Landmark – Kuala Lumpur

Landmark Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia, this prosperity city has so many architectures was famous in the international, it’s become the landmark for the tourists to planning his tour in Malaysia.  I will introduce to you some of the Landmark Kuala Lumpur  here.

Dataran Merdeka

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The Dataran Merdeka (or Merdeka Square) is the old colonial heart of Landmark Kuala Lumpur. It was here, in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building that the Union Flag was lowered and the Malayan flag hoisted for the first time at midnight on August 31, 1957 by Tun Abdul Razak, the second Prime Minister of Malaysia. Merdeka means Independence. Dataran Merdeka is one of the most important historical landmark in the history of Malaysia.

Sultan Abdul Samad Building was predominantly Moorish appearance of the building suitably reflects the cultural background of Malaysia. The unique Moorish-style building has a 41m clock tower. It was constructed in 1897 and designed by a British architect, A.C. Norman, who worked for the Public Works Department at that time. The building became the centre of British administration in Selangor.

Royal Selangor Club

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The Royal Selangor Club is a social club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, founded in 1884 by the British who ruled Malaya. This landmark Kuala Lumpur is the club situated next to the Dataran Merdeka, or Independence Square is accessible from Jalan Raja (Raja Road). Indeed, the Club has since grown in both stature as well as membership numbers. Currently, the Club have more than 6,500 members.

The club was founded as the Selangor Club in 1884 as a meeting point for educated and high-ranking members of British colonial society. Nevertheless, membership to the club is primarily determined by high educational and social standards, rather than race or citizenship. The organisation was initially based in a small wooden building with an attap roof at near the north eastern corner of the field , which was replaced by a two-storey structure in 1890 on the west side of the field, the present site of the club, and designed by A.C.A. Norman, a Government Architect. The building was later redesigned by architect Arthur Benison Hubback (who was notably credited for the design of the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station) and rebuilt in 1910, with two additional wings on either side of the main building and a Mock Tudor styling.

They have 3 buildings behind of it, the first of left is the University Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK Building) was established on 18 December 1997 as one of the first private universities in Malaysia. The middle is the Ministry of Works Malaysia (JKR Building), which is build and maintenance of transport infrastructure in Malaysia. The last of right is The Central Bank of Malaysia (BNM Building), is the Malaysian central bank. Established on 26 January 1959 as the Bank Negara Malaya, its main purpose is to issue currency, act as banker and adviser to the Government of Malaysia and regulate the country’s financial institutions, credit system and monetary policy.

Petronas Twin Tower

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Built on 1 January 1992 until 31 December 1994, the Petronas Twin Tower was the tallest building in the world from 1 January 1998 to 31 December 2004. Currently, it still holds the record for the tallest twin buildings in the world. It is the headquarters of Petronas, a Fortune 100 state owned oil company and also the largest company in South East Asia. Kuala Lumpur City Centre is a multipurpose development area in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The towers and the mall below were designed by Argentinian born architect César Pelli. Construction started in 1991 and completed 7 years after, in midst of Asian Financial Crisis and Reformasi movement. Due to the soil conditions on the tower, the buildings were built on one of the deepest foundations in the world.

The 88-storey towers were built using mostly reinforced concrete, with steel-and-glass facade to resemble Islamic motifs, a religion followed by the majority of Malaysia. The cross section of the tower resembles Rub el Hizb, further solidifies the Islamic motif in the tower design.

Suria KLCC is currently the only landmark and main commercial centre in the KLCC area. The shopping mall occupies space underneath the Petronas Twin Towers and shares its parking lot with it. The six-story shopping mall has been extended to Menara Carigali since 2011.

The tower feature a Sky Bridge between the two towers on 41st and 42nd floors, which is the highest 2-story bridge in the world. It is not directly bolted to the main structure, but is instead designed to slide in and out of the towers to prevent it from breaking during high winds.  The bridge is 170m (558 ft) above the ground and 58 m (190 ft) long, weighing 750 tons.  It is open to all visitors, and limited to 1700 people per day. Visitors are only allowed on the 41st floor as the 42nd floor can only be used by the tenants of the building. The Sky Bridge also acts as a safety device, so that in the event of a fire or other emergency in one tower, tenants can evacuate by crossing the Sky Bridge to the other tower.

 

Kuala Lumpur Tower

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The KL Tower (Kuala Lumpur Tower) is a tall tower located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its construction was completed on 1 March 1995. It is used for communication purposes and features an antenna that reaches 421 metres (1,381 feet) and is the 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world. The roof of the pod is at 335 metres (1,099 feet). The rest of the tower below has a stairwell and an elevator to reach the upper area, which also contains a revolving restaurant, providing diners with a panoramic view of the city. The tower is the highest viewpoint in Kuala Lumpur, this landmark is open to the public.

The main lobby of the upper ground floor is decorated with exquisite glass-clad domes that sparkle like giant diamonds. These domes were designed and arranged in the form of the Muqarnas by Iranian craftsmen from Isfahan.

On 13 September 1994, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad performed the ‘topping-up ceremony’ where the antenna mast was installed, thus marking the final height of the tower, 421 metres above the ground. After installation of facilities and amenities, Menara Kuala Lumpur was opened to public on 23 July 1996. KL Tower was officially inaugurated by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on 1 October 1996.

Dayabumi Complex

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The Dayabumi Complex was construction began in 14 February 1982 completed in 1983 and it was a controversial expensive mega project at that time which automatically gained a new Kuala Lumpur landmark in Malaysia. This 35-storey Menara Dayabumi was built by Japanese construction company. It was designed in a modern Islamic style. The facade of the tower is adorned with patterns of eight-pointed stars, and Islamic arches at the top and bottom of the tower. It houses several commercial facilities and is one of the earliest skyscrapers in the city.

The complex houses a shopping arcade, City Point, offices and the General Post Office. At the base of the building there are various arches with shapes similar to onion-shaped domes used by mosques especially those whose architecture is influenced by the middle-east architecture. Menara Dayabumi is the former headquarters of Petronas Malaysia’s national oil and gas company. Petronas used to operate from here prior to the completion of the Twin Towers. In 1998, the company moved its headquarters to the present location in the Petronas Twin Towers.

Berjaya Times Square

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Berjaya Times Square is a 48-storey, 203 m (666 ft) twin tower, hotel, condominium, indoor amusement park and shopping centre complex in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was opened in October 2003 by the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato Sri Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad.

This landmark Kuala Lumpur is currently the ninth largest building in the world and has also been tagged as the “world’s largest building ever built in a single phase”, with 700,000 m2 (7,500,000 sq ft) of built up floor area. This building consists of a shopping mall, business office’s and leisure centre with over 1000 retail shops, 1200 luxury service suites, 65 food outlets and entertainment attractions such as Berjaya Times Square Theme Park, Cinema 2D and 3D theatre. Measuring over 133,000 square feet, Located on Level 5 & 7 of Berjaya Times Square, This Theme Park is the Malaysia Book of Records holder for the First Largest Indoor Theme Park in the country.

Puduraya Bus Terminal

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The Puduraya bus terminal (now renamed to Pudu Sentral), located in the city centre, used to be KL’s main bus station. It was began operating in 1976, on that time is a main terminal long distance buses arrive and leave from every way to Kuala Lumpur. Pudu Sentral is especially busy during the public holiday and festive periods. it build with hotel for some one need overnight here. Also have the train station, so customer can go everywhere of the city.

Puduraya was reopened on April 16, 2011 after undergoing massive renovations costing RM52.7mil. The terminal was closed in April 2010 for upgrading works. After a complete make-over, it now servers north-bound buses. On 27 August 2011, the Puduraya bus terminal was renamed as Pudu Sentral in keeping with its modern and new look on par with an airport. On 23 September 2012, Pudu Sentral became the Urban Transformation Centre for Kuala Lumpur. It was launched by Najib Razak. Pudu Sentral becomes the second Urban Transformation Centre(UTC), one stop information center, convenient for people to settle or apply everything with government. The transformation to become Urban Transformation centre costs RM24 million and takes 6 weeks to complete.

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