Kuala Lumpur - The Garden City of Light












Nation Sports Complex
The National Sports Complex situated on a 200 acre site in Bukit Jalil is the venue for sports and other functions. It houses the National Stadium, Putra Stadium, National Aquatic Centre, National Hockey Stadium and National Squash Centre. Traditional carvings adorn the main entrance of the National Stadium which was the venue for the opening, closing ceremonies and the track and field events during the Kuala Lumpur '98 XVI Commonwealth Games.

Kuala Lumpur Railway Station
Built in 1910, the station is yet another heritage building that reflects the influence of Moorish architecture.It was extensively renovated in 1986 to provide air-conditioned comfort and modern facilities for rail passengers. From this station, passengers can travel to most cities and towns on Peninsular Malaysia's west coast and to Tumpaton the east coast. There are also train services to Singapore and Thailand.

Orchid Garden
Walk under pergolas, delighting in the exotic blooms of orchids or stroll through orchid-lined walkways! Buy a plant specimen as a memento of your visit to KL! Over 800 varieties of orchids, including the exotic species, thrive abundantly on this 1 hectare floral paradise. Cut flowers and plants are sold on weekend. Orchid growers at the garden provide practical tips and advice on the art of orchid growing.

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
One of the largest bird parks in the region the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park houses over 5,000 birds, with 90% local and 10% imported from overseas. The park spans 2-8 hectares of enclosure, 3.2 hectares of free flight aviary and 0.5 hectare devoted to the hornbill

Dataran Merdeka
Facing the Sultan Abdul Samad Building is Dataran Merdeka or Merdeka Square, an immaculately-tufted 8.2 hectare area of historical interest. A 100 meter-high flagpole marks the spot where the Malayan Flag was hoisted on August 31, 1957 signifying the independence of the country from British rule. At the opposite end of the square is an inviting spot where visitors can relax amid soothing rushing waters of fountains, elegant colonnades and colorful beds of zinnias and marigolds. Beneath the square is Plaza Putra, an underground food, leisure and entertainment complex.

National Mosque
This uniquely designed mosque embodies a contemporary expression of traditional Islamic art, calligraphy and ornamentation. Its most striking feature is the multi-fold umbrella-like roof which symbolizes the aspirations of an independent nation. Standing prominently against the skyline is the sleek and stylish 73m high minaret.
The national mosque serves serves as the principal mosque for the city dwellers.


National Art Gallery
Located on a 5.67 acres site at Jalan Temerloh, the National Art Gallery is flanked by the National Theatre and the National Library.
Built with aesthetics and functionality in mind, the art gallery creates a space for the 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 available include a creative centre, a sculpture garden, a photography and graphics studio, and auditorium, a library, a restoration space, a book shop and a cafe.


National Planetarium
This blue-domed structure is situated atop a hill in KL Lake Gardens. Its attractions include the space theatre whit screens space shows and movies. In the main hall are permanent exhibits related to space science. Among them is Arianne IV space engine - one of the engines used to launch MEASAT I, Malaysia's first satellite into space. Head towards the Observatory where on a full moon you can see the heavenly bodies through the 14-inch telescope. The planetarium extends to a space theme park where replicas of ancients observatories are sited. The planetarium is connected by an overhead pedestrian bridge to the National Museum.

National Monument
Designed by the famous sculptor, Felix de Weldon, this 15.54m high bronze monument was constructed in 1966 to honor the country's fallen heroes during the Communist in urgency. It is one of the largest freestanding sculptures in the world.

ASEAN Sculpture Garden
Waterscape and landscape is combined harmoniously in this garden located just below the National Monument. It has a collection of prize-winning sculptures by some of the finest artists in the ASEAN region.

 
 

 
 
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