ABOUT KUALA LUMPUR
Kuala Lumpur. A city that is truly one-of-a-kind. You'll find the world in this city but you'll never find anything quite like it anywhere else in the world.
For starters, KL (as we fondly call it) has its very own global icon in the PETRONAS Twin Towers, soaring 452 metres above street level and 88 stories tall. This mega structure towers majestically over KL, presenting a universal view of the icon from any corner of the city. Just beneath the Twin Towers are Malaysia's best shopping spots, featuring haute couture brands to trendy street fashions. For those with a penchant for Broadway-like theatres, meet KL's talented acting community that brings you fine shows and performances from the traditional to the satirical. Partygoers will find KL's vibrant night scenes perfect to satiate their appetite for the most happening places to party.
But of course, if you yearn to experience the traditional old world appeal of Malaysia's culture and values, the old streets of KL with its captivating day-to-day activities and aromatic smells will charm you. You'll experience this city, with the echoing music of its entertainment outlets, the beam of vehicle lights searching for the perfect late-night snack and colourful streetlights - a spectacle that proves KL as a definite place to visit for world travellers.
Here, we will show you the must-see destinations and must-do activities that will thrill you for sure. With so many places to go, a trip to KL may seem overwhelming. But to help, we've rounded up the best attractions that'll guide you in and around this amazing city.
THE VENUE : PUTRAJAYA
Malaysia began its search for a new Federal Government Administrative Centre in the 1980s to disperse some development away from Kuala Lumpur. A site at Prang Besar in Sepang District was chosen, in view of its strategic location between Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). The New Federal Government Administrative Centre is named “Putrajaya” in honour of Malaysia's first Prime Minister, YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra al-Haj, for his invaluable contributions to the nation.
While Kuala Lumpur will remain as the country’s capital and premiere financial and commercial centre, Putrajaya will be the new Federal Government Administrative Centre.
Construction of the new Putrajaya city began in August 1995. When the city is fully developed, it will have a total of 64,000 housing units which will cater to a population of around 320,000 people.
Putrajaya sits on a magnificent 4,931 hectares of land strategically located within the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC), approximately 25km south of Kuala Lumpur and 20km north of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Putrajaya is accessible via a network of highways and the Express Rail Link (ERL Transit) from Kuala Lumpur Sentral to KLIA via Putrajaya Sentral in Precinct 7.
City In A Garden
Putrajaya is being developed as a City in a Garden. About 38percent of its area is being developed into parks, lakes and wetlands while the rest is reserved for government offices, commercial and residential development, public utilities and amenities. The 600 hectare man-made Putrajaya Lake serves as a climate moderator. Currently, lake activities available are boating, canoeing, kayaking and fishing.
Being located within the Multimedia Super Corridor, and in line with the Government’s e-Government initiative, Putrajaya is being developed as an intelligent city. Multimedia technologies are being implemented to facilitate communications and interactions between Government offices, between the Government and the business community, and between the Government and the community.
HOW TO GET TO THERE (PUTRAJAYA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE - PICC)
PICC is on an approximate 25-30 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), conveniently accessible by major expressway MAJU Expressway (MEX), PLUS highway, ELITE highway or LDP highway.
Hop on to public buses which offer an easy and convenient way to reach our centre. Simply look for the sign of Rapid KL and Nadiputra which will direct you to us. Rapid KL plies accessibly within the vicinity of Putrajaya to the bustling town of Bandar Utama, Serdang, Puchong and Cyberjaya with a final stop at Putrajaya Sentral. Alternatively, take our shuttle service for commuting within Putrajaya and Cyberjayas Persiaran Multimedia and immerse yourself in a scenic and ambience view of one of the most advanced city in Malaysia.
KLIA Transit makes 3 immediate stops at key townships Bandar Tasik Selatan,Putrajaya and Salak Tinggi. Guests may purchase through ticket vending machines and ticket counter at a stipulated price.