Kuala Lumpur Landmarks and Historic

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Kuala Lumpur Landmarks and Historic

Royal Selangor Club

It was founded in 1884 as a small plank building with thatched roof, serving as a social and cricket club for a growing expatriate community. The original building was replace in 1890 by a two storey timber structure designed by A.C Norman, a government architect, and build in 1910 with a design similar to a mock Tudor house by architect AB Hubback

Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur

PETRONAS Twin Towers was official opened by Dato Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohammad in 31 August 1999. Since that the towers become a Kuala Lumpur landmarks and a symbol of Malaysia’s social economy progress and achievement, it’s also a symbol of aspiration and ambitions of Malaysia to become a develop country by year 2020. This twin building is a home for Malaysia Petroleum Company also known as Petroliam Nasional Berhad or PETRONAS. PETRONAS is ranked among the FORTUNE Global 500 largest corporations in the world, engaged in the broad spectrum of oil and gas operation in more than 30 countries.

The idea to build this tower came from Malaysia 4th Prime Minister Dato Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohammad that wanted the PETRONAS Twin Towers must be unique and can be recognizing as icon of Malaysia by people around the world like Eifel Tower in France or Great Wall in China.

Standing at 452 m (1483 feet), designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates from USA, the tower was build on the former horse racing track at Jalan Ampang, fully completed in 1997, PETRONAS twin towers became the highest twin building in the world on date of completion before the places been taking over by Taipei 101.

Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin

Located at Jalan Raja, besides Royal Selangor Club. This is a fine example of English Gothic architecture featuring beautiful stained glass window, tasselled tile paving and buttresses. Of interest here is a beautiful pipe organ built in 1895

Getting There

Walking distance (approx 3 minutes) from Sultan Abdul Samad Building.

Jamek Mosque Kuala Lumpur

Masjid Jamek is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur; it’s located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak River and was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback. The mosque official opened in 1909 after two years of construction by Sultan of Selangor. Before national mosque, Masjid Negara was opened in 1965, Masjid Negara served as Kuala Lumpur main mosque. The mosque has a Moorish architecture.


Do not visit on Friday around 1200noon – 230 pm, all the Muslim will perform Friday prayer during this time. You will unable to enter the Mosque and stuck in the crowded.

Getting There

  • Take Putra LRT to Masjid Jamek Station
  • Take Star LRT to Masjid Jamek
  • Walking distance (approx 10 minutes from Central Market, 10 minutes from Merdeka Square)

Merdeka Square

he Merdeka Square, also know as the Dataran Merdeka is situated in Malaysia in its capital city, which is Kuala Lumpur. On the opposite side of it is located the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. The Union Jack Flag was lowered and the Malaysian flag was hoisted at the Merdeka Square of the Dataran Merdeka as it is know, when Malaysia gained its independence from the British. The time was midnight, the date August 31st, the year 1957; this was if one might say the birthplace of the modern-day independent state of Malaysia. From that historic first Independence Day the Merdeka Square has been the site for countless more Independence Day celebrations. For successive years the National Day Parade of Malyasia which is called the Hari Mereka Parade has been held here at the Merdeka Square.

The Merdeka Square when translated into English means Independence Square. The site was previously home to the cricket green of the then Selangor Club. Hence the site was previously called the Selangor Club Padang, though at present the Selangor Club is called Royal Selangor Club. The Independence Square was formally opened in the year 1990 on the 1st of January, in collaboration to mark the Visit Malaysia Year 1990.

In the surrounding areas one can find Royal Selangor Club Complex, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, St. Mary’s Anglican Cathedral, the Memorial Library and the national History Museum.

Spending some time at a Kuala Lumpur hotel would be recommended. A Kuala Lumpur hotel accommodation will help one to see much of the city of Kuala Lumpur and will also give you some leisure time to spend at https://my.acebet99.com/my-home/. With a Kuala Lumpur accommodation one can space out one’s travels and see many places of interest.

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