What are the top places in Kuala Lumpur? If you haven't booked a City Tour yet, then you can use some of these items below as a guide. Traveling in Kuala Lumpur and having your D-I-Y Tour is also quite a good adventure!
When in the City of Kuala Lumpur, you can have a City Tour. I booked a City Tour for convenience sake. Again, because I initially planned to have someone with me, and it was for her benefit (supposedly), that I preferred convenience. Again, however, I had to travel solo, and the booking is non-cancellable. So, I just go with the flow, and enjoyed the city tour.
I was picked up in my hotel at around 8:30 A.M. it was a seat in coach van tour so, it's very convenient. #1 The first stop was at the Palace of the King (see photo above). It's a grand place, the palace being at the top of the place. There are guards outside the gate. The traditional guard who doesn't move even if people takes photos with them.
Then the driver took us to their #2 Museum, it's where we were even more convinced that we really are like the Malay. We have almost the same traditional clothes, videos and photos in their museum somehow resembled ours.
Took some photos that I wanted to share. What's in the museum? Have a sneak peek below.
|Looks like a traditional outfit in the Philippines. Our Maranao brothers/sisters would resemble some of these clothing designs.
|I saw something like this in Sagada, Philippines! Although, in Sagada, it was a bit smaller because the dead were buried in a fetal position.
Next stop is a park is this cool place that signifies the patriotism of their country's heroes. #3 National Monument is a sculpture that commemorates those who died in Malaysia's struggle for freedom, principally against the Japanese occupation during World War II and the Malayan Emergency, which lasted from 1948 until 1960. It is located in the Federal capital, Kuala Lumpur. The Malaysian Houses of Parliament is situated near the monument.
It is the world's tallest bronze freestanding sculpture grouping. Every year on 31 July on Warriors' Day, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the Prime Minister and heads of military and the police pay their respects to the fallen heroes by laying garlands at the monument.
The predecessor of the National Monument is an interwar-era cenotaph originally erected by the colonial British administration on a 10m flat grass-covered ground on a roundabout adjoining Victory Avenue (now part of Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin) and Raja Road, close to the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and Railway Administration Building. Originally intended to commemorate World War I (1914–1918) and honour its war dead, the cenotaph's inscription would later include fallen soldiers of World War II (1939–1945) after the conclusion of World War II and resumption of British rule. Names of the fallen are engraved on the plaques of the cenotaph as a token of tribute to their sacrifices.
In 1964, the cenotaph was moved from its original location to the site of the National Monument in Lake Gardens before a planned flyover connecting Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin and the Parliament roundabout was constructed over the original site. Transfer of the cenotaph was made possible by dismantling the structure into catalogued parts, allowing the structure to be transported in pieces and reassembled in its original form at the National Monument. Following its move, inscriptions were added to include fallen soldiers from the Malayan Emergency (1948–1960) and an archaic Malay translation of "To Our Glorious Dead", "Untok Mengingati Jasa Pahlawan-pahlawan Yang Gugor" ("To Remember the Service of Warriors Who Have Fallen").
Next stop of the tour is #4 Royal Selangor the home of authentic Pewter! They have a ready tour guide inside the factory where we saw how the pewter and other items are being crafted. Everything made are handicraft. It's not being made out of a machine, they use manual crafting of each item. And I am glad to have visited the place. The perfect cup for your beer is Royal Selangor's Pewter!
I am sharing some of their authentic product designs!
After the Royal Selangor Tour, we had a tour at the City's stunning structures. The city holds several infrastructure designs that would capture its visitors. Our drivers told us that his indian visitors or tourists do not quite appreciate this, since they have these designs much in their place. 🙂
While in the City, witnessing the grand structural designs. We were lucky to see the army passing by, on top of their tanker!
Next was a visit in the #5 chocolate factory! I had some Tiramisu Chocolates. If you ever go on tour, please visit this store, they have FREE TASTEs for all variety of chocolates. Even if you don't intend to buy (for pasalubong), just go out of the van, and at least have a taste of their delicious chocolates.
Last stop, was a distance view of the #6 Petronas Tower, where you can take great pictures with the World's Tallest TWIN Tower as a background. Then, the driver took as to the spot of the TWIN Tower itself, for a closer look.
And that capped off my Kuala Lumpur City Tour! I gave the driver MYR20.00 as I got out of the van. He was a funny and cool driver/tour guide. He knows a lot about Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He cracks jokes and even have a good english. So, it's a great City Tour!
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