Kuala Lumpur

HISTORY

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SOCIAL AND CULTURAL

Residents of the city are popularly known as ‘KL-ites’. Even those not strictly residing within the boundaries of KL proper are nonetheless regarded as KL-ites because the urban agglomeration covering the Klang Valley is informally the territory of ’Greater Kuala Lumpur’. ...Continue

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ECONOMY AND BUSINESS

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KOPITIAM AND EATERIES

Sin Hoy How Coffee

A2-2, KL Industrial Park, Batu 5, Jalan Klang Lama, 58200, Kuala Lumpur

+6 03-2272 2911

No.7, Jalan Tun H. S. Lee (Jalan Bandar), 50000 Kuala Lumpur

+6 03-2070 1914


Crack Pork

63-G, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

+6 03-7731 9596


Simply Hakka

43A, Jalan SS 24/8, Taman Megah, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

+6 012-372 2602

 

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SHOPPING

No. Shopping malls/plazas Address & Contact
1. Great Eastern Shopping Centre 303, Jalan Ampang, Desa Pahlawan, 55000

03-4259 8090

2. Bangsar Shopping Centre

Bangsar Village & Bangsar Village II

T117A, 285, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, 59000

03-2094 7700

1, Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar, 59100 KL

03-2282 1808

3. NU Sentral 201, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields, 50470

03-2859 7177

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TOURIST ATTRACTIONS AND PLACES

No. Tourist attractions and places Address & Contact
1. Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 

603 2615 8188

2. Batu Caves Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor

03 6189 6284

3. Menara Kuala Lumpur No. 2 Jalan Punchak Off, Jalan P Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

03 2020 5444

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  • HISTORY

    Headquarters of the F.M.S. Railways at Kuala Lumpur

    The founding of KL, the national capital and Malaysia’s largest city, was almost an accident. In 1857, 87 Chinese prospectors in search of tin set up camp at the meeting point of the Klang and Gombak rivers, naming the spot Kuala Lumpur, meaning ‘muddy confluence’. Within a month all but 17 of the prospectors had died of malaria and other tropical diseases. But the tin they discovered attracted more miners and KL quickly became a mining boomtown.

    From 1867 to 1874, the Chinese tin miners were involved in a war fought between Klang warlord Raja Abdullah Raja Jaafar and the disinherited Raja Mahadi Raja Sulaiman. The Chinese split into two camps with the Hai San group and the Ghee Hin group each taking opposing sides with Selangor’s warring Malay aristocrats.

    Yap Ah Loy was appointed Kapitan Cina of Kuala Lumpur in 1868. Yap was the third leader to be appointed ‘Captain of the Chinese’ by the Selangor Sultan but he was the most successful, with legend pointing to his ability to keep the new settlement at peace with just 6 policemen. In those early years, KL was very much a ‘Chinatown’ and Yap as Kapitan China from 1868 to 1885 is credited by historians as the founding father of early KL.

    In 1880, the state capital of Selangor was moved to the now strategic KL from Klang. By this date, Selangor had come under British administration where a colonial officer holding the title ‘Resident’ served as advisor to the sultan. One notable Selangor Resident was Sir Frank Swettenham who wrote the influential British Malaya; an account of the origin and progress of British influence in Malaya; and compiled A Dictionary of the Malay Language together with co-lexicographer Hugh Clifford. He gave his name to Port Swettenham which today has been renamed as Port Klang.

    A huge fire which consumed much of the town in 1881 provided Swettenham the opportunity to build a more fire-resistant brick capital. Some of the handsome British colonial-Chinese buildings of this period of the town’s early development are still in use today.

    In 1896, the now important town was made the capital of the newly formed Federated Malay States comprising Selangor, Perak, Negeri Sembilan and Pahang. The British colonial administration had grouped the four centrally located states of the Malay peninsula under the FMS umbrella just one year previously in 1895.

    A general views Malaysia National Monument also known as Tugu Negara in Kuala Lumpur

    Japanese troops advancing up High Street in 1941 in Kuala Lumpur

    The British maintained control over Malaya until the 2nd world war when Japanese forces invaded the country in the north on 8 December 1941. Japanese occupation of Malaya and Singapore ended in 1945 following Emperor Hirohito’s radio address to his people in August of that year announcing the acceptance of the Allied terms for ending the war. After the Japanese surrender, the British Military Administration returned to Kuala Lumpur.

    On 1 April 1946, the British officially declared the establishment of the Malayan Union in King’s House in KL (now known as Carcosa Seri Negara).

    During the period of the Malayan Emergency, when the colonial government of Malaya was fighting against the Communist insurgency, New Villages were established on the outskirts of the city in the 1950s to control covert support for the guerrillas.

    Klang(Kelang) river and Mosque Jamek among modern buildings in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    The most prominent of these were Jinjang New Village in Kepong to the north of Kuala Lumpur and Gombak. Today these are flourishing suburbs of the city’s extended boundaries. As people were moved from regions such as Ulu Klang and Lower Ampang into these new villages, the policy also had the effect of increasing the population of Kuala Lumpur.

    Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur

    In 1957 when the country gained independence and was known as Malaya. Kuala Lumpur became the national capital. On 1st February 1972, KL was officially conferred city status. In 1974, the sultan of Selangor ceded KL to the central government to become the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur while the township of Shah Alam was made the new Selangor state capital in 1978 displacing KL.

    In 1999, Putrajaya was made the administrative capital of Malaysia. Many government offices moved to the purpose-built Putrajaya but Parliament has remained in KL, and the city remains the national capital, and political and socio-economic powerhouse of the nation.

    Two events in the recent past have marred the development of Kuala Lumpur. With the British defeat by the Japanese in Southeast Asia during the 2nd world war when Malaya was a British colony, the city was taken over by the Japanese military from 11 January 1942 to 15 August 1945.

    The period, called “3 years and 8 months” brought much suffering to the town’s inhabitants as well as resulted in a significant loss of innocent lives. It is estimated that at least 5,000 Chinese were killed in Kuala Lumpur in just a few weeks of the occupation by Japanese forces, and thousands of Indians were sent as forced labour to work on the Burma Railway where a large number died.

    After the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, the commander of the 29th Army, Lieutenant-General Ishiguro surrendered to the British army on 13 September 1945.

    Another ceremony was held on 22 February 1946 in Kuala Lumpur for the formal surrender by the commander in chief of the Japanese Seventh Area Army in Singapore and Malaysia, Seishirō Itagaki, to the British administration.

    The second event which has marred the city’s development was the country’s worst racial riots. Known as the May 1969 incident, the riots which resulted in burnings, looting and violence and left several hundreds dead had its epicenter in Kuala Lumpur.

    The official narrative on May 69 has been challenged by many quarters and this tragic watershed in the country’s history still awaits closure as references continue to be made to it by groups attempting to justify the killings and racial hubris associated with it.

  • SOCIAL AND CULTURAL

    Residents of the city are popularly known as ‘KL-ites’. Even those not strictly residing within the boundaries of KL proper are nonetheless regarded as KL-ites because the urban agglomeration covering the Klang Valley is informally the territory of ’Greater Kuala Lumpur’.

    Greater Kuala Lumpur is a metropolitan sprawl of over 8 million people. Kuala Lumpur in earlier times was a predominantly Chinese town. Today it is a polyglot city with a Malay majority but even locals may be surprised to learn that 13.4 percent of KL residents today are foreign (non Malaysians).

    They comprise low skilled workers of various nationalities from neighbouring and Asian countries. There are also enterprising Africans and expats who include Europeans, Americans, Arabs, Middle and Central Asia citizens, Koreans, and Chinese from the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan making it one of the most culturally diverse cities in Asia.

    A significant number of illegal immigrants also live and work in KL, but it is unsure whether even the authorities can pin down the exact figures.

    The majority of Klang Valley Chinese are Cantonese – the dialect which serves as the community’s lingua franca. Mandarin is also widely spoken. Meanwhile Tamil is dominant among the KL Indian population. Many KLites converse in English and Malay is the most common language in use in the public sector.

  • ECONOMY AND BUSINESS

    Company Name (SSM): Lazuli Sdn Bhd

    Farm Name: Cattle Queen Ranch

    Type of Business: Agriculture (livestock) and Agro Tourism

    Address: Cattle Queen Ranch, Batu 14, Jalan Mersing, 86000, Kluang, Johor.

    Telephone: +6 012-757 6080 (Cattle Queen Ranch)

    Email: cattlequeenranch@gmail.com

    Website: https://www.cq-ranch.com


    As the capital of the nation, KL’s economic catchments encompass the entire country. Activities in the city, its infrastructure and buildings, its parks and monuments, its spectrum of social, spiritual, recreational and entertainment facilities, and the concentration of governmental and nongovernmental institutions, are clear manifestations of the city’s central role in the life of the country.

    At the same time the relocation of federal government administrative functions to Putrajaya has not adversely affected KL’s role as the economic and business centre of the country.

    Today Kuala Lumpur and its conurbation form a region that is the most industrialised and economically the fastest growing in the country. The development of the KLIA at Sepang, the creation of the MSC, which includes Putrajaya and Cyberjaya, and the expansion of Port Klang have reinforced the national and international economic importance of the city and has made it a competitor with cities such as Singapore, Bangkok, Manila and Hong Kong for international business in the Asian region

    For visitors, greater KL is well connected by roads and tolled highways. Public transport in the Klang Valley has a modern and extensive network — Light Metro (LRT), Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), monorail, commuter rail (KTM Komuter) and Express Rail Link (ERL) which links to the airport.

    Malaysia’s main airport is the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at Sepang. KLIA2 is the secondary terminal catering for low-cost carrier flights flown by Air Asia. An older airport is the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang for chartered and turboprop flights by airlines such as Firefly and Malindo Air.

    The transport hub is located in the heart of the city at KL Sentral. From here the LRT interchanges spoke out with the KTM trains travelling to Singapore in the south, and Hat Yai, Thailand in the north. Taxis and e-hailing service car rides are widely available.

    Kuala Lumpur is known for its global islamic financing activities – the world’s largest Islamic bank, Al-Rajhi Bank and Kuwait Finance House have operations here.

  • KOPITIAM AND EATERIES

    Crack Pork

    63-G, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

    +6 03-7731 9596 


    Simply Hakka

    43A, Jalan SS 24/8, Taman Megah, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

    +6 012-372 2602


    Village Park Nasi Lemak

    5, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

    +6 03-7710 7860


    Foong Foong Yong Tau Fu

    621, Jalan Merdeka, Kampung Baru Ampang, 68000 Ampang, Selangor

    +6 012-209 5529


    Hon Kee Porridge

    93, Jalan Hang Lekir, City Centre, 50000

    +6 016-666 0603


    Sri Nirwana Maju Banana Leaf

    43, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, 59100

    +6 03-2287 8445


    Kin Kin Chili Pan Mee

    40, Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman, Kampung Baru, 50300

    +6 010-220 4322


    May King Lam Mee

    38, Jalan Yew, Pudu, 55100

    +6 03-9222 3740


    Kim Lian Kee

    Cheras Mall, No 693, Batu, 5, Jalan Cheras, Taman Mutiara Barat, 56000

    +6 03-8730 8622


    Valentine Roti Canai Stor

    No. 1, Jalan Semarak Opposite Menara Celcom, 54000

    +6 014-966 1844


    Brickfields Pisang Goreng

    21, 19, Jalan Thambipillay, Brickfields, 50470

    +6 012-617 2511


    Mun Dong Kee Coffee Shop

    30, Jalan SS 2/63, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

    +6 03-7865 6617


    Uncle Rani Chicken Farm

    Lot 1280, Lorong Dato Abu Bakar, Kampung Gombak Batu 20, Kuang, Selangor +6 016 227 7011 / +6 016 410 0856


    Tong Kee Egg Tart

    No.6, Jalan BS 9/10, Taman Perindustrian BS9, Bukit Serdang, Seksyen 9, 43300, Seri Kembangan, Selangor

    +6 03 – 8959 2923


    Yut Kee (1928) Restaurant

    1, Jalan Kamunting, Off Jalan Dang Wangi, 50100 Kuala Lumpur

    +6 03- 2698 8108


    Kedai Kopi Lai Foong

    138, Jalan Tun HS Lee, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

    +6 03- 2072 8123


    Capital Cafe

    Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, 50100 Kuala Lumpur

    +6 012- 358 5736


    Restoran Sin Hiap Kee

    32, Lorong Brunei Selatan, Off Jalan Lengkongan, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

    +6 03- 2148 9557


    Restoran Sek Yuen

    313- 315 Jalan Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur +6 03- 9222 9457


    Restoran Double One

    89, Jalan 3/62A, Jalan Manjalara, 52200 Kepong, Kuala Lumpur

    +6 012- 358 5736


    Kedai Kopi Wah Chue

    Jalan Ayer Lombong, Ayer Panas, Setapak, Kuala Lumpur +6 012- 351 1067


    Restoran Woh

    1-G Jalan Cempaka, SD 12/2, 52200 Seri Damansara, Kuala Lumpur

    +6 012-396 6690


    Restoran Kam Fatt

    No. 37 Tengkat Tong Shin, 50200 Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

    +6 03-2148 3105


    Thong Kee Cafe

    No.17 & 19 , Jalan Pandan Indah 1/23E, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

    +6 03- 7496 6847


    Kedai Makanan & Minuman PMK

    No.43 Jalan Kancil, Off Jalan Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

    +6 03-2141 9714


    Ming Tien Food Court

    Lot 10991, SS 24/8 Taman Megah, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

    +6 03- 7806 4991


    Next Station

    58, Jalan 19/3, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

    +6 019-263 5598


    Kedai Kopi Khoong

    50 Jalan 21/19, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

    +6 012- 202 3849

  • SHOPPING

    • Bukit Bintang shopping district has the highest concentration of shopping malls, notably the six-star Pavilion
    • Suria KLCC mall at the foot of the Petronas Twin Towers
    • Mid Valley Megamall which stands out for the Hindu temple located within its precinct
    • Publika mall in upmarket Solaris Dutamas is known for its Arts & Crafts programmes
    • Central Market for traditional arts & crafts, souvenirs and a variety of knick-knacks

    For highbrow patrons of the performing arts, there is the Petronas Philharmonic Hall whose resident orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), comprise an international cast of musicians who play regular concerts.

    • Golden Triangle of trendy nightclubs, bars and small hotels at Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Ampang Road (the three roads forming a ‘triangle’)
    • Chinatown at Petaling Street is always crowded with hawkers, gawkers and is also a haven for foodies with the many eateries around it.

     

    No. Shopping malls/plazas

    Address & Contact

    1. Great Eastern Shopping Centre 303, Jalan Ampang, Desa Pahlawan, 55000

    03-4259 8090

    2. Bangsar Shopping Centre

    Bangsar Village & Bangsar Village II

    T117A, 285, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, 59000

    03-2094 7700

    1, Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar, 59100 KL

    03-2282 1808

    3. NU Sentral 201, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields, 50470

    03-2859 7177

    4. Berjaya Times Square

    Bukit Bintang Plaza (Closed for MRT SBK project, under renovation)

    1 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur

    1 300 888 988

    5. Imbi Plaza Jalan Imbi, Bukit Bintang, 55100

    012-408 4899

    6. Fahrenheit 88 179, Jalan Gading, Bukit Bintang, 55100

    03-2148 5488

    7. Kenanga Wholesale City No.2, Jalan Gelugor, 55200 KL

    03 9224 1998

    8. Lot 10 50, Bukit Bintang Street, Bukit Bintang, 55100

    03-2141 0500

    9. Plaza Low Yat 7, Jalan Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100

    03-2148 3651

    10. Pavilion Kuala Lumpur 168, Bukit Bintang Street, Bukit Bintang, 55100

    03-2118 8833

    11. Starhill Gallery 181, Bukit Bintang Street, Bukit Bintang, 55100

    03 – 2782 3800

    12. Sungei Wang Plaza Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100

    03-2148 6109

    13. 1 Shamelin Mall 1-01, 100, Jalan 4/91, Taman Shamelin Perkasa, 56100

    03-9285 4990

    14. ÆON Taman Maluri Shopping Centre Jalan Jejaka, Maluri, 55100 Cheras

    1-300-80-2366

    15. IKEA Cheras 2A, Jalan Cochrane, Maluri, 55100

    03-7952 7575

    16. MyTown Shopping Centre Level 3, No.6, Jalan Cochrane, Seksyen 90, 55100

    03-2710 0057

    17. Sunway Velocity Mall Sunway Velocity, Lingkaran SV, Maluri, 55100

    03-7494 3000

    18. VIVA Shopping Mall LG, 85, Jalan Loke Yew, Taman Miharja, 55200

    03-9281 1998

    19. Ak Avenue K 152, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 55000

    03-2168 7800

    20. The Intermark Kuala Lumpur The intermark mall, 50450

    014-961 1825

    21. Suria KLCC 241, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088

    03-23822828

    22. The LINC KL 360, Jalan Tun Razak, Taman U Thant, 50400

    03-9213 0388

    23. The Weld 76, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, 50450

    03-2162 3580

    24. Damansara City Mall 6, Jalan Damanlela, Bukit Damansara, 50490

    03-2011 0228

    25. Empire City H-03-01, Menara PHB (Menara H) No.8, Jalan Damansara PJU 8, Empire City, 47820 Petaling Jaya

    03-7611 8888

    26. Glo Damansara 699, Jalan Damansara, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000

    03-7733 7231

    27. Hartamas Shopping Centre 60, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Taman Sri Hartamas, 50480

    03-26929663

    28. Publika Shopping Gallery 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480

    03-6211 7877

    29. Capital Square Persiaran Capsquare, Capital Square, 50250

    03-2691 2036

    30. Pertama Complex Pertama Complex, Lot RG-B, RG Floor, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, 50100

    03-2691 6580

    31. Quill City Mall 1018, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50250

    03-2602 2572

    32. Sogo Kuala Lumpur GF-B24 Ground Floor Complex, 190, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, 50100

    03-2618 1888

    33. Sunway Putra Mall 100, Jalan Putra, Chow Kit, 50350
    34. Plaza OUG Jalan Mega Kecil, Taman United, 58200

    3-7984 3211

    35. Pearl Point Shopping Centre Lot 1.01.35 & 1.01.36, Ground Floor Pearl Point Shopping Centre Jalan Klang Lama 58000

    03-2858 9365

    36. ÆON Metro Prima Shopping Centre 1, Jalan Metro Prima, Taman Kepong, 52100

    03-6259 1122

    37. Kepong Brem Mall L7-08, Level 7, Brem Mall, Jalan Kepong, 52000

    03-6250 4422/016- 226 2620

    38. Kepong Village Mall 3, Jalan 7A/62A, Bandar Menjalara, 52200

    03-6272 8507

    39. KL Eco City Mall No.3, Jalan Bangsar, 59200

    03-2283 2255

    40. Mid Valley Megamall Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200

    03-2938 3333

    41. The Gardens Mall Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200

    03-2297 0288

    42. KL Gateway Mall Lot L1-02, 2, Jalan Kerinchi, Pantai Dalam, 59200

    03-7452 8118

    43. Pudu Plaza Jalan Pudu, Pudu, 55100

    016-298 8668

    44. Plaza Salak Park 2, Jalan 1/125e, Taman Desa Petaling, 57100

    03-9051 3333

    45. ÆON AU2 (Setiawangsa) Shopping Centre No.6, Jalan Taman Setiawangsa (Jalan 37/56), AU2 Taman setiawangsa, Taman Keramat, 54200

    1-300-80-2366

    46. Merchant logo

    Setapak Central Mall

    67, Jalan Taman Ibu Kota, Taman Danau Kota, 53300

    03-4143 5576

    47. Endah Parade Endah Parade, 1, Jalan 1/149e, Taman Sri Endah, 57000

    03-9543 0100

    48. Plaza 63 Jalan Sungai Besi, Taman Sungai Besi, 57100
    49. M3 Shopping Mall Jalan Madrasah, Jalan 1/22a, Taman Melati, 53100

    03-6178 3350

    40. ÆON Mall Wangsa Maju Jln R1, Seksyen 1 Bandar Baru Wangsa Maju 53300

    1-300-80-AEON(2366)

    51. Wangsa Walk Mall 9, Jalan Wangsa Perdana 1, Wangsa Maju, 53300

    03-4142 8888

    52. Financial Park Labuan Level 16(A), Main Office Tower,

    Financial Park Complex Labuan,

    Jalan Merdeka, 87000

    087-419 477

    53. Alamanda Shopping Centre Jalan Alamanda, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya

    03-8888 8882

    54. Suria Mall Putrajaya No. 1 Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Presint 3, 62100 Putrajaya

    03-8861 6328

  • TOURIST ATTRACTIONS AND PLACES

    Central Market

    Tourism contributes significantly to the capital’s economy. Kuala Lumpur was the 5th most visited city in the world in 2008, with 9 million visitors. The tourism industry requires a very wide range of services and facilities which provides employment to all sectors of the population and has helped to promote and diversify the local economy.

    Merdeka Stadium is where the first Prime Minister of Malaya Tunku Abdul Rahman read out the proclamation of Independence.

    The iconic building of Parliament House was completed in 1963, the year Malaya expanded to become Malaysia with the addition of the two Bornean states Sabah and Sarawak. Its image can be seen on Malaysian old coins.

    Sultan Abdul Samad building which is more than a century old used to house the British colonial government offices and features a Moorish architectural style. Also named for Sultan Abdul Samad is the historical Jamek Mosque.

    Another distinctive building design is the National Museum with its outdoor frieze depicting scenes from Malaysian history. A newer tourist attraction is the Islamic Arts Museum.

    Modern-day skyscrapers with Islamic and non-Islamic geometric motifs include Telekom Tower, Maybank Tower, Dayabumi Complex, and the Islamic Centre.

    A famous KL landmark which visitors flock to is the Petronas Twin Towers that was once the world’s tallest building, holding this distinction from 1998 to 2004.

    Another is the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) with its attached 50-acre park.
    Nearby the separate Lake Gardens botanical and recreational park is the imposing Carcosa Seri Negara, once the official residence of the foremost colonial British administrators.

    • Brickfields, dubbed Little India is home to many local Indians and a growing Indian expatriate community, It is also home to a number of temples, churches and the picturesque Orthodox Syrian Cathedral of St. Mary the Theotokos.
    • Merdeka Square
    • National Monument
    • KL Bird Park. Possibly the best bird park in the region, this gated attraction of 21 acres is a popular tourist attraction receiving an annual average of 200,000 visitors.
    • Aquaria KLCC
    • National Art Gallery
    • Istana Budaya (National Theatre)

    Some annual events in KL: The Kuala Lumpur Tower Run, International Gourmet Festival, Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week

    KL is World Book Capital city for the year 2020. The year before (2019) World Book Capital was a city in Qatar while next year (2021), it will be hosted by a city in the Republic of Georgia. Described as having a one of a kind book selection and a hidden gem for book lovers, Gerakbudaya in Petaling Jaya is a short hop away from KL.

     

    No.

    Tourist attractions and places

    Address & Contact

    1. Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 

    603 2615 8188

    2. Batu Caves Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor

    03 6189 6284

    3. Menara Kuala Lumpur No. 2 Jalan Punchak Off, Jalan P Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

    03 2020 5444

    4. Bukit Bintang City Centre 2, Jalan Hang Tuah, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

    03 2117 2255

    5. Petaling Street Market Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

    03-2032 5988

    6. Central Market Kuala Lumpur Jalan Hang Kasturi, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

    1300-22-8688 (Hotline)

    7. Dataran Merdeka Jalan Raja, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur
    8. National Mosque of Malaysia Jalan Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

    03 2693 7905

    9. Kuala Lumpur City Centre

    KLCC Park

    Lot No. 241, Level 2, Suria KLCC

    03-23822828

    10. Taman Burung Kuala Lumpur KL Bird Park, 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Perdana Botanical Gardens, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

    03-2272 1010

    11. Sultan Abdul Samad Building Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50050

    +603-55447000

    12. Suria KLCC 241, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088

    03-2382 2828

    13. Aquaria KLCC Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088

    03-2333 1888

    14. Thean Hou Temple 65, Persiaran Endah, Taman Persiaran Desa, 50460

    03-2274 7088

    15. Perdana Botanical Garden Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, 55100

    03-2276 0432

    16.

    frieze depicting malaysian history at national museum kuala lumpur

    Jabatan Muzium Malaysia, Jalan Damansara, Tasik Perdana, 50566

    03 2267-1011

    17. Jamek Mosque Jalan Tun Perak, City Centre, 50050

    03-2691 2829

    18. Berjaya Times Square 1 Jalan Imbi; Kuala Lumpur

    1 300 888 988

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    03-2698 3333

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