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...the focal point of new Malaysia...
Kuala Lumpur - a modern metropolis with gleaming skyscrapers, mega shopping malls, pulsating nightlife, heritage buildings, beautifully landscapes gardens and parks, lively Chinatown, modern transportation and home to the Petronas Twin Towers -the world's tallest twin towers at an astounding height of 1,458 feet...
KL Map (Kuala Lumpur Map)
Largest Book Store in Malaysia : MPH Bookstore
Backpackers Travelers Inn
Hotels and Resorts in Genting Highlands
Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Desa Water Park
Sultan Abdul Samad Building
Built in 1897 with a unique Moorish-style design, the Sultan Abdul Samad building has long been a famous landmark for Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur.
Old Railway Station
Its domes and minarets’ unique features make it one of the most photograph railway station in the world.
Kuala Lumpur Railway Station is another Moorish-style structure designed by architect A.B. Hubback. It was built in 1910, but was extensively renovated in 1986.
As one of the largest bird parks in Asia, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park houses over 5,000 birds from about 160 species found throughout South-East Asia. The main attractions here are the rhinoceros hornbills, the hill mynah 'talking' tiong, African macaws and flamingoes.
Located near the Lake Garden is an enclosed ?ha deer farm where deer, fawns and does can be seen roaming in its habitat, surrounded by lush trees and ponds.
The deer roam freely in the sprawling valley...
THERE is no doubt that the number one city in Malaysia is
Kuala Lumpur in terms of size, popularity and social (read that as
KL enjoys this coveted position not only because it is the Federal capital but also because it is well-supported by the four Jayas – Petaling Jaya, Putrajaya, Cyberjaya and Subang Jaya – that provide not only the workforce and workplace but also give the impression that Kuala Lumpur is on the way to becoming a super city.
According to Pemandu’s NKRA plan for the Greater Klang Valley/KL, the area will see a population of up to 10 million by the year 2020. At present, it is estimated to have over seven million.
Actually, KL has a population of about 1.6 million because the four Jayas and other suburbs like Kajang supply the remaining millions, who somehow or other depend on the capital for a living.
This is why millions of people jam their way to and back from work in KL every day. Efforts are under way to lure some of the six million workers to come and live in the city centre which would otherwise become a ghost town after 10pm.
How else is KL number one? Entertainment and nightlife, of course. Any top city in the world must have its “hot spots” where the young, famous and beautiful gather to party the night away.
Luckily for KL-ites and visitors, there are many such areas which offer all sorts of entertainment. Bangsar, Mont Kiara, the Golden Triangle, Bukit Bintang and the Asian Heritage Row are some of the many entertainment quarters in our Federal capital.
As for the number two city, there can be no doubt that George Town in Penang will claim that title. It has everything that KL has but on a smaller scale. The extra that this state capital has is that it is on an island.
That means beaches and beach resorts, which also means a huge number of tourists. In fact, living in Penang is always about competing for food, parking and space with tourists, especially for returning Penangites from all over the world.
As for entertainment, Upper Penang Road is still filled with watering holes, as is Gurney Drive, although some of the outlets have expanded to the mainland with the establishment of Juru Auto City.
The question now is which is the number three city in Malaysia? If we survey Malaysians on this, we can be sure that the votes will go down the line of parochialism.
Malaccans will say it’s Malacca, Johoreans will say Johor Baru and Sarawakians will of course say it’s Kuching.
Malacca, Johor Baru and Kuching have their charms. In the past 12 months I have visited these places at least twice. However, my vote for the country’s number three city goes to Kota Kinabalu.
Sunway Lagoon is a recreation of a sunken mining wasteland.
Spanning some 80 acres, the theme park's emphasis is largely water-based
with wild adventure rides and amusement games.
The entrance of the pyramid-shaped shopping complex is guarded by a massive 50-foot lion bust and the unique Egyptian theme is carried throughout the interior of the shopping complex. It's very popular for tourists coming from Arabia and China.
Petronas Twin Towers
Since opening in 1997, the Petronas Towers has become one of the city’s main symbols. The Petronas Twin Towers is the tallest twin towers in the world and is one of the most outstanding landmarks in Kuala Lumpur. Within it is the famous Suria KLCC mall and the Philharmonic Orchestra theatre.
Sky Bridge At Petronas Twin Towers
The Petronas Art Gallery
Walking Map of Genting Highland Resort - The map is a
useful guide to walking around the resort.
The map show location of each hotel and attractions You shouldn't be lost in this City of Entertainment with this location guide.
Middle of the 19th century, a group of tin prospectors came
to settle around the convergence of the Klang and Gombak river. This marked
the foundation of Kuala Lumpur...
Today with a population of over 1.3 million, Kuala Lumpur is the largest city in Malaysia. Malays, Chinese and Indians comprise the main races in this multicultural backdrop. This ethnic diversity has shaped the city over the years and is clearly seen in the various cultural customs and religious beliefs, as well as languages, cuisines and architectures
K.L. City is a mix of history and culture intertwined with skyscrapers and managed to preserve the best of its cultural heritages to offer a wholly unique experience to visitors...... Welcome to Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Lumpur Hop on - Hop Off City Tour
Hop On-Hop Off double-deck tour buses service 22 stops in Kuala Lumpur.
You can choose to stay on through the full circuit tour (the ticket is valid for 24 hours upon purchase) or hop on and off at the destination of your fancy. It is a convenient way of seeing Kuala Lumpur. The rout covers over 100 major hotels in Kuala Lumpur.
Tickets are at RM38 per person. Group purchases (min of 5) are priced at RM32 per person. Senior citizens, students and the disabled only pay RM17 while children below five years old ride for free. Malaysian MYKad holders only pay RM19 during promotions.
This large shopping mall houses several hundred retail outlets catering to the needs of different shoppers and leisure seekers. Is part of a big commercial and residential project of Lingkaran Syed Putra area.
3 Malaysia's most successful anchors - Carrefour, Jusco and Metrojaya reside in the mall. Mid Valley also houses Asia's largest Cineplex, Gym, state-of-the-art Bowling Centre, a One-Stop IT Centre, and Malaysia's largest bookstore MPH...
Tugu Negara (National Monument)
An impressive brass sculpture designed by an American, cast in Italy and erected in Kuala Lumpur in 1966.
National Monument (Tugu Negara) memorial commemorates those who fell in Malaysia's struggles for freedom during the Malayan Emergency of 1946-60.
Built in 1965, which gleams every bit as brilliantly as any of Kuala Lumpur’s skyscrapers.
National Mosque is completed in 1965, the mosque's main dome was designed in the shape of an eighteen-pointed star to represent the 13 states of Malaysia and the nve central Pillars of Islam.
This is the official residence of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Malaysia and can be visited by joining a bus tour.
Muzium Negara (National Museum)
Since 1963, the National Museum has been an essential stop for anyone interested in delving beyond the skyscrapers and discovering more about the rich history and culture of Malaysia.
Berjaya Times Square
An upmarket shopping mall complete with its very own indoor theme park and movie theatres. This largest shopping mall in Malaysia has 3,450,000 square feet providing more than 700 shops. The huge building housing the biggest Borders Bookstore, Metrojaya Department Store, Cold Storage Supermarket, Ampang Superbowl and Asia’s largest indoor theme park and Malaysia’s first-ever IMAX 2D & 3D theatre.
Berjaya Times Square is an architectural masterpiece. This ‘world’s largest building ever built in a single phase’, with 7.5 million square feet of built up floor area, is becoming an international landmark offering shopping, luxury accommodation, business, fine food and beverage and abundant entertainment to a million visitors every month.
Lord Murugan statue
Batu Caves is located 13km north of Kuala
Lumpur. Batu Caves comprises of several limestone caves that
contains a Hindu shrine. Getting to the shrine is via a 272,
steps that leads to the mouth of the main cave. Once a year,
millions of Hindu devotees and other visitors throng the caves
to celebrate the Thaipusam festival.
Batu Caves is another Malaysia's great natural wonders
The Caves consists of 3 three main caves formed by massive limestone natural formations. The most impressive and largest is the Temple Cave...
Old China Town better known as Petaling Street
The entire crowded, colorful street is sheltered from the hot sun and rain. Totally alive at night, be prepared to sweat a little to explore the crowded street of Chinese signs and shops, activity and noise.
This old China Town is around Petaling street, Jalan Sultan, Jalan Hang Lekir, Jalan Tun HS Lee. It is centred around the Pasar Seni light rail station, bordered by Jalan Sultan Mohamed on the west and Jalan Cheng Lock in the north.
Shops here sell a wide variety of Chinese food, medicine and all sorts of merchandise. There are goldsmith shops, restaurants, food shops and even bookshops. There are small hotels that popular with backpackers. The best time to shop is in the morning and enjoy open air dinning here at night.
Petaling Street is packed with street stalls selling fashion goods, bags, time pieces and many others that you can bargain to your heart’s content. Its a place noted for selling imitation goods. This Chinese Night Market area is a favorite place for tourists looking for clothes and accessories.
Kuala Lumpur KTM Komuter Route Map. Source KTM.
Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) official website : http://www.ktmb.com.my/
Situated just north of the equator and essentially in the
heart of south east Asia, Malaysia is a country full of character and soul;
a cultural pearl of the orient that shimmers intensely with its distinct
peoples, colorful festivals, rich natural heritage, exotic traditions,
interesting folklore and scintillating culinary delights.
Malaysia is a mix of old and new, a fast becoming one of the world's premier tourism destinations. It's high-tech infrastructure, stable political and economic climate and not forgetting its innate attractive qualities represents for the most part an unforgettable and pleasant experience for any who comes and visit.
Malaysia is a relatively young country with long history. Formed in the year 1957 and became independent from colonial rule when the Union Jack was lowered and the first Malaysian flag was raised in Kuala Lumpur's Merdeka Square on midnight 31st August 1957. Six years later, the expanded Federation of Malaysia was formed in 1963 through a merging of Malaya and Singapore as well the eastern states of Sabah (then known as North Borneo) and Sarawak in Borneo. It was then that the name Malaysia was officially adopted, to reflect the new nation's diverse cultural and racial landscape.
As Frank Swettenham had wrote, Malaysia's land is inspired by a feverish desire for growth and reproduction. Not only this desire permeates its lands or 'flora and fauna but its people as well. In the relatively short span from its inception, Malaysia has transformed itself from a fledgling backwater country into one of the fastest growing economies in the world. In this context, Wawasan 2,02,0 or Vision 2,02,0 that is a Malaysian ideal introduced by the former prime minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Bin Mohamad in 1991 can be mentioned as the ideal symbol of Malaysia's desire for growth. The vision calls for a self-sufficient industrial, developed nation, complete with an economy in 2,02,0 that will be eightfold stronger than its economy of the early 19903, a target that Malaysia is well on its way to.
But this vision may well remain just a vision if not for the peoples of Malaysia that is the driving force striving to turn it into reality. Essentially a multicultural society, Malaysia's population is of a diverse ethnic, religious and cultural make-up. Consisting of Malays, Chinese, Indian and various indigenous peoples, the population of the country is living proof that various disparate races and cultures can live and work together in harmony and achieve mutual benefits. Another result of Malaysia's multicultural society is there is hence also a profusion of faiths and religions, with Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Sikhism and even shamanism woven into Malaysia's rich spiritual tapestry.
Modern Malaysia has made its mark on the global platform. It is a recognized venue for many international events and the successes it had attained have considerably raised its standing internationally. Due to the fact that many of the principled and weighted policy pursued by Malaysia over the years had produced tangible results, either it is economically, environmentally or in a social context, Malaysia is among the leading prosperous nations of South East Asia. This prosperity is reflected in Malaysia's rapidly changing skyline such as the internationally known The Petronas Twin Towers. The towers (also known as the Petronas Towers or Twin Towers), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia are the world's tallest twin buildings. The 88-floor towers are constructed largely of reinforced concrete, with a steel and glass facade designed to symbolize strength and grace using geometric principles typified in Islamic architecture. Completed in 1997 and rising up 1,483 ft (451.9 m) like sentinels in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the towers are joined at the 4ist and 4^nd floors (i75m above street level) by a 19:? ft-long (58.4 m) double-decker sky bridge - linking the two sky lobbies and facilitating the movement between the two towers. The sky bridge is opened to the public but the free passes; limited to 1700 people per day must be obtained on a first-come, first-served basis. The sky bridge is i7om above the ground and offers a thrilling bird's eye view of the capital Kuala Lumpur. With people that are warm, friendly and laid back, Malaysia continues to welcome the world unto its beautiful shores. Blessed with countless scenic, cultural, entertainment and gastronomic attractions, Malaysia is truly a destination not to be missed. Its infrastructure is among the most modern and efficient in the world, making any visitors visit a quite pleasant matter.
One of the unique experiences Malaysia offers is of course its immense natural beauty; the very same thing that the Resident General Frank Swettenham admired so much more than a century ago. Although entirely committed to progress and industrialization, Malaysia remained committed in persevering its rich variety of landscapes and natural treasures. Officially listed as one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries as identified by the UNEPWorld Conservation Monitoring Centre, Malaysia is home to a majority of the earth's species and is therefore a haven for nature lovers. A large part of Malaysia's verdant tropical forests remains untouched, and even today it still strikes the visitors as remote, somewhat strange and breathtaking.
Many books and travel literature have been written about Malaysia containing many different opinions. But almost all of which agree upon the fact that Malaysia is a spectacular country that is worth a visit. Still in its 5oth Independence or Merdeka Day celebrations and Visit Malaysia Year, it is indeed an ideal time for holidaymakers to come discover and experience unforgettable moments in Malaysia.
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Direction map from KLCC to following Embassy
1 - Japanese Embassy
2 - American Embassy
3 - French Embassy
4 - British Embassy
5 - Australian Embassy
Direction guide to KL Tower, KLCC and Japanese Embassy
Detailed Map of Peninsular Malaysia
The Royal Lake Club is nestled in the Lake Gardens of Kuala Lumpur
If you could find your way to the Lake Garden, you could find the club easily.
Royal Lake Club is flanked by outstanding monuments and national buildings such
as the Bangunan Parlimen.
Kuala Lumpur Road Map to Lake Gardens showing Location of Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens
And direction to Bird Park, Butterfly Park and other tourist attractions around the Lake Gardens
Click to enlarge map of KL city . (3 Mb)
An illustrated guide of Kuala Lumpur Bird Park :
Useful direction map for first time visitors to KL Bird Park
Tourist Map of Malacca (Melaka) :
Useful direction map for first time traveler to Malacca. Map shows direction to all tourist attractions in Malacca
Johor Bahru Road Map
Road map and highway guide with detailed street plan of Johor Bahru and location map of Waterfront City, Johor State Zoo etc
This map also provides latest townships, tourist attractions, accommodation and shopping complexes.
Tourist Map of Kuala Lumpur City
A colorful location map of KLCC and a detailed street guide of Bukit Bintang. With KL Rail Transit System. Users can also find tourist attractions, museums , accommodation, shopping complexes and Hotels.
Click to enlarge original map. (3 Mb)
Traveler's Map of Malaysia & Kuala Lumpur
A colorful location map of Peninsular Malaysia and a detailed street plan of Kuala Lumpur city. With complete KL Rail Transit System, including STAR, PUTRA, KTM, KL Monorail and ERL. Users can also find tourist attractions, museums , accommodation, shopping complexes, commercial buildings and embassy locations.
Kuala Lumpur Road Map & Highway Guide
Road map and highway guide with detailed street plan of Kuala Lumpur City and location map of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Sepang F1 Circuit, Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC), Putrajaya and Cyber Jaya.
This complete map of Kuala Lumpurn icluding Klang Valley Transportation Linkages and the complete Kuala Lumpur Rail Transit System (STAR, PUTRA, KTM, PRT, ERL).
This map also provides latest townships, tourist attractions, accommodation and shopping complexes. Available from major bookstores.
Floor Plan of Kuala Lumpur LCCT (Low Cost Carrier Terminal)
Direction map to KLCC
Driving around in Kuala Lumpur City
LCCT Kuala Lumpur (Low Cost Carrier Terminal)