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Kuala Lumpur ~ Sights & Visits II


History Getting Around Sights & Visits I Sights & Visits II Sights & Visits III Other Places Shopping

  • National Palace • Petronas Twin Towers • The KLCC Park •  KL Tower • MATIC •
• National Art Gallery/Library/Theatre • Karyaneka Craft Centre •



Istana Negara / National Palace

National Palace / Istana Negara
Official residence of His Majesty, the Yang Di Pertuan Agong, the King of Malaysia. Visitors can witness the changing of guards daily.


Petronas Twin Towers
Designed by Argentinean architect a César Pelli, and completed in 1998 to became the tallest buildings in the world on the date of completion. The 88-floor towers (452m) are constructed largely of reinforced concrete, with a steel and glass facade designed to resemble motifs found in Islamic art, a reflection of Malaysia's Muslim religion. They were built on the site of Kuala Lumpur's race track. Because of the depth of the bedrock, the buildings were built on the world's deepest foundations. The 120-meter foundations required massive amounts of concrete. Below the twin towers is Suria KLCC, a popular shopping mall, and Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, the home of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.



The KLCC Park

Designed by the late Roberto Burl Marx, the park is planned as a haven for flora and fauna. Aesthetically pleasing to the senses are the sculptures, murals, and striking “Lake Symphony” which comprises of two fountains.
 


KL Tower / Menara Kuala Lumpur
This 421 concrete Tower is Asia’s tallest, and the 4th tallest in the world. The tower serves as a transmission for telecommunications,  radio and television. Visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the city from its observation deck as well as enjoy the cuisine served at its revolving restaurant.



Malaysian Tourist Information Centre (MATIC)Built in 1935, as the residence a wealthy tin miner, this historical landmark served as the war office of the British army and the headquarters of the Japanese army during WWII. It was also the venue for the first sitting of Malaysia’s Parliament and the installation ceremonies of several Kings of the country. Renovated in 1988 to its present-day one-stop tourist information complex, it houses an auditorium, a souvenir shop and restaurant. 


National Art Gallery/ Library/ Theatre
The Art Gallery/ Library -creates a space for preservation, development, exploration and experimentation of the various facets of art in Malaysia. There are a number of galleries housing various permanent and temporary exhibitions. Amenities include a creative center, sculpture garden, photography and graphic studio, and auditorium, a public library, a restoration space, a bookshop and a cafe.

The Theatre - Permanent home of the National Theatre Company and the National Symphony Orchestra, it is responsible for the development of all forms of theatrical art in Malaysia. Drama, dance and musical performances are held regularly.


Karyaneka Handicraft Centre
This handicraft complex houses top names in local handicrafts, especially batik, home deco items, and gifts to take home. On the ground floor visitors can dabble to create their own batik pieces. At it far end is the artists colony where one can observe artists at work. Paintings are available for sale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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