Faces of
Malaysia
Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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

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)




 



Related Places

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).

Bird Park

The KL Bird Park is the one of the main attractions in the Lake Gardens park area and has the self-proclaimed largest free-flight walk-in aviary in the work.

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Sunshine Bedz KL

Hostel centrally located at the main junction of Bukit Bintang (Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail)

Serai Inn & Hostel

Hostel near Pudu Sentral bus terminal and Chinatown area

Attractions

Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur

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.

Craft Complex, Kuala Lumpur

graft centre in Bukit Bintang with various graft shops, museum, batik workshops, artist colony and more

Attractions

Historical Quarters, Kota Bharu

part of the city center with lots of museums, the Grand Palace, the Muhammadi Mosque and the tourist office

Canopy Walk, Taman Negara

Taman Negara's spectacular canopy walk is 530m long and up to 40m above the ground