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Petronas Twin Tower - Kuala Lumpur Tourist Attractions

SKYBRIDGE

The double decked sky-bridge symbolized a gateway to the future. Located at level 41 and 42, the Sky-bridge main function is to facilitate the movement between the two towers and an escape route in case of emergency.

Up 170 metres from the ground level, the skybridge is supported by a “three-hinge arch” consisting of giant round bearings at the base and a pair of legs 51 metres in length located at level 29 of each tower. The cylindrical legs are bolted to a box girder below the centre of the double-decked bridge.Take your time, with the loved ones, enjoy and embrace the view of Kuala Lumpur from the skybridge. Ready for higher altitude?

OBSERVATION DECK


Discover what makes the Twin Towers special through cutting-edge displays and vibrant exhibits. At 360 metres, you’ll be able to see a spire up close and enjoy breathtaking views of Kuala Lumpur.

GIFT SHOP

From books to miniatures, casual wear to pewter, an exquisite array of items is available for you to remember your visit.

Do contact our friendly staff for bulk or corporate orders.

TICKETS

Our online ticketing service will be available soon.
For more information, please call +60 (3) 23318080.

Operating Hours

Visiting Days Tuesday to Sunday (closed every Monday)

Visiting Hours 9am – 9pm (closed from 1pm – 2.30pm on Fridays)

Ticketing Counter Concourse level, PETRONAS Twin Towers

Note: Issuing of Tickets will start 8.30am (tickets are limited and issued on a first come, first served basis). Advance purchase is available.

Ticket Price

Adult RM80

Adult (MyKad) RM25

Child RM30

Child (MyKid) RM12

Terms & Conditions
1. Ticket sold are not refundable or refundable.
2. Admission of children 3 years and below is free of charge.
3. An adult must accompany children below 12 years old.
4. The security-screening machine must validate all baggage and personal items.
5. Eating, drinking, chewing gum and smoking are not allowed with the premise at all times.
6. Management reserves the right to reschedule or cancel visits without prior notice.
7. Management reserves the right to refuse entry to any visitor(s).
8. Visitor(s) shall at all times adhere and obey:
a. The signs and notices displayed in, on and/or around the premises.
b. The rules and regulations of the PETRONAS Twin Towers Visit.
c. The instruction of the officers in the PETRONAS Twin Towers Visit operation.
9. Management may remove any visitor who is behaving in an indecent, unruly or disruptive
manner or pose any kind of danger or disconduct to others.

Important Notice
Management of the PETRONAS Twin Towers Visit, its employees, servants, agents, permitted assigns and/or representatives shall not at any time whatsoever be responsible or liable, whether expressly or impliedly, for any personal injuries including death, loss and/or damage to personal belongings, and/or property or other liabilities whatsoever and howsoever caused including but not limited to the negligence of the Management and its employees, servants, agents, permitted assigns and/or representatives arising out of or in connection with the PETRONAS Twin Towers Visit.

 

 

 
China Town - Petaling Street - Kuala Lumpur Tourist Attractions

Chinatown / Petaling Street


" Petaling Street, or more locally known as Chinatown is the centre of Kuala Lumpur's heart - and what can one expects to find there?"

Geographic Location
Petaling Street or known as Chinatown among tourists is the centre of Kuala Lumpur's heart. The street is also affectionately known as PS among locals. It is located at the Southeast of Central Market, bounded by Jalan Bandar, Jalan Petaling and Jalan Sultan.

Unique Features
To experience Petaling Street (Chinatown), you should go there at night! It's a place that never sleeps. The jostling crowd and noise are part of the fun of visiting Petaling Street. Without these, it just wouldn't be right.



The street has actually been given a facelift. Gone are the uneven roads and broken pavements and the huge colourful umbrellas that protect the goods sold from wooden pushcarts. Petaling Street is now sheltered, with two large Chinese arches placed at both ends of the street to welcome visitors.

It is a bustling market, serving as a bargain hunter's paradise and one of the premier shopping areas in the city, which is distinct in oriental atmosphere.

The area is famous for its makeshift bazaars or stalls; selling "very reasonably" priced goods like wallets, handbags, t-shirts, watches, shoes, as well as dresses, sunglasses, shoes, fabrics and souvenirs. Petaling Street is also known for its jewellery shops with fascinating variety of fine jewellery items beautifully crafted in gold and set with priceless gemstones.

Historical Background
The original Chinese Town centred on Market Square. As the population grew, expansion was constrained by swamps, hills and the river. High Street, now known as Jalan Tun HS Lee, became increasingly popular, as it was higher than the rest of the town and therefore less prone to floods.

Kuala Lumpur was a typical "pioneer" town at the turn of the century, filled with a rough and tough population that was largely male. For entertainment, there was Chinese wayang (opera) or bangsawan (Malay theatre).

The Chinese leaders provided for the community through associations, benevolent societies, temples and foundations. The wealthier and more ornate shophouses were built north of Jalan Cheng Lock, closer to the business centre.

" Petaling Street, or more locally known as Chinatown is the centre of Kuala Lumpur's heart - and what can one expects to find there?"

Food
You are in food haven - Chinese food haven to be exact. There are many restaurants with a lot of delicious choices. Some of the restaurants here have been operating for generations! Patrons would normally be given a menu complete with pictures giving them a good indication of how their meal will look like.

The Hokkien Noodles at the corner of Hong Leong Bank is quite popular, judging from the long queues of people waiting to place their orders. Don't be disheartened, as it is really worth the wait. Look out for Yook Woo Hin restaurant  - one the longest surviving family-run food places in KL.

Petaling Street is still a worthwhile place to visit for the food. If you wander into the side lanes, you will still be able to have a glimpse into the old Chinatown, from the lane that sells funeral wreaths, to the almost hidden wet market selling live poultry, seafood and fresh vegetables.

Travel Advice
Bargaining here is an absolute must, so bargain hard! It's the ideal place to test your bargaining skills. Even in daytime you have great bargains. Take note, as Petaling Street is not open for the traffic. It is a great place for locals to get some goods at bargain prices and certainly an eye-opening experience for tourists.
You are in food haven - Chinese food haven to be exact. There are many restaurants with a lot of delicious choices. Some of the restaurants here have been operating for generations! Patrons would normally be given a menu complete with pictures giving them a good indication of how their meal will look like.

 

Petaling Street - KL's very own Chinatown is a hive of sound and activities. Located at the heart of KL's bustling Chinatown, Petaling Street is the place to head for those who are interested in experiencing the excitement of bargaining for their purchases.

Petaling Street is endowed with a distinct character of its own. Its popular night market is a daily feature. Walk, linger or browse as the sights and sounds capture one's imagination. Flanking both sides of this treet are shops selling anything from textiles to Chinese Herbal medicines.

This is a good place to purchase Chinese artifacts lie igurines, incense-holders, paintings, joss-sticks and bric-a-brac. Other interesting items include herbs for traditional remedies and sweetmeats.

Aged craftsmen at work in their shophouses can be seen producing goods such as lanterns, tinware and calligraphy items along the streets. Baskets and bouquets of fresh flowers make a refreshing sight amid the bustle and din of hanggling over prices.

Petaling Street is also known for its jewellery shops with their fascinating variety of beautifully crafted gold items set with priceless gemstones. Traders spread out their mats along narrow five-foot ways, offering brightly coloured trinklets, wall hangings, teapots, curios and ornaments from India and Myanmar.

Shops here stock a variety of goods from dresses and shoes to fabrics, costume jewellery, and many more. There are also a number of restaurants serving authentic regional Chinese cuisine.

 
Dataran Merdeka - Kuala Lumpur Attraction

Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka)

Facing the Sultan Abdul Samad Building is Dataran Merdeka or Merdeka Square, an immaculately-turfed 8.2 hectare area of historical interest.

Dataran Merdeka - Kuala Lumpur Attraction

A 100 metre-high flagpole rising from Merdeka Square is the tallest in the world, and marks the spot where the Malayan Flag was hoisted on August 31, 1957 signifying the independence of the country from British rule.

You may able to see the Malaysian Armed Forces and Royal Malaysian Police bands take turns to perform at the square every third Saturday of the month from 5pm to 6pm.

The Dataran Merdeka (Merdeka Square), a field fronting the Royal Selangor Club, resounded to the cries of "Merdeka" on that night and Malaysias converge on the square each year to relive the moment the country gained its independence.

Formerly known as the Padang, the field was extensively used for cricket, hockey, tennis and rugby matches until the mid-nineties when the whole area was rebuilt to accommodate an underground parking lot and shopping, restaurant, complex. Today, it is still used for cricket matches.

Dataran Merdeka - Kuala Lumpur AttractionThe Tudor-style Royal Selangor Club built in 1910 rests on one corner of the square, where KL's elites meet. You may see a large video screen displaying religious messages and advertisements here.

The Club served as a social centre for Kuala Lumpur's British residents; its doors are now open to anyone who can afford the membership fees. In keeping with die-hard customs women are still not allowed entry to the bar, except by invitation.

 

At the opposite end of the square is an inviting spot where visitors can relax amid soothing rushing waters of fountains, elegant colonnades and colourful beds of zinnias and marigolds.

Beneath the square is Plaza Putra, an underground food, leisure and entertainment complex.

 

 
Parliament House - Kuala Lumpur Attraction

PARLIAMENT HOUSE - Standing on elevated ground commanding a panoramic view of the Lake Gardens is the modern Parliament House with its distinctive oval-shaped windows. It is situated in one of the greenest and most beautiful areas in KL and is superbly lit at night. The main building and its adjoining tower block accommodate the two houses of Parliament, a banquet hall, library, various offices and committee rooms. Visitors may view Parliamentary sessions by prior arrangement with the authorities, who will advise on protocol and dress code.

 
Central Market - Kuala Lumpur Attraction

Central Market is located at Jalan Hang Kasturi, a few minutes away from Petaling Street. It was founded in 1888 and originally used as a wet market, while the current building was completed in 1937. It has since been classified as a Heritage Site by the Malaysian Heritage Society and it is now a landmark for Malaysian culture and heritage. It is also strategically located within public transport facilities.

Central Market - Kuala Lumpur Attraction

Central Market has created a corner to display multi-ethnicity and the stalls are zoned based on the features of each race. The new zone therefore would consist of 3 lanes namely the Lorong Melayu, Straits Chinese and Lorong India. The purpose of this new zone is to let the visitors have an insight of the cultural difference of the various races in Malaysia.

There is also a Malacca Jonker street – a street featuring double-storey and single-storey Baba-Nyonya styled architectural buildings, a Batik Emporium which houses well-known designer labels with the best Malaysian made batik items ranging from clothes, shoes, bags to home finishing.

 

Central Market - Kuala Lumpur Attraction

Central Market is a one stop shopping centre for Malaysian products such as handicrafts, art, kebaya, songket, batik and the wide variety of Malaysian cuisine. Efforts to improvise and upgrade facilities in Central Market also include having a variety of food & beverage outlets such as Secret Recipe, Old Town Kopitiam, Kings Confectionary, Famous Amos, Precious Restaurant (Traditional Baba Nyonya Cuisine), Ginger Restaurant (Traditional Malaysian Thai Cuisine) and many more.

 

Central Market - Kuala Lumpur Attraction

The colourful Malaysian Traditional Cultural and Arts events are presented at the Central Market Outdoor Stage. Central Market celebrates all the Traditional Festivals of each race in Malaysia. Moreover, Central Market supports the local contemporary arts in The Annexe Gallery.

 
DayaBumi Complex - Kuala Lumpur Attraction

DayaBumi Complex - Kuala Lumpur Attraction

The Dayabumi Complex was inaugurated in the early years of 1980s. This human construction is considered to be one of the most expensive constructions in Malaysia. The architectural style is both Moorish and Byzantine and also possesses mesh of post-modern carvings and Islamic ornamentation. The complex nestles main tower, General Post office, City Point Shopping Complex and KTM Komuter stations. This building treasures a modern Islamic motif which consists of floral embellishments.

Islamic architecture prevents the curvatures of animals and human figures in the constructions. The chronology unfurls that the site of Dayabumi Complex of Kuala Lumpur was previously the hearth of Malayan Railways workshop and depots from the 1990s. The construction of the complex began in the year of 1982. The central market residing near the Klang River was not demolished. The building was completed in the year of 1984. The national Mosque is cradled near the Dayabumi Complex in Kuala Lumpur.

The Dayabumi Complex is positioned in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad building. The National Mosque or Masjid Negara has a capability of containing more than 15,000 people. There are 13 acres of beautiful garden which fortunes of nature. Please visit both mortal constructions which represent the sovereignty and uniqueness of the country that displays the spirits of Asia as a whole.

 
Old Railway Station - Kuala Lumpur Attraction

Old Railway Station - Kuala Lumpur Attraction

The KUALA LUMPUR RAILWAY STATION, located at Jalan Hishamuddin, provide further examples of Moorish inspired architecture.

Old Railway Station - Kuala Lumpur Attraction

Architect A.B. Hubback continued to feature arches, domes and minarets with relish, creating what has come to be described as a Byzantine Arabian nights fantasyland. It was built in 1910 and underwent extensive renovations in 1986 which also linked it to the General Post Office at Dayabumi. It is equipped with air-conditioned waiting halls, snack kiosks, money changing booths, souvenir shops, restaurants and a tourist information counter. Across the street is the MALAYAN RAILWAY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, another fine example of the British colonial adaptation of Moorish architecture. It is linked to the station by an underground thoroughfare. The railway station was transferred to the spanking new KL Sentral in Brickfields on April 16, 2001.

 

 
Batu Cave - Kuala Lumpur Attraction

Located approximately 11 kilometres to the north of Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves is a limestone hill comprising three major caves and a number of smaller ones. Considered one of Kuala Lumpur’s most frequented tourist attractions, this 100-year-old temple features idols and statues erected inside the main caves and around it. Incorporated with interior limestone formations said to be around 400 million years old, the temple is considered an important religious landmark by Hindus.

Cathedral Cave – the largest and most popular cavern in Batu Caves – houses several Hindu shrines beneath its 100-metre-high arched ceiling. At the foot of Batu Hill are two other cave temples – the Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave – which houses numerous Hindu statues and paintings. Visitors can scale 272 steps to access the caves and as you ascend the steps a multitude of cheeky and bold long tailed-macaque monkeys will dog your footsteps.

Batu Cave - Kuala Lumpur Attraction

Batu Caves during Thaipusam

Batu Caves is the focal point of the annual Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which attracts thousands of devotees and visitors. Usually held at the end of January, the procession begins on the evening before the Thaipusam Festival at the Sri Mariamman Temple in KL city centre.

The procession more often than not, arrives at Batu Caves in the wee hours of the morning the next day; the entire celebration commences then and is a colourful event that lasts a total of eight hours. In the past the festival has attracted more than one million pilgrims, making it one of the largest gatherings in the world.

Kavadis

Batu Cave - Kuala Lumpur Attraction

Many disciples carry their offerings – containers of milk – to the Lord Muruga on large, brightly decorated ‘kavadis’. Kavadis are two huge semicircular ornate pieces of wood or steel which are bent and attached to a cross structure that can be balanced on the shoulders. These frameworks are also usually combined with various metal hooks and skewers which are used to pierce the skin, cheeks and tongue. The kavadi is decorated with flowers and peacock feathers and some can weigh up to as much as 100 kilos.

Some disciples also fulfil vows that they have made to the Gods by having their bodies pierced by hooks, needles and even skewers and visitors are often fascinated by the dedication of devotees.

The truly amazing feat is when followers begin the arduous climb up the 272 steps to the top of the caves – the trek requires a stunning amount of endurance as they often have to work against the press of the bustling masses. Priests wait at the top to sprinkle consecrated ash over the hooks and skewers piercing the devotees flesh before they are removed.

Opening Hours: Daily, 06:00 - 21:00
Address: Batu Caves, Sri Subramaniam Temple, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603 2287 9422
How to get there: 13km north of Kuala Lumpur How to get there: Take Intrakota bus No 11D from the Central Market or the Cityliner bus No 69 at Jalan Pudu to get to Batu Caves. Taxis are also available anywhere around city.

 

Istana Negara - Kuala Lumpur Attraction

ISTANA NEGARA , the official residence of the DYMM SPB Yang Di-Pertuan Agong (The King) is located on a hillock at Jalan Istana. The formal grounds is enhanced by immaculate green lawns and formal gardens ablaze with blooms. A lily-filled pond contributes to the serene atmosphere. The palace is also the venue for official functions and ceremonies. On ceremonial occasions, the palace and its grounds are gaily lit-up.

 
Lake Gardens (Taman Tasik Perdana) - Kuala Lumpur Attraction

Located off Jalan Parlimen, Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens (Taman Tasik Perdana) is the greenbelt of KL, the city's most popular and scenic park, and a green sanctuary nestled deep in the city center with a host of attractions, many of them unique to the region. Built in the late 19th century around an artificial lake, it encompasses 230 acres of undulating greenery interspersed with flowering shrubs, shady trees, exceptional botanical gardens, flowers, lakes and other notable features. There is a children's playground, jogging tracks, exercise stations, and rowing boats. The popular gardens offer plenty of recreational opportunities and attractions. Among the notable gardens and places of interest in the Gardens are the following:

The Orchid Garden showcases thousands of international varieties of the most beautiful flower in the world. The garden contains over 800 species from Malaysia alone.
The Hibiscus Garden is a small terraced garden which provides a strikingly colorful panorama of countless varieties of hibiscus.
The Butterfly Park
houses some 6,000 butterflies of over 120 species. The park is an imitation of the butterfly's natural habitat. It includes more than 15,000 plants from 100 species that have been used to recreate a Malaysian rainforest atmosphere.
Bird Park, the largest bird park in South-East Asia, holds thousands of tropical and exotic birds representing nearly every major species of this part of the world.
Deer Park is located in the undulating slopes and sprawling valley of the Lake Gardens. Close to the bubbling stream at the edge of the valley are several mousedeer. The mousedeer is the world's smallest hoofed animal and a popular figure in local folklore due to its legendary wit.

TUGU NEGARA means National Monument. The Malaysian National Monument, which commemorates the struggle to resist Communist aggression in the 1950s and early60s. It is also found in the Lake Gardens. The massive sculpture honors the memory of those who gave their life in the battle and is one of the larges freestanding bronze sculptures in the world. TUGU NEGARA mirrors precisely the famous monument depicting the fall of lwo Jima.

CARCOSA SERI NEGARA - Set within 40 acres of landscaped gardens and perched on a hilltop overlooking the Lake Gardens is Carcosa Seri Negara, a pair of nineteenth- century British colonial mansions. The resort's two mansions, Carcosa and Seri Negara, were built in traditional colonial style at the turn of the century for the British Governor of the Malay States and his honored guests. In October 1989, both mansions were administered together forming what is now Carcosa Seri Negara and opened to guests from around the world. There are seven suites in the Carcosa Mansion and six in the Seri Negara Mansion.

 



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