Faces of
Malaysia
Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

Fraser’s Hill

Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Heritage Park Tram Service

Heritag-Park-Electric-Tram-Kuala-Lumpur.jpg, Electrically powered hop-on hop-off tram covering several tourist attraction around Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) and Lake Garden (Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park)
Electrically powered hop-on hop-off tram covering several tourist attraction around Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) and Lake Garden (Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park)

Ticket Price:
RM2 (RM1 children)

Operating Times:
the tram leaves from KL City Gallery at:
9.30am, 10am, 2.30pm, 3pm
within TAR Heritage Park:
9.30am - 5pm (on fridays no service between 11.30am and 2.30pm)
The tram serice stops during rain for safety reasons.

The tram service started in 2011 by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL). Since 2014 it was handed over to the operators of the Hop-on Hop-off bus servcice. The tram starts from the KL City Gallery at Merdeka square covering 2 zones: the heritage zone (vicinity of Merdeka Square) and nature zone (Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park / Lake Gardens).

Route:
Abdul Samad Building (Merdeka Square), Lake Gardens (TAR Heritage Park zone, Perdana Botanical Garden, Deer Park, Hibiscus Garden, Orchid Garden, KL Bird Park, National Planetarium, Police Museum, Islamic Arts Museum, National Museum), National Mosque
During weekends or other times when the tram has carriage extensions, it will not go through the Hibiscus and Orchid Gardens as the pathways are to narrow.
The National Mosque is the last stop.

More Information:
call 03-26980332 or email pelancongan@dbkl.gov.my

Links:

www.klcitygallery.com
www.myhoponhopoff.com




Related Places

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

The KL City gallery, located in a historical building from 1899 at Merdeka Square, is a free information centre of the history, present and future of Kuala Lumpur including the ARCH work and gift shop. You can also rent bicycles from here.

Dataran Merdeka

The Dataran Merdeka (or Merdeka Square) is the old colonial heart of 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. Merdeka = Independence.

Lake Gardens

Big park near the old colonial center and Chinatown area. It includes National Mosque, Bird Park, Butterfly Park, Islamic Arts Museum, National Museum, Deer Park, Orchid Garden, Tasik Perdana (Premier Lake).

KL Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Bus

Hop-On Hop-off sight-seeing bus with multi-language taped audio commentary covering all inner-city attractions and area from Bukit Bintang, KLCC, Lake Gardens, Historical Quarters and Chinatown. Tickets area valid for 24hours.

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

BackHome

Backpacker hostel near Masjid Jamek LRT station, located in a 2-storey shop house close to Chinatown

Reggae Guest House 2

Hostel in Chinatown, 1 of 3 outlets of the Reggae Hostel Group in KL

Attractions

Pudu Market, Kuala Lumpur

Wet Market und Market for cheap items of all kinds, especially aquarium and hi-fi equipment along Jalan Pasar in the Pudu area.

Blue Mosque in Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur

The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque is the state mosque of Selangor. It is the country′s biggest mosque and also the second biggest mosque in Southeast Asia after Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Attractions

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, Singapore

Architecturally unique (durian shaped) Performing arts centre alongside Marina Bay, near the mouth of the Singapore River. It contains a concert hall, theatre, outdoor performing centres and the Esplanade Mall.

Pasar Malam Taman Connaught, Kuala Lumpur

This predominantly Chinese night market claims to be the longest in Malaysia. It is located alang Jalan Cerdas in Cheras, a part of KL southeast of the city center.