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Malaysian Armed Forces Museum

Houses pictures, paintings, exhibitions and weapons, uniforms and decorations of all three Services of the Malaysian Armed Forces. Weapons captured from communist terrorists, artillery, naval guns, old cannons and vehicles used by the Armed Forces are dispalyed in and around the Museum building. Opening Hours : 10.00am - 6.00pm Friday Morning Closed

Masjid Jamek

At the confluence of the Gombak and Klang Rivers, where miners in search of tin first landed at Kuala Lumpur is the beautiful Masjid Jame' with its Indian Muslim inspired style of architecture featuring onion shaped domes, numerous colonnades and shiny marble floors. Built in 1909, the red brick structure was designed by A.B Hubback.

Malaysian Tourism Centre (MTC)

Malaysian Tourism Centre was the new name given to replace Malaysian Tourist Information Complex. The center at Jalan Ampang was formerly known as the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Hall. Built in 1935, it was originally the mansion of a Malaysian planter and tin miner. It served as the Japanese Imperial Army in the 1941 and later the Japanese Imperial Army. One of the numerous historical events to take place under its roof was the installation of the Yang Di Pertuan Agong. After undergoing extensive restoration, this building now houses the tourist information complex which include exhibition hall, information counter, mini autorium, a souvenir shop, a restaurant and Travel Services counters. Cultural performances and audio visual show are held daily. Lot 109, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. Tel : 03-264 3929 Fax : 03-262 1149

Maybank Numismatic Museum

100, jalan tun Perak, 1st floor, menara maybank. (situated near pudu raya bus terminal) tel : 03-230 8833 ext 3099set up in 1988, the Maybank Numismatic Museum houses an impressive collection of coins and notes from the time of early malaya until the present day. The museum also serves as a centre for research into malaysia's numismatic history.open : 10am - 6pm, daily. closed : public holidays. Admission : free

Memorial Tun Abdul Razak

Memorial Tun Razak, formerly 'Seri Taman', the official residence of Malaysia's second Prime Minister. The late Tun Razak was chiefly responsible for the country's development and was popular known as 'The Father of Development'. The memorial preserves a vast collection of his personal and official memorabilia. Also on display is his private collection of walking sticks and pipes. Outside are some larger items - his motor boat, golf-cart and in recognition of his personal Interest and contribution to the Federal Land Development scheme, a replica of a FELDA settler's home. Open : 10am - 5.30pm, Tuesday - Sunday. Closed : Monday (except School Holiays and Public Holidays), 12.15pm - 2.45pm, Friday. Admission : Free

Memorial Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra

Jalan Dato' Onn. This memorial was established in memory of Malaysia's first Prime Minister. The late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj a great leader and Statesman was instrumental in achieving independence for the nation from the British. The memorial serves as a permanent custodian for all archival, museum and library materials of the Tunku as he was fondly called by Malaysians. Visitors and researchers are able to view the materials on display and also conduct research into the life and times of this enigmatic Statesman. Slide shows are held at the mini theatre. The monument, which sits on 7.5 acres of landscaped garden, was the residence cum office the late Tunku during his tenure as prime minister. Open : 10am - 5.30pm, Tuesday - Sunday. Closed : Monday (except school holidays and public holidays). 12.15pm - 2.45pm, Friday. Admission : Free

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