Petronas Twin Towers and the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC)
The tallest building in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers, is a
commanding sight and tops the list of interesting places to visit in Malaysia. Together with the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), it
symbolises Kuala Lumpur's and Malaysia's rapid rise as a developed nation.
The whole site sits on what used to be the Selangor Turf Club grounds. The
towers are awe-inspiring, with just the right combination of modern
architecture and Islamic design.
At the base of the towers, the KLCC is the newest attraction in KL and all
of Malaysia. A public park and gardens, with a wading pool, sits at the
heart . They make a fantastic place to cool down after going around the
Suria KLCC shopping centre - THE shopping centre boasting of the latest in
fashion trends and designer labels.
A skyscraper, 35 storeys high, stands proudly on Jalan Hishamuddin,
high-vaulted arches decorating its entrance and its white open-fretwork
glistening in the tropical sun; this is the Dayabumi Complex and its
significance lies in the fact that it was the very first building in KL to
boast of the Malaysian-style architecture, that is a unique combination of
modern lines and Islamic motifs. This fact itself makes the Dayabumi Complex one of the best places to visit in Malaysia.
Parliament House placed on elevated ground commands 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.
Sri Mahamariaman Temple
Another one amongst best places to visit in Malaysia but this time it is an added attraction for those who are religious at heart. Built in 18 7 3, this is one of the most ornate and elaborate Hindu temples
in the country. The detailed decorative scheme for the temple incorporates
intricate carvings, gold embellishments, hand-painted motifs and exquisite
tiles from Italy and Spain. It also houses a giant chariot that is used to
transport a deity annually during the Hindu festival of Thaipusam.
Sultan Abdul Samad Building
Facing Dataran Merdeka is Sultan Abdul Samad Building, a Moorish inspired
building with shiny copper domes and a 130-metre clock tower. Designed by
architects, Norman and Bidwell, it took more than two years to build and was
completed in 1897. It was constructed to accommodate the various government
administrative departments, among them the Federal Secretariat, Selangor
State Secretariat, Public Works Department and the Sanitary Board. Today, it
houses the Judicial Department on one end and The Textile Museum on the