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Islamic Centre

For a fascinating insight into the islamic religion, walk across to the imposing Islamic Centre, ingeniously built into hillside behind the malayan railway administrative building. The gleaming white structure reflects the successful combination of modern cubist architecture and traditional islamic design. It serves as a centre for islamic learning, culture and art. On display is a fine collection of islamic texts and artifacts, porcelain and weaponry.

Istana Negara

Istana Negara, the official residence of the king is located on a hillock at jalan istana. The formal gardens ablaze with blooms. A lily-filled pond contributes to the serene atmosphere. The palace is also the venue is also the venue for official functions and ceremonies. On special occasions of national significance the palace is transformed into a fairy tale land of glittering lights.

CRAFT COMPLEX KUALA LUMPUR

Kompleks Kraf is a one-stop crafts centre and tourists destination for both local and international, it is definitely a MUST-VISIT ATTRACTION. Showcasing the beauty and diversity of Malaysia's local crafts with its unique tradition and aesthetics, giving the visitors the lifetime opportunity to touch and experience this diversity demonstrated in the wealth of handicrafts available. Craft Complex is the aspiration for the nation's craft activities that encompass the marketing, education, acculturation and local cuisine, which is rich with Malaysian identity.There are also a Craft Museum which concentrates on exhibiting culture, sprawls on lush landscaped grounds, an Artists' Colony, Craft Village and visitors may also be able to acquire some hands-on experience, as activities like do-it-yourself weaving & also batik painting. Kompleks Kraf Kuala Lumpur, Seksye 63 Jalan Conlay 50450 Kuala Lumpur Visiting: 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. Office: +603-2162.7459 / 7533 Fax: +603-2161.1501 E-mail: komplekskrafkl@kraftangan.gov.my Web: www.kraftangan.gov.my Special offer from Craft Kompleks and fascinatingmalaysia.com:

Kampong Baru/Kampong Dato' Keramat

This is the most unique and attractive part of Kuala Lumpur, abit of rural serenity and friendliness in the midst of the concrete jungle. This area has several Malay Kampungs or settlements that retain a special semi-urban atmosphere. This is a good place to shop for authentic Malay food, traditional medical therapy, herbal remedies, handicrafts and batik. Be specially, mindful, however, of cultural norms and etiquette in this hospitable yet conservative enclave.

KLCC Public Park

This park was designed by the award winning landscape artist, the late Roberto Burle Marx of Brazil. Ideally located at the heart of the KLCC development, this park 50acre park was conceived as a tropical garden amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. Highlights of the park include a fountain pool, a 2acre children's playground, a wading pool, shelters and benches, patterned foot paths, sculptures and murals. From the park, visitors can easily access the six level Shopping mall Suria KLCC.

Kuala Lumpur Lake

Gardens/Taman Tasik Perdana The gardens were built in the 1880s and the city's most popular park. Built around an artificial lake, it encompasses 91.6 hectares of undulating greenery interspersed with flowering shrubs and shady trees. Facilities include a children playground, jogging tracks, exercise stations and rowing boats. The Panggung Anniversary is in a secluded valley, is the venue for regular musical and cultural performances. School holidays : 10.30am - 11.30pm Saturdays : 2.00pm - 5.30pm Sundays and public holidays : 8.00am - 5.30pm

Kuala Lumpur Orchid Garden

Just next to the Memorial Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, the Orchid Garden has over 800 species of exotic Malaysian orchids are to be found. On weekends, this garden is transformed into a lively orchid bazaar.

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