Landmark – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Landmark Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia, this prosperity city have many architectures famous in the international. I will introduce some of the Landmark Kuala Lumpur for tourists to planning his tour in Malaysia.

Dataran Merdeka, Landmark Kuala Lumpur

Dataran Merdeka, Landmark Kuala Lumpur

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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. The Malayan flag hoisted for the first time at midnight on August 31, 1957 by Tun Abdul Razak. Merdeka means Independence. Dataran Merdeka is one of the most important historical landmark in the history of Malaysia.

Sultan Abdul Samad Building was Moorish design, it’s 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. 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, since 1884 by the British. This landmark Kuala Lumpur is the club situated next to the Dataran Merdeka, or Independence Square. Indeed, the Club has grown in both stature as well as membership numbers. Currently, the Club have more than 6,500 members.

It’s function as a meeting point for high-ranking members of British colonial society. Nevertheless, membership to the club is primarily determine by high educational and social standards, rather than race or citizenship. The organisation was initially base in a small wooden building with an thatch roof, located corner of the field. In 1890, A.C.A Norman was replace the new building with two-storey structure on the west side of the field. After that, architect Arthur Benison Hubback was renovate this building again in 1910. Arthur Benison was notably credited for the design of the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. Building extend with two additional wings on either side of the main building and a Mock Tudor styling.

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

Petronas Twin Tower

Landmark Kuala Lumpur - Petronas Twin Tower

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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. This is headquarters of Petronas, a Fortune 100 state oil company and also the largest company in SEA. Commercial landmark 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 stay on one of the deepest foundations in the world.

Suria KLCC is currently the only landmark 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.

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Sky Bridge

The tower feature a Sky Bridge between the two towers on 41st and 42nd floors. This is the highest 2-story bridge in the world. It is creates to slide in and out of the towers to prevent it from breaking during high winds.  The Sky Bridge is 170m from the ground and 58m long, weighing 750 tons.  It is open to all visitors, and limited to 1700 people per day. Visitors are only allow on the 41st floor, the 42nd floor can only be use 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.

Landmark Kuala Lumpur Tower

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The KL Tower (Kuala Lumpur Tower) is a tall tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its construction was finish on 1 March 1995. Specially 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 landmark Kuala Lumpur, and is open to the public.

The decoration of main lobby upper ground floor 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.

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad performed the ‘topping-up ceremony’ on 13 September 1994. After installation the antenna mast, thus marking the final height 421 metres above the ground. Grand opening to public on 23 July 1996 after installation of facilities and amenities. Indeed, officially inauguration of KL Tower by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on 1 October 1996.

Dayabumi Complex

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The 35-storey Dayabumi Complex was construction from 14 February 1982 finish in 1983 by a Japanese company. It was a controversial expensive mega project at that time which automatically gained a new landmark Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The design of Menara Dayabumi was in a modern Islamic style with patterns of eight-point stars from the top and bottom of the tower. Also, 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-shape domes. This design was always appear at mosques 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. Also it was the “world’s largest building ever built in a single phase”, with 700k m2 of built up floor area. This building consists of a shopping mall, business office’s and leisure centre with over 1000 retail shops. It contain 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.

Landmark Kuala Lumpur - Puduraya Bus Terminal

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The Puduraya bus terminal (now renamed to Pudu Sentral), located in the KL city centre. It was began operating in 1976, on that time is a main terminal long distance buses arrive and leave from every way to KL. 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 re-open on April 16, 2011 after undergoing massive renovations costing RM52.7mil. The terminal was close 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 rename as Pudu Sentral in keeping with its modern and new look. On 23 September 2012, Pudu Sentral became the Urban Transformation Centre for Kuala Lumpur. It was launch by Najib Razak. Pudu Sentral becomes the second Urban Transformation Centre(UTC). This is a one stop information centre, 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.

Malayan Railways Limited

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Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTM) or Malayan Railways Limited is the main rail operator in Peninsular Malaysia. This also a landmark Kuala Lumpur. The railway system dates back to the British colonial era, when it was first built to transport tin. Previously known as the Federated Malay States Railways (FMSR) and the Malayan Railway Administration (MRA). Kereta api Tanah Melayu acquired its current name in 1962. The organisation was corporatised in 1992, but remains wholly owned by the Malaysian government. Fares are generally reasonable, but the low frequency of the intercity trains does not usually make them competitive with other modes of transportation.

The total length of the network was 1,699 km. However due to the closure and subsequent removal of the section of tracks between Tanjong Pagar railway station and Woodlands Train Checkpoint.

The West Coast main line is double tracked and electrified to 25 kV AC. It cross between Padang Besar railway station on the Malaysian-Thai border and Butterworth railway station. The branch lines between Batu Junction and Batu Caves Komuter station, and between Port Klang Junction. The Port Klang Komuter station are also double-tracked and electrified.

The remainder of the West Coast main line from Gemas railway station to Woodlands Train Checkpoint in Singapore. As well as the entire East Coast Line from Gemas railway station to Tumpat railway station, is single track.

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