Kuala Lumpur Historic Sites

Historic Sites in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur Historic Sites

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  • TheLeongOhana
    United States7,455 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located in Merdaka Square, the main draw seems to be the I Love KL sign out in front. However, there was a much better sign located on the second floor but not in red.

    On the first floor was a small diorama of KL, a room cataloguing history of KL as well as a busy cafe and gift shop.

    The second floor was much quieter so don’t miss it. Here was a much larger 3D model of the greater KL city in one large room, a wall with details about the tall buildings in KL, an angel wings wall (for IGs), a cool floating model of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building.
    Written 19 October 2023
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  • nyalpi
    Hong Kong, China217 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Truly a hidden treasure of great craftsmanship and history in the middle of a crowded city! It's a unique attraction, a big contrast from shopping malls! Unfortunately, even staff at nearby hotels did not know about it.

    I arrived in time for a tour (one in morning, one in afternoon), but no other visitors came, so I was given a private tour. First a video about the history, then a guided tour of the house, with good explanations. Fascinating to learn how people lived in rural Malaysia around 100 years ago. Beautiful woodwork.

    Congratulations to the few people who are quietly working so hard to conserve this treasure! It is surrounded by high-rise buildings, where undoubtedly property developers are eyeing the prime-real estate. But historical buildings like this must be preserved, so that both Malaysians and non-Malaysians can all learn about about the richness of life in the past.

    Office, video-viewing area, lockers and gift shop are in a British colonial house that is immediately next to the wooden house. Also very interesting to learn a little about its history.
    Written 24 May 2024
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  • Martin Niemoller
    Los Angeles, CA737 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the royal Palace. It is beautiful! Grand architecture. Worth a photo op. You can’t get very close, but it’s worth a look and put on your second tier itinerary. 10 minutes is all you need here so I hear that taking a private car was the right call as public transportation is difficult to get there.
    Written 1 June 2024
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  • lee a
    Sheffield, UK679 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dropped off by our driver as having a day tour around Kuala Lumpur, a large green space is surrounded by old grand historical building including this one, didn’t go in but the area was a very busy tourist spot with coaches and taxis aplenty, nice colonial Tudor style building and a great spot to take photos.
    Written 26 March 2020
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  • Nomadman411978
    London, UK3,146 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    City Theatre-Panggung Bandaraya is the old City Hall built in the 1900s and converted to a theatre. It continues the Moghul theme in its architectural style and, as many of the fine colonial buildings here, was designed by the English architect A.B.Hubback.
    Written 26 April 2017
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  • harrymikael80
    Putrajaya, Malaysia525 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chin Woo Stadium is an old sports stadium located in Jalan Hang Jebat and close to other historical stadiums such as Merdeka Stadium and National Stadium (Stadium Negara). It is a common venue place for many events and activities associated with the Chinese community. Its main attraction is a 50m outdoor swimming pool which is famous among KLites who looking for a nice place to swim. Some facilities such as the shower and changing room as well as the washroom could be improved. Please bear in mind that there is no door at the shower place, so other people can see you changing and taking shower openly.
    Written 21 February 2018
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  • nellielim
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,041 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bangunan Sulaiman is located on Jalan Damansara at the junction with Jalan Sultan Sulaiman with railway tracks running behind the building. This is a set of three administrative buildings originally belonging to FMS Railways. Built by the British at the end of the 19th century, it was gazetted as a heritage site in 1983. It is currently the home of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Arbitration Centre.
    Written 7 May 2018
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  • DipuKV
    Pune, India3,047 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located in the massive Dataran Merdeka, the Countdown Clock is a landmark which reminds you of the history of independence of the country!
    Written 25 June 2023
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  • Sir_Gaurav
    Pune, India388 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is a historic club with a rich heritage. This building is a history because here UMNO establishments and various Malay-related congresses have been held. The Sultan of Selangor at that time granted the name Sultan Sulaiman as the name of the club.
    Written 22 August 2017
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  • DipuKV
    Pune, India3,047 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located in the massive Dataran Merdeka, Sultan Abdul Samad Building is a 19th century one which housed the British administration.
    Written 25 June 2023
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