The Kuala Lumpur City Centre or better known by her acronym KLCC is an entertainment and business hub. KLCC houses Malaysia’s most iconic landmark, the PETRONAS Twin Towers, which is the world’s tallest twin structure. KLCC is sometimes referred to as a city within a city, which is immediately conspicuous from the vast number of dining choices, shopping options and cultural events that are available here. Whether splurging on a shopping spree at one of the many luxury retailers or simply taking a stroll on the sprawling greenery that is in the KLCC Park, visitors will find several reasons to make sure that the heart of the city is on their Kuala Lumpur experience list.
PETRONAS TWIN TOWER
Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC)
Standing at 451.9m, the world-renowned Petronas Twin Towers is KLCC’s centrepiece and one of the country’s most famous icons. The Skybridge on the 41st floor doubles up as an excellent viewing platform of the city’s skyline. Featuring futuristic glass-and-steel exterior and a traditionally-inspired interior, the 88-storey building reflects Malaysia’s aspirations in moving forward while maintaining its national identity and traditional values.
Open Daily: 10.00am – 10.00pm
Suria KLCC is one of the leading shopping destinations in Kuala Lumpur and it offers an array of local and international goods and services to visitors. Shoppers can find most items from fashion, entertainment, arts and culture to local delicacies and international gourmets. Set in the heart of Malaysia’s capital city, Suria KLCC is surrounded by hotels, office buildings, a scenic park, a convention centre and dancing fountains.
The Aquaria KLCC is an underwater park showcasing over 5,000 different exhibits of aquatic and land-bound creatures over a sprawling 60,000 square-foot space. The Aquaria is located beneath the world class Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre within Kuala Lumpur City Centre and is an exciting place to discover Malaysia’s fascinating marine world and mangroves. The overall theme in Aquaria is the Journey of Water, which starts from the streams in the highlands, running through rainforests and mangroves to the coral reefs into the deep blue sea.Various interactive activities related to conservation and education, such as feeding the sharks, are organised to educate children about saving marine life. With Aquaria Experts available on site, they are able to share with school children about how they interact in their natural habitats. Among the many interesting features of the Aquaria is a 90-metre transparent tunnel with a moving walkway that takes visitors past Sand Tiger sharks, Giant Stingrays, Marine turtles and shoals of other fishes. At the Living Ocean area, they attempt to show how pollution, accidental oil spillage and excessive carbon dioxide caused global warming affect the environment. Aquaria have received several accolades that include the Kuala Lumpur Mayor’s Tourism Award 2014 for the Tourist Attraction (Attractions) category.
Level 33, Traders Hotel
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Open On: Sun – Thurs: 10.00am – 1.00am | Fri, Sat, Sun & public holidays :10.00am – 3.00am
SkyBar is a hotel bar perched on the 33rd floor of the Traders Hotel. It is a popular place to enjoy drinks and soak in the views of the city below.
AVENUE K SHOPPING MALL
Open Daily: 10.00am – 10.00pm
Avenue K Shopping Mall is a one-stop shop boutique mall found next to the Petronas Twin Towers. It has many trendy and fashionable stores and restaurants. This shopping mall has also been host to some of Kuala Lumpur’s most exciting fashion parties and celebrity music events since 2012.
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) is Malaysia’s prestigious classical concert hall devoted specifically to classical music. The Hall incorporates unique acoustic devices to maximize the hall’s natural sound qualities. Some of the world’s renowned orchestras that have performed in this beautiful hall include the New York Philharmonic, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, BBC Symphony, Vienna Symphony and Sydney Symphony. Designed by César Pelli, the hall draws inspiration from the traditional shoebox shape of the great 19th-century European concert halls with the magnificent Klais Pipe Organ providing a spectacular backdrop to the hall’s stage and platform.
Galeri PETRONAS is a non-profit visual art gallery that is primarily dedicated to documenting and promoting works created by Malaysian artists, especially Malaysian artwork. Besides holding regular exhibitions, it also organises regular public events such as artist-in-residence sessions, art appreciation classes for adults and children as well as seminars and workshops for cross-disciplinary discussions and other public events. The gallery is also the custodian of the PETRONAS Art Collection, acknowledged by Malaysian art historians as among the most comprehensive and relevant collections of 20th-century Malaysian art.Entrance to this gallery is free.
Marini’s on 57 is Malaysia’s highest rooftop bar, restaurant and lounge perched on the 57th floor of PETRONAS Tower 3, offering spectacular views of the Kuala Lumpur city skyline. Marini’s is also a fine dining restaurant specializing in Italian cuisine. The ultra-chic rooftop bar is designed with glass from floor to ceiling giving one the best views of the city while enjoying cocktails, champagnes and wines.
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Open Daily: 10.00am – 10.00pm
The KLCC Park is a 50-acre public park located in the vicinity of Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur. The over 1,900 indigenous trees and 74 species of palms showcase a heritage of biodiversity tropical greenery and features many combinations of man-made design. Elements of shape and topography were created to give an illusion of space. The combination of trees, shrubs and sculptures were arranged to provide colour and form to the park. 23 of the mature and rarer plant specimens were saved from the old Selangor Turf Club and transplanted into the park grounds. The trees were deliberately selected to attract local and migratory birds. There is also a man-made lake built in the middle of the park, directly in front of Suria KLCC mall and PETRONAS Twin Towers. An elevated bridge of 43 metres that cut across the lake provides a vantage view of the park and the twin towers.Park featuresThe Symphony LakeThe Symphony Lake is a man-made 10,000 square metre water fountain. The main fountain shoots water up to a height of 42 metres. It is a daily event, occurring at noon and in the evenings. Symphony Lake has two fountains that has five programmes with 380 individually sequenced effects of water.
The fountains are on from 12.00pm to 2.00pm and from 6.00pm to 11.00pm during the weekdays. It is on from 10.00am to 12 midnight during public holidays and weekends. There are dancing fountains in colourful lights in the night show, which starts at 8.00pm daily. Jogging Track and Foot pathA 1.3 km long jogging track is covered with Ethylene Propylene Deine Monomer (EPDM) a special rubberised material for comfort and safety. Rest areas are provided along interconnecting footpaths and numbered on the local map.Ornamental Water FeaturesVarious waterfalls, fountains, cascade and reflecting pools are scattered around the park.Children’s Pool & PlaygroundA 2-acre children’s playground with a public pool is located on the west side of the park for children below 12 years old. It is open from 10.00am to 7.30pm during weekdays (Tuesday to Fridays) and 10.00am to 9.30pm during weekends. Take note that the pool is closed for maintenance on Mondays when it is not a public holiday. During the school holidays, the pool is opened throughout the week. The playground is also laid with a special rubber material called EDPM for the comfort and safety of the children.MosqueThe Asy-Syakirin Mosque is nestled in the heart of the KLCC Park.
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is a purpose-built convention and exhibition centre strategically located in the centre tip of the city and designed to be a ‘city within a city’. This sophisticated convention centre holds a 3,000-seat plenary hall, 500-seat plenary theatre, 110,000 square feet of column free exhibition space, conference halls that can accommodate 1,800 people, a grand ballroom for 2,000 diners, a banquet hall of 750 and 20 meeting rooms. Apart from these, there are also VIP suites, bridal suites, media room, business centre, medical room, prayer rooms, AV production rooms, concierge rooms, luggage rooms, ancillary facilities, and the latest wireless, 3G telecommunications and digital audio-visual services.