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Landmarks & Monuments in Kuala Lumpur
 
 
 

Dayabumi Complex

Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Kuala Lumpur

A major landmark in Kuala Lumpur, Dayabumi Complex was one of the city’s earliest skyscrapers. Built in the early 1980s, with its patterns of eight-pointed stars, Islamic arches at the top and bottom of the tower and shiny white fretwork (interlaced carved decorative designs), the building has a unique façade to it. The buildings upper floors serve as offices, with the lower and ground floors taken up by a shopping arcade, the Kuala Lumpur General Post Office, banks and restaurants.

Kuala Lumpur Railway Station

Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Kuala Lumpur

Completed in 1910 to replace an older station on the same site, the station was Kuala Lumpur's railway hub in the city for the Federated Malay States Railway and Malayan Railway, before Kuala Lumpur Sentral assumed much of its role in 2001. The station is notable for it architecture, adopting a mixture of Eastern and Western designs. Beneath the Islamic exterior, the station resembles a typical glass and iron Victorian-era English railway building. The station is located closely to the similarly designed Railway Administration Building, as well as the National Mosque and Dayabumi Complex.

Interestingly enough, when the station was first erected, construction was delayed as its rooftop design did not meet British railway specifications; it had to be able to support snow a metre deep. Strange specification to have in the tropics!

Menara KL (KL Tower)

2 Jalan Puncak, Off Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur

Standing 421m (1,381 ft) tall, this landmark is the seventh-tallest tower in the world, and the views from the top reach to the far corners of the city and beyond. The tower rises up from a tropical forest in the centre of the city, where visitors can sign up for guided tours through forest trails, visit an exotic animal farm, and ride ponies or Formula One Grand Prix simulators. Seri Angkasa Revolving Restaurant is located near the summit. There's a free shuttle to the tower from the main entrance at Jalan Puncak, next to the Pacific Regency Hotel. The ticket price includes entrance to all the attractions.

Open: daily – 9 am to 10 pm; admission: RM38 for adults, RM28 for children.

Merdeka Square

Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur

Surrounded by colonial architecture with exotic Moorish flair, Merdeka Square is undoubtedly Kuala Lumpur’s best known landmark. Also called Dataran Merdeka, it is set in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Directly in front is the Royal Selangor Club and to the north is St Mary’s Church, one of Malaysia’s oldest Anglican churches. Within the colonial core of Kuala Lumpur, Merdeka Square seems to be nothing more than a giant field with perfectly manicured green lawns and a centrepiece of the tallest flagpole in the world (95 m).

Open: daily; admission: free.


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