Kuala Lumpur the vibrant Capital of Malaysia had its origins as a tin mining outpost in the 1800s. The hub of commerce, politics, culture and education, Kuala Lumpur's (KL) skyline is a striking contrast of ultra-modern structures and charming heritage buildings.
The imposing Petronas Twin Towers, the world's tallest twin structures, is a major draw for most visitors. Kuala Lumpur's fascinating sights, irresistible shopping, endless festivals, exciting nightlife and gastronomic delights make it an exciting holiday destination..
On the turf at Merdeka Square, a marble plaque marks the spot where the Union Jack was lowered at midnight on August 30, 1957. The Malaysian flag hoisted for the first time - making the British of the nation. The flagpole is the tallest in the world. Since then the Merdaka Sqare has been the venue of the yearly Merdeka Parade.
Originally the offices of the Colonial Secretariat, it later served as the first administrative center of the Malayan government. Built in 1848 by British architects, this historical landmark is famed for its Islamic-inspired architecture.
Today, it houses the Courts of Law. The 40 meter high clock tower is a popular gathering point for New Year and National Day celebrations, parades and revelers.
Built in 1910 the Islamic influences in the design of graceful arches and minarets make this one of the most distinctive railway stations in the world. The building underwent extensive renovations and refurbishment in 1986.
This was the nerve center of the Malaysian railways that stretches from the north to the south of the country and eastward to Kelantan before its recent relocation to KL Sentral.
The tallest tower in Southeast Asia and currently, the forth tallest structure in the world, stand at an amazing 421 meter at the pinnacle of Bukit Nanas. Finished in 1995 it is used for communication purposes and became a landmark of Kuala Lumpur.
The tower-head houses a revolving restaurant and an observation platform that provides a bird's-eye view of Kuala Lumpur. A perfect place for a dinner with an amazing panorama view of the city.
The prides of the nation, and also a landmark of Kuala Lumpur. The Petronas Twin Towers are the world's tallest free-standing towers.
Standing at a dizzying height of 451.9 meters, the towers were designed by renowned architect and stand amidst a 50 hectare landscaped park.
The sky bridge that joins the two towers at the 41st floor is open for public.
Central Market was originally used as a wet market, while the current building was completed. The Market is classified as a Heritage Site and is now a landmark for Malaysian culture and heritage.
is a cultural center with shops selling souvenirs, traditional handicraft and antiques. Be amazed at the skill of the local artists and craftsman as they do their work. The building also has Cineplex, restaurants and bars.
Designed by American artist and cast in Italy, the National Monument (Tugu Kebangsaan) commemorates servicemen who sacrificed their lives during the struggle for freedam against the communist insurgency in the 1950s.
The National Monuments is the world's tallest branze sculpture and every year on the "Warriors' Day' (31. July) the Prime Minster, heads of the militar and police pay their respects to the fallen heroees.
The National Mosque is a uniquely designed building with blue domes and white walls.The mosque was built in 1965 and is a bold and modern approach in reinforced concrete, symbolic of the aspirations of a newly independent Malaysia.
The key feature of Masjid Negara, which has a capacity of 15.000 people, are a 73 meter high minaret and an eighteen pointed star concret main roof, the umbrella, synanymous with the tropics is featured conspicuously.
Today, Masjid Negara continues to stand sleek and stylish against the Kuala Lumpur skyline.
During the night, the Mosque lights up with thousands of bulbs, giving the appearance o day.