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Sri Mahamariamman Temple

Located at Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, is close to Chiatown. Built in 1873. The temple is said to be the most ornate and elaborate Hindu temple in the country. The design and decorative features include intricate carvings of Hindu deities, gold embellishments, precious stones and hand-painted motifs. Exquisite Italian and Spanish tiles provide further ornamentation. A silver chariot housed within the premises features prominently in religious processions, transporting the statue of the deity through the city streets.

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Sultan Abdul Samad Building , moorish in design, the building, which was completed in 1897 served as a government administrative building. It now houses the supreme and the high courts. The clock tower, affectionately dubbed 'big ben' is a favourite with photographers.

Taman Tasik Permaisuri

It is situated at the satelite town of Bandar Tun Razak is the largest green-lung in the city. Opened in April 1989, this park has a lovely man-made lake and beautiful landscaped garden with 7-tiered flower terrace called "Taman Puteri" and a traditional Malay royal garden, planted with various tropical flowers. Get acquianted, too with Malaysian herbs at the herbal garden.

Telekom Museum

Jalan gereja. Tel : 03-201 9966a 1928 heritage building, the Telekom Museum houses various equipment related to telecommunications dating to pre-war years, including the first telephone used in malaya. The building itself is an early prototype of a telephone exchange in old malaya. Its two floors houses a historical gallery and exhibits of modern telecommunications equipment.open : 9am - 5pm, tuesday - sunday. closed : monday. Admission : free

Textile Museum

Jalan raja. tel : 03-291 7136located within the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the Textile Museum displays an Interesting range of malaysian-made textiles from various States. The Textile Museum was established to serve as a repository for malaysia's textile heritage. It also plays a role in disseminating information to visitors regarding the usage, creativity and foreign influence evident in local malaysian textiles. Its galleries offer visitors a glimpse into the art of batik printing, malaysia's popular handicraft, Songket and Pua weaving. Among them are batik pelangi which incorporates the tie-resist method of decorating cloth practised by the Malays during the 18th and 19th century; Kain dastar, a native fabric of the Lanun and Bajau tribe and Pua kumbu , A prized traditional material of the Ibans of Sarawak. Open : 9.30am - 6pm daily. Admission : RM1

Thean Hou Temple

On a hilltop overlooking jalan syed putra is the magnificent Thean Hou Temple - one of the largest chinese temples outside the orient. The grandiose structure represents a succesful combination of modern architectural techniques and authentic traditional design featuring imposing pillars, spectacular roofs, ornate carvings and intricate embellishments.

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