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.

Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is a highland region located about 20 km east of Ipoh and about 150 km north of Kuala Lumpur in Pahang, Malaysia. At 5,000 ft (1,500 m) above sea level it is the highest area on the mainland, and enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 25C and rarely falling below 12C year round. The area is popular for it’s tea plantations and jungle walks.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Times Square KL (Shopping Mall)

address: Berjaya Times Square Sdn Bhd(119614-V)Berjaya TS Management Sdn Bhd(340895-H), 1 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. - Tel: (+603) 2144 9821 - Fax: (+603) 2145 2471
Times-Square-Kuala-Lumpur-levels2.jpg, Giant shopping Mall in Bukit Bintang with 10 floors, IMAX theatre, Golden Screen cinema, a huge bowling alley and a theme park with a roller coaster.
Giant shopping Mall in Bukit Bintang with 10 floors, IMAX theatre, Golden Screen cinema, a huge bowling alley and a theme park with a roller coaster.

Times Square is currently listed as the 10th largest building in world with a floor area of 700,000 m2.

Times Square is directly connected to the Imbi Monorail station and only 5min walk from the Hang Tuah LRT station.

Times Square

The mall area consists of 12 floors (including ground and lower ground) whereas the top 4 floors consist of mostly offices and service centers, the bottom 8 floors offer hundreds of retail shops for your shopping needs. In contrast to other highend shopping malls like Pavilion or Suria KLCC, Times Square offers more budget friendly stores.

Links:

Times Square (official website)


Times Square Theme Park
entry price Mo-Fri: RM 38 (RM 32 for Malaysian), kids below 12: RM28 (RM 22 for Malaysians)
entry price weekends / holidays: RM 43 (RM 37 for Malaysian), kids below 12: RM33 (RM 27 for Malaysians)
www.timessquarekl.com/themepark

 

indoor roller coaster
the indoor rollercoaster with one looping and one spiral in action


Central Park
Central Park on Level 3


shopping level
the shopping levels are also connected by a glass elevator


Level 3
the first 6 Levels have endless rows of shops selling mostly clothes with a low price tag (comparable to BB Plaza / Sungei Wang)



Golden Screen Cinema
GSC has a multiplex cinema, the ticket counters are in the back of the 1st floor.
www.gsc.com.my


 


Imbi Monorail station and the Monorail track in front of Times Square

 

view from Lot 10
Sungai Wang Shopping Mall (in the front) and the two towers of Times Square (back)
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool on the 15th floor
accessable for guest of the service suites and Times Square Hotel in the two towers


KL skyline
view from 15th floor

 



Related Places

BB Plaza / Sungei Wang

Sungei Wang, located in Bukit Bintang, is the oldest shopping complex in downtown Kuala Lumpur. The connected BB Plaza was shutdown in 2015 because of the MRT construction to make way for a new high-rise building.

Plaza Low Yat (Tech Mall)

Low Yat is the place go to buy electronic and high-tech stuff like computers, laptops , computer parts and accessories, cameras, mobile phones, blanks discs etc.

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Serai Inn & Hostel

Hostel near Pudu Sentral bus terminal and Chinatown area

Central Lodge

Hostel / Guesthouse in Brickfields, near KL Sentral railway station

Attractions

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

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.

Kuala Selangor (Fireflies), Kuala Lumpur

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.

Attractions

Church of St. Francis Xavier, Melaka

Neo-Gothic Catholic church on Jalan Laksaman in the historical city center. The Church was built in 1856 by the Paris Foreign Missionary in honour of St. Francis Xavier, a prominent 16th-century Catholic missionary.

Colonia District / Fort Cornwallis, Penang

Penang was the first british settlement in Malaya so many colonial building can be found like the remains of Fort Cornwallis where Captain Francis Light stepped ashore in 1786