The Tugu Negara (National Monument)
commemorates those who died in Malaysia's
struggles for freedom (principally against the
Japanese occupation and during the Malayan
The Istana Negara, official residence of
Their Majesties the King and Queen.
The National Science Centre, located in
The Federal Territory Mosque located
along Jalan Duta. Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve,
a gazetted small tropical forest located on the
centre of Kuala Lumpur City.
Many of the largest celebrations of Chinese
cultural festivals are held at the Thean Hou
Temple on Robson Hill.
The Chinese Night Market area (Chinatown),
Petaling Street, has recently undergone a
makeover; the most notable feature is the new
Mid Valley Megamall, one of the largest
shopping malls in Malaysia (situated in Bangsar).
Bukit Bintang, the ultimate shopping and
entertainment experience in the Golden Triangle.
Berjaya Times Square, the largest
shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur.
The Mall is a shopping complex near Putra
World Trade Centre.
Kuala Lumpur's Central Market, which was
once the city's wet market, offers an assortment
of arts and craft merchandise, varying from
antiques and paintings to souvenirs and
clothing. It is also known as Pasar Seni in
Trendy nightclubs, bars and lounges, such as
Hard Rock Cafe, Zouk and Thai Club are located
within and around Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan
Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang.
Brickfields, Jalan Masjid India and Lebuh Ampang
are 'Little India's spread around KL
showing Indian presence in KL.
Hindu temples such as Sri Mahamariamman
temple near Central Market and Sri
Kandaswamy Kovil in Brickfields
More than any other spot in the country, Kuala
Lumpur, or "KL" as it is commonly known, is the
focal point of new Malaysia. While the city's
past is still present in the evocative British
colonial buildings of the Dataran Merdeka and
the midnight lamps of the Petaling Street
nightmarket, that past is everywhere met with
insistent reminders of KL's present and future.
The city's bustling streets, its shining, modern
office towers, and its cosmopolitan air project
an unbounded spirit of progress and symbolize
Malaysia's unhesitating leap into the future. To
some, this spirit seems to have been gained at
the loss of ancient cultural traditions, but in
many ways KL marks the continuation rather than
the loss of Malaysia's rich past. Like Malacca
five hundred years before, KL's commercial
centre is a grand meeting place for merchants
and travelers from all over the world.
Attractions within Kuala Lumpur
The Golden Triangle, the commercial hub
of the city, contains the Petronas Twin Towers
and has a distinctive nightlife.
The Petronas Twin Towers were the world's
tallest twin towers and second and third-tallest
singular towers, standing adjacent to one of the
busiest shopping malls in Malaysia, Suria KLCC.
The Menara Kuala Lumpur, currently the
world's fifth tallest telecommunication tower,
is located on the Bukit Nanas hill beside
Convent Bukit Nanas.
Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) is the
first convention and exhibition centre in
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (also
known as KLCC) is another convention and
exhibition centre in Kuala Lumpur. It is
situated in the Petronas Twin Towers and Suria
KLCC area. Aquaria KLCC is also situated
in this building.
Dayabumi a major landmark located near
Masjid Negara. It is an office building.
Kuala Lumpur General Post Office is
located next to Dayabumi.
Lake Gardens, a 920,000 square metre
manicured garden near the Malaysian Parliament
building, was once home to a British colonial
official. They include a Butterfly Park, Deer
Park, Orchid Garden, Hibiscus Garden and
South-East Asia's largest Bird Park.
Stadium Merdeka (Independence Stadium),
was initially erected for the country's
declaration of independence on August 31, 1957.
Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square/Merdeka
Square), was the site of the lowering of the
Union Jack flag and hoisting of the Malayan flag
on the start of August 31, 1957. The square
itself has historic association with its
surroundings, namely the Royal Selangor Club,
National History Museum and the architecturally
Victorian-Moorish or 'Raj' influenced Sultan
Abdul Samad Building.
Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, a
Victorian-Moorish railway station, was completed
in 1911, and superseded by KL Sentral in 2001;
it currently serves commuter trains only.
The Muzium Negara (National Museum)
incorporates neo traditionalism into its
The Masjid Negara (National Mosque), a
post modernist mosque, was completed in 1965 and
Makam Pahlawan (Heroes Mausoleum) the mausoleum
of Malaysian leaders.
The Parliament House, a Malaysian federal
government legislative building, was completed
Istana Budaya, the national theatre
located at Titiwangsa Lake Gardens.