Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. This 243 km2 city boasts of architectural wonders that have British and Islamic influences.
Istana Negara or National Palace is the former residence of Malaysia’s Supreme King.
Istana Negara or National Palace is surrounded by fences and is not open to public, so the visitors mill around the gate to take photos.
Outside Istana Negara or National Palace.
National Monument, Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur Cenotaph. The cenotaph is found near the entrance of National Monument. The words, “To Our Glorious Dead” are inscribed on the cenotaph. The years 1914-1918 (World War I), 1939-1945 (World War II) and 1948-1960 (Malayan Emergency) are found below those words to commemorate the fallen soldiers in these wars.
One of the structures found in National Monument
The National Monument is dedicated to those who died during World War II and Malayan Emergency. At a height of 15 meters, it is the world’s tallest bronze freestanding statue.
Masjid Negara or National Mosque
Masjid Negara or National Mosque of Malaysia is an “architectural tribute to Islam”.
The 73-meter high minaret of Masjid Negara
Masjid Negara marker found in front of the mosque.
Front of Masjid Negara
Fountains found on the right side of Masjid Negara
Kuala Lumpur City Gallery
Kuala Lumpur City Gallery has an entertaining and informative presentation about the history of the city. KLCG promotes history and culture of Malaysia through its many offerings to the visitors.
Kuala Lumpur City Gallery has workers making architectural scale models of the buildings found in KL.
And these are some of the scale models made of wood veneer.
Two of the National Heritage of Malaysia buildings – Kuala Lumpur City Gallery and Masjid Jamek or Jamek Mosque – made of Malaysian wood veneer.
Me with some of the scale models made of wood veneer.
Outside Kuala Lumpur City Gallery is this ginormous I LOVE KL model perfect for vanity shots.
Dataran Merdeka or Merdeka Square
Dataran Merdeka or Merdeka Square is the location of the change of flags – the lowering of the Union Flag and the hoisting of Malaysian flag. These are some of the buildings in the vicinity.
The 95-meter flagpole found in Merdeka Square is one of the tallest in the world.
Victoria Fountain at Merdeka Square is built for the Diamond Jubilee of England’s Queen Victoria.
Close-up of Victoria Fountain shows lions and dragons, the symbols of Queen Victoria’s reign, forming an octagonal tower that rises from the basin.
Menara Petronas or Petronas Twin Towers
Menara Petronas or Petronas Twin Towers are the tallest twin towers in the world at 1,483 feet.
Petronas Twin Towers have 93 floors and 78 elevators!
Hand-made batik in a Kuala Lumpur shop.
Batik-making step 1
Batik-making step 2
Finished batik cascade from the ceiling
Train Station Food
Goat burger I bought at a train station later in the afternoon. It was so good, I wolfed it down in record time.
So I had this after the goat burger. I do not know its name in English but we call it tambis in Iloilo. The vendor added salt and cinnamon to the freshly-sliced tambis.
This is the third installment of a three-part Malaysia Throwback Thursday.
Thank you, Edsel for some of the photos.