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.

Sandakan

Sandakan is a starting point for ecotourism destinations such as the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary,Turtle Islands Park, Kinabatangan River and Gomantong Caves.

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

Serenity Hostels

Hostel on Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL's main pub and clubbing street in Bukit Bintang

The Explorers Guesthouse

Hostel / Guesthouse near Central Market and Chinatown

Attractions

Lake Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur

Lake Titiwangsa - also known as Taman Tasik Titiwangsa - is a recreational park and lake north of downtown Kuala Lumpur with good photo opportunities and the adjacent Istana Budaya, an arts and culture centre.

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.

Attractions

Salang Beach, Tioman

Salang is on the northernmost end of the island and is most frequented by backpackers and independent travellers looking for a spot of diving, plenty of nightlife and cheap accommodation.

The Habitat, Penang

The Habitat is a rainforest experience on top of Penang Hill with a guided nature walk, canopy and treetop walks.