Grand Tour of Kuala Lumpur
This is a comprehensive tour of Kuala Lumpur. The full-day itinerary covers all the highlights;
~ Jamek Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur and located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak River
~ Dataran Merdeka or Independence Square situated in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. It was here the Union Flag was lowered and the Malaysian flag hoisted for the first time at midnight on 31 August 1957. Since then, Dataran Merdeka has been the usual venue for the annual National Day Parade.
~ Sultan Abdul Samad Building is a late-nineteenth century building originally housed the offices of the British colonial administration, and was known simply as Government Offices in its early years. In 1974 it was renamed after Sultan Abdul Samad, the reigning sultan of Selangor at the time when construction began.
~ National Monument is a sculpture that commemorates those who died in Malaysia's struggle for freedom, principally against the Japanese occupation during World War II and the Malayan Emergency, which lasted from 1948 until 1960. It is located in the Federal capital, Kuala Lumpur. The Malaysian Houses of Parliament is situated near the monument.
~ The Istana Negara or National Palace is the official residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King), the monarch of Malaysia. The palace opened in 2011 and replaced the old Istana Negara which was located at a different compound in central Kuala Lumpur. The palace complex has an area of 97.65 hectares, 22 domes, and is split into three main portions: the Formal Component, Royal Component and Administration Component.
~ The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers are twin skyscrapers. remain the tallest twin towers in the world. The buildings are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur, along with nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower.
~ Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in Selangor. The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, and is dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of the Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia.
~ Royal Selangor Visitor Centre - Visitor center taking guests through the history of Royal Selangor's pewter manufacturing.
National Palace and Petronas Twin Towers