KUALA LUMPUR RAILWAY STATION
Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Kuala Lumpur
T: +603 2267 1200
Arthur Benison Hubback, a British Architectural Assistant to the Director of Public Works, designed the station. He incorporated neo-classical Moghul architecture into the station’s design to match the style of nearby British Government buildings that pre-dates the Railway Station, including the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the Old City Hall and the Jamek Mosque. The distinctive features include the onion-shaped domes topped with chatri points, winding staircases and numerous arched windows and doorways. At a cost of $23,000, the station was completed and operational on the 1st of August , 1910. After the demolition of Resident Station and the isolation of Sultan Street Station (two stations that used to service the Ampang – Kuala Lumpur – Klang route) Kuala Lumpur Railway Station became the main railway station in the city. In 1995, access to the KTM Komuter services was introduced at the station. The diversion of long-distance intercity rail traffic in 2001 to Kuala Lumpur Sentral led to the original station’s diminished importance. The entire station is still served by both KTM Komuter and goods services, while
the Eastern & Oriental luxury train also makes a stop here en route the Singapore – Bangkok line.
MALAY FOOD STREET
Jalan Raja Muda Musa
Right past the entrance arch way over Jalan Raja Musa, you will be greeted by the delicious scents, slightly chaotic sights and bustling sounds of one of Kuala Lumpur’s most wellknown hawker food areas. There are many stalls to choose from, serving a wide range of dishes which are budget friendly. As a Malay settlement, Kampong Bharu is well known for the traditional Malay cuisine and here you can find a variety of delicacies from different regions in Malaysia. Follow your nose to the smoky charcoal aroma of ikan bakar or grilled fish eaten with spicy sambal and sour dipping sauce. Served with white rice and raw ulam (traditional herb salad leaves), it can also be accompanied by various curries and stir fried vegetables to make up a hearty portion of nasi campur or mixed rice. There are also many tom yam restaurants to choose from, many run by Malays from the Kelantan state. Aside from their fiery tom yam, these places are well known for their steamed fish with ginger and assam boi, plain rice porridge with salted fish and egg, and many varieties of fried rice or noodles. In the late afternoon, drop by a stall selling Malay kuih or tea cakes. Not all kuihs are sweet there are fried savouries like currypuffs filled with potatoes and spicy sardines, popiahs with beans sprouts and carrots, and pulut panggang – grilled rolls of glutinous rice stuffed with spicy coconut sambal. There are also many types of sweet kuihs (tea cakes), mostly made with glutinous rice flour, coconut milk and palm sugar – the holy trinity of Malay kuih ingredients.
TITIWANGSA LAKE GARDENS (TAMAN TASIK TITIWANGSA)
Being one of the most popular metropolitan recreational parks located in the northern part of Kuala Lumpur, Taman Tasik Titiwangsa or Titiwangsa Lake Garden boast great views of central Kuala Lumpur and stretches over 46 hectares of land. In addition to having boats for hire, kayaks, aqua biking, Radio Control Car Racing Track, a children’s playground and a small equestrian track, one can go horse riding or take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage which is the main attraction of Taman Tasik Titiwangsa. Titiwangsa Lake of Kuala Lumpur is the placid lake, located in the centre of the park that also bears a small tiny spouting fountain. There are also tennis courts, a sports complex and a squash community hall. Tourists can savour delectable delicacies from the regional cuisine at the restaurant afloat on the edge of the lake here.
Literally translated as ‘The Palace of Arts’, Istana Budaya is the National Theatre and home to the National Theatre Company. It has been ranked on the Top Ten list of the most sophisticated theatres in the world. The design of the ‘palace’ is in itself an architectural wonder. The turquoise folds of the roof and intricate design of the foyer are inspired by the ‘sirih junjung’, a traditional arrangement of betel leaves in a box served during Malay weddings and ceremonies to welcome guests. The entrance is shaped of a ‘wau bulan’ the traditional Malay moon kite. The layout of the building is that of a Malay house, with the serambi (verandah) representing the lobby and foyer, rumah ibu (main house) representing the performance auditorium which has a 1,421 people capacity, and the rumah dapur (kitchen) representing the stage and rehearsal rooms. Istana Budaya has hosted both local and international productions to the likes of West End and Broadway musicals. ‘Puteri Gunung Ledang’ (Gunung Ledang Princess) and ‘Cuci (Wash) The Musical’ were amongst some of the most well-loved locally produced musicals staged here. For the latest schedules of events and performances to be staged here, go onto the Istana Budaya’s website.
Established in 1958, the National Visual Arts Gallery aims to display to the world works of local artists and to promote the appreciation of visual arts to the younger generation. The gallery collects artwork that portrays creativity and the aspirations of local culture and preserves them as part of the country’s national heritage. Amongst the gallery’s permanent collection of 4,000 pieces of artwork, are paintings by Zulkifli Moh’d Dohalan, Wong Hoi Cheong, Ahad Osman and the renowned batik artist Chuah Tan Teng. The National Visual Arts Gallery also hosts seminars, workshops and competitions both in the local and international arena.
SETAPAK CENTRAL MALL
Jalan Taman Ibu Kota
Taman Danau Kota, Setapak
Daily: 10.00am – 10.00pm
Setapak Central Mall offers a complete lifestyle experience for today’s discerning shoppers. Showcasing over 250 brands from shopping, dining to entertainment, Setapak Central Mall is anchored by three major tenants – Parkson Department Store, Econsave Supermarket and MBO Cinemas. The shopping mall offers modern amenities such as baby nursing rooms, surau (Muslim prayer room), interactive directories, complimentary wireless internet services and a wide range of customer services to make your shopping trip a pleasant one. KL Festival City is also a disabled friendly mall providing access ramp facilities for wheelchairs and disabled friendly restrooms on every floor to cater for these special needs.
P. RAMLEE MEMORIAL MUSEUM
Pustaka Peringatan P. Ramlee
Jalan Dedap, Taman P. Ramlee, Setapak
T: +603 4023 1131
Tues – Sun: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Fri : 10.00am – 12.00pm and 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Mon: Closed (except during school holidays and public holidays)
The P. Ramlee Memorial Museum is located at the former Kuala Lumpur residence of legendary Malaysian musician and filmmaker P. Ramlee who won various accolades for his works such as ‘Anakku Sazali’ (Sazali my Son). He lived here with his wife Saloma and their children until his death on 29th May 1973. Upon his death, this one-storey bungalow was acquired by the Malaysian Government for the purpose of making it a national heritage. It was officially opened as a memorial on 22nd March 1986, and has since exhibited P. Ramlee’s awards, clothes, musical instruments, documents, personal artifacts, photos and stills from his films. P. Ramlee’s Datsun Sunny 1200 with the
registration number BAD 3608 is parked outside the house. Various P. Ramlee merchandises are available for sale here.
WANGSA WALK MALL
Jalan Wangsa Perdana 1, Bandar Wangsa Maju
Open Daily: 10.00am – 10.00pm
Wangsa Walk Mall is where visitors find everything they need. They can hang out with friends al fresco style, have a good laugh at the movies, or exercise their stress away at the gym. Wangsa Walk Mall offers a rich shopping experience for the young and the old alike. It is designed as an outdoor walking mall with a total of 173 tenants which include Celebrity Fitness, Cold Storage, TGIF, TGV Cinemas, FOS, Wangsa Bowl and Popular Bookstore, and this encapsulates everything visitors need – fashion, food and fun.
KEPONG METROPOLITAN PARK
North of Jinjang
Kepong Metropolitan Park is the place for a good rest and recreation time and to unwind if you need to get away from the busy city. It is a modern residential area that opened in 2001, and is located on the outskirts of the city. Besides being a residential area, it has schools, a scenic lake, a recreation park with jogging tracks and places of interests for activities such as kite flying, jogging, cycling, fishing and the park viewing tower. Other facilities include a children’s playground, boat house and car park. Fishing is allowed on the lake on weekends. Other attractions nearby are Batu Caves and Aeon Shopping Mall.
Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC) is located in Sentul West and is one of the most established centres for performing arts in Malaysia. It aims to cultivate and sustain the performing arts for the betterment and enrichment of communities within the Klang Valley and for the nation. KLPAC has hosted more than a hundred major events, workshops, classes, film screenings, self-directed and self-organized shows, as well as renting out their facilities and equipment.
The Waterfront is an iconic retail and entertainment center of Desa Park City, offering a great shopping and dining experience by the lake. The entertainment center is the perfect hang-out spot where people of all ages can mingle and mix. The township has all the facilities needed for the community without having to travel out of the area.
T: +603 2730 2000
Kuala Lumpur Sentral (KL Sentral) is an exclusive urban centre built around Malaysia’s largest transit hub, offering global connectivity, excellent investment opportunities, business convenience and an international lifestyle. At the nucleus of KL Sentral is the world-class transit hub, KL Sentral. Its infrastructure supports six rail networks, namely the KLIA Express Rail Link, KLIA Transit, the Kelana Jaya line of the RapidKL Light Rail Transit (LRT), KTM Komuter, KTM Intercity and KL Monorail Services. KL Sentral is one of the only city rail hubs in the world with its own airport code which is XKL. Passengers of flights departing from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport can check-in their luggage at the KL City Air Terminal (KLCAT) counters here, and just go baggage free on the KLIA Express Rail Link (ERL) to KLIA, which takes only 28 minutes to reach. When the budget airport KLIA 2 opened in 2nd May 2014, the existing KLIA ERL extended its services from KLIA to KLIA 2 via a new track. The journey from KL Sentral to KLIA 2 via the KLIA ERL takes only 33 minutes. Also within KL Sentral’s 72-acre vicinity are corporate office towers, business suites, international hotels, luxury condominiums, retail malls and service apartments.
Open Daily: 10.00am – 10.00pm
Nu Sentral is Malaysia’s first transit mall hub. It connects KL Sentral Railway Station to the KL Sentral Monorail station at Jalan Tun Sambanthan. It has eight floors of chic retail, entertainment and food & beverage outlets. Anchor tenants include Parkson and SAM’s Groceria. Money changing facilities and luggage shops available on the ground floor and the lower ground floor are especially handy for travelers on transit from KLIA and KLIA2 via KL Sentral.
Jalan Travers to Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields
This part of Brickfields along Jalan Tun Sambanthan has been predominantly Indian in character with a vibrant commercial centre. One will not fail to be amazed by the sights, smells, colours and sounds here. Arches and the murukku-shaped lamp posts were added along the pedestrian footpath as part of a beautfication process and to reflect the area’s Indian character. The fountain in Little India is the tallest in the country and serves as the centrepiece of Little India’s development. It is flanked by abstract sculptures of two Bharata Natyam dancers. Colourful and cheerful shops selling spices, aromatic foods, traditional sweetmeats, snacks and textiles greet guests as soon as they arrive.
BANGSAR VILLAGE I & II
Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru
Open Daily: 8.30am – 10.00pm
Bangsar Village first opened its doors in 2004 in the heart of Bangsar, an area popular with locals and expatriates alike. Bangsar Village has over 70 specialty shops selected to cater to everyday needs of families. Bangsar Village places emphasis on creating a clean, safe and friendly shopping environment all the way from restrooms to parking convenience, all with customer comfort in mind. Succinctly put, Bangsar Village puts the fun back into shopping for the family. in 2007, Bangsar Village II opened its doors. Bangsar Village II is a boutique shopping centre targeted at the discerning shoppers. Located across the street from Bangsar Village I and connected by a skybridge, Bangsar Village II brings together high style, quality and service in the legendary Telawi Street. Designed primarily to fulfill fashion needs, Bangsar Village promises fashionistas a gateway to sizzling hot international couture.
PASAR MALAM BANGSAR BARU
Jalan Telawi 4, Bangsar Baru
Open On Sun: 5.00pm – 11.00pm
This street comes alive with a bustling night market every Sunday evening. Vendors set up stalls under blue canopies, selling clothing, fresh produce and freshly cooked dishes. Fried carrot cake, assam laksa, satay and ‘appam balik’ are just some of the many delightful mouthwatering local gourmet that have drawn local residents to this bustling market for decades.
BANGSAR SHOPPING CENTER
Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya
Open Daily: 10.00am – 9.00pm
Bangsar Shopping Centre (BSC) is Kuala Lumpur’s premiere destination mall, serving the surrounding neighbourhood since 1984. BSC has grown alongside the families and communities that have made BSC their home away from home. Constantly evolving, BSC offers a unique cosmopolitan shopping experience to very shopper.
MID VALLEY MEGAMALL
Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra
Open Daily: 10.00am – 10.00pm
Mid Valley Megamall contains an exciting mix of retail, dining and entertainment outlets, which include over 430 retail outlets, themed restaurants, cafés, bistros, and 2 international food courts, 48,300 square feet of exhibition space known as Mid Valley Exhibition Centre and trendy cafes along landscaped boulevards with lush greenery. One of Malaysia’s favourite shopping destinations, Mid Valley Megamall offers a kaleidoscope of diverse retail experiences from fashion to lifestyle innovations, electronics to home furnishing, cosmetics to healthcare essentials and dining to entertainment.
THE GARDENS MALL
Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra
Open Daily: 10.00am – 10.00pm
Within the hustle and bustle of Mid Valley City is The Gardens Mall, a 6-level shopping haven renowned for its ‘valued guest’ philosophy. The Gardens Mall at Mid Valley City also features a unique concierge service where shoppers are made to constantly feel welcomed. The venue’s architecture is inspired by the interpretation of Malaysian arts and crafts along with local flora and fauna. The mall has more than 200 retail boutiques. The Gardens Mall houses numerous international and local brands such as Luis Vuitton, Versace and Burberry to name a few. Alongside these are its anchor department stores, Robinsons and Isetan. A tasteful medley of international cuisine, the latest in technology and a fascinating collection of home furnishings are just some of what the Gardens Mall has to offer to its shoppers. The Gardens Mall also features a unique array of outlets for those in need of pampering. Cocoon – a secluded and dedicated area on the 4th Floor – comes complete with spas, wellness, clinics, hair and nail salons and yoga/fitness centres. Shoppers can also enjoy new movie releases in Malaysia’s most premier cinema known as Golden Screens Cineplex (GSC) Signature. The Garden Theatre at The Gardens Mall is the newest venue for theatregoers. Located on the 6th Floor, theatre lovers can catch the latest in performing arts and culture, comedy, drama, dance and musical productions.
Istana Negara means the National Palace in English. This majestic edifice officially became the National Palace in November 2011, replacing the old National Palace in Jalan Istana, which is now the Royal Museum. Covering 97.65 hectares, the palace boasts a traditional Malay design with Islamic artworks that were created by renowned sculptors from Terengganu and Kelantan. The palace is graced by 22 domes with the largest standing at a height of 40 metres. Its two main domes are embellished with betel leaf motives that only shine when illuminated at night but also change colour according to the occasion. The main entrance gate houses the Palace Guards from the First Battalion of the Royal Malay Regiment.
BUKIT GASING FOREST PARK
Bukit Gasing Forest Reserve is a 100-hectare stretch green belt dividing the city of Petaling Jaya (Selangor state) from the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. It was once a rubber plantation, but in the intervening 60 years, the restorative powers of nature turned it into a haven of lush secondary forest including some very large tropical trees. Being surrounded by heavily populated areas, Bukit Gasing is a popular exercise place for nearby residents. There are a number of hiking trails within the park to suit all levels of energy and fitness. It is also a favourite with nature lovers who come here to view the leaf monkeys and for bird watching. Bukit Gasing’s highest point at 160 metres gives a panoramic view of both Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya.