAL ART GALLERY Browse through a collection of paintings and sculptures created by local and international artists. Touring exhibitions and experimental work are held from time to time. The gallery has a unique spiral passageway that provides an opportunity to view the art works from various levels and angles. KL LAKE GARDENS A refreshing enclave at the heart of the city, the KL LAKE GARDENS sprawls over 200 acres. Build around two lakes, the garden has vistas of exotic blooms and luxuriant foliage. Jogging and walking trails are available. Within the environs, lie several parks and gardens. Must do:
- Visit the orchid & Hibiscus Gardens
- See adorable Deer at the Deer Park
- Marvel at more than 6,000 butterflies at the Butterfly Park
- View the collections of Award winning sculptures at ASEAN Sculpture Garden.
MASJID JAMEK (JAMEK MOSQUE) Hailed as KL’s oldest surviving mosque, Masjid Jamek was build in 1909 and officially opened by the then Sultan of Selangor. Its design was inspired by Mogul architecture with cupolas, Minarets and arched colonnades, Just minutes away is Masjid India, Showcasing southern Indian architectural elements. Kuala Lumpur means muddy estuary as it was established at the confluence of the Gombak and Klang Rivers. Masjid Jamek sits on this very location. PETALING STREET (CHINA TOWN) Petaling street or Chinatown is a lively stretch of shops, restaurants and hawker stalls. It is one of KL’s best-known shopping spots offering an assortment of watches, accessories, clothes, crafts and souvenirs. The streets are lined by buildings, clan houses and temples which stand as testament to the citys arcgutectural heritage. Must do:
- Shop for souvenirs and collections
- Enjoy delicious Chinese fare at the restaurant
- Sample a variety of teas and herbal drinks at the stalls
- Don’t miss the refreshing longan drink and roasted chestnuts
- Buy a cheongsam, a traditional Chiness attire
- Savour fresh tropical fruits
- Get a foot massage or try reflexoloty
- Visit the surrounding heritage buildings
- Take a walk to the Chiness and Hindu temples nearby
- Hotel pick-ups are for city center hotels only. For pick-ups outside of city center, additional fees will apply.
- Children below 2 years old are free of charge.
- Other languages are available on request with additional charge.
- For more than 7 pax, professional English Speaking Guide will be assigned