Tag Archives: Kuala Lumpur

A budget guide to travelling Malaysia

By Lloyd Green Okay, if you’re coming to Malaysia to spend two weeks in Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi and the Perhentian Islands, you’re probably not going to do it on the cheap. But there’s also plenty of people who pass through Malaysia on their way north from Singapore en route to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. […]

P. Ramlee Memorial, KL

Ask anyone in Malaysia of the late Tan Sri P. Ramlee, and chances are you’ll get references of his famous films ‘ Bujang Lapok’, ‘Madu Tiga’ or even the funny ‘Keluarga 69’. The late P. Ramlee was an extraordinary artiste; he was an actor, singer, composer and director. The great actor passed away on 29 […]

National Textiles Museum, KL

The National Textiles Museum houses a unique collection of clothing, accessories and textiles. The museum has four main galleries: Pohon Budi Gallery, Pelangi Gallery, Teluk Berantai Gallery and the Ratna Sari Gallery. The Pohon Budi Gallery showcases the origins of textiles from pre-historic times as well as its growth through trade. Also on exhibit here […]

National Science Centre, KL

The National Science Centre was formally opened on 29 November, 1996 by the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. The centre is located in Bukit Kiara. Housed in a striking green domed building, the National Science Centre is an architectural marvel. It accommodates nine galleries, with exhibits on interesting scientific themes. A […]

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, […]