Petronas Twin Towers
Petronas Twin Towers were once the tallest buildings in the world. Now the world’s tallest twin structures, the 88-storey buildings were designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates with both towers joined at the 41st and 42nd floors (175m above street level) by a 58 meter-long, double-decker Sky Bridge.
When the Petronas Twin Towers were completed in 1998 they were declared the tallest buildings in the world, surpassing the 442-metre-tall Willis Tower in Chicago, U.S.A. At the base of the Petronas Twin Towers is Suria KLCC, an upmarket shopping mall that is very popular with tourists.
Along with the Petronas Twin Towers, Menara KL Tower is easily Malaysia’s most recognizable and popular landmark. Constructed in 1994, the tower stands at 421 meters and effortlessly trumps the Petronas Twin Towers with the highest and most spectacular view of the city. This gleaming tower’s spindle-like apex is visible from almost anywhere in Kuala Lumpur. Menara KL’s viewing deck is, at 276 meters, at least 100 meters higher than the Petronas Twin Towers’ Skybridge the view is marvellous during the day and even better at night when you can see the entire sparkling city center.
Suria KLCC Shopping Center
Suria KLCC is Malaysia's premier shopping center, located at the base of the Petronas Twin Towers in the Kuala Lumpur City Center. It has over 400 stores, with anchor tenants Isetan, Parkson Grand, Cold Storage supermarket, Tanjong Golden Village, Signature's Level 2 Food Court and Marks and Spencer. "Suria" is a native Malay word derived from Sanskrit "surya", meaning "sunshine". It houses luxury and fashion stores and also restaurants, cafes, a 12 screen cinema, a concert hall, the Petronas Art Gallery, and the Petrosains Science Discovery Center.
Bukit Bintang Street
Bukit Bintang tylized as Bintang Walk or Starhill, the latter being a translation of the Malay name) is the name of the shopping and entertainment district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It encompasses Jalan Bukit Bintang and its immediate surrounding areas. The area has long been Kuala Lumpur's most prominent retail belt that is home to many landmark shopping centers, al-fresco cafés, swanky bars, night markets, as well as hawker-type eateries. This area is popular among tourists and locals, especially among the youths. A part of Bintang Walk is designated as an "Arab Street".
Mid Valley Megamall
This is a shopper’s paradise, fashionista’s haven, kid’s wonderland, gourmet hunter’s sanctuary and a firm family favorite, all under one roof.
Mid Valley Megamall is home to a myriad of retail experiences unlike any other, ranging from a dazzling array of fashion and lifestyle innovations to home furnishings, cosmetics and healthcare essentials to wining, dining and all things entertainment. With 1.7 million square feet net lettable and over four hundreds retailers in twelve categories, there are plenty to keep devoted shoppers grinning. It houses signature anchor tenants AEON, AEON BIG, Metrojaya, and Golden Screen Cinemas amongst 430 specialty stores including high fashion international brands and local brands. Wander around the massive complex and you might stumble upon some of the junior anchor specialty shops.
Batu Caves, one of Kuala Lumpur’s most frequented tourist attractions, is a limestone hill comprising three major caves and a number of smaller ones. Located approximately 11 kilometers to the north of Kuala Lumpur, this 100-year-old temple features idols and statues erected inside the main caves and around it. Incorporated with interior limestone formations said to be around 400 million years old, the temple is considered an important religious landmark by Hindus. Cathedral Cave – the largest and most popular cavern in Batu Caves – houses several Hindu shrines beneath its 100-meter-high arched ceiling.
Sultan Abdul Samad Building
Sultan Abdul Samad Building is now home to the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture of Malaysia and sits beside the old KL Railway Station. Though it no longer serves an official purpose, it remains one of the city’s most important tourist attractions and a historical landmark in the city. Constructed entirely of brick, the building features strong gothic, western and Moorish-style influences with an imposing porch, graceful arches, curved colonnades topped with shiny copper cupolas and a domineering 41.2m- high clock tower. It is frequently seen as the backdrop for Malaysia’s annual Independence Day parades (which take place past Dataran Merdeka).
Central Market is one of KL’s most familiar landmarks and a popular tourist attraction. Built in 1928, it is a short walk away from Petaling Street, along Jalan Hang Kasturi. Also called Pasar Seni, it used to be a simple wet market but in the early 1980s was revamped into a handicrafts outlet. The focus for the city’s artistic community, inside the building is a warren of boutiques, handicraft and souvenir stalls with traders selling local merchandise such as authentic Malaysian batik prints and more. Central Market is located on the opposite bank of the Dayabumi Complex and is an art-deco style building with local ‘Baroque’ trimmings.