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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.

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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)




 

map and location of National Planetarium



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