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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.

Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang (or Redang Island)  is a beautiful tropical island off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia in the state of Terengganu. Most travellers visiting Redang come on pre-booked packages from one of the resorts on the island. It is a more up-market destination than Perhentian Islands.

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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 (weenkends: RM5.30)

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

phone: +60 3-2072 4602

Links:

Chinwoo Athletic Association Selangor & Kuala Lumpur

facebook page


 


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

 



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