Faces of
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Chinwoo Swimming Pool

address: Chin Woo Stadium, Jalan Hang Jebat, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
chinwoo-swimming-pool_kuala_lumpur.jpg, Big public swimming pool with cafe in downtown KL in a nice setting on a hill right between Chinatown and Bukit Bintang.
Big public swimming pool with cafe in downtown KL in a nice setting on a hill right between Chinatown and Bukit Bintang.

Near Merdeka Stadium, National Stadium, Petaling Street and Maharajalela Monorail stadium.
Enter from Jalan Hang Jebat. Tickets are sold at the Chinwoo Stadium.

There are also lockers right next to the pool.

entry: RM4.30 (weekends: RM5.30)

opening hours:
monday - friday: 2pm - 8pm
saturday, sunday, public holiday: 9am - 8pm

phone: +60 3-2072 4602

Links:

Top 18 Luxury Hotels in Kuala Lumpur with Pools

Chinwoo Athletic Association Selangor & Kuala Lumpur

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Location of Chinwoo Swimming Pool
the pool is location next to one of the biggest construction site in KL, the construction of PNB 118, the future tallest skycraper of the city with a height of 644 meters

 


street view: Chin Woo stadium, the swimming pool is right next to the stadium (behin the tower)

 



Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Sunshine Bedz KL

Hostel centrally located at the main junction of Bukit Bintang (Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail)

Matahari Lodge

Hostel / Guesthouse located just across Central Market, near Chinatown

Attractions

Petronas Twin Towers / KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

The 88-floor building was completed in 1997 and remained the highest building in the world until 2004 with 452m. The Kuala Lumpur Center includes not only the famous twin towers, but also a shopping mall (Suria KLCC), a movie theatre, the new aquarium (KLCC Aquaria) and a park.

Zoo Negara, Kuala Lumpur

Zoo Negara (National Zoo) is major zoological park in the north-east of Kuala Lumpur. The park is managed by a non-governmental organization known as the Malaysian Zoological Society.

Attractions

The Paddock, Fraser's Hill

The Paddock offers and family frienly facility that offers horseback riding and archery.

Penang Bridge, Penang

A 13.5km long bridge linking the mainland with Penang. It was opening in 1985. Before all traffic depended on ferry services