Tag Archives: KL

Zoo Negara, KL

Zoo Negara (National Zoo) was officially opened by the country’s first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman on 14 November, 1963. At the time, entrance rate was 50 cents for adults and 20 cents for children. Among the attractions at the zoo include Akuarium Negara opened in 1972 and in 1984 renamed Akuarium Tunku Abdul Rahman, […]

Perdana Botanical Gardens, KL

Perdana Botanical Gardens, better known by its old name “Lake Gardens”, is the oldest and most popular park in Kuala Lumpur. It lies just on the edge of the city and used to be where the British elite built their fine homes in colonial times. Today, its landscaped hills and beautiful trails provide an escape […]

Sultan Abdul Samad Building, KL

The iconic Sultan Abdul Samad building is located in front of Dataran Merdeka and Royal Selangor Club, along Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman. It was completed in 1897 by A.C. Norman. During the time of the British administration in Malaya, it was used to house several government departments. Today, this historical building houses the Supreme and […]

National Monument, KL

The National Monument was built to recognise and honour those who gave up their lives in the cause for peace and freedom, particularly during the nation’s struggle against the threat of communism. Within the National Monument grounds is one of the world’s largest free-standing bronze sculptures. It was sculpted in 1966 by Felix de Weldon, […]

National Mosque, KL

The main dome of the National Mosque is designed in the shape of an 18-point star to represent the 13 states of Malaysia and the five central Pillars of Islam, and has the appearance of a partly opened umbrella roof which symbolises the aspirations of an independent nation. As one of Southeast Asia’s largest mosques, […]

National Museum, KL

Muzium Negara used to be the site of the Selangor Museum, established in 1898. After the country’s independence in 1957, the new federal government built a newer, larger museum on the same spot. Once completed, the reigning King at the time, the Yang di- Pertuan Agong III, Tuanku Syed Putra Al-Haj Ibni Almarhum Syed Hassan […]

Jamek Mosque, KL

Built in 1909, Jamek Mosque – better known as Masjid Jamek among the locals – is the oldest mosque in the city. The mosque sits at the meeting point of the Klang and Gombak rivers, which is also the birthplace of Kuala Lumpur. Its architecture is inspired by Mogul influences of northern India. In 1965, […]

Islamic Arts Museum, KL

Interest in the Islamic arts has grown tremendously in recent years. Reflecting this awareness, in December 1998 Malaysia became home to Southeast Asia’s largest museum of Islamic art. The building occupies 30,000 sq.m., situated amid the leafy surroundings of Kuala Lumpur’s Perdana Botanical Gardens. The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia houses more than seven thousand artefacts, […]

Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, KL

Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, sometimes referred to as Jalan TAR, was the ‘grande dame’ of KL shopping in the days before modern shopping complexes took the KL metropolitan city by storm. This stretch of road is flanked by pre-war buildings whose distinctive facades have been preserved and readapted to accommodate modern retailing businesses. Here, you […]

Aquaria KLCC, KL

Nestled in the heart of the bustling Golden Triangle and within walking distance from the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, Aquaria KLCC is a state-of-the-art aquarium showcasing over 5,000 different exhibits of aquatic and land-bound creatures over a sprawling multi-level space in the Concourse Level of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. From the tropical waters of […]