Background

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.

 

KL's Rail Transit Network

 

Kuala Lumpur's rail-based transit system consists of three light rail transit (LRT) lines, one monorail, one commuter rail system consisting two lines, and two high-speed airport rail links.

 

The three lines used by the LRT are Ampang Line, Kelana Jaya Line and Sri Petaling Line. The two commuter rail lines, known as KTM Komuter are the Sentul-Port Klang Line and the Rawang-Seremban Line. The sole monorail line is known as the Kuala Lumpur Monorail. The high speed KLIA Ekspres and KLIA

Transit lines connect Kuala Lumpur to the international airport.

 

The LRT, monorail, and commuter rail systems accept the Touch 'n Go stored value farecard. Rapid KL, the operator of the three LRT lines as well as Rapid KL buses (which cover about 70% of the Klang Valley's bus network), has come up with a daily ticket which can be used on both its LRT and bus services which costs RM7.

 

Attractions within Kuala Lumpur

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  • 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 Malaysia.

  • 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. (Bird park pics)

  • 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 architectural design.

  • 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 on 1963.

  • Istana Budaya, the national theatre located at Titiwangsa Lake Gardens.

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  • Eye on Malaysia, a tallest observation wheel in Malaysia located at Titiwangsa Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur

  • Malaysian Aerospace Exhibition at Terminal 2 Airport Subang, Selangor (Opening on 5th June 2007)

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Attractions within Kuala Lumpur

  • The Tugu Negara (National Monument) commemorates those who died in Malaysia's struggles for freedom (principally against the Japanese occupation and during the Malayan Emergency of).

  • The Istana Negara, official residence of Their Majesties the King and Queen. The National Science Centre, located in Bukit Damansara.

  • 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 covered walkway.

  • 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 Malay.

  • 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

  • Istana Budaya, the national theatre located at Titiwangsa Lake Gardens.

  • 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 Malay.

  • 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

Road Network

Kuala Lumpur has highways that criss-cross the city as well as highways leading North, South and East of Peninsula Malaysia. Highways are tolled and ranges between 50sen to a few ringgit.

Kuala Lumpur traffic like most cities has peak hour traffic which is generally from 7:30am to 8:45am, and from 5:45pm to 8:30pm. Tourists arriving at KLIA Airport takes about 1 hour by car to Kuala Lumpur city centre, more during peak traffic hours.

 

Public Transport

Public transport in Kuala Lumpur and the rest of the Klang Valley covers a variety of transport modes such as bus, rail and taxis (metered).

The Metro train system consisting of 3 separate lines, meet in the city and extend to the Western Suburbs of the state of Selangor.

Commuter trains also exists to link commuters to the city. The main hub is KL Sentral facilitating as an interchange station for the main lines.

 

Air Travel

Kuala Lumpur is directly connected to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang via the KLIA Ekspres high-speed train service which takes only 28 minutes, while travelling by car via highway will take about an hour.

The former international airport, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang is now used for chartered flights & Berjaya AirMalaysia Airlines and all major international airlines to Malaysia land at KLIA.

AirAsia makes use of the newly built Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCC-T) in Sepang. LCC-T is accessible to/from KL through a bus service from KL Sentral (transport hub).

Travel Time from Airport to Hotel: 60 minutes from international airport

 

Intercity Travel

For intercity travel, the main transit hubs in Kuala Lumpur are:

Puduraya a major intercity bus terminal located in the city centre. A new bus terminal, There is an LRT station nearby that connects the building.

Putra Bus Terminal serving buses heading to the East Coast destinations. Nearby rail connections are at PWTC LRT and Putra Komuter.

KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur's main railway hub interlinks the metro rail network, Star, Putra, Monorail with intercity commuter network, Kommuter

Duta Bus Terminal for buses operated by Transnasional and Airport Coach (bus services to KLIA)

 

 

  
  


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