Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman
|Captured From Youtube/Wood Culture Tour|
It could be quite tricky to find this gem since it's sometimes not on tour maps or not immediately obvious by other surrounding attractions. Though KL (Kuala Lumpur) is crammed with tall modern buildings, here you can see how Malaysian traditional houses look without having to traveling outside KL. Don't miss the tour guide at 11am and 3pm which would give you an historical insight as well. Not just fun but meaningful too.
Kuala Lumpur Tower
KL Tower (left) vs. Petronas Towers (right).. Who's taller?
To say one reason you probably will visit here, it's the world's 7th tallest tower (421m). It's like human's inborn nature to visit the tallest creature when they travel somewhere. If you want to impress your girlfriend, take her to the fancy revolving buffet (see the link) on the top floor where you can have Eastern (including Malaysian) & Western delicacies watching a romantic nightscape from high.
One way to exercise on your thigh. Batu Caves has 272 steps to the sacred Hindi Shrine, located at roughly 13 km north of KL. Inside the caves are colorful Hindi statues and some magical atmosphere. Sometimes, the steps can get wet and slippery and you'd better turn to the railings. But, more dangerous are tens of frolic monkeys watching for an opportunity to ambush human visitors with food. If you're taking a child, be extra careful.
Sultan Abdul Samad Building
On 31 August 1957, the flag of the Federation of Malaysia was hoisted at this site declaring the independence from Britain. The square is surrounded by historical buildings because to the south is KL City Gallery where you can see the history of KL free of charge; and to the northeast is Sultan Abdul Samad Building (refer to the link). If possible, visit here at night to see the swooning illumination of the buildings.
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
Mr. Pimp @ KL Bird Park
You will have chance to walk the park with wonderfully colored never-seen-before aviary creatures. Located only 10 min from KL City Center by car, KL Bird Park is world largest free-flight walk-in bird park home to more than 200 local or foreign colorful bird species. They actually fly freely over your head but you can also let them sit on your arm and feed them if you want. Try to visit here at 12:30pm and 3:30pm for the bird show or at 2:30pm for the eagle feeding.
Lots of huge sophisticated shopping malls are in KL, especially in Bukit Bintang area. But come on... fashion stuffs are in your home country too. In Central Market, you will have a distinguished cultural experience that you can't get in other huge malls. Have fun looking around Malaysian traditional clothes, handicrafts and souvenirs. On the dark side, the prices are steep here (that's why I mentioned "eye-shopping."). But, where else can you shop for those in such an air-conditioned market?
It's the true pride of all Malaysians for having once been the world's tallest building until it bequeathed its fame to Taipei 101 in 2004. For curious ones, these twins stand tall at 451.9 meters high but it's lower than KL Tower because the latter stands on a hillock. If you want to go to the sky bridge and the observatory deck, buy the ticket online soon as you decide to travel KL or you may have to stand in a long queue for hours for the offline ticket purchase.
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Written by Gibbon
Born in Korea, he grew up in Korea, Singapore, and Malaysia. This young self-appointed ascetic abandoned his university and is currently on his spiritual journey in search of true meaning of life roving from mountains to mountains. His weather-torn and hair-covered appearance reminds of some mystical Bigfoot and he looks 20 years older than he is.