KUALA LUMPUR (KL) - MALAYSIA CAPITAL

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KUALA LUMPUR?S excellent infrastructure and conducive weather makes it a preferred venue for major sporting events and recreational pursuits. Its impressive range of facilities include state-of-the-art motor racing circuits, comprehensive sports complexes, championship golf courses, superb equestrian clubs and theme parks. Some exciting spectator events are the annual Petronas Malaysian F1 Grand Prix, Le Tour de Langkawi cycling race, Raja Muda Regatta, KL International Marathon and KL International Tower Jump.

 
 

LE TOUR DE LANGKAWI

Acclaimed as one of the top cycling races in the world, this action-packed event sees top international riders traversing the spectacular and treacherous terrains of the country, from the idyllic island of Langkawi to Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur. The last leg of the competition is the toughest, with three climbs between KL Tower and Putrajaya, the country?s administrative capital. On the last day, competitors will pass through some of KL?s most impressive landmarks before the grand finale at Dataran Merdeka.

 
 
 

PETRONAS MALAYSIAN F1 GRAND PRIX

This premier motor sports event attracts the world?s top rally drivers to Malaysia annually. The venue, Sepang International Circuit (SIC), is acclaimed as one of the world?s most challenging tracks. The unique double-frontage grandstand area provides a splendid view of the race. Other motor sports events held here are the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix and Japan GT races.

 
 
 

KL INTERNATIONAL TOWER JUMP

Watch daring B.A.S.E. jumpers as they execute spectacular leaps off the KL Tower from an astounding height of 300 metres. This death defying annual event attracts participation from the global B.A.S.E. jumping fraternity.

 
 
 

KL INTERNATIONAL MARATHON

Over 7,000 participants from Malaysia and 35 other countries take part in this annual race, organised by KL City Hall and the Federal Territory Amateur Athletics Association. The race begins and ends at Dataran Merdeka, and passes through the city?s major landmarks such as the Petronas Twin Towers, KL Tower, National Mosque and KL Lake Gardens.

 
 
 

GOLFING

KL is a paradise for golfers offering over 40 golf courses in and around the city. Many are located within exclusive resorts and clubs, boasting excellent facilities and unrivalled services. Night golfing is an additional feature that makes golfing in Malaysia an enjoyable experience. The green fee for 18 holes may range from RM120 to RM400 while caddy rates are around RM25 to RM50. Tipping is optional. Buggy charge is around RM40 to RM50. A levy of RM20 is charged for night golfing. Some hotels and tour operators offer attractive golf packages but clubs may also accept walk-in players.

 
 
 

BOWLING

Most bowling alleys in the city are situated within shopping malls or in the vicinity of hotels and recreation spots.

 
 
 

EQUESTRIAN SPORTS

Equestrian sports are gaining in popularity in the city. Many equestrian centres have emerged offering facilities such as stables, indoor arena, polo field, riding paddocks, exercise tracks and hacking trails. Well-known equestrian events include the Kuala Lumpur Grand Prix Horse Show.

 
 
 

ROCK CLIMBING

The sheer limestone cliffs of Batu Caves, just outside KL beckon those with a yen for this gravity-defying sport. The climbs pose varying degrees of difficulty and average between 20 to 30 metres. The Summit USJ Shopping Mall houses Malaysia?s first indoor rock-climbing facility. The Summit Climbing Gym here has 300 square metres of walls, providing 120 climbing routes.

 
 
 

EXTREME GAMES

The Extreme Park located in the Sunway township, southwest of KL offers skateboarding, go-karting, water-skiing, jet-skiing, wakeboarding, remote-controlled car racing and paintball facilities. An angling lake, petting zoo, camping ground and golf course can also be found here.

 
 
 
 
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