e3d5cbb1705f0cad41cef3701bf792e7KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Center) 

Central business district of Kuala Lumpur occupies an area of 40 hectares where you can find the skyscrapers with headquarters of big international companies, hotels, shopping centers, aquarium and a beautiful park. The main attraction is of course the Petronas Twin Towers. Embassy Alliance Travel as a tour operator in Malaysia and Singapore suggests you to visit the fountains in the park under Petronas Twin Towers in the evening for a free hourly musical fountain show.
KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Center)
Central business district of Kuala Lumpur occupies an area of 40 hectares where you can find the skyscrapers with headquarters of big international companies, hotels, shopping centers, aquarium and a beautiful park. The main attraction is of course the Petronas Twin Towers. Embassy Alliance Travel as a tour operator in Malaysia and Singapore suggests you to visit the fountains in the park under Petronas Twin Towers in the evening for a free hourly musical fountain show.
Petronas Twin Towers

 The Twin Towers belong to the national oil and gas company Petronas – this is where they got their name from. Overall the construction cost approximately 3 billion Malaysian Ringgit (more than 800 million dollars). The main tenants of the towers occupying 213 750 square meters (which is equal to 48 football fields) are companies’ offices, exhibition and conference halls, and Suria KLCC shopping complex which is located on the first few floors of one of the towers. There is also a wonderful philharmonic hall (Dewan Philharmonic Petronas) for art and music lovers, where the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra performs. Tickets are usually available till last day and orchestra performs every weekend and some weekdays with different programs that can be found on its web site.

The 88-storey 452-meter-high Twin Towers were the tallest building in the world until 2005 when it was surpassed by skyscraper Taipei 101 in Taiwan (508 m). Nevertheless, there are other unbeatable records some of which are included in Guinness Worlds Records Book such as:

 -   The longest non-stop concrete pour (54 hours)

-   The thickest foundation plate (4.5 m)

-   The tallest twin buildings in the world

-   The tallest twin business buildings in the world

-   29 elevators in each tower

-   For the first time in the world a new Gas District Cooling system was developed and implemented. The same system is used in the Kuala Lumpur International Airport
History of construction 
In summer 1991 there was a call for competitive tender that attracted 8 international architecture studios. The winning project was the one by “Cesar Pelli & Associates” with its leading architect César Pelli. The structural design was provided by the engineering consulting firm “Thorton-Tomassetti”. According to media, while working on his project the architect also considered the wishes of the Malaysian Prime Minister to add some Islamic ideas to the design of the building. The construction of the towers was operated in 2 shifts and that allowed the towers to be erected at an quick phase of 15 cm per day.

The bridge hanging between the towers was assembled on the ground and then lifted up and fixed by cranes. The bridge is supported by a two-leg arch; each of the hinges has round rotational bearings at the base considering that the towers move in the wind with the altitude of up to 1.5m at the highest point. 

Now one of the towers is the headquarters of “Petronas” company and the other tower leases offices to other different companies.

Visitors can purchase the tickets online, or come and stand in line in the morning of the same day. The tour will take the visitors to the bridge on the 41st floor and the observation gallery on the 86th floor.

Comments: you can obtain the tickets on the Concourse Level of one of the towers. Each ticket has a particular visiting time and is valid only for the current day. The tickets are issued from 8.30am. The visiting hours are from 9.00am till 5.00pm, daily except Monday. 
Central City Park 
84f8b8e4dbc56a5f7121713719ab0a38 The Petronas Twin Towers are nestled in the Central City Park also known as KLCC Park. These 20 hectares of tropical paradise are just in the middle of the bustling city were designed by the worldwide known architect Roberto Burle Marx featuring about 1900 species of different trees and palms. Walk around in this tranquil and peaceful getaway admiring the modern architecture around. Your children won’t feel bored as well – there are a few playgrounds and even a small swimming pool. But undoubtedly the main attraction of the park is the musical fountain on the lake which plays hourly every evening right in front of the park entrance to the Suria KLCC shopping mall.

Petrosains Interactive Museum
A small museum located on th 4th floor of Suria KLCC shopping complex is dedicated to the oil and gas industry in Malaysia. Sounds boring? Not at all! Both adults and children will enjoy themselves. There are many interactive exhibits showing the oil making process, main chemical laws and many more. The visitors can interact with the exhibits, take part in fun activities and learn many new things from the informative displays. Besides the museum there is an entertainment and discovery centre “Dino Trek 2” which brings you back to millions of years ago. You have a chance to see the different types of dinosaurs displayed in their actual size, that can move and even roar! Learn more with interactive games and activities which are full of fun - you can even try to dig and discover fossils like a real paleontologist!
Working hours from 9.30am till 5.30pm (Monday-Thursday), from 1.30pm till 5.30pm (Friday), from 9.30am till 6.30pm (Saturday-Sunday).

Aquaria KLCC
We highly recommend you to visit one of the biggest aquariums in South East Asia which is located in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre next to Petronas Twin Towers. Here you can find more than 150 species of sea creatures from all over the world like turtles, nautiluses, sea horses, sharks – all together more than 5000 fish and animals. In the middle of Aquaria there is a long glass underwater tunnel where you can enjoy a ride surrounded by sharks, morays and big ocean fishes. At the Touch Pool Encounter near the entrance you can touch the baby shark, sea star and other little sea inhabitants. Embassy Alliance Travel suggests you not to miss the feeding sessions at certain hours: at 11.00am – turtles at The Deep Forest, 11.15am and 4.00pm – piranhas at Piranhas Tank and many others; shark feeding is only on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 3.00pm.  
Working hours – daily from 11.00am till 8.00pm. You can go to Aquaria at Jalan Pinang or through the underground passage from Suria KLCC.

There are not so many museums in Kuala Lumpur, though art and history lovers can find a few interesting places and galleries to learn more about Malaysia.

National Museum (Museum Negara Malaysia) 
Founded in 1969 it is the biggest museum in the country located just in the city center. The building resembling traditional Malay house was designed by the architect Hoo Kok Hoo. Both sides of the entrance are decorated with mosaic depicting the history highlights. The museum is divided into 4 different theme galleries specializing in archeology, culture, history of Malay kingdoms, colonial times and modern Malaysia. It has a fine collection of coins, archeological artifacts, weaponry, headwear, puppets of wayang theatre, accessories, musical instruments, traditional costumes and other clothes, ship miniatures. Many of the exhibits are made in the form of diorama so can be put in motion by special buttons. The galleries are equipped with monitors showing the information about Malaysian history. 

There is number of outdoor displays like traditional boats, old bullock cars, cars and locomotives.  One of the interesting attractions of the museum is a house standing on the stilts, which used to be a temporary palace of one of the princesses. There is also an ethnographic museum showcasing information about different ethnic groups living in Malaysia. It houses different temporary exhibitions. There is also a small bridge connecting museum to Lake Gardens.
Working hours from 9.00am till 6.00pm daily.

National Gallery (Balai Seni Lukis Negara)
The gallery - a spacious contemporary building – exhibits a wonderful collection of modern art by the artists from Malaysia and other countries of South East Asia. It also hosts a lot of different exhibitions depicting art, sculptures, installations by famous painters and artists. There is also a café and a shop offering various souvenirs and crafts by reasonable price.
Working hours from 9.00am till 6.00pm daily; admission is free.

Islamic Arts Museum (Muzuim Seni Islam)
Islamic Arts Museum occupying 30,000 square meters is the biggest museum of the kind in Southeast Asia. Its contemporary building located near to National Mosque and Lake Gardens was built in 1998. There are 12 museum galleries housing over 7000 exhibits – Islamic art pieces, jewelry, Islamic art books and Qur'an editions, as well as scale models of the famous mosques, including the largest model of the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca. There is also a restaurant and a shop. Working hours from 10.00am till 6.00pm, daily except Monday.

National History Museum (Muzium Sejarah Nasional)
National History Museum is situated on the Independence Square – one of the main historical hotspots in Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was built as the first bank in Malaysia. The museum depicts the history of the country from ancient times till modern days. The museum’s collection has such artifacts as coins, weapons, royal stamps and many others.
Working hours from 9.00am till 6.00pm daily; admission is free.

12eeca758a18f551e04a97dddc5d869b Kuala Lumpur Telecommunication Tower (Menara KL)
KL Tower rises 421 meters high on top of Bukit Nanas hill among the jungle.  The 6th tallest tower in the world is famous for its architecture: dome-shaped ceiling is decorated with crystals reflecting Muqarnas pattern and illustrate the 7 layers of the sky. There are wide stairs leading to the tower featuring a cascading fountain and the pictures of the tallest telecommunication towers in the world in ascending order. At night the KL Tower is illuminated with colorful lights and rising high above the city becomes one of the most beautiful landmarks of Kuala Lumpur.

An observation platform on top of the tower offers you a spectacular view of Kuala Lumpur. Here you can also find binoculars for a better view of Malaysia’s capital. Just one level up and you’ll find yourself in “Atmosphere 360” - the highest revolving restaurant in Malaysia. The buffet menu has an exquisite selection of local and international cuisines as well as a big choice of tantalizing desserts and fruits. We advise you to make your reservation at least one day before as the restaurant is usually fully booked. The restaurant is slowly revolving so that you can enjoy a unique dining experience with a breathtaking panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur daytime, at sunset and at night - a really unforgettable experience! On the upper floor there is a Mega View banquet deck that hosts a hall for conferences, weddings and other big functions.

The construction of the tower was finished in May 1996 and on 23 of July it already welcomed its first visitors. On the 1 of October the KL Tower was officially opened by the Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.

The tower is built among the jungles in one of the oldest in Malaysia forest resorts Bukit Nanas which covers an area of ~10 hectares. It’s a real forest reserve right in the city center! Here you can find walking tracks, meet the monkeys, see different kinds of insects, lizards and birds. Walking along the trails you will see the informative plates with the names of the trees and other forest inhabitants. During the construction of the tower a special attention was paid to the natural surroundings. A retaining wall at the cost of 470 thousand ringgit (about 140000 $US) was built to protect a 106 year old Jeluting tree (Dyera Costulata).  

Working hours of the observation platform - daily from 9.00am till 8.00pm. You can buy ticket at the counter before entering the tower. Embassy Alliance Travel suggests to make a prior reservation for the “Atmosphere 360” restaurant as it runs full very often. 

National Zoo (Zoo Negara Malaysia)
National Zoo is situated in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur occupying over 62 hectares. It is nicely nestled around a lake whose inhabitants are pelicans, swans and other swimming birds. Altogether you can see more than 200 species of animals including orangutans, Sumatran tigers, rhinoceros, elephants and many others. There are a few spacious exhibits where you can see free flying birds and bats. Aquarium features over 80 species of fish and other sea creatures. You can also see real penguins in their special exhibit.  Reptile Park is definitely worth visiting as there you can see king cobra, pythons and tropical snakes. There are various animal shows at 11.0am and 3.00pm – sea lions, macaques, and macaws. Your children can enjoy more things like a ride on a pony or a snapshot with parrots or pythons (for most daring ones!). At Children’s World they can pet the real animals like rabbits, ducks, fowls, and watch them hopping, jumping and quaking around. Don’t miss the feeding sessions at certain hours – check the time in the booklet given at the entrance of the Zoo. You can also visit a night safari watching the animals at night: tapirs, porcupines, hippos, lories, night birds and reptiles. There is a train operating around the Zoo that has stops all over the place.
Working hours – Monday to Friday from 9.00am till 5.00pm, Saturday, Sunday & public holidays from 9.00am till 11pm. 

Cosmo’s World Theme Park
The biggest indoor theme park in Southeast Asia in located in the largest shopping complex in Kuala Lumpur – Berjaya Times Square. The park occupies 3 floors where everyone can find anything he likes. Adults and teenagers will enjoy thrill rides on roller coaster and other heart-stopping rides, little kids will have restless fun on a huge playground or have a ride on a train, cars and many others. There is also a development games corner.  The park is also popular for its amusement performances and cartoon shows. Embassy Alliance Travel suggests the park to families with kids below 10 years old, as many rides are for the small ones.
Working hours – daily from 10.00am till 10.00pm.

Batu Caves
5e7fe2e4fb78146aeef3df3c0193f9d2There is a complex of three caves of karst origin in the vicinity of Kuala Lumpur. The largest of them from 1892 is the god's Murugan Hindu temple is located in the largest of them (length 166 m, height 112 m) starting from 1892, the way to which is led by a staircase of 287 steps. The temple is a place of pilgrimage for believers from all over the country during the Thaipusam festival, which is celebrated in a tai month (January-February), when the full moon meets with the brightest star called pusam.  This festival attracts here more than a million pilgrims. Fanatic believers bring themselves to self-torture: pierce the cheeks and tongue with sharp steel needles, hooks are attached to their bodies to bare huge metal frames - kavadi that contain milk, honey and fruits sacrificed to the deity. There is a gilded statue of Murugan height of 42.7 m before entering the temple at the foot of the stairs. It is the highest statue of this deity in the world. Along the way on the stairway you will meet a lot of monkeys happily taking food from the hands of the visitors. Two other caves have Hindu statues of gods and staged scenes like the most famous Hindu work «Ramayana" in particular. There is a small terrarium in one of the caves. At the root of the mountain you can find a park and pond with carps; you can feed the fish with food sold at the cash register. The park has a small zoo with pets and monkeys. There are performances with Indian dances during the weekends.
Opening hours - daily from 08.00 to 20.00, the entrance to the temple is free, entrance to the park and two other caves costs about USD$3. Embassy Alliance Travel suggests visiting the caves in the morning as it might be pretty hot in the afternoon. 

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
There is a fantastic amusement park for children of all ages and adults in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur .The park is divided into several parts - water park, amusement park, extreme park, wildlife park and the park of horrors. In the water park, you can ride the steep slopes, get into river pool or try to learn surfing in the world's largest swimming pool with artificial sea waves (up to 8 feet). And you are offered to experience of all this in front of Asia's largest artificial volcano eruption. In the amusement park you will find yourself in the Wild West, take a ride on a roller coaster and "Tomahawk", which will spin you 360, and many other attractions. We recommend extreme park to the fans of thrill. You can play paintball, get on a climbing wall, take a ride on a kayak and more. Wildlife Park is a fully interactive zoo, where you come face to face with civets, hornbills, eagles, vultures, gibbons, pythons, peacocks, pheasants, monkeys, parrots, binturong and pets to learn a lot of new and interesting things about wild world. The name of the horror park tells its own tale - several horror rooms are equipped here with the help of the latest video and audio technologies. You can stay at Sunway Lagoon for several days; various hotels and a large shopping center is located near.
Opening hours - from 11.00 to 18.00 except Tuesday, on weekends and on public holidays - from 10.00AM.

Mines Wonderland Park
In Mines Wonderland amusement park you can find "Lovely animal park", a musical fountain, 3D aqua laser show and "Cook Village for travelers. You will see a lot of wild life representatives and their fairly illuminated sculptures. There is the "White Kingdom", that has rare albino animals - white tigers, peacocks and parrots. Take a cruise on the boat that looks like a huge birdcage through the 200-meter channel, enjoy the unforgettable spectacle - singing fountain and 3D aqua laser show.
Opening hours - daily from 18.00 to 23.00, day off – Monday. Musical fountain and Aqua laser show - from 20.00 to 22.00, except Monday. 

Kuala Selangor Reserve
One of the few places in the world where you can watch the fireflies. Take a small evening boat trip along the river banks inhibited by the colonies of fireflies twinkling on the trees as. Before going to the reserve make sure that it is not raining. Most of the fireflies will be hiding because of the full moon and rain. If you buy the Fireflies Tour from Embassy Alliance Travel we will also bring you to a traditional Malay house, let you walk in the gardens and plantations to see how the tropical fruits and agro cultures, we will drop by to the hill of Silver Tailed Macaques and try Malaysian Chineese Seafood dinner by the banks of the River.

e0940a499b66dd9ec54a3813c55614a2 Genting Highlands Mountain Resort 
A huge amusement complex in the mountains. Here you can relax and have fun all day long with whole family. Take a ride on the numerous attractions, enjoy a stroll around the lake by boat or simply enjoy in the mountain cool air. There are luxury hotels for those who wish to stay here for a couple of days. You can try your luck in the one-and-only casino in Malaysia.
Most attractions open from 10.00 to 19.00 on weekdays and 8.00 to 20.00 on weekends. Casino is 24 hours. We recommend you to bring warm clothes with you - the temperature decreases sometimes down to 15°C. 

A'Famosa Resort
This Resort occupies a vast area of ??520 hectares where you can find the hotel complex, water park, safari park, city of cowboys, a golf course, an amusement park. We recommend you to spend at least 2 days here so you have time to see all the sights and get most of your holiday. During the safari you will see lions, tigers, crocodiles, sun bears, deer, zebras, camels, raccoons, tapirs, ostriches, flamingos and peacocks. You can get to know some animals better, feed them and even stroke them. Here you can take a fascinating journey on a raft to the island of monkeys, to ride an elephant, a camel or pony, and visit a chicken farm that contains rare breeds of chickens. The park hosts numerous shows with animals. Tired of the heat, go to the water park, where you can find eight longline slides for extreme sports fans, water fun zone for the kids, a wave pool and much more. Feel yourself as if you were a hero of the west in the city of cowboys.
Water World Adventure Park is open from Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 19.00, on weekends and public holidays from 9.00 to 20.00; Animal World Safari Park is open daily from 9.00 to 19.00


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