Faces of
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.


Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


address: Presinct 2 - 4, 62100 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Putrajaya-Putra-Mosque-and-Peredana-Putra2.jpg, Federal administrative capitol of Malaysia 30km south of KL that was built from scratch since the 1990s with billions of ringgit - an architecture lovers dream
Putra Mosque and Perdana Putra
Federal administrative capitol of Malaysia 30km south of KL that was built from scratch since the 1990s with billions of ringgit - an architecture lovers dream

How to get to Putrajaya

  • Take KLIA Transit (airport train) from KL Sentral (KL’s main train station), it stops halfway to the airport in Putrajaya
  • Runs every 30min, takes 20min, RM9.50 one way, RM10 for Visit Putrajaya ticket (return)
  • Taxi RM 30-50, more expensive at night

Official Site

Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPj) / Putrajaya Corporation (PJC)
Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPj) / Putrajaya Corporation (PJC)

designer traffic lights
designer traffic lights

Millennium Monument
Millennium Monument, national monument denoting important events in the history of Malaya / Malaysia

Seri Gemilang Bridge
Seri Gemilang Bridge and Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC)

jetty for Putrajaya Lake Cruise
jetty for Putrajaya Lake Cruise, near Putra Mosque

Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Finance

Putra Mosque at dusk
Putra Mosque at dusk

Seri Wawasan Bridge and Putrajaya Lake
Seri Wawasan Bridge and Putrajaya Lake

map and location of Putrajaya

Putrajaya Tours:


Tour the architectural wonderland of Putrajaya, the federal administrative capitol of Malaysia just south of Kuala Lumpur

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Things to do & see
Kuala Selangor (Fireflies)
A trip to Kuala Selangor at estuary of the Selangor River usually includes river boat tour see Firefly colonies living in the mangroves as well as visiting Bukit Melawati and a seafood dinner. The Nature Park is also worth a visit. ... more
Tugu Negara (National Monument)
Tugu Negara is a monument in the Lake Gardens that commemorates those who died in Malaysia's wars. ... more
Things to do & see
Orang Asli Village, Taman Negara
A village at the park border welcomes visitors during the day and offers a fascinating glimpse in the life the Malaysia's indigenious people. ... more

Chinatown Singapore, Singapore
Singapore′s Chinatown is the traditional Chinese quarters of the city. Today it is a major tourist attraction with national heritage sites, souvenir markets and beautifully restored traditional shop houses ... more