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Isnin, 6 Februari 2017

Putra Mosque at Putrajaya

Putra Mosque next to Putra Perdana building.

There are two main buildings at Putrajaya that will be easily catches ones glimpse once they arrive there for the first time. Besides there are many others beautiful buildings these two will be the main attractions for its location. The first building is Putra Perdana and the second is Putra Mosque.

Here we are going to see more about Putra Mosque, one of the most visited buildings in Putrajaya. Even though built in contrast to Putra Perdana these two building seems to be a perfect match to be built side by side. Located in by the edge of Putrajaya Lake it can easily be seen by most part of Putrajaya.

Close up view of Putra Mosque.

The interior is simple yet elegant.

The interior of the dome.

The Putra Mosque has unique artistic architecture with pink rose tinted granite that’s totally different from most of the mosques built in Malaysia. Anyway some features make it blend in perfectly to bring in local’s architectures emerge in the first sight. This unique mosque designed resembles few other popular mosques such as King Hassan Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco.

The mosque can accommodate 15,000 worshippers at any one time. It also consists of three main functional areas the prayer hall, the Sahn, or courtyard, and various learning facilities and function rooms. The interior (prayer hall) is simple and elegant suitable for all worshiper to perform their prayer in comfort. This majestic designs supported by 12 columns with the highest point below the dome is 250 feet above the ground level.

Putra Mosque during the sunset.
One of the iconic building in Putrajaya.

The construction of the mosque completes on 1 September 1999 with cost of around RM250 millions. It is named after the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al Haj. Putra Mosque becomes one of the mosque unique mosques in Malaysia by combining the Middle Eastern and traditional Malay design elements.

Putra Mosques become one of the most popular attractions in Putrajaya for locals and tourist. Non-Muslims also permitted to visit outside of prayer times without any admission charge. Robes are provided for visitors and they are requires to follow the rules when visiting the mosque.

Next to the mosque are Putra Square, food courts by the lakeside and the Putrajaya Lake Cruise that added visitors’ experiences when they visit this mosque. This will be the opener to any visitor to Putrajaya before they are ready to explore to any other part of this area. 

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Sabtu, 14 Januari 2017

Discover Kuala Lumpur Within 24 Hours

Hop On, Hop Off bus with attractive colors.
Kuala Lumpur is the main city of Malaysia and to see all the main attractions here in the short time is almost impossible (especially when you visit it for the first time). There’s a way you can see most of Kuala Lumpur within 24 ~ 48 hours with Hop On, Hop Off bus service that will take you to most of the important locations in the city.

Although within the short period won’t allow you to make close observations for every attractions that you’ll visit with Hop On, Hop Off bus, it will allow you to prioritize your visit. At the same time you still can give a glimpse to any other attractions that you’ll pass by. This is the best way rather than walking around with your maps and dealing with local transportation system that you’re not get used to.

The most important things to do before you get into Hop On, Hop Off bus are to get enough information about the attractions that it’s going to visit and which attractions that you’re going to spend your time more than the other. You also can chose to buy a ticket that will valid for either 24 hours or 48 hours to ensure you have enough time for most of these attractions.

Bus routes across Kuala Lumpur.
Pros of Using the Hop On, Hop Off

Even though most of the attractions in Kuala Lumpur can be visited by other public transports without using the Hop On, Hop Off bus service, it will be far easier by using one transport mode to all of these locations. In comparison it will be far cheaper to visit all of the attractions in one ticket price. As traveler we all know how hard to find some locations sometimes when travelling!

Hop On, Hop Off also will guarantees you a comfortable rides all along your tour whether you want to enjoy the sky view roof top or be in the air conditioning cabin. You will really need these as in tropical climate in can be too hot or raining without warning in Kuala Lumpur. You will enjoy your tour more with other people who have the same interest from all around the world that is to discover the city.

Sky view area give you the best experience.

The comfortable air-conditioning cabin.
How To Get The Ticket?

You can get the ticket from the bus, travel agencies, major hotels or contacting the infoline at: 1800-88-5546. You can also booked your tickets online at besides getting more details information about their services.

Routes maps and stopover location.  (click to download map).

Among the locations visited.
The most important things before you get into the Hop On, Hop Off bus are your preparations of which locations that you will spend more time and get all of your equipment such as cameras ready. With the Hop On, Hop Off bus service you no longer need to worry on how to get to the locations you want to visit, instead you can focus on what you want to see when you reach it.

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Jumaat, 30 Disember 2016

Forest in The City, KL Eco Park

KL Eco Park, a unique park in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
KL Eco Park is not a new location, it was previously known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve which is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. It is an area designated as a forest reserve since 1906 again. The location is next to KL Tower, add the uniqueness of both these important locations and facilitate the visit of visitors.

KL Eco Park has its own attraction for travelers by providing special routes like Route Merbau Trail (360m), Jelutong Trail (300m) and Canopy Walk (200m) with a height of 21 meters above the trees. It is an attraction that helps the visitors to get to know more about the tropical forest.

Gate at KL Eco Park. 
Formerly known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve.

One of the trails at KL Eco Park.
Altogether there are about 233 species of trees and 12 species of animals that makes KL Eco Park as their habitat, whereas the species of animals not including some species of birds that not normally seen through the park at certain times.

Although the entrance fee to the park is FREE proposals to charge the visitors in the future has been announced. The fee is to help the maintenance work done more frequently to ensure that the park facilities are in good condition. The proposed ticket prices are RM12 for adults and RM4 for children, while tickets for tourists are RM40 for adults and RM18 for children.

The Canopy Walk.
The bridge of Canopy Walk.
Against the backdrop of the City of Kuala Lumpur.

The path to the Canopy Walk.
If you would like to see more uniqueness of KL Eco Park you can visit this park while it's still free. The admission fee is not too high if it can maintain good facilities with effective management.

Visiting hours are between 7:00 am until 6:00 pm each day.

For more information, you may contact:

Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia Headquarters,
Jalan Sultan Salahuddin, 50660 Kuala Lumpur.

Phone No: + 603-2070 6342
Fax No: 603-2692 5657
Hotline: 1-800-88-5776

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Khamis, 22 Disember 2016

Visiting to Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

The main entrance to Kuala Lumpur Bird Park.

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is very interesting, because not only is the Kuala Lumpur city center filled with buildings and shopping centers, but it also provides many interesting tourist destination. During the school holidays, many may want to bring their family visits to places of interest around the city of Kuala Lumpur.

For those who live near or travel to Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is one of the must-visit destinations. Located in Taman Tasik Perdana, it is also close to many other parks like Taman Orkid, Taman Bunga Raya, Butterfly Park, National Planetarium, the Islamic Arts Museum, Deer Park and Memorial Tun Razak. So if you want to visit this place you may visit more than one park at the same time - it saves time and travel costs.

The park is easily accessible using your own vehicle or by public transport. Situated close to the Kuala Lumpur railway station and you just have to take a taxi with approximately 5 minutes. Similarly, a driver for routes around the Lake Gardens is not as busy as in other major routes. GPS location of the park is N3 08 581, 41 294 E101 to assist your navigation.

Open daily from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm. The fees are;

Adult (Regular) RM48.00
* Children (Regular) RM38.00

Adults (MyKad) RM 25.00
* Children (MyKid) RM 12.00

** Children from 3-12 years of age

Cute birds enjoying sunflower's seeds.
One of the landscape at the Bird Park.

The best thing about this bird park is that it is said to be among the largest in the world. Divided into different zones, Zone 1 and Zone 2 (Zone 3 is the hornbill cages and Zone 4 for few other small cages) you will see varieties of birds fly freely around the park designed to resemble their natural habitats.

There are also small cages which housed birds such as parrots, eagles, hornbills and others to enable you to see it up close. This is because it is difficult for you to see these birds if they are allowed to fly free in the main cage that is too large.

Through visiting this place you can see rare birds that you discover as you also learn more about their habitat and how they live. The surrounding that resembles their real habitat can be another important thing to take note on how these birds survive in the wild.

Special cage for parrots.
Want to have a picture with the birds?

If you are lucky you might catch a peacock showcasing its beautiful tail’s feathers. Peacocks are moving freely in the garden and their feathers also look healthy (not damaged by captivity). Similarly for other birds such as flamingos that manly spends their time in the artificial pond. Crown pigeons are among many other birds that roaming the park.

Apart from seeing these birds you also have the opportunity to take pictures with the birds that are specially trained to pose for picture. It consists of parrots, eagles, owls and the most special is the hornbill. Yes, I've had the opportunity to touch the hornbill and it's very docile.

Time to eat! You can watch this too.

There is lots of information signage that describes the names of birds that you can find around the area. So you need not to worry if you can recognize their names. There are also exciting activities around the garden and the learning that help kids learn more about the world of birds. So this park is ideal for birders and also for the whole family.

To fully enjoy the experience here, you have to spend at least half day for an area of ​​the park is ​​20.9 acres and filled with areas that resembles different habitats of birds. There are approximately 3,000 birds from 200 species from different part of the world.

For more information about Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, you may call: + 603-22721010 Fax: + 603-2273 5428 or email:

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Rabu, 14 Disember 2016

Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Twin Towers at night.
Petronas Twin Towers is the most popular landmark in Kuala Lumpur as it can be seen from a distance of tens of kilometers outside Kuala Lumpur. It was the world's tallest building in the world from 1998 to 2004, but it still retains the title of tallest twin towers in the world to this day.

The towers were designed by Argentine architect, Cesar Pelli. The resulting design is adapted to the architecture that reflects the characteristics and cultures of Kuala Lumpur City. Apart from the twin towers, Cesar Pelli also designed several other buildings in the world, including Key Tower, Cleveland; Cira Centre, Philadelphia; 30 Hudson Street, Jersey City; 1 Canada Square, London; Riverview Plaza, Wuhan; Wells Fargo Center (Minneapolis), Minneapolis.

The area surround the Petronas Twin Towers.
The view from the top.

Suria KLCC shopping center.
Work on the building commenced on 1 April 1994 and completed on 1 March 1996. It, however, was officially opened by the Fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad on 1 August 1999. The building that houses Suria KLCC shopping complex also houses offices space for Petronas and other major companies such as Huawei Technologies, Boeing, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera English, HCL Technologies, IBM, Microsoft, Reuters, Carigali Hess, Khazanah Nasional Berhad and others.

Adjacent to the building there is a 17 acres park, the KLCC Park which allows visitors to enjoy a refreshing atmosphere. It is equipped with a pool of water, walkways and a children's playground. You may also be able to watch the interesting show of illuminated water fountains at certain times each night.

Skybridge is located on floors 41 and 42.

View at the Skybridge.
Other interesting thing is to cross the Skybridge located on floors 41 and 42 at an altitude of 170 m (558 ft). The bridge has a length of 58 m (190 ft) long and weighs 750 tons. Only 1,000 tickets will be distributed on a daily basis once it is free, however starting in 2010 tickets are being charged on certain prices. Tickets are available from ticket counters at the level of the tower concourse. For tourists, you can make a reservation online from this link.

Although the Petronas Twin Towers is no longer the tallest building in the world, but it is still the tallest twin towers in the world. Besides, the unique characteristics that gives the tower unique displays of Malaysian culture. It is a landmark of Kuala Lumpur City you should not miss.

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