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STIG ALBECK TRAVEL TO KUALA LUMPUR DOWNLOAD FREE TRAVEL GUIDES AT BOOKBOON.COM NO REGISTRATION NEEDED Download free books at BookBooN.com Kuala Lumpur © 2008 Stig Albeck & Ventus Publishing ApS Translation: Claus Jensen All rights and copyright relating to the content of this book are the property of Ventus Publishing ApS, and/or its suppliers. Content from ths book, may not be reproduced in any shape or form without prior written permission from Ventus Publishing ApS. Quoting this book is allowed when clear references are made, in relation to reviews are allowed. ISBN 978-87-7061-297-5 1st edition Pictures and illustrations in this book are reproduced according to agreement with the following copyright owners Malaysian Tourist Board. The stated prices and opening hours are indicative and may have been subject to change after this book was published. Download free books at BookBooN.com Kuala Lumpur Kapiteloverskrift ONLIBRI Download free books at BookBooN.com 4 Kuala Lumpur A visit to Kuala Lumpur A visit to Kuala Lumpur www.tourism.gov.my Kuala Lumpur epitomizes the rapid development While Kuala Lumpur itself is a fascinating mix of the Southeast Asian economies have experienced Colonial and modern architecture, the nearby since the end of the 2nd World War. Kuala Lumpur’s Administrative Capital of Putrajaya is characterized population exceeds 2 million, and the city is an by beautiful buildings inspired by Malaysian culture amazing mix of buildings from the colonial period, and tradition. traditional Malaysian buildings and modern high- rises. Have a good trip! Kuala Lumpur impresses by its modernity and the sense of possibility it conveys. Its twin towers, Petronas Towers, which were the world’s tallest at the time they were built, can be seen from afar, and below one finds museums, business quarters, shopping centres and parks where the tropical heat can been enjoyed in delightful surroundings. Download free books at BookBooN.com 5 Kuala Lumpur Historical outline Accordingly, they decided to ask Great Britain to Historical outline intervene and secure peace. Great Britain, which had huge economic interests in Despite its size, Kuala Lumpur is a young city; the tin production, sent Governor Andrew Clarke building in this area, where the rivers of Klang and to negotiate a peaceful solution to the conflict. Gombak meet, did not start until 1857, when 87 Clarke managed to negotiate the Pangkor Peace Chinese miners came looking for tin. Treaty, which ended the civil war in 1874, and a new sultan ascended the throne in Perak. In Tin was a valued material at the time of addition, the British established a permanent industrialization in the mid-19th century, not least in presence, and demanded to be consulted for Great Britain and USA. The Chinese prospectors approval of all actions that were not specific to discovered tin in the vicinity of Kuala Lumpur, and Malay religion and tradition. the point of the rivers’ confluence was the ideal place for a trading post in the large jungle-clad area. In 1880 the capital was moved from Klang to Kuala The place was called ’Muddy Confluence’ – Kuala Lumpur, which greatly sped up the development of Lumpur in Bahasa Malaysia. the city. Great Britain’s colonial administrator, Frank Swettenham, also chose Kuala Lumpur as his Settlers poured into the area of the tin finds, and administrative centre. Following a fire in 1881, he after a few years there were several settlements – commenced construction of brick buildings, which mainly at the ’Muddy Confluence’ and at Ampang, served to protect the city against fires as well as to which today is a suburb of Kuala Lumpur. In 1868, improve the general health of the citizens. administrative structures were established for the settlements, and the local clans elected Yap Ah Loy Swettenham united four of the area’s sultanates and leader of the Chinese community. Yap Ah Loy was formed the Federated Malay States in 1896. Kuala thus the first mayor of Kuala Lumpur, and he Lumpur, being centrally located, was chosen as the represents the foundation of the city. capital. It was managed by the British in typical colonial fashion: The Sultan Abdul Samad Building Kuala Lumpur’s rapid development from a mining was the political centre, and leisure time was spent community to a real city created chaotic conditions playing cricket on Padang or relaxing at the along the way. The area was plagued by malaria, Selangor Club. Only whites had access to the Royal which cost the lives of many miners. The quick Selangor Club, and the place became a symbol of riches and the as yet fragile administrative structures British imperialism meant widespread lawlessness, which was only aggravated by the many newcomers eager for a share During the 2nd World War, Kuala Lumpur was in the wealth. invaded by Japan. After the War, the British returned and the city continued to grow due to a In addition to Kuala Lumpur’s own problems, the comprehensive expansion program establishing Malaysian Civil War broke out when local sultans several new suburbs from 1948 and onwards. fought each other for the throne in Perak, which belonged to the State of Selangor north of Kuala The desire for independence from Great Britain Lumpur. increased however, and a Communist-led resistance movement began to gain influence. At midnight on The merchants in the so-called Straits Settlement August 30, 1957, the Union Jack was taken down were concerned about the consequences of the civil for the last time in front of the Royal Selangor Club war for the economic development of the area. Download free books at BookBooN.com 6 Kuala Lumpur Historical outline and a crowd consisting of tens of thousands of Economic development, and a wish to work people. Following this event, Kuala Lumpur became together for further progress, finally ended the the capital of the new independent Federation of unrest, and in 1974 Kuala Lumpur became a Malay, and from 1963 capital of present-day Federal Territory of Malaysia. New buildings Malaysia. proliferated, among them Petronas Towers, the world’s tallest buildings, and the population Following the proclamation of independence from increased to today’s more than 2 million. Great Britain, unrest ensued between Kuala Lumpur’s different population groups - unrest that The city’s expansion has continued in recent years. culminated in 1969 with the declaration of a state of In 1998 Kuala Lumpur hosted the Commonwealth emergency that was to last for two years. Games. In 1999 the Federal Administration moved to the newly built area in Putrajaya, south of Kuala Lumpur. Download free books at BookBooN.com 7 Kuala Lumpur Tour 1: Kuala Lumpur 2. St. Mary’s Cathedral Tour 1: Kuala Lumpur 1. Merdeka Square Jalan Raja www.stmaryscathedral.org.my Station: Pasar Seni/Masjid Jamek Merdeka Square St Mary’s Cathedral is one of the former British Station: Masjid Jamek colonial buildings in Kuala Lumpur. It was built in The centrally located Merdeka Square is of historical 1887 in typical English Gothic style, but has been importance as the scene of Malaysia’s Proclamation renovated several times during the 20th century. of Independence in 1957. It was here the Malaysian flag was raised for the first time, which is marked by one the world’s highest flagpoles, measuring fully 95 metres. what‘s missing in this equation? Please click the advert You could be one of our future talents maeRsK inteRnationaL teChnoLogY & sCienCe PRogRamme Are you about to graduate as an engineer or geoscientist? Or have you already graduated? If so, there may be an exciting future for you with A.P. 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Masjid Jamek Jalan Tun Perak Station: Masjid Jamek Jalan Raja 29 Masjid Jamek is Kuala Lumpur’s oldest mosque. www.nationalhistorymuseum.gov.my This beautiful mosque was built in 1909 based on a Station: Pasar Seni/Masjid Jamek design by British architect A. B. Hubback. The style Malaysia’s Natural History Museum lies in the old is Moorish-inspired with lots of domes and spires. bank building and was erected in 1909. The exhibition illustrates Malaysia’s history via documents and various historical items. Download free books at BookBooN.com 9 Kuala Lumpur Tour 1: Kuala Lumpur 7. Bank Negara Money Museum ample shopping opportunities. It is a delight to go exploring in this lively and colourful neighbourhood! Jalan Dato Onn http://moneymuseum.bnm.gov.my 11. Kwong Siew Station: Bank Negara/Bandaraya On the ground floor of the Bank Negara building Chinatown lies the Money Museum, which details the Malaysian Station: Pasar Seni currency’s establishment and development. Both old Immigrants from the Chinese Guangdong Province and new coins and notes can be seen in the founded Kwong Siew Temple in 1886. The present- museum’s fine numismatic display. day temple was finished in 1888 in a traditional Chinese style. 8. Little India 12. Sri Mahamariamman Jalan Masjid India Station: Masjid Jamek Chinatown Jalan Masjid India and Lebuh Ampang are the main Station: Pasar Seni streets in the area called Little India. A visit to this The colourful Sri Mahamariamman Temple is, with city quarter is a good way of experiencing the its many details, a pleasure to behold, and a fine atmosphere, customs, religion, handicraft, and example of a classic Hindu temple. Its 22-metre-tall cuisine of India. tower is particularly impressive. The temple was built in 1873. 9. Maybank Numismatic Museum 13 Central Market Jalan Tun Perak 100, 1. sal, Menara Maybank Station: Masjid Jamek/Plaza Rakyat Menara Maybank’s lobby is a museum showcasing a large collection of different currencies. There is everything from ancient shells and gold pieces to modern coins and notes. 10. Chinatown www.centralmarket.com.my Station: Pasar Seni Central Market, Kuala Lumpur’s large food market, was built in 1936 in Art Deco style. Today it houses various shops and restaurants, and it often hosts Petaling Street cultural activities as well. Station: Pasar Seni Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown can be experienced along the street of Jalan Petaling. There is always plenty of activity, various Chinese markets and Download free books at BookBooN.com 10 Kuala Lumpur Tour 1: Kuala Lumpur Please click the advert Download free books at BookBooN.com 11 Kuala Lumpur Tour 2: Kuala Lumpur 16. Islamic Arts Museum Tour 2: Kuala Lumpur Jalan Perdana www.iamm.org.my 14. Kuala Lumpur Railway Station Station: Pasar Seni/Kuala Lumpur This museum contains an exquisite collection of Islamic art. There are, among other things, old manuscripts, calligraphy, miniature models of famous mosques and the museum’s highlight, a reconstruction of an 18th century Osman sultan’s quarters. 17. National Museum Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin Station: Pasar Seni/Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur’s old Railway Station was built in 1910 in an architectural style reminiscent of Arabian Nights. The Architect behind the many minarets, domes, spires and arches is British A.B. Hubbock, who also designed the Masjid Jamek Mosque. Jalan Damansara 15. National Mosque www.museum.gov.my Station: KL Sentral The National Museum in Kuala Lumpur was built in traditional Malaysian style in 1963. The Museum’s many exhibitions depict Malaysia’s history via archeological finds and artifacts from traditional Malaysian life throughout the centuries. There are also exhibitions showcasing local animals and plants, as well as locomotives - symbols of the country’s industrial development. Jalan Perdana Station: Pasar Seni/Kuala Lumpur 18. National Planetarium Malaysia’s National Mosque was built in 1965 as an Jalan Perdana example of the capabilities of the new independent Station: KL Sentral Malaysia, as well as a religious centre for the Malaysia’ s national planetarium is situated on a country’s Muslim community. The roof is hilltop with a beautiful staircase leading to the main constructed in 18 parts, which symbolize the entrance. In addition to movie showings, the country’s 13 states and the 5 Pillars of Islam. The planetarium has a space science-related exhibition, mosque can accommodate 10.000 people, and its and there is a splendid view of Kuala Lumpur from minaret is 73 metres tall. the observation deck on the fourth floor. Download free books at BookBooN.com 12 Kuala Lumpur Tour 2: Kuala Lumpur Download free books at BookBooN.com 13 Kuala Lumpur Tour 3: Kuala Lumpur One of the museum’s characteristics is its spacious, Tour 3: Kuala Lumpur high-ceilinged atrium, where the light radiates through the glass roof. Some of the museum’s exhibits can be viewed from different levels. 19. Istana Budaya Jalan Tun Razak 21. National Library www.istanabudaya.gov.my Jalan Tun Razak 232 Station: Sentul www.pnm.my Kuala Lumpur’s National Theatre is home to Station: Ampang Park Malaysia’s Symphony Orchestra, as well as the The architecture of the large and very modern country’s leading theatre troupe. The architecture is National Library is inspired by the traditional oriental, the most characteristic feature being the Malaysian tengkolok headwear. Those interested in beautiful blue Minangkabau roof. books will find the library’s great collection very interesting. 20. National Art Gallery Jalan Temerluh www.artgallery.gov.my Station: Sentul The National Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur showcases both local and international visual art. In addition to the permanent exhibition, there are also changing theme exhibitions. Please click the advert www.job.oticon.dk Download free books at BookBooN.com 14 Kuala Lumpur Tour 3: Kuala Lumpur 22. Petronas Towers The Petronas Towers have various exhibitions, such as the Petronas Gallery, which showcases Malaysian and international visual art, as well as Petrosains Interactive Science Discovery Centre, which details the production of oil, from deep in the ground to the refined product. 23. Malaysia Tourism Centre KLCC/Kuala Lumpur City Centre www.klcc.com.my Station: KLCC At the time of their construction, at 452 metres the Petronas Towers were the world’s tallest buildings, and they are still the world’s tallest twin towers. On the 41st floor, there is a bridge connecting the two towers from which there is an excellent view of Jalan Ampang 109 Kuala Lumpur. www.mtc.gov.my Station: Kg. Baru Within the Petronas Towers lies the beautiful The Malaysia Tourism Centre is situated in a Petronas Philharmonic Hall, home to the Malaysian historical mansion dating back to English colonial Philharmonic Orchestra. times, and is now surrounded by modern skyscrapers. The Tourism Centre is very well equipped with information for tourists about Kuala Lumpur and the rest of Malaysia. Download free books at BookBooN.com 15 Kuala Lumpur Tour 3: Kuala Lumpur 24. Kuala Lumpur Tower 25. Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve www.menarakl.com.my/recreationalpark.html Station: Bukit Nanas/Dang Wangi The beautiful Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, situated on a hilltop in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, is with its many nature trails an excellent opportunity to experience a tropical jungle. 26. Golden Triangle Golden Triangle Station: Plaza Rakyat/Bukit Bintang The area called the Golden Triangle has the city’s highest concentration of modern shopping centres, hotels and entertainments. The area is worth visiting by day as well as by night when all the neon signs and buildings are illuminated. 27. Bintang Walk Bukit Bintang Bukit Nanas Station: Bukit Bintang www.menarakl.com.my Bintang Walk is the main street in the Golden Station: Bukit Nanas/Dang Wangi Triangle; with its entertainments, shopping The mighty Kuala Lumpur Tower is 421 metres tall, opportunities, and restaurants under the palm trees, which makes it one of the world’s tallest steel it seems to epitomize the modern Malaysia. constructions. There is an excellent view of the Malaysian capital, which can be enjoyed from the tower’s observation deck (276 metres), or from the rotating restaurant (282 metres). Download free books at BookBooN.com 16 Kuala Lumpur Tour 3: Kuala Lumpur Please click the advert Download free books at BookBooN.com 17 Kuala Lumpur Tour 4: Kuala Lumpur 29c. Hibiscus Garden Tour 4: Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens’ many impressive facilities include the beautiful Hibiscus Garden. The multitudes of large colourful hibiscus flowers make an 28. Craft Cultural Complex overwhelming impression. Jalan Conley 63 Station: Bukit Bintang/Raja Chulan 29d. Bird Park Kuala Lumpur’s Craft Cultural Complex is situated Kuala Lumpur’s Bird Park is the home of more on the outskirts of the Golden Triangle. It has than 160 species. It has everything from ordinary workshops and a Craft Museum. The centre waterfowl to various birds of prey. The park is also provides an excellent insight into the area’s recommended for its beautiful facilities, full of traditional production methods used for different tropical plants and waterfalls. materials such as iron, wood and clay. Traditional handicrafts can be purchased from a number of 29e. Deer Park well-stocked shops. Deer Park is situated in an enclosed area of Lake Gardens. Within the enclosure, several hundred 29. Lake Gardens deer walk freely among the visitors, and it is possible to feed the animals. Jalan Perdana Station: Pasar Seni/KL Sentral 30. National Monument A.R. Venning founded the large lake and park area, Lake Gardens, in 1888. Since then, the facilities have been expanded several times, and today it covers 92 hectares. The area is very beautiful, and its sheer size gives the impression of being far away from the surrounding metropolis. The park has several attractions and activities, some of which are described below. 29a. Butterfly Park This part of Lake Gardens comprises about one hectare with thousands of butterflies in the air. The Butterfly Park also has an Insect Museum with Jalan Parlimen several thousand insects on display. Station: Masjid Jamek Malaysia’s National Monument depicts seven 29b. Orchid Garden soldiers standing on fallen Malaysian soldiers. One Kuala Lumpur’s tropical location provides perfect soldier carries the Malaysian flag. The American conditions for the many thousands of orchids in the artist Felix de Weldon made the 15-metre-tall city’s Orchid Garden. The garden is a cornucopia of monument in 1966. beautiful colours and other sensory delights. Every Sunday is market day, where local orchid lovers flock to the Orchid Garden. Download free books at BookBooN.com 18 Kuala Lumpur Tour 4: Kuala Lumpur 31. ASEAN Sculpture Garden 32. Parliament Houses Lake Gardens Station: Masjid Jamek The Sculpture Garden showcases award-winning sculptures by artists from ASEAN - Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which is the name of the Southeast Asian Trade Organization. The sculptures are made of wood, iron, marble and bamboo. Jalan Parlimen Station: Masjid Jamek Malaysia’s modern eighteen-storey Parliament Building is 67 metres tall. At the foot of the building lies the three-storey main building of the complex. Visitors can gain access to Parliament debates by advance-appointment. Download free books at BookBooN.com 19 Kuala Lumpur Day Tours from Kuala Lumpur 33a. Perdana Putra Complex Day Tours from Kuala Lumpur 33. Putrajaya Putrajaya, 25 km S www.i-putra.com.my Putrajaya, Malaysia’s new federal administrative centre, lies 25 kilometres to the south of Kuala Lumpur. In the year 2000, the Prime Minister moved his offices to Putrajaya, and different ministries and government offices have since followed. Putrajaya covers 4,500 hectares. It was planned as a technologically modern administrative centre without traffic problems. The city is still undergoing The large palace-like office complex housing the development and expansion. Prime Minister’s administration is clad in granite. 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The great dome American William Hornaday, and a visit there is a has a diameter of 36 metres, and the minaret, which truly unforgettable experience. The many free- is divided into five parts symbolizing the five Pillars roaming monkeys in the area add further colour to of Islam, measures 116 metres. the scene. 33c. Putra Bridge The Batu Caves is a holy place for Malaysia’s The Putra Bridge, which leads to the centre of Hindus. At the beginning of the year they celebrate Putrajaya, is built on two levels and spans 435 metres. the Thaipusam Festival there. The Putra bridge is analogous to the Khaju Bridge in Isfahan, Iran. 35. Templer’s Park Templer’s Park, 22 km N 34. Batu Caves Sir Gerald Templer founded Templer’s Park because of his fascination with Malaysia’s nature. His goal was to recreate part of the rainforest for the average tourist. A visit to Templer’s Park is a delightful and interesting experience. The many nature trails easily give the visitor a feeling of being deep within a landscape of dense forest and a multitude of waterfalls. 36. Shah Alam Batu Caves, 13 km N Shah Alam, 20 km W The large Batu Cave System north of Kuala Lumpur www.mbsa.gov.my is one of the wonders of nature. Even the approach The modern city of Shah Alam is the state of to the caves is impressive with its broad 272-step Selangor’s capital. It has a number of official stairway disappearing into the limestone mountain. buildings, including the Sultan’s Palace. But Shah The caves themselves consist of three large main Alam’s most impressive building is the gigantic caves and several smaller ones. The 180-metre-long Download free books at BookBooN.com 21 Kuala Lumpur Day Tours from Kuala Lumpur Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, which 38. Melaka is Southeast Asia’s second largest. The architect Baharuddin Abu Kassim built the Shah Alam Mosque in 1983. Its aluminium dome is beautifully decorated with typical Islamic enamelled steel ”tiles”. The mosque, with its impressive dome and its four, more than 100-metre-tall minarets, can accommodate 16,000 people. 36a. Agricultural Park Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam The Agricultural Park opened in 1986 in Shah Alam. The Park is built as an open-air university, where in addition to enjoying delightful nature, the visitor can learn about research in agriculture, the names of trees and various utility plants, and many other things. 37. Port Dickson Port Dickson, 60 km S The resort town and seaport of Port Dickson is situated by the Straits of Malacca, and it has several kilometres of fine-grained sandy beaches. The town was founded in the 1880s, and it has developed into Melaka, 120 km SE a favourite beach and holiday destination for the www.melaka.gov.my/eng/tourism.asp citizens of Kuala Lumpur. www.tourism-melaka.com The city of Melaka is situated by the historical From Port Dickson one can visit the 16th century Straits of Malacca, which for centuries has been a Portuguese lighthouse at Cape Rachardo. There is a place where seafarers of all nations congregated. fascinating view of the Straits of Malacca and the The influences of many different cultures have coast of Sumatra from the top of the lighthouse. made the city a colourful and historically fascinating place to visit. Melaka’s dominance began in the 15th The Raja Jumaat Fortress, built in 1847, is also century when goods from all over the region were interesting. Its purpose was to control the lucrative traded and shipped there. A few of the city’s tin trade of the day. countless attractions are described below. Download free books at BookBooN.com 22 Kuala Lumpur Day Tours from Kuala Lumpur 38a. Red Square 38c. Maritime Museum Red Square Melaka’s Maritime Museum fascinatingly details the In and around Red Square, whose name derives city’s central position in shipping and trade from from its red-painted buildings, are found most of the the 13th century Malay sultanate until the periods houses from the Dutch period. From 1641-1650, characterized by Portuguese, Dutch and British Stadthuys was the centre of the Dutch Governor’s influence. administration. The Dutch-built Christ Church was opened in 1753. On the hill by Red Square lie the 38d. Melaka’s Mosques remnants of the Portuguese St Paul’s Church from Melaka has some of Kuala Lumpur’s oldest 1521. mosques, built in a unique style inspired in part by Sumatran architecture. Kampong Kling Mosque has 38b. Portuguese Square a pyramid-like roof and a minaret in pagoda-style Portuguese Square with Moor traits. 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