Places of Interest
Places of Interest
Ampang Point Shopping Centre
Ampang Point Shopping Centre is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. It is near the Ampang Puteri Medical Centre, the M-City residences, shop lots and offices. Ampang Point Shopping Centre is a shopping complex that aims to renew the shopping experiences in Ampang. It remains as a valuable spot for tourist’s attraction, especially since there are two hotels nearby which are De Palma Hotel and Flamingo Hotel. Most of public transport like Buses, Taxis and LRT are available nearby, especially during the peak hours.
Petronas Twin Towers
The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)'s official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world. The buildings are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur, along with nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower. Soaring to a height of 451.9 metres, the 88-storey twin structure is Kuala Lumpur's crown jewel. Majestic by day and dazzling at night, the PETRONAS Twin Towers is inspired by Tun Mahathir Mohamad's vision for Malaysia to be a global player. Together with master architect Cesar Pelli, the international icon powerfully captures the nation's ambitions and aspirations.
Opening Hours: 9.00am to 5.30pm
The Kuala Lumpur Tower (KL Tower) is a communications tower located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its construction was completed on 1 March 1995. It features an antenna that increases its height to 421 metres (1,381 feet) and is the 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world. The roof of the pod is at 335 metres (1,099 feet). The rest of the tower below has a stairwell and an elevator to reach the upper area, which also contains a revolving restaurant, providing diners with a panoramic view of the city. Races are held annually, where participants race up the stairs to the top. The tower also acts as the Islamic falak observatory to observe the crescent moon which marks the beginning of Muslim month of Ramadhan, Syawal, and Zulhijjah, to celebrate fasting month of Ramadan, Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Aidiladha. The tower is the highest viewpoint in Kuala Lumpur that is open to the public.
Suria KLCC shopping centre is an imposing six-storey building at the foot of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur city centre. Created in 1999, it was soon the talk of the town because it introduced a new level of style to the city with its wide array of haute couture stores. Likened to Manhattan’s Barney’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, the mall is popular not only for its right-on-the-money location and upscale stores, but also because it has tourist attractions such as Aquaria KLCC and Petrosains, an oceanarium and science discovery centre respectively, targeted at kids. Besides that, the mall is home to the Dewan Filharmonik Orkestra (Malaysia’s first concert hall) and the Petronas Art Gallery. Despite its modern design, Suria KLCC features little touches reminiscent of classic European malls, including plenty of greenery, white geometric-patterned marble floors, with exposed glass panels that let in natural light. Whilst some stores have high ceilings and huge arches along with impressive columns, others have low ceilings and no arches but plenty of their own stylish charm.
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is a convention and exhibition centre at Kuala Lumpur City Centre. It is part of the KLCC development. The Convention Centre hosts conferences, exhibitions, seminars, meetings, and entertainment events. The building was designed with Modernist and Postmodern architectural elements. The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is Asia’s only AIPC (International Association of Congress Centres) Gold Standard venue. The facility offers 22,659sqm of function space, including two auditoria; 3000-seat Plenary Hall and Plenary Theatre for 470; a Grand Ballroom which seats 2,000 diners, Banquet Hall for 500, three Conference Halls, six Exhibition Halls (12,310 sqm of column-free exhibition space on a single level including a 2,600 sqm standalone marquee) and 23 meeting rooms.
The National Zoo is a zoo in Malaysia located on 110 acres (45 ha) of land in Ulu Klang, Gombak District, Selangor, Malaysia. It was officially opened on 14 November 1963 by the country's first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman. The park is managed by a non-governmental organization known as the Malaysian Zoological Society. For funding, Zoo Negara relies on gate collections and on support from donors and sponsors. Zoo Negara is home to 5137 animals of 476 different species. Over the years, the zoo has transformed itself to an open concept zoo with over 90% of its animals kept in spacious exhibits with landscape befitting its nature.
Royal Selangor Golf Club
The Royal Selangor Golf Club is a golf course in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Established in 1893, it is one of the oldest golf clubs in Asia. The club is open only to members. Its entrance is located at the intersection of Jalan Raja Chulan and Jalan Tun Razak, the latter of which runs along the length of the club. The RSGC offers two 18-hole championship courses and a short 9-hole option. Home to the inaugural Malaysian Open, the historic Old Course at 6,742 yards and playing to a par-72, has been the venue for many international tournaments. The New Course at 6,605 yards, par-72 is another fine 18-holes with undulating greens and generous fairway. While the 45 holes are accessible on foot, each hole offers a different play experience and challenges to test one’s golfing approach. Multiple tees ensures that golfers of varying skill levels will enjoy their game.
Originally laid out in 1921 and a total rebuild following the ravages of World War II, the courses have undergone renovation and refurbishment over the years. The reconstruction undertaken in recent years has certainly pitched up to the modern day golf challenge with many tactical offerings and surprises abound. The layouts, have however, till today retained most of its unique characteristics and charm of the parkland environment. Under a panoramic view of the city’s skyline, a day out on the RSGC courses is a memorable journey from the first tee to the 18th green.
Bukit Bintang is the shopping and entertainment district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It encompasses Jalan Bukit Bintang and its immediate surrounding areas. The area has long been Kuala Lumpur's most prominent retail belt that is home to many landmark shopping centres, al-fresco cafés, bars, night markets, as well as hawker-type eateries. This area is popular among tourists and locals, especially among the youths. Nestled within Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle, the Bukit Bintang district begins with Bukit Bintang Road which starts at Raja Chulan Road and ends at Pudu Road. The two other roads that border the Bukit Bintang district are Sultan Ismail Road which intersects it and Imbi Road at the south. Walter Grenier Road, Bulan Road, Changkat Bukit Bintang and Alor Road are considered part of the entertainment district. Bukit Bintang borders Pudu and Cheras to the south, Petaling Street to the west, Bukit Nanas to the north, KLCC to the northeast and Tun Razak Exchange and Maluri to the east.
Jalan Raja, City Centre,
50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
Opening hours: 24hours
Sultan Abdul Samad Building
The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is a late nineteenth century building located along Jalan Raja in front of the Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) and the Royal Selangor Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The building originally housed the offices of the British colonial administration, and was known simply as Government Offices in its early years. In 1974 it was renamed after Sultan Abdul Samad, the reigning sultan of Selangor at the time when construction began.
The building houses both the offices of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture of Malaysia. It once housed the superior courts of the country: the Federal Court of Malaysia, the Court of Appeals and the High Court of Malaya. The Federal Court and the Court of Appeals had shifted to the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya during the early 2000s, while the High Court of Malaya shifted to the Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex in 2007.