Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Suria KLCC Shopping Mall

address: Suria KLCC Sdn Bhd, Lot No. 241, Level 2, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Phone : (603) - 2382 2828 - Email : info@suriaklcc.com.my
Suria KLCC Shopping Mall, Shopping Mall in the famous KLCC complex (Petronas Twin Towers). Mostly upper price designer stores, TGV cinemas, KLCC Park, KLCC Aquaria, Kinokurnya bookstore.
Shopping Mall in the famous KLCC complex (Petronas Twin Towers). Mostly upper price designer stores, TGV cinemas, KLCC Park, KLCC Aquaria, Kinokurnya bookstore.

There is a good food court on Level 2. At the basement level, Suria KLCC is connected to the LRT (KLCC station) and there is a tunel to KLCC Aquaria.

Links: Suria KLCC (official website)
TGV Cinema
movie theatre on Level 3 with 12 screens and 2400 seats
For more information call: (603) - 2381 3535
http://www.tgv.com.my/

KLCC Park
50-acre tropical landscape just outside the mall with programmed water fountains, romantic spots and spectacular views of the Twin Towers.

KLCC Aquaria
RM45 (RM35 for Malaysians)
Children: RM35 (RM25 for Malaysians)
(opening hours: 11am - 8pm, last admission at 7pm)
The is a underground walkway from the basement level to the Aquarium.
http://www.klaquaria.com

Petrosains
interactive Science Discovery Centre on level 4
http://www.suriaklcc.com.my/index.php?module=Petrosains


view from KLCC Park


KLCC Park


Related Places

Petronas Twin Towers / KLCC

The 88-floor building was completed in 1997 and remained the highest building in the world until 2004 with 452m. The Kuala Lumpur Center includes not only the famous twin towers, but also a shopping mall (Suria KLCC), a movie theatre, the new aquarium (KLCC Aquaria) and a park.

Pavilion Shopping Mall KL

The Pavilion is another addition to the already densely populated shopping district of Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur. It opened in February 2008 and the Pavilion Elite wing opened in 2017. The chic mall houses mostly designer stores, a Golden Screen Cinema complex and the popular food court - the Food Republic.

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Serai Inn & Hostel

Hostel near Pudu Sentral bus terminal and Chinatown area

Fernloft KL @ Chinatown

Hostel near Central Market and Chinatown, branch of Fernloft group of hostels Singapore

Attractions

Rock-climbing at Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur

You can rock climb at 4 spots of the limestone hill that also hosts the famous Batu caves temple. Climing the walls is free of charge unless you want to take courses.

Craft Complex, Kuala Lumpur

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

Attractions

Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Perhentian Islands

The small (=kecil) island. With plenty of low-priced accommodation the island is a backpackers favorite and can get quite crowded at peak season on Long Beach.

The Habitat, Penang

The Habitat is a rainforest experience on top of Penang Hill with a guided nature walk, canopy and treetop walks.