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A stately, historic building rich in character, it was built in 1897 to house several important government departments during the British administration. This building, topped by a shiny copper dome and a 40m high clock tower, is a major landmark in the city. It serves as the back drop for important events such as the National Day Parade on August 31th and the shering in of the New Year. This heritage buildings now occupied by the Supreme Court and the Textile Museum.
view from telecome tower
An innovative combination of retail, leisure, entertainment and most of all a hi-tech center for telecommunications. Completed in May, 1996 it seems the country's main telecommunications and multimedia broadcasting tower, Menara Kuala Lumpur (also known as KL Tower) rises to a height of 421meters. Bukit Nanas itself, where the tower is built, is 94 meters above sea level.It is located in the heart of the Golden Triangle at the epicenter of Kuala Lumpur's business and entertainment district.
Directions: you can reach the Tower from Jalan Sultan Ismail to Jalan P. Ramlee via Jalan Punchak
Phone: 603 2020 5446
It is located in the heart of Chinatown, this temple is Kula Lumpur's main Hindu focus. First built in 1873, it was radically renovated in the 1960s with a profusion of statues on and around the five-tiered gate tower. The temple is free and always open.
Actually this is not a temple for tourists as I always saw it crowded by india having their prayers and yes also a few chats.
Kuala Lumpur city centre, this area is supposed to be the busiest one as it lays in the centre of the city, but I found it to be the most relaxing.
Full of incredible high buildings but at their base there is a huge public park where you can walk, have a coffe or read a book, it's very silent and really, really large.
A 20 hectare of tropical nature in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
Putrajaya is the new administrative centre of the malaysian governament, taking the capital city away from Kuala Lumpur , leaving Kuala Lumpur as the country's financial and commercial capital. Moving the national administrative machinery from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya is in line with the Government's policy to provide a more balanced development away from Kuala Lumpur. It is a decision motivated by life in Kuala Lumpur and ensure continued growth in the Klang Valley.
Putrajaya is open to the public from 9a.m. to 5 p.m. daily including Sundays. You cannot miss Masjid Putra (Putra Mosque), Dataran Putra (with a view of the new Prime Minister's Department), and the new Seri Perdana (Prime Minister's official residence).
The most beautiful side of this area is the space, it's wide, opened and so you really feel away from the high bulidling prison of KL.The view of the Mosque on the river is simply amazing!
It is about 1 hour from the city centre.
The Kuala Lumpur station, located at Jalan Hishamuddin, provide further examples of Moorish inspired architecture.The architect Hubback continued to feature arches, domes and minarets, creating what has come to be described as a Byzantine Arabian nights fantasyland. It was built in 1910. Across the street is the Malayan Railway Administration buildinf, another example of the British colonial adaptation of Moorish architecture. It is linked to the station by an underground thoroughfare. The railway station was transferred to the spanking new KL Sentral in Brickfields in 2001.
Address: Jalan Hishamuddin
Malaysia's Chinese population, immigrated to Malaysia as early as the 15th century, but largely in the 19th and early 20th century, capitalizing on the spice trade of the Melakan Straits as well as running Malaysia's tin mines - once the country's main source of income. The Chinese immigrants were hardworking, and today, Malaysia's Chinese are at the center of much of the country's commercial activity.
Here, you can witness this commerce first hand. Indeed, along Petaling Street, the heart of Chinatown, you will see just about anything and everything being sold. Values can be had, as bargaining is most definitely the order of the day. Along Petaling Street, one word may come in particularly handy: "setengah," which means "half." Locals will often yell out "setengah!" as soon as they hear the first price a vendor offers. It is a practice worth to imitation.
Address: Petaling Street
While Kuala Lumpur is full of modernity, the city has not disregarded its past. Infact, some of the most brilliant sights of the town are embedded in history. Indeed, one of the most picturesque spots in the city also happens to be the most historically significant: Merdeka Square.
The elitist Royal Selangor Club (it only allowed whites) was party central during the early days of British colonialism. Booze and cricket were the main attractions. All that changed in 1957, when the British flag came down and the Malayan flag went up. The area became known as Dataran Merdeka (or Merdeka Square) and hosts the festive National Day celebration each year.
One of the most popular day trip from Kuala Lumpur is to the limestone Batu Caves. It lies a short distance north of town and the main cave has to be accessed by climbing up 272 stairs. Hindu devotees perform annual pilgrimages during the festival of Thaipusam by putting on kavadis and climbing these steps to the temple inside the main cave.
I went there with a friend's car and the trip wasn't longer than 15 minuts, so I think you can easily go by taxi which in the daily hours are not expensive.
It is opened since 6 am untill 9 pm.
Directions: 13km north of Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +60 3 2287 9422
Only a stone's throw from the Bird Park is the colourful and beautifully landscaped Butterly Park where over 6000 butterflies from 120 species roam and fly freely in a simulated natural rainforest environment.
Here you can learn about the life cycle and mating habit of the butterflies. There is a nursery and breeding area, as well as an insect museum to enhance your knowledge about these creepy-crawlers. Comprising the beautiful landscape are flower and fruit plants and some rare herbs essential in the diet and pollinating activities of the butterflies.
Address: Jalan Cenderawasih 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +603-2693 4799
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