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Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

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.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

address: ARCH Collection Sdn. Bhd., No. 27, Jalan Raja, Dataran Merdeka, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - tel: +6 03 2698 3333
Kuala-Lumpur-City-Gallery.jpg, 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.
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.

The Kuala Lumpur City Gallery is operated by ARCH Collection Sdn. Bhd. ARCH is a Malaysian brand that makes collectables and gifts made of wood veneer (using laser technology), they also publish the Kuala Lumpur Walks & Tours map. Their work shop is located at the ground floor of the City Gallery. ARCH created  the City Gallery to not only promote their own products but also the heritage and culture of Kuala Lumpur.

Entrance Free
the entry to Kuala Lumpur City Gallery is free of charge!

Opening Hours
8am - 6pm daily

How to get to KL City Gallery
The Gallery is located at the southern end of Merdeka Square (Dataran Merderka), between the History Museum and the City Library. The closest LRT stations are Masjid Jamek and Pasar Seni. It is a 5min walk to get here from Central Market

Bicycle Rental
RM30 (first 4 hours), RM5 for each additional hour
Guided Tour: RM45 per person (min. 8 person - max. 12 person)

Electric Tram Service to Lake Gardens
RM2 (RM1 children)
more information
 

 

Links:

official website
facebook page


The Kuala Lumpur City Gallery is located in a historical building that was in built in 1899 during the British colonial administration as a printing office. It was designed by A.C.Norman based on neo-Renaissance principles with exposed bricks, plastered columns and semi-circular windows. The printing office in the building produced official government reports and train tickets until 1961 when the Ministry of Labour took over. In 1977, the Metropolitaan Postal Security Office moved in. In 1986, the City Hall bought the building and turned it into the first public library of Kuala Lumpur.

The ground floor (A.C. Norman Floor) of the City Gallery houses a large city map, a history section and the ARCH work shop and gift shop. The first floor (J.Russell Floor) holds the large architecture scale mode of Greater Kuala Lumpur.


I love KL
The I Love KL sculpture outside the Gallery is a popular photo spot


KL map
the large KL city wall map is quite informative, there are laser pointers to help showing locations on the map
next to the map is area with tourist information brochures


Newseum
the "Newseum", a history section showing how KL was founded as tin mining "cowboy" town in the 19th century and later become the centre of the British administration of Malaya


miniature model of Dataran Merdeka
miniature model of Dataran Merdeka (in the foreground, Masjid Jamek)


archictecture scale model of Greater Kuala Lumpur
archictecture scale model of Greater Kuala Lumpur on the First Floor
the model is still under construction, it should be amazing to see when it is done. Future construction projects, like the 100-storey tower at Merdeka stadium, are included as glass models.


ARCH work shop
ARCH work shop at Ground Floor


ARCH souvenir & gift shop
ARCH souvenir & gift shop of Kuala Lumpur



Related Places

Heritage Park Tram Service

Electrically powered hop-on hop-off tram covering several tourist attraction around Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) and Lake Garden (Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park)

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.

Central Market

The indoor market and the Kasturi Walk in front of Central Market is a paradise for souvenir hunters, art and handicraft etc.

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

The Travel Hub

Hostel / Guesthouse in a quiet part of Chinatown

Suzie’s Guest House KL

Guesthouse / Hostel in Chinatown

Attractions

Masjid Jamek, Kuala Lumpur

Masjid Jamek is the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak River and was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback.

Petaling Street (Chinatown), Kuala Lumpur

Chinatown in KL is one of the oldest parts of city. The main attractions is the roofed street market along Petaling Street which is popular for selling for fake branded goods like bags, shoes, clothes and watches.

Attractions

Gua Tempurung, Ipoh

Gua Tempurung, located 30min south of Ipoh, are the largest limestone caves in Peninsular Malaysia.

Pasar Besar Kedai Payang (Central Market), Kuala Terengganu

The colourful wet and dry market of KT is right next to Chinatown and along the Terengganu River. At the entrance are still traditional trishaws taking costumers back to their home.