Places of Interest
During the annual Thaipusam festival, thousands of kavadi-carrying devotees climb 272 steps up to the main cavern of Batu Caves to pay homage to Lord Subramaniam. The limestone walls overgrown with ferns, loom 20m high with rays of light piercing from gaps above. Another cavern, the "Art Gallery", contains colourful images from Hindu mythology. In the temple grounds, monkeys roam freely around the souvenir stalls.
Merdeka Square is located in the heart of downtown Kuala Lumpur, near the convergence of the Kelang and Gombak rivers. British officials once played cricket on this square. On August 31, 1957, the Union Jack was lowered and the nation's independence was proclaimed here. Today, the world's tallest flagpole stands on this stretch of green, rising 95m high. At the basement beneath the square lies Plaza Putra, with cinemas, souvenir stalls, restaurants, a tourist information centre and performing arts theatre.
Donning a Minangkabau roof and two long murals on its facade, the National Museum is located on Jalan Damansara. The ground floor houses dioramas depicting scenes from Malaysian life while the upper floor exhibits stuffed animals and birds, traditional musical instruments and weapons. Vintage locomotives, antique cars and bullock carts are also displayed at the museum grounds.
Masjid Jamek Mosque
Sited at the confluence of the Gombak and Klang rivers, Masjid Jamek was built in 1909 and is the city's oldest mosque. Designed by government architect A.B.Hubbock, it incorporate North Indian Muslim elements in its design. Its main dome is flanked by two smaller domes together with couples and minarets topping the brick walls and arched colonnades.
Desa Water Park
Situated atTaman Desa, Desa Water Park is accessible by an access road connecting you straight to the Water Park. Desa Water Park, a family entertainment park located 15 minutes away from the heart of Kuala Lumpur, offers a wide range of excellent facilities and water-based rides for the entire family.
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