WHAT TO SEE

Kuala Lumpur RAilway Station and Administration Building


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Kuala Lumpur Railway Station & Administration Building

This old railway station is one of Kuala Lumpur’s most famous landmarks. The station served as the city’s main rail hub until the modern KL Sentral station took over in 2001. It was completed in 1910 and designed by the most prolific and talented of British colonial architects, Arthur Benison Hubback. At the moment, it is still an operational KTM train station, and across from it is the administration building. The station is notable for its architecture, adopting a mixture of Eastern and Western designs.

Travelling here: 6 minutes by car from Sunway Putra Hotel

Address: Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Tip: Remember to bring your camera along as this is one of the most picturesque spot in KL.


National Mosque







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National Mosque

The National Mosque of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur is able to accommodate up to 15,000 people in its prayer hall, and it provides its visitor a spectacular view on its architecture. The dome is designed to have an 18-point star, which represents the 13 states in Malaysia and the 5 central Pillars of Islam.

Travelling here: 8 minutes by car from Sunway Putra Hotel

Address: Jalan Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Visiting hours (Non-Muslims):

Saturdays-ThursdaysFridays
9.00am - 12.00pm-
3.00pm - 4.00pm
3.00pm - 4.00pm
5.30pm - 6.30pm5.30pm - 6.30pm

Tip 1: As this is a place of worship, it is advisable to dress appropriately. However, they will provide you with robes and headscarves upon entry, and you will have to wear them before they grant you access into it.

Tip 2: The prayer halls are only accessible by Muslims.

Tip 3: For the non-Muslims, do take note on the specific visiting hours as you won’t be able to enter the mosque during certain times because of the prayers.


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Holy Rosary Church

The Holy Rosary Church is a Catholic church that was built before the second world war in 1903 and survived it. The architecture of the building, which is that of a neo-gothic style, is the focal point attracting visitors to this church.

Travelling here: 9 minutes by car from Sunway Putra Hotel

Address: 10, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours:
Only opens when there is a mass going on:

Weekdays:
7am (First Friday of every month 8am)

Weekends:
Saturday: English- 5pm, Novena- 6pm
Sunday: English- 8.30am, Mandarin- 10.30am

Tip: As this is a place of worship, it is advisable to dress appropriately.


Jamek Mosque or majis jamek

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Jamek Mosque

The Jamek Mosque, also known as Masjid Jamek among the locals, is one of the oldest mosques you can find here in Kuala Lumpur which was built in 1909. The architecture of this mosque is a unique and beautiful one, a mixture of several culture elements, such as Moorish, Mughal, and Indo-Saracenic.

Travelling here: 9 minutes by car from Sunway Putra Hotel
Address: Jalan Benteng & Jalan Tun Perak, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 9.00am - 12.30pm, 2.30pm - 4.00pm (On Fridays, it will be closed between 11am-2.30pm)

Tip 1: As this is a place of worship, it is advisable to dress appropriately.

Tip 2: Unless you are a Muslim intending to come here for your Friday prayers, it is not recommended to visit this mosque on a Friday because of the crowd that will be there for the prayers.

Tip 3: Remember to take off your shoes when entering the prayer halls.


Independence Square or dataran merdeka

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Independence Square

The Independence Square, or Dataran Merdeka, is located at the centre of Kuala Lumpur. This is the spot where Malaysia officially declared their independence on 31 August 1957 and from then on has been the venue for the annual independence parade. The lush green field provides a calm and serene view from the hustle and bustle of the city.

You can also enjoy the architecture of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and the Royal Selangor Club, which is located directly opposite of the Independence Square. These buildings were built with the incorporation of several cultural elements, giving it its unique outlook.

Travelling here: 9 minutes by car from Sunway Putra Hotel

Address: Jalan Raja, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur


guan di temple

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Guan Di Temple
The Guan Di Temple is one of the oldest temples in Chinatown here. It is a beautiful Taoist temple, dedicated to the deity of Guan Di, the God of war. Like most other temples, there are several other deities here to be worshipped as well.

Travelling here: 10 minutes by car from Sunway Putra Hotel

Address: Jalan Tun H S Lee, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 7.00am – 7.00pm

Tip 1: As this is a place of worship, it is advisable to be dressed appropriately.

Tip 2: Try coming here early in the morning to avoid the crowd and heat.

Tip 3: If you come here during festivals such as Chinese New Year, you will get to see decorations and many worshippers here that will give you a feel of the Chinese Buddhist culture.


Sri Mahamariamman Temple

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Sri Mahamariamman Temple

The Sri Mahamariamman Temple is the oldest temple in Kuala Lumpur. Construction began in 1873 with plenty of ongoing restoration and embellishment occurring over the years. You will be able to see the contrast between the city buildings and this culturally rich building, which will make you appreciate the unique culture of Hinduism even more.

Travelling here: 12 minutes by car from Sunway Putra Hotel

Address: Jalan Tun H S Lee, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 6.00am – 9.00pm

Tip: As this is a place of worship, it is advisable to be dressed appropriately.


Thean Hou Temple





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Thean Hou Temple

The Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur, also known as the Temple of the Goddess of Heaven, is one of the largest Chinese temples in Southeast Asia. This temple has a structure with the incorporation of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism elements, thus giving it its unique and contemporary style.

Travelling here: 13 minutes by car from Sunway Putra Hotel

Address: 65, Persiaran Endah, Taman Persiaran Desa, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 8.00am – 9.00pm

Tip 1: As this is a place of worship, it is advisable to be dressed appropriately.

Tip 2: You also get to enjoy the scenic view of the Kuala Lumpur city here!

Tip 3: During certain events and festivals, such as Chinese New Year, you will be able to see some decorations up all around the temple!

Tip 4: You will have to climb up some stairs, so dress comfortably.


Lake Symphony






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Lake Symphony

The Lake Symphony is a man-made lake in the KLCC park, located at the base of the Petronas Twin Towers. Come here during the evening and you will get to enjoy the musical fountain show. The water fountains are programmed to display various animations and together with the company of lights and music, this is definitely one spectacular show not to be missed when you’re visiting Kuala Lumpur.

Travelling here: 14 minutes by car from Sunway Putra Hotel

Address: Symphony Lake, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor

Time: Around 7pm