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Malaysia
Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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.

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National Planetarium

address: Planetarium Negara, Lot 53 Jalan Perdana, Lake Gardens, 50480 Kuala Lumpur - Tel: 03-22735484 / 4303 / 430
kl-national-planetarium.jpg, The National Planetarium is a space science exhibition with a telescope and observation tower in the Lake Gardens.
The National Planetarium is a space science exhibition with a telescope and observation tower in the Lake Gardens.

Operating Hours
Open daily from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm (except on Monday, Hari Raya Aidil Fitri and Hari Raya Aidil Adha)

National Planetarium Shows:

10am Alien Adventure
11am Earth, Moon and Sun
12pm Solar Storm
1pm The Race to Earth (no show on friday)
2pm Earth, Moon and Sun(no show on friday)
3pm The Race to Earth
4pm Wehn Venus Transists the Sun

 

Links:

official website


Admission Charges

  • free admission to Exhibition Gallery
  • Admisssions to Planetarium shows:
    Adults RM12 (MyKad RM6)
    Children RM8 (MyKad RM4)
  • Large Film Format (Alien Adventure):
    Adult RM16 (MyKad RM8)
    Children RM12 (MyKad RM6)




 



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