MUSEUMS & MONUMENTS

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

The Sultan Abdul Samad Building (named after the 4th Sultan of Selangor - Sultan Abdul Samad ibni Raja Abdullah (1857-1898)) was built in 1897, and designed by the architect A.C. Norman. Stretching 400 feet along Jalan Raja, the building was originally constructed to house the Secretariat offices of Selangor.

Today, it houses the Textile Museum. Located at the heart of the city, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building is facing the Merdeka Square, just a walking distance from Central Market. This building is beautifully lit up at night.

Tugu Negara

Tugu Negara, literally means the “National Monument” in Malay, is a sculpture that commemorates those who died in Malaysia’s struggle for freedom. Jalan Tugu off Jalan Parlimen, 50050 KL.

KL Tower

Standing at 421 metres, this formidable landmark is the 4th tallest tower in the world. At its foundation, the structure is surrounded by the Bukit Nenas Tropical Rainforest Reserve.

Location: No. 2 Jalan Punchak Off Jalan P.Ramlee, 50250 KL.
Open Daily: 9.00am - 10.00pm
Admission: Applicable Link: http://www.menarakl.com.my

Royal Selangor Club

Royal Selangor Club, founded in 1884, started out as a tiny wooden building with an "attap" roof. It was later redesigned in the Tudor style. The Main Club house, fondly known as "The Spotted Dog", was located at the "Padang", now known as Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur, where cricket matches and other sports events were once held. Jalan Raja, 50050 KL

Link: http://www.rscweb.org.my

Parliament House

As a fairly modern building, Parliament House is where Malaysia’s political leaders gather to discuss important matters of state and the nation. Visitors are allowed to view Parliamentary sessions by making prior arrangements with the authorities.

Link: http://www.parlimen.gov.my

KTM Building

This building is another fine example of the British colonial adaptation of Moorish architecture. Designed by the architect A.B. Hubback, it is a work that features arches, domes and minarets, creating a somewhat Byzantine feel to the building.

Malaysia Tourism Centre (MATIC)

A one-stop tourist centre, MaTiC is driven by the vision to place Malaysia on the global map as one of the finest tourist destinations in the world.

Open Daily: 7.30am – 5.30pm (Mon-Fri) | Tourist Information Centre 8.00am – 10.00pm
Admission: Free
Link: http://www.matic.gov.my/

Central Market

Amid the stalls selling souvenirs are small outlets where Malaysian artists display their works. Visitors may even have their portrait painted or order custom-made crafts.

Location: Lot 3.01 & 3.07, 1st Floor, Central Market Annexe, Jalan Hang Kasturi, 50050 KL
Open Daily: 10.00am – 10.00pm
Admission: Free
Link: http://www.centralmarket-kl.com.my

Petronas Twin Tower

Standing at 452 meters above ground, the PETRONAS Twin Towers are the tallest twin towers in the world.

Link: http://www.petronas.com

Dataran Merdeka

Merdeka Square has a special place in the hearts of all Malaysians as it was here that the Union Jack was lowered for the last time in 1957 and Malaysia gained her independence. Standing tall here is also the tallest flag pole in the world which measures in at 100m. Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50050 KL.

Putrajaya

Putrajaya is a planned city, located 25 km south of Kuala Lumpur that serves as the federal administrative centre of Malaysia.

The seat of government was shifted in 1999 from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya, due to the overcrowding and congestion in the Kuala Lumpur areas. Nevertheless, Kuala Lumpur remains Malaysia's national capital, being the seat of the King and Parliament, as well as the country's commercial and financial centre.

Link: http://www.putrajaya.gov.my

Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque

The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque in Shah Alam is one of the most stunning structures in the country. Commonly referred to as the 'Blue Mosque', it boasts the tallest minarets in the world. As visitors approach the mosque, the awe-inspiring blue dome welcomes them.

Batu Caves

Comprising a cluster of three limestone caves, the legendary Batu Caves is a magnificent and renowned cave temple. A 140-feet-high golden statue of Lord Muruga looms at the foot of a flight of 272 steps leading up to Temple Cave, the biggest of the three caves.

National Museum

A distinct landmark of Kuala Lumpur the building features classical Malay architecture. The National Museum houses collections on national history, local culture and customs, natural history, as well as outdoor exhibits of artefacts recording the country’s past.

Open Daily: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Admission: Applicable
Link: http://www.muziumnegara.gov.my

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

This museum houses various themed galleries among which include the Islamic Architecture Gallery, which showcases miniature replicas of buildings that boast magnificent Islamic architecture including the Taj Mahal, the Imam Ismail Albukhary Mosque and Museum as well as the Amir Timurn Mausoleum.

Open Daily: 10.00am – 6.00pm
Admission: Applicable
Link: http://www.iamm.org.my

National Telecommunication Museum

This museum showcases 120 years of telecommunications development, from the early days of the Morse code telegraph to the digital networks of today.

Open Daily: 9.00am – 5.00pm except public holidays
Admission: Applicable
Link: http://www.muziumtelekom.com.my

Jade Museum

The Jade Museum display a collection of antiques as well as accessories such as exquisite brooches, rings, earrings, necklaces and many more. Gift and souvenirs are available for purchase.

Open Daily: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Admission: Free
Link: http://www.jademuseum.com

Muzium Polis Di Raja Malaysia (PDRM)

Location: 5 Jalan Perdana 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Open Daily: 9.00am – 5.00pm (closed on Monday)
Admission: Free
Link: http://www.jmm.gov.my

Royal Air Force Museum

Location: Royal Air Force Base, Jalan Lapangan Terbang Lama.
Open Daily: 9.00am – 5.00pm (closed on Friday)
Admission: Free
Link: http://www.airforce.gov.my/organisasi/muzium-tudm

Maybank Numismatic

Location: Museum 1st Floor, Maybank Tower, Jalan Tun Perak, KL.
Open Daily: 9.00am – 6.00pm (Monday – Friday)
Admission: Free

Trade Museum

Presented by MATRADE and supported by MITI, this first Trade Museum in Malaysia is strategically located in Menara MATRADE, an iconic building centre on trade promotion for Malaysia. Level 2, Menara MATRADE, Jalan Khidmat Usha, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Open Daily: 9.00am – 5.00pm (Monday – Friday)
Admission: Free
Link: http://www.matrade.gov.my

Kuala Lumpur Textile Museum

National Textile Museum takes you explore the rich diversity of Malaysian society.

Open Daily: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Admission: Free
Link: http://www.muziumtekstilnegara.gov.my

Orang Asli Museum

Run by the government’s Department for Orang Asli Affairs, the Orang Asli Museum aims to present a portrait of the various groups of Orang Asli, former nomadic hunter-gatherers in the jungle who are now largely resident in rural settlements.

Open Daily: 9.00am – 5.00pm (closed on Friday)
Admission: Free
Link: http://www.tourismselangor.my/the-orang-asli-museum/

Bank Negara Museum & Art Gallery

It is more than just money at Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery.

Open Daily: 10.00am – 6.00pm
Admission: Free
Link: http://museum.bnm.gov.my/

Tunku Abdul Rahman Memorial

The Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Memorial, located at Jalan Dato' Onn, is dedicated to the memory of Malaysia's first Prime Minister YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj.

Open Daily: 10.00am – 5.30pm (closed on Monday)
Admission: Free
Link: http://www.arkib.gov.my/memorial-tunku-abdul-rahma

Memorial Tun Abdul Razak

The Tun Abdul Razak Memorial was opened in 1982 to commemorate the life and times of Tun Abdul Razak who served as the second Prime Minister of Malaysia from 1970 - 1976.

Open Daily: 9.00am – 5.30pm (closed on Monday)
Admission: Free

Memorial Tun Hussein Onn

The Tun Hussein Onn Memorial was launched in 2006 as a testament to the great contribution and achievement made by the late Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia’s third Prime Minister.

Open Daily: 9.00am – 5.30pm (closed on Monday)
Admission: Free
Link: http://www.arkib.gov.my/memorial-tun-hussein-onn

The Galleria Sri Perdana

The Galleria Sri Perdana was inaugurated by Tun Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi, Malaysia's fifth Prime Minister on 20 December 2003. Galleria Sri Perdana, Jalan Terengganu, Off Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur

Open Daily: 9.00am –  5.30pm (closed on Monday)
Admission: Free
Link: http://www.arkib.gov.my/galeria_sri_perdana

Museum P. Ramlee

P.Ramlee Memorial Gallery was officially opened to the public on 22nd March 1986. The purpose of the gallery establishment was to appreciate the Great Artiste of Tan Sri P.Ramlee’s contribution to the art industry and to encourage research and study in national arts and cultures.

Open Daily: 9.00am –  5.30pm (closed on Monday)
Admission: Free
Link: http://www.p-ramlee.com/p-ramlee/memorial.htm

National Art Gallery Kuala Lumpur

Under the initiative of the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman, the National Art Gallery was established on 28th August 1958.

Open Daily: 9.00am –  5.00pm (closed on Monday)
Admission: Free
Link: http://www.artgallery.gov.my

Petronas Art Gallery

GALERI PETRONAS was established in Kuala Lumpur in 1993 to provide an avenue for artists, both Malaysian and foreign, to display their works towards meeting and nurturing the growing interest of the Malaysian public in visual arts.

Open Daily: 9.00am –  5.30pm (closed on Monday)
Admission: Free
Link: http://www.galeripetronas.com.my/

Craft Complex Kuala Lumpur

Craft Complex Kuala Lumpur is located at Jalan Conlay, also known as Kraftangan Komplex. This is a place for you to discover Malaysian tradition and handcrafts.

Location: 5 Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Open Daily: 9.00am –  5.30pm
Admission: Free
Link: http://www.kraftangan.gov.my/

Istana Negara

Istana Negara is the living place for Yang Di Pertuan Agong Malaysia (King Malaysia)

Open Daily: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Admission : Applicable

KL City Gallery

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery is part of the ARCH group’s vision in promoting the country’s heritage and culture.

Open Daily: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Admission: Free
Link: http://www.klcitygallery.com/