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Eye on Malaysia
The Eye on Malaysia is a portable observation wheel located at Titiwangsa Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur. This 60-metre ferris wheel comprising of 42 gondolas (including 1 VIP one) is similar to the London Eye and is constructed in conjunction of Visit Malaysia Year 2007 was launched on January 6, 2007 by Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
The 12-minute ride gives a 360 degress panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur. There is also 2 gondolas for wheelchair bound and handicapped visitors.
VIPGoldola cost RM50.00 is equip with leather seats, mini fridge, DVD player, a plasma TV and mobile telephone.
Cost RM15.00 adult and RM5.00 for children 3-12 years old and senior citizen.
Opening hours: Weekday-10am to 11pm
Weekend/Eve of Public Holidays-10am to 12pm till 31 December 2007
Address: Taman Tasik Titiwangsa
Directions: By Bus from KL Sentral
Take bus # 109 to Titiwangsa Terminal & take bus number 120.
From Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC)Take bus # 121.
By Monorail/Light Rail Transit (LRT)from KL Sentral.
Alight at Titiwangsa Station, after which take bus #120.
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Phone: 6.0321661106 Fax:0321661101
Sultan Abdul Samad Building
This building was built in 1897 in the Mahometan or Neo Saracenic style and its constructed entirely from brick.
The structure consist of porch , horseshoe-shaped arches and a shiny copper domes and a 41.2 meter height clock tower.
It is now the Malaysia Supreme and High Court and handicraft centre. This building is illuminated at night.
Address: Jalan Raja
Directions: 10 minutes walk from Masjid Jamek LRT station
KL Bird Park
Ths park has as many at 3,000 species of birds. You can find mandarin ducks, egrets, hornbills, hawk, eagle up close.
There is also a bird show and daily feeding of ostriches, eagles and hornbills.
I did not find this park to be spectacular though.
Entrance fee: RM12.00 (Adult Malaysian) and RM6.00 Children
RM 30.00 for Non -Malaysia andRM 20.00 Children
Opening Hours: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Phone: 03 2272 1010
Kwong Siew Temple
The land for this temple was donated by Chiew Yoke Weng in 1898. This temple is constructed in the traditional Chinese architectural design. There a Kuang Tai statute in the middle and some gods and goddesses status too.
Address: Along Jalan Bandar / Jalan Tun HS Lee
The 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers was designed by Cesar Pelli and Associates is the Petronas Corporate Headquarters was completed in 1997.
The towers are joined at the 41st and 42nd floors (175m above street level) by a 192 ft-long (58.4 m) double-decker Sky Bridge. The 1,483 ft (451.9 m), was one of the world's tallest buildings in the world.
The sky bridge tour is nice as you can see some of the buildings from there but the best view of KL can be view from KL Tower. The 10 minutes tour takes you to the bridge and sees the view from the top.
Remember to get there early morning and line up for the pass for the bridge tour. I once waited from 7:30am to get the pass for some friends and we got our pass for 9am tour. Even if you are in line at 9am it also depends on the amount of tourist in-front of you sometime your tour can be for the afternoon. The tour is free so get there early to get your pass. The Sky Bridge is opened from 9:00am to 5:00pm from Tuesdays to Sunday and closed on Monday unless its a Public holiday.
Directions: Take the PUTRA LRT to KLCC station.
Royal Selangor Club
This Tudor structure is adjacent to Dataran Merdeka was founded in 1884.
This club is exclusively for members and has a wide range of sporting facilities, foods and beverages outlets.
Address: Dataran Merdeka
Directions: Opposite Dataran Merdeka & Sultan Abdul Samad building
Sultan Abdul Samad Building
Merdeka means Independence and this is the place on 31 August 1957 Malaysia got its Independent. There is a 100 meter high flagpole that flies the Malaysian flag proudly.
This is still the venue for the National Day parade.
Beneath the square there is a food, leisure and entertainment complex called Plaza Putra and a car park too. There is a fountain and a small garden area too.
Address: Merdeka Square, Jalan Raja
Directions: 10 minutes walk from Masjid Jamek LRT Station.
Museum Negara or National Museum was built in the style of a Malay palace. It was build under the direction of the first Prime Minister of Malaysia the late Y.T. Tuanku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj. It housed the cultural Gallery, Natural history Gallery, Weapons and musical instruments and ceramic gallery and Faces of Malaysia gallery.
Daily from 9.00am – 6.00pm
Closed on Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji
RM2.00 – adults and children above 12 years old
Address: Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur 50566
Phone: +60 3 2282 6255
Menara KL located at Bukit Nanas is 421 meters is the 4th tallest telecommunication tower in the world. On a clear day you can see as far a Genting Highlands.
The glass shape diamonds arranged according to the form of the traditional Islamic 'Muqarnas' can be seen at the lobby entrance and lift lobby area. This is really beautiful.
This tower was completed in 1996. I have the opportunity to see it while it was being built and it was wonderful. We took the lift to the restaurant and then the stair to the observations area and outside to the telecommunication antenna area.
But now only the Observations deck and revolving restaurant are open for public.
Open daily from 10am-10pm
Admission fee: RM8 (Adults) / RM3 (Children 4-12years)
Address: No 2, Jalan Punchak, Off Jalan P Ramlee
Directions: The nearest PUTRA LRT station to Kuala Lumpur Tower is the Dang Wangi station or take the KL Monorail and disembark at Bukit Nenas station. Then you have to walk up or shuttle bus from bottom of the hill that will bring you up.
Phone: 603 2020 5446
Inside the cave
Batu Caves is a famous tourist destination especially during Thaipusam festival. This event attracts many devotees and spectators who come to watch devotees in a trance carrying kavadi, a metal frame attached to the body. There are also milk kavadi.
Oh and you have to climb steep flight of 272 steps to reach the top.
I took the taxi from Petronas tower to Batu Caves and it cost us RM12.00 but the return journey from Batu Caves to Hard Rock Cafe was around RM16.00. Make sure the taxi drivers use meters.
Address: Batu Caves
Directions: 13km north of Kuala Lumpur
How to get there:
Take Intrakota bus No 11D from the Central Market or the Cityliner bus No 69 at Jalan Pudu to get to Batu Caves.
Taxis are also available anywhere around city. Taxi cost from RM12.00 to RM20.00
Phone: +60 3 2287 9422
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