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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.

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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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

map and location of Kuala Lumpur City Gallery



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