Attractions in the Heart of Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Merdeka Square Kuala Lumpur
Just within walking distance to an area that history was made when Malaya declared its independence, this area had witnessed the British’s Union Jack flag was lowered down and replaced by Malaysian’s on 31st August 1957. The field in front of Merdeka Square was officially named as Dataran Merdeka on 1st January in conjunction with the Visit Malaysia Year 1990. Historical buildings surround the Merdeka Square.
National Mosque (Masjid Negara)
Masjid Negara is Malaysia’s national legacy. Built between 1963 and 1965, the idea to build a national mosque to commemorate Malaysia’s independence was brought up by the Federal Executive Council a month before the country celebrated its independence. The 73m-high minaret is easily the mosque’s most distinguishable feature and a prominent feature of the KL skyline. Also impressive are the beautiful outdoor gardens with white marble pools and fountains.
Central Market Kuala Lumpur is today a major attraction for both tourists and Malaysians alike that it’s strategically located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, a few minutes away from Pacific Express Hotel Central Market, Central Market is a famous landmark for Malaysian culture and heritage which was built in 1888 and originally functioned as a wet market. It has since been classified as a Heritage Site. You can enjoy rich cultural experiences at the riverside amphitheatre outside. Visitors can enjoy performances, demonstrations and hands-on batik printing. Heritage activities like Chinese fortune telling, Malay shadow puppet plays, and Indian dances are held for visitors to enjoy.
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
Just 10 minutes from the city center is a land dedicated to some 3000 birds from at least 200 species. Another attraction of the this area includes the Butterfly Park Kuala Lumpur, the Orchid and Hibiscus Gardens, The National Monument and an artificial lake. The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is definitely a tourist spot not to be missed, as it is the world’s largest free flight aviary.