Kuala Lumpur is Dream in Your Hands
- The iconic 450 m high Petronas Twin Towers are one of the prominent symbols of Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur. These towers are connected with the 58 m long Sky bridge being used as an observation point to get bird’s eye view of Kuala Lumpur. At the feet of the Towers you will be welcomed by a prestigious Suria KLCC shopping mall, art gallery, Science Discovery Centre, aquarium, etc.
- KL Tower (or Menara Tower) is the 421 m high TV tower. Its observation point is located at an altitude of 276 m, i.e. by 100 m higher than the Sky bridge of the Petronas Twin Towers. The tower has a revolving restaurant Athposphere360. In the afternoon it offers a magnificent panoramic view of the city, and at night it is simply astonishing!
- The Royal Palace (Istana Negara) is a residence of the King of Malaysia. There are a picturesque park, swimming pool, golf course, tennis courts and a lake. The palace is restricted to the public but there is an opportunity to watch the guard changing, or to be photographed against the background of the main gates.
- The independence of Malaysia from The Great Britain was proclaimed in August 31, 1957 at Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka). This event has been marked with the 100 m flagpole raised in the middle of the square. The British colonial times also can be recalled with located here Sultan Abdul Samad Building with the 43 m high clock tower. The palace is built in the Moorish style and beautifully illuminated at night. It is the official ‘background’ of all parades and public celebrations held in the historical square. Just opposite the palace, there is Royal Selangor Club whose members in the British colonial times used to play cricket on the square’s field. Today, members of the club are presented by the Malaysian elite.
- History of Kuala Lumpur is inextricably connected with the Central Market (or Pasar Seni). Nowadays it sells artisanal crafts (batik, wood products, souvenirs, handicrafts etc.). The building is a maze of boutiques, craft and souvenir stalls.
- Chinatown occupies the historical Petaling Street. In the evening the place turns into one big market, crowded with shops and stalls with items including at very low prices; from artisanal world brands to delicious street food.
Also here you can see two main city temples of local communities: Buddhist Chan See Shu Yuan and Hindu Sri-Mahamariamman.
- The Little India is located in Brickfields and presented with a number of colonial buildings, cafes and restaurants, shops, spices, sweets, souvenirs, textiles, jewelry and the like. Visit the place to taste food in a cafe: Indian cuisine in its all dimensions, lamb, spices, fresh seafood, served on banana leaves and dosa.
- Pavillion Kuala Lumpur is targeted at the middle-upper buyers. Seven floors accommodate more than 450 shops, from well-known brands to more affordable. There are a number of fast-foods and luxury restaurants on the 6th floor.
- Starhill Gallery is a ritziest and luxurious shopping mall, featuring world-known brands, and is distinguished with high prices. The building itself is decorated with rich interior. The mall offers cosmetics treatments, solariums, nail and other salons.
- The stylish five-story Fahrenheit 88 shopping mall has over 280 shops. Surprisingly, its mainstream is not famous brands but a wide range of fashionable middle boutiques.
- Lot 10 is middle-class retail destination that offers 100 shops specializing in newest fashion trend items and accessories by famous designers at relatively low prices compared to other retailers located nearby. The roof of the building houses a famous nightclub.
- Suria KLCC is one of the leading six-story shopping malls, outstanding with its location beneath the Petronas Twin Towers. It houses more than 400 shops of the most luxurious and fashionable brands, also cafes and restaurants, cinema, an art gallery, Science Discovery Centre for children, access to the sea aquarium.
- Mid Valley Megamall has more than 100 shops with lots of cafes. The shopping mall is equipped with a huge MegaKids playground for children. So when adults are enjoying shopping, their children can frolic in MegaKids.
- The lavish six-story The Gardens Mall offers more than 200 shops of leading fashion brands. It also has 2 popular hypermarkets: Singaporean ‘Robinson’ and Japanese ‘Isetan’.
Symbols Malaysia in souvenirs
- Malaysian batik has gained international recognition for its high quality paintings and printing, as well as for available variety of rich patterns. All fabrics are painted by hand while the patterns are unique and never repeated. Special popularity is among silk scarves and tunics, tablecloths, napkins, covers for pillows etc.
- Another symbol of Malaysia is pewter ware, made of tin, which elegantly decorated with local traditional designs. Each piece goes through several stages of careful treatment, resulting in output of the surprisingly graceful and elegant products that are popular among tourists.
- You should pay special attention to the traditional gold and silver brocade (or kain songket). The metal filaments form iridescent pattern against the background of a matte texture. The masterpieces are created by the weavers well-skilled in the traditional Malaysian style. It is usually used to manufacture fine clothes, for example, for official ceremonies, weddings and so on. It is noteworthy that the brocade is rather expensive.
- Despite of increasing technological advancement in Malaysia, the amazing carved wooden articles (from the simplest items to furniture) are ubiquitous and are still popular among locals in home use. The items surprise with their richness of ornaments, beauty, uniqueness and subtle harmony of craftsman’s soul.
- Wicker goods made of the pandanus are also traditional and presented with floor mats, bags, tablecloths, baskets, and boxes and so on that make good gifts too.
Hotels and resorts
Malaysia boasts with more than well-equipped 300 spas to refresh your mind and body. The spas can be as stand-alone centers or as part of services in the hotel. What they both have in common is a high quality service which can be complemented by aromatherapy, massage, sauna, swimming pool, whirlpool, fitness room, cosmetic treatments, or specially designed programs for ladies, men, teenagers etc.
- Medical tours
Malaysia has gained sufficient experience and increasing international recognition in rendering high quality health care services for international tourists and travelers, especially for those who seek treatment abroad. Our travel agency is working with medical centers to develop and offer the necessary health package to meet your needs. The most demanded fields include cardiology, dentistry, gastroenterology, surgery, ophthalmology, plastic surgery and others.
- Sepang International Circuit is known for organizing Grand Prix Formula 1 races and other motorsports events. Moreover, you may go-karting and ride yourself along the 1247 m long race track. The Circuit is located in Sepang, just near to the KLIA airport.
- In Malaysia boast with nearly 200 golf courses available throughout the country, both in the mountain valleys and on the islands’ coastlines. Most of golf courses belong either to five-star hotels or to luxury clubs offering a complete outfit at reasonable cost.
- There are about 20 equestrian clubs in Malaysia. They participate in international and national horse races and hold popular exhibitions that usually attract approximately 50,000 spectators. Regarding the jungle trekking, the jungle tour services may include horseback riding.
- The 5th floor of the 1 Utama Shopping Centre is equipped with a mockup of vertical wall for climbing under the instructor’s supervision. Complimentary climbing shoes and climbing equipment are free. Also there are training courses for children and adults, including a basic course for beginners. The real-life practice can be obtained with climbing the Batu Caves rocks.
- Rafting for beginners and advanced adventurers is very exciting experience. Rafting through the wild jungle is not only an unforgettable adrenaline rush or new sensations but also the opportunity to observe from afar people’s lives along riversides.
- Bukit Bintang (or Changkat Bukit Bintang) is a name of the shopping and entertainment district which consists of a variety of shopping malls, outdoor cafes, restaurants, luxury bars, night clubs and marketplaces. Most of major nightlife events take place here where you can watch performances by street musicians, mimes, acrobatic dancers.
- The Jalan Sultan Ismail street near to Sheraton Imperial Hotel area offers cafe and restaurants, all named as Asian Heritage Row. It is distinguished with unique diversity and creativity of branded restaurants and stylish cafes offering local cuisine.
- Aquaria KLCC is located near to the Petronas Twin Towers and has more than 20,000 tropical fishes and species. Aquarium is equipped with 90 m long underwater tunnel surrounded by sharks, rays, turtles and so forth.
- KidZania Kuala Lumpur is an indoor children’s city with interactive training of children in game situations. Thus, Kidzania helps to gain experience with role plays through educational processes.
- Butterfly Park is one of the largest butterfly gardens in the world, with more than 5,000 butterflies. Other attractions of the park include carps, turtles and the museum with a large collection of butterflies and insects gathered from around the world.
- Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is the world’s largest open 10 hectares park housing more than 3,000 birds. Most of birds live in free “cage” made of stretched grid, at high altitude over ground. Surrounding makes the very cozy environment with artificial little lakes and waterfalls.
- National Zoo (Zoo Negara) occupies area is of 45 hectares, located 13 km, from the Kuala Lumpur downtown. The zoo boasts with over 5,000 animals of 459 species, more than 90% of animals are kept in conditions as close as possible to the natural habitat.
- National Museum of Malaysia (Muzium Negara) owns exhibits illustrating the history of the country’s different periods as well as traditional way of life of the various ethnic communities in the country.
- Royal Selangor Visitor Centre is located in the modern building which is embraced over by lavish greenery. It presents everything that is connected with the tin industry in Malaysia: history, production, casting, polishing, forging and finishing of tin products. You can visit gallery of unique tin products, buy a souvenir … and cast it yourself from the molten tin!
- Kuala Selangor Fireflies Park is 70 km from Kuala Lumpur. It is home to one of the largest colonies of sparkling at night fireflies in the world in the mangroves along the Selangor river. The spectacle is fabulous and unforgettable!
- Batu Caves is a complex of Hindu shrines in the Gombak area, located 13 km from the downtown of Kuala Lumpur. Staircase of 272 steps leads to the cave entrance. The cave is the center of the Hindu Thaipusam festival which collects millions of believers.
- Putrajaya is the administrative capital and embodies an exemplary city of careful urban planning, hi-tech design with great attention dedicated to the environment protection. The city contains the majestic Prime Minister (or Perdana Putra) office building, his official residence, a mosque, a botanical garden etc.