Top Place in Kuala Lumpur
A KL local's guide to the top 40 must-see sights and must-do attractions in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The best sights, tours and activities in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. A stay of a few days is enough to appreciate the best of KL's attractions. Here is our recommended place to be visit when your are in kuala lumpur
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1. Ain Arabia Kuala Lumpur
Ain Arabia or more commonly known as the Arab Street of Kuala Lumpur is a shopping paradise for both the locals as well as tourists. The whole idea of having Ain Arabia is to encourage more tourists from the Middle East to visit Malaysia. The Arab Street is packed with tourists from the month of July to September when many tourists from Arab come to Malaysia for vacation. Many Arabs flee their countries during that period in order to avoid the burning temperatures in Middle East. Ain Arabia is also a haven for Middle Eastern food lovers.
There are various restaurants which serve authentic and mouth-watering Arabian dishes such as the Sahara Tent Restaurant which is located at Hotel Fortuna Kuala Lumpur. The attractions here at Ain Arabia is initially intended for the foreign tourists but now, this place is frequently visited by many locals as well. If you would like to bite into some really good authentic Arabian food and experience the Middle Eastern lifestyle without having to travel to the Middle East, come on over to Ain Arabia. There are other attractions around Ain Arabia since it is so close to Bukit Bintang. If a day isn't enough for you to explore Ain Arabia and its surrounding area, opt for hotels in Kuala Lumpur. You can be sure that you will have the time of your life.m
2. Aquaria KLCC
As you enter Aquaria, you will be greeted by incredibly friendly staffs who are eager to help you and make your visit here at the Aquaria a pleasant one. As you step into its entrance, you will be transported to a different world. The Aquaria's layout is intelligently structured and planned to allow visitors to have an unforgettable experience. Each and every display cubicle in the Aquaria is beautifully made to mimic the natural habitat of the animals which are exhibited. There are also stations around the Aquaria where visitors can touch some of the aquatic animals there such as the tiger sharks and the starfishes.
These magnificent landscaping extends over a huge space of almost 60,000 square feet which is divided into two levels. The Aquaria is also complete with a 90-meter long underwater tunnel. The tunnel has some very special occupants-killer sharks. If you have never seen a real one, you can see them here up close. After you are done exploring the underwater world, you can step out of the Aquaria and into the shopping world inKuala Lumpur Convention Center.
3. Batu Caves Kuala Lumpur
Batu Caves is one of the most renowned Hinde shrines located outside of India which is dedicated to the Lord Murugan. Batu Caves is crowded with people especially during Thaipusam festival. It is said that the limestone which forms the Batu Caves are as old as 400 million years old. It was also said that some of the entrances of the caves used to be shelters for the indigenous Temuan people. Before this, the steps up to Batu Caves were made of wood. They were soon replaced by 272 concrete ones. Among all the cave temples which make up the site, the most famous and the largest of them all is the Cathedral Cave and it houses a few Hindu shrines underneath its 100-meter vaulted ceiling.
The statue of Lord Murugan stands proud at 42.7 meters right outside of Batu Caves. The statue costs about 24 million rupees and is made of 250 tonnes of steel bar, 300 liters of gold paint and 1550 cubic meters of concrete. At the base of the hill are two other cave temples, Art Gallery Cave and Temple Cave which are both full of Hindu paintings and statues. During the Thaipusam festival, devotees of the Lord Murugan must first fast for a month and shave their heads before they can carry the kavadi on Thaipusam. There are many other rules one must abide to for a month before they are eligible to carry the kavadi and perform the kavadi attam which is a dance for the Lord Murugan. It is during Thaipusam which attracts thousands of people to Batu Caves Non Hindus also come during Thaipusam to witness this unique festival and also to take photographs for the colorful kavadis and its devoted kavadi-bearers. The festival lasts the whole day. It is crowded every year without fail.
4. Butterfly Park, Kuala Lumpur (Taman Rama-rama)
The park is beautifully landscaped with myriads of lush greenery and colorful flowers. There are also a nursery and breeding area where you can see the butterfly larvae emerging as butterflies from their cocoons. Other than these butterflies of various colors and sizes, there are also insects on display. Among the insects on display are the rhinoceros beetles and the praying mantises. In the Butterfly Park itself is also a souvenir shop where you can purchase home some preserved butterflies which are made into bookmarks, keychains and so on. Here is also a place where you can learn about the metamorphosis process of the caterpillar to a full grown butterfly. This is definitely a great place to bring your kids. Other than the Butterfly Park, do visit the surrounding attractions in Lake Gardens.
5. Central Market Kuala Lumpur
Central Market started off as a humble wet market in the heart of the city center back in the 1940s. It has evolved a great deal since then and now it stands firm as the landmark which symbolizes all the culture and heritage of our multi-racial country. You will immediately notice that the theme of the market is based solely on the various cultures in Malaysia. The shops here are divided based on the groups of races. Representing each of the races in Malaysia are the Straits Chinese, the Lorong Melayu and Lorong India.
There is also a street which represents the Baba and Nyonya community in the state of Malacca. The Central Market is full of stalls which sell handicrafts which are all locally made. You can purchase batik, songket, wood carvings, souvenirs, accessories and much more here. If you get tired or hungry in the midst of all the shopping, do not fret. There are myriads of eating places where you can dine at and take a rest. Once you have filled your stomach and taken the much needed rest, you can move on to the second floor. This floor mainly sells garments and has a few souvenir stalls. There are other activities at the Central Market which are usually held at the stage outside the market.
6. Chow Kit Market
Chow Kit has been a reliable place to purchase fruits, spices, meat, vegetables, clothes, shoes and so on. For generations, the Chow Kit is a wet market frequented by many to obtain the freshest ingredients for their household and also for some restaurant owners. This place may not be somewhere visitors may want to visit because it is in fact a wet market but this is the only place where you can try out local foods at a very low price. The market here begins as early at 6am and you can expect to experience lively and culture rich scenes here. Such market is a rare scene in Kuala Lumpur because of its development.
Even though many supermarkets have grown all over Kuala Lumpur like wild mushrooms, the Chow Kit market endured it all. You will be amazed by the variety of fresh ingredients sold here. If you are a fan of photographing emotions of people and it culture, the Chow Kit market is a great place to start. While you are here, remember to try the street foods here. All sold at a low price, remember to not overeat. The Chow Kit has gone through good and bad times. Chow Kit was nearly demolished to make way to a eleven-storey multipurpose building but was luckily cancelled due to the economic crisis back then. The Chow Kit market is a remarkable area for you to really submerge into our Malaysian culture. If you would love to see more of the unique of the cultures at the market, do consider staying over at any hotels in Kuala Lumpur. The nearest hotels around Chow Kit matket are the Cititel Express Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Brisdale Kuala Lumpur.
7. Cosmo's World Theme Park, Kuala Lumpur
The theme park is a standalone adult and children theme park with different kinds of rides and entertainment. Four of the rides are thrill rides which are specially designed for Cosmo's World Theme Park. Among the rides, the most thrilling would be the 800 meter long Supersonic Odyssey roller coaster. There is also the 30-meter high Spinning Orbit, the Human DNA and the Space Attack which will definitely make your adrenaline pump at least two times faster. There are also less thrilling rides which are more suitable for kids and family.
Facilities available here include Kidz Theatre and party rooms which can be booked in advance for special occasions or for birthdays. The theme park is a must visit especially if you have older kids. The admission fee is RM25 for adults and children above 13 years of age. Equipped with a total of 14 rides, the theme park will be able to cater to everyone's liking.
8. Desa Waterpark, Kuala Lumpur
The Desa Waterpark is a fun-filled place which is frequented by families on the weekends. Due to the road network, the Desa Waterpark is easily accessible from most parts of Kuala Lumpur. It is guaranteed to offer unlimited family entertainment and is also a perfect place for organizing family gatherings and get-togethers. There are many attractions at the waterpark. The attractions include the Thunder Bolt, Tarzan in Town, Water Factory, Action River, Surf Shack, Clown-A-Round, Pink Slide, Shock Wave and so on
Among the attractions here, the Thunder Bolt is the most favorable as it has the most patrons lining up for the ride. This is because the Thunder Bolt is the longest and the first gravity-defying water coaster in Asia. Another famous attraction is the Tarzan In Town which is a water based activity where you can have fun jumping from one tube to another.
9. Islamic Arts Museum, Kuala Lumpur
The Islamic Arts Museum houses many artifacts all the way from China, Southeast Asia, India and even the famous regions like the Middle East and Iran. All the exhibits are safely housed in this white building of a spacious 30,000 sq meters. Do expect to see one of the most beautiful ceiling domes in this building. Exhibitions are held from time to time to provide education about the religion. There is also a display of Islamic architecture featuring small scale of the world's most important mosque such as the Prophet's mosque in Medina and the Al Haram Mosque in Mecca.
The Islamic Arts Museum is a place you should not miss if you are keen to learn of the history and how Islam started. With all the incredible displays and exhibits, this truly is a place to visit. Learning about the Islamic religion will not be complete without visiting the National Mosque Kuala Lumpur.
10. The Jade Museum, Kuala Lumpur
Here at the Jade Museum, you will be awed by the beauty of these jades. The exhibited pieces include contemporary jewellery sets, tools, weapons, ornamental carvings and sculptures in intricate design which have spiritual significance as well as ancient symbolic meanings. Other than these jades which are on display, there are also pieces which are for sale for visitors who wish to take home some souvenirs. At the Jade Museum also, there are other services provided. Tourists can join the jade cutting workshop and the gemological authencity certificate.
11. Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
Back in the 1930s, this area was just swamps, coconut estates and rice fields. Now, it is one of the busiest roads in Kuala Lumpur. Locals usually visit this area for the antiques from China and carpets from the Middle East. It is also renowned for its wide variety of sarees, batik, fabrics, men's clothing, and leather goods. This place was where the locals come to purchase their goods before all the modern shopping complexes came about.
Here, the shopping experience is different from what you will experience at usual malls. You will be able to have a closer look at the pre-war buildings which has been preserved and kept alive along this road. The range of fabrics, textiles, bags, luggage, carpets, leather goods and so on will keep you occupied for hours. There are also plenty of shopping malls around Jalan TAR such as Sogo Shopping Complex and Maju Junction Mall. There is also the Chow Kit market which is a wet market where you can get the freshest foods at the lowest price. Here is also where you can experience the diversity of the cultures in Malaysia.
12. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
The Bird Park's history dates back from 1888 when the Lake Gardens was first established. The Bird Park was part of the Lake Gardens back then but the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park itself was only established back in 1991. Other attractions of the Lake Gardens include the Butterfly Park Kuala Lumpur, the Orchid and Hibiscus Gardens, The National Monument and an artificial lake. The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is definitely a tourist spot not to be missed as it is the world's largest free flight aviary.
Visitors can take long strolls along the walkway of the park while enjoying the view of birds of various colors and sizes. With every step you take, there will definitely be birds that catch your attention. Some of the main attractions of the park are the hornbill park, the flamingo pond, the world of parrots, the egg incubation area, the bird gallery and education center just to name a few. Daily activities at the Bird Park include bird shows, eagle feeding, hornbill feeding and so much more.
13. Kuala Lumpur Deer Park
The entrance of the Deer Park is an attractive arch which immediately makes you feel welcomed. The fact that the entrance fee is nil, there is not any reason for you not to come here. The paths in the park are excellently built and thought out with the visitors' convenience in mind. The viewing points and the placement of fences are great as visitors' get the best views of the deer in the park. Lush greenery surrounds inside and outside of the park; making it bearable for visitors to walk around in the park under the sun
There are several types of deer which visitors can view. The main attraction of the park would be the mousedeer. The mousedeer is the smallest hoofed animal in the world and is a renowned creature in the Indonesian and Malaysian folklore. Other species of deer at the park include the fallow deer from Holland, the axis deer and the sambar deer. To learn more about these magnificent creatures, do ask the caretakers of the park any of your questions. They will be able to provide you with details and interesting facts about the deer in the park.
14. Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur
The Lake Garden's opening in May 1975 was officiated by the second Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Haji Abdul Razak Hussein. Extending over 92 hectares of land, the Lake Gardens houses various parks and gardens. As of today, there are five other gardens and parks which are open to the public daily. They include the Orchid Garden which is filled with over 800 species of orchids. At the Orchid Garden, visitors may take as many pictures as they like and they can even buy a few pots of orchid home. The other garden is the Hibiscus Garden where our national flower grows in abundance.
15. Little India Brickfields Kuala Lumpur
Little India of Brickfields is always a bustling street. You can immediately notice that you have arrived at Little India because the decorations at Brickfields if just one of the kind. The colors of the street are simply amazing. You can see vendors lugging bales and bales of sarees through the traffic. You can find sarees of any colors and designs here. Glass bangles too are aplenty. There are even shops which sell traditional Indian candies, savouries, and so on.
Here, do not miss on the chance to try the famous banana leave rice. Banana leave rice is rice, vegetables of many kinds, meat and lots of curry served on a banana leave. The meal is not complete until you try to finish your meal with only your hand. This is the way to enjoy banana leave rice. To enjoy it the proper way, you'll have to do it the Indian way. If you pass by stalls which sells Indian snacks, do not forget to try samosa, vadai and ghulab jamun. If you feel thirsty from all the eating, you can try the famous plain lassi or other flavoured lassi like the mango lassi. Mango lassi is a blend of lassi and fresh mangoes Brickfields used to be the main depot of the Malayan Railway during the British occupation. That depot has been transformed into the Kuala Lumpur Central Station (KL Sentral) which is an important hub for public transport users.
16. Malay House,Kuala Lumpur (Rumah Penghulu)
Kuala Lumpur is a city full of modern and sophisticated skyscrapers. The reason why the Heritage Trust of Malaysia took the trouble to relocate the house of Penghulu Abu Seman bin Nayan to the heart of the city center is to preserve and to expose traditional Malay houses which are rare in the city now. Penghulu Abu Seman was the head of the village in the state of Kedah. Back in 1924, the Penghulu bought the core building of the house which was initially built in 1916. He relocated it and added onto it in the 1930s.
After the Penghulu passed on, the house was inherited by this son, Ibrahim bin Abu Seman. After Ibrahim passed on, the house was left unoccupied. The Heritage of Malaysia Trust discovered the house and bought it from Ibrahim's heir. The house was then carefully disassembled and relocated in Kuala Lumpur. To get to the Malay house, it is just a short walk from the Bukit Bintang area which is one of the most visited parts of Kuala Lumpur. For Rm10, you will be able to get a guided tour around the house in order to learn more of the history of the house.
17. Masjid Jamek Kuala Lumpur
Masjid Jamek is known as the Friday Mosque. The mosque was built in the year of 1907 but was officially opened by the Sultan of Selangor two years later. One interesting fact about the mosque besides being the oldest one in town is that it was built on the first Malay Burial Ground in Kuala Lumpur. The architecture of the mosque is a combination of Moorish, Islam and Magul. It was designed by the architectural assistant of the Public Work and Survey Department, with the name of Arthur Benison Hubbock. The mosque provides a sense of tranquility and serenity as there are pal trees around, not to mention the nearby rivers.
There are a total of three domes surrounding the prayer hall. The central dome is as high as 70 ft and is defined by two other lower domes and there are two high minarets in red and white stripes at the corners which measured around 88 ft tall. The mosque is always packed with devotees and also tourists. This is definitely a must visit place to appreciate the ancient architecture with a combination design of different cultures. It may not be something special to Muslims but for all other religions, this is indeed a place worth a visit
18. Merdeka Square Kuala Lumpur
The flagpole which holds the flag of Malaysia is the highest in the world, towering at a height of 100 meters. Merdeka Square is a historical site where Malaya declared its independence. If you are a fan of the Malayan history, you can come here and take some pictures. The field in front of Merdeka Square was officially named as Dataran Merdeka on 1st January in conjunction with the Visit Malaysia Year 1990. There are many attractions nearby the Merdeka Square. For shoppers, you can come over to Central Market Kuala Lumpur to buy some local souvenirs and food and at the same time learn about the different cultures of the society that makes up Malaysia.
19. National Art Gallery Kuala Lumpur (Balai Seni Lukis)
Under the initiative of the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman, the National Art Gallery was established on 28th August 1958. The gallery had a humble beginning of only four artworks which were donated and was housed at a borrowed space at the Dewan Tunku Abdul Rahman before the gallery was located at its current permanent location. As of today, there are over 2500 pieces of artwork which are permanently housed in the gallery.
There are also rotation of exhibitions of Asian and international art at the gallery. Built with aesthetic value and practicality in mind, the art gallery creates space and opportunity for development, preservation, experimentation and exploration of various forms of art in Malaysia. It is the hub for the gathering of arts, crafts and cultural items.
20. National Monument Kuala Lumpur (Tugu Negara)
The National Monument is a 48,562 sq meter space with 5 major components. The components are the monument, the pavilion, the surrounding gardens, the fountains and the war memorial. The National Monument was designed by an American architect named Felix de Weldon who also designed the famous Iwo Jima Memorial. Every year on 31st of July, the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, the Prime Minister as well as the heads of military and police pay their respects to the heroes who have fought so hard to free our country from the clenches of foreign occupation.
Attractions around the monument are plentiful as it is near to the Lake Gardens. The Lake Gardens is a 92 hectares of never ending greenery and lush vegetation, it simply a place for you to come unwind and relax over the weekend
21. National Mosque Kuala Lumpur (Masjid Negara)
The best features of the mosque are the 73 meters high minarets and its 16 pointed star concrete which is its main roof. There are many meanings to the design of the mosque. The main roof's design was inspired from the idea of an open umbrella while the minarets were like a folded umbrella. The concrete main roof utilizes the concept of folding plates in order to obtain larger space at the main gathering hall.
22. National Planetarium Kuala Lumpur
There are quite a number of exhibits in the planetarium but the highlight is the mock-up of the inside of the International Space Station which shows the sleeping and toilet arrangement. On display as well is the space suit of the first Malaysian astronaut together with packets of readymade packs of nasi lemak which he brought along into space. At the ground floor of the planetarium are some replicas of observatories used by the Chinese and the Indians during the ancient times
There is also a replica of the Stonehenge but made of fiberglass. The main exhibit at the planetarium is none other than the Omnimax- style film which is projected on the interior part of the roof. Comfortable reclining seats were available for visitors to enjoy the film on the screen. The huge screen where the film was projected on will give visitors an enhanced viewing pleasure while watching the film. On a daily basis, several films are shown. If you have the time, you can stay longer to watch them. However, there is a fee to every movie watched. Ordinary film show cost RM3 per adult and RM2 per child while large format film costs RM6 per adult and RM4 per child.
23. National Textile Museum (Muzium Tekstil Negara)
The National Textile Museum is one of the many attractions in the city centre of Kuala Lumpur. It showcases the origins, development and techniques used in the industry of local textiles. This museum is new despite the old heritage building as it only officially opened in the year of 2010. There are mainly four exhibition galleries divided in the museum. They are Pohon Budi (Tree of Life) Gallery, Pelangi (Rainbow) Gallery, Teluk Beratai (Interlocking Bays) Gallery and finally the Ratna Sari (Special Collection of Jewelry) Gallery.
The Pohon Budi Gallery showcases the tools, techniques and also the materials used in making textile back in those days. The textile making history is to be seen in this gallery too. They are videos playing in the gallery, showing the process of textile manufacturing of large varieties of textiles. Exhibits displayed include gold thread embroidery, beaded shoes, tie- dye and more. In the Pelangi Gallery, there are traditional clothes exhibited around of different races and culture as those clothes are al rich in the use of gold thread and beading. Accessories are also one of the displays in the gallery. Teluk Beratai Gallery displays the Malay heritage collection throughout the years. They include embroidery, woven fabrics and limar, just to name a few. Aside from Malay heritage, Indian textiles are to be seen in the gallery too. Lastly, the Ratna Sari Gallery exhibits personal adornments worn by all different ethnics including gold, silver, copper and many more. Examples of the displays are crown, anklet, necklace, hair pin and etc. The museum is opened daily from 9.00am to 6.00pm except Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Raji public holidays. The admission fee is only RM1.00.
24. National Theatre, Kuala Lumpur (Istana Budaya)
The National Theatre began its construction back in 1995 and was completed three years after that. It took a sum of RM210 million to complete. The theatre floor alone is 21,000 sq meter while the whole cultural complex is 54,400 sq meter. The design of the theatre was inspired based on a flying traditional moon kite. Interesting features of the building includes the intricate design of the foyer and the turquoise folds on the roof. The theatre lobby on the third floor is influenced by the Malay culture.
The auditorium is able to accommodate about 1412 people. The theatre was also the venue for many international productions like Tosca, La Boheme, Turandot and much more and they are accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra and choir.
25. Orchid Gardens Kuala Lumpur (Taman Orkid)
The Orchid Garden has an impressive showcase of thousands and thousands of orchids. In this small garden of about one hectare, you will be able to see over 800 species of orchids and a total of 6000 orchids all together. You can also choose to buy pots of orchids back home. The price range differs with the species but they are around RM30 to RM40 per pot. There are two main types of orchids which are the Epiphytic Orchids and the Terrestrial Orchids. The Epiphytic Orchids grows on charcoal, bricks, tree trunk or branches while the Terrestrial Orchids usually grow from the ground. On weekends, you will be able to learn how these magnificent flowers are planted. Much can be learnt from there caretakers of the garden.
26. Petaling Street (Chinatown)
The Petaling Street (Chinatown) in Kuala Lumpur is like the Bukit Bintang of the older part of Kuala Lumpur. It is a place where the hustling and bustling never comes to an end. Day or night, visitors keep coming to Petaling Street to either dine on the famous street foods here or to get some good bargains on things sold here. Petaling Street is the shoppers' paradise if you want to bargain your way to some cheap things. There is almost everything here from clothes, souvenirs to electronic items to fabrics. Other than cheap stuff, Petaling Street is renowned for selling imitation goods like handbags, wallets, watches and shoes from brands like Adidas, Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, Nike and so on. Food here is also aplenty.
There aren't many proper shops here. Most of the shops here are the little stalls but many locals claim that at these stalls are where the best street foods can be found. A famous delicacy in Petaling Street is the salted roast duck which is sold at a mobile stall- the stall is built on a motorcycle. Be sure to be there early as the roast ducks are sold out by lunch time.
27. Malaysia Petronas Philharmonic Hall
The Malaysian Petronas Philharmonic Hall is a concert hall shaped of a jewel box and is able to hold up a capacity of 885 people. This unique design of its space is to cater for all kinds of music ranging from orchestra with chorus, to solo violin and even for Malaysian dance. The hall is equipped for professional recording and is totally isolated from the surrounding shopping malls, science center and office towers. The most unique feature of the hall is that its ceilings are movable to change the acoustic volume of the hall from as low as 470,000f2 for chamber music concerts and meetings to as high as 670,000f2 for concerts involving large orchestra and also for organ recitals. This unique design is the work of the acoustic consultant, Kirkegaard Associates.
28. Petronas Twin Towers (KLCC)
The Petronas Twin Towers stands tall at 88 floors high. One major attraction of the Towers is the Twin Towers Skybridge between the two towers at the 41st and 42nd floor. The Skybridge has also made a mark in the record books for being the highest 2-storey bridge in the world. The unique fact about this bridge is that it is not attached to the main structure but instead, it is designed to slide in and out of the towers to prevent any breakage. It also functions to provide some support to the structure of the Towers when winds are strong.
The Skybridge is by far the most anticipated feature of the Towers as the view from the bridge is simply breath-taking. The admission to the bridge is free of charge but visitors are required to get a pass which is issued on a limited number each day. There is no surprise if you see a long queue as early as 7am in the morning just to get the pass. Other attraction at the Towers involves spending a lot of money because Suria KLCC has a wide range of goods from all over the world. You can shop still you drop or you can shop till your legs say stop. A piece of advice, do not wear heels. Shopping at Suria KLCC may cause you some muscle aches. Other than the myriads of shops selling luxury goods, Suria KLCC restaurants are also plentiful. You can choose from high end restaurants to the food court there.
29. P.Ramlee Memorial Museum
Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr. P. Ramlee was a Malaysian famous artist, he was not only a singer, but also an actor, director, songwriter, producer as well as a composer. Unfortunately, the legend died at a very young age (44 years old) due to heart attack. Today, his house comes under the care of Malaysian government and is one of the national heritages in Malaysia. The house is then turned into a memorial for the late great actor and this was officiated in the year of 1986.
The museum is interesting just to honor late P. Ramlee and to appreciate his work and contributions to the society. To have a better understanding towards the museum and him, guided tours are available but remember to make an appointment for it before you visit the museum. The entrance fee to the museum is absolute free.
30. The Royal Selangor Club
The Royal Selangor Club has been around for more than 100 years. Most of its early records of its history were gone during the Japanese occupation from 1942 to 1945. Some of its records were also missing from a fire back in 1970. The club was founded in 1884 and was initially named the Selangor Club. It served as a meeting place for high ranked and educated members of the British colonial society. The club went over a facelift back in 1910 when Arthur Benison Hubback redesigned the club. Over the years, the membership has increased as many distinguished Malaysian civil servants start to join the club
Back in 1900s, the club was also used as a hall for theatrical performances as there were no available halls back then. Ever since the beginning, the Royal Selangor Club has been the host for many sporting events especially cricket. It is from the Long Bar there sporting events can be viewed from.
31. Sri Maha Sakthi Mohambigai Amman Temple
The Sri Maha Sakthi Mohambigai Amman Temple is really a unique sight. Who would have expected to see a humble temple in the midst of all the gargantuan buildings around it? It is said that this temple is the most revered Hindu shrines in the whole of Malaysia. Many visitors come to the Sri Maha Mohambigai Amman temple for its intricate statues of Hindu gods and spiritual masters. Just the work of art of the interior and exterior of the temple makes the shrine worth a visit.
This temple is built in dedication to the goddess of Mohambigai. The temple is a huge attraction among the tourists due to its colorful flower stalls and the never ending throngs of devotees coming to worship the goddess of Mohambigai. This temple is also a famous venue for weddings among the Indian community.
32. Sultan Abdul Samad Building
33. Thean Hou Temple
The temple is built on a 1.67-acre piece of land. The original temple was initially at Jalan Sultan but was relocated at the present location in 1987. The temple has four levels. The top level is the main temple hall where all the cultural and religious activities are held regularly. At level one is the souvenir shops and the food court while the 2nd level is the banquet hall where most Chinese wedding dinners are held. And at the 3rd level is the marriage registration and administrative offices.
The main temple hall is beautifully decorated by dragon-inspired columns and immaculate rooftops. From this level, you will be able to enjoy the breath-taking view of the Kuala Lumpur Skyline. At this level too, you can also get able to have a close up look at the Goddess of Thean Hou who is flanked on her right by the Goddess of Waterfront and Goddess of Mercy on her left. The two main functions of the temple are as a marriage registration center and also as a place to hold Chinese dinner ceremonies.
34. Titiwangsa Lake Garden (Taman Tasik Titiwangsa)
The Titiwangsa Lake Gardens is a recreational park for the public. It has a few huge lakes in the middle of the park. There are many facilities at the park which includes jogging tracks, aqua biking, canoeing and other outdoor activities. There are two less common facilities also available at the park; the horse riding facility and the radio control car racing track. There are also food and drinks sold around the edge of the lake for visitors to buy while enjoying the scenic view. In the mornings, the Titiwangsa Lake Gardens are full of joggers as it is a good place to run and train for competitive races.
35. National Zoo, Kuala Lumpur (Zoo Negara)
The Zoo Negara is managed by the Malaysian Zoological society which was created to start the first zoo in Malaysia. The zoo now has a total of over 5000 animal from over 450 species of birds, reptiles, mammals, fish and amphibians from all over the world. Majority of the animals here can be found locally. Thus if you would like to know more about the indigenous creatures from Malaysia, the Zoo Negara is a must visit. In the zoo itself also accommodates the Tunku Abdul Rahman Aquarium which has more than 130 species of aquatic creatures on display from both marine and freshwater. Other than showcasing magnificent creatures from all shapes and sizes, the zoo has for main areas which it emphasizes. They are conservation, education, recreation and research. The paths in the zoo are well planned to allow visitors to walk while enjoying the lush landscaping as well as getting a good view of the animals on display Other more exotic exhibits are the orang utans, gibbons and the Sumatran tigers. There are also scheduled performances at the amphitheatre. The performances include shows by orang utans, sea lions and elephants. Children can also go on for camel, horse or elephant rides at the zoo.
Ampang is a suburb of Kuala Lumpur, located just off Kuala Lumour city center. Being a congested town due to its strategic location, you can just about get anything in Ampang, shopping, food, bars and schools. However one attraction stands out among others, and many travels from other cities and state to take a look at it, is the Ampang Look Out Point. Located just 15 minutes from Ampang town, 280meter above sea level, it has a bird's eye view of the Kuala Lumpur City Center.
Its breathtaking skyline view attracts many visitors and youngster who wish to enjoy the night view of KL in a breezy night. There are many cafes and restaurants at the Look Out Point for visitors to enjoy have their meal while enjoying the view. One particular restaurant stands out among others is the Panorama Restaurant, located at the Look Out Tower which further gives a height advantage for the view. It's among the newest restaurants there and it serves Middle Eastern and Western food.
37. Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)
A large and prestigious exhibition center that holds a variety of events such as local, regional and international exhibition, wedding and travel expos, trade shows and concert, even official international meetings. It is known for its comprehensive facilities and large space of more than 250,000 square feet for the main exhibition halls, with many smaller halls for various occasions. Among the many prestigious events held here was the Commonwealths Heads of Government Meeting back in 1989 and recently the Bruno Mars concert in 2011.
There are many more events coming up for the year 2012, amongst are the Malaysia Technology Expo in Feb, Malaysia Furniture Fair in March, Robotics Asia in July and much more. If you are happen in town, do not miss the opportunity to catch on these events. Another important point to note is that the Putra Bus Terminal is just located directly across the PWTC. You can get express buses to outstation mainly to the east coast such as Terengganu, Kelantan and Kuantan, it also provides frequent bus services. The Putra LRT station is also RapidKl hub for local shuttle.
38. Kuala Lumpur Tower (KL Tower)
It's located at the Bukit Nenas, Kuala Lumpur and was completed at 1995 as a telecommunication and broadcasting tower. Apart from that it also serves as an observation deck to observe the crescent moon that marks the beginning and end of Ramadhan month for Muslims. Most visitors will visit the KL Tower when there are here, and with RM8, it really gives you the bird's eye view of the entire city. There's also a revolving restaurant, Atmosphere 360, to allow you to have your meal while enjoying the view of the city.
There also have function area for private functions and wedding, what they called 'wedding in the sky', which served for many celebrity's wedding these past few years. There are also some shops for the shopping lovers, especially in Malaysian product such as pewter and batik. One a year, there's an event for Base Jump, where it caters to the adventurous seekers to jump off the tower with parachute. Surrounding the tower is a reserve forest where it's open to public for nature walk and trekking. Experience guide is also available to guide you through the thick dense jungle. Kuala Lumpur Tower is a 421 meter high communication and broadcasting tower stands 97m above sea level at Bukit Nenas (Pineapple Hill), which often appears to be taller that Petronas twin tower because it's standing at the Bukit Nenas.
39. Bukit Bintang
Bukit Bintang has been growing fast both as an entertainment district and as a business district throughout the past five years. Today, Bukit Bintang is already one of the city's most happening districts in which tourists - both local and foreign - should not miss. Tourists will find that Bukit Bintang is nestled with various retails and shop outlets such as upscale cafes, restaurants, shopping centers and many more. On top of that, Bukit Bintang is also famous for its nightlife. Many local events are often being held here, especially during the festive seasons.
So far, Bukit Bintang is also famous for its annual celebration of New Year's Eve countdown and Merdeka countdown. Many tourists also visit the place to experience its many street festivals and parties which often bears a huge taste of local culture. Bintang Walk is also famous for organizing international events such as STYLO Fashion Week and Guinness St. Patrick's Day Celebration. Tourists can also find various small outlets with various ranges such as foot reflexology, housewares, digital lifestyles, sports, souvenirs, boutiques, hobbies, and many more. There are also many hotels near Bukit Bintang which tourists may find convenient for them to travel to the place.
40. Royal Selangor Visitor Centre
Royal Selangor Visitor Centre possesses a long history dated back to the year of 1885. It is well known for its high quality craftsmanship in terms of pewter which makes good gifts and home decorations for individuals all over the world. Visitors stepping into the Royal Selangor Visitor Center will get to experience the history of Royal Selangor, in which the place takes visitors hundreds of years back to where it all started up to its current situation now. The admission to Royal Selangor Visitor Center is free and no appointments are needed for visitors to visit. On top of that, the visitor center also possesses guides who can speak in various languages such as English, Mandarin, and Japanese so as to help visitors understand better of the place. There are a few sections in which visitors can explore in Royal Selangor Visitor Center. The museum features various items and equipments and there is also the factory which presents to visitors the process of producing these high quality pewter products. Workshops can also be arranged to guide visitors through a more detailed process and in the same time, visitors also get the chance to try out the process with their own hands. Furthermore, there are also retail shops in Royal Selangor Visitor Center itself in which visitors can spend some of their time browsing though the products sold there. They can also purchase some of these items home as a souvenir of gift for their families and friends.