Kuala Lumpur City Gallery is part of the ARCH group’s vision in promoting the country’s heritage and culture. A new tourist magnet which is situated right in the historical enclave of Dataran Merdeka (Merdeka Square) and houses many attractions in the form of prints, photos and miniatures. Located in a 114 year-old building, this landmark is a must visit for anyone who wants to know all about Kuala Lumpur! – well luckily, we did. =)
Did you know that Kuala Lumpur literally means ‘muddy estuary’? It was founded at the confluence of the Gombak River and Klang River =) But before I forget, the entrance is free! and they are open from 0830AM to 0630PM daily.
Look closely on how they make all of the artifacts displayed in the gallery. With full concentration and that attention to details, I wonder if these guys are somewhat obsessive compulsive… haha. After the tour, there is a shop inside the gallery that offers souvenir items at very reasonable prices!!! (well, as compared with the mainstream).
How to go there?!
From KL Sentral, take the Kelana Jaya Train (pink line) and it’ll cost you around RM1.3 bound to Masjid Jamek, which is 2 stations away. It is a 7-minute walk to the gallery from the LRT Station, just ask someone for the direction to the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery or to the Sultan Abdul Samad. This is the exact address in case you get lost: No. 27, Jalan Raja, Dataran Merdeka, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“… it’s all about the exposure, the lens, I told her
The angles are all wrong now
She’s ripping wings off of butterflies …” – Paramore
From Kuala Lumpur, we took a plane bound to Johor Bahru via AirAsia with approximately 45-minutes ride (http://www.airasia.com/ph/en/home.page). They do offer seat sales same as that of Cebu Pacific. Costly but it is recommended as compared to a 4-5 hours bus ride or get lost in the interlinked train stations of KL Sental and JB Sentral lol. But if you’re already at KL, it is not advisable to go to Legoland, unless you’ll be heading to Singapore afterwards.
Juvenile Pleasures Part II – – – Young at heart we are to decide that we really have to go here despite the distance from Kuala Lumpur. The park being tailored for kids as the rides are not that life-threatening; well you just have to conquer the dragon and complete the Project X =) Opened on the 15th of September 2012, Legoland Malaysia is claimed to be the first in Asia and to be the first international park in Malaysia. But how did it all begin?!!! The LEGO Group is a privately held company based in Billund, Denmark. The first Legoland was built next door to the Lego factory that was founded by Ole Kirk Kristiansen in 1949 but it was only in 1968 that Godtfred, Old Kirk’s son, decided to open a 14-acre Legoland Park to promote the toy business. It became an instant success and over the years, 5 other Legolands were built all over the world… and that’s the way how the cookie crumbles. haha
I would say that the place is perfect for photo op and for photo enthusiasts. Just imagine a world made of Lego! Ano kayang itsura ng Spaghetti at Pizza?! hmmm…
Better check this site for full details: http://www.legoland.com.my/. What we did was we booked our tickets 3 months before the actual visit. 20% discount or RM28 savings once you book online with a minimum of 7 days in advance. This is recommended as it’ll be less hassle that you don’t have to queue up once you arrive there; you just have go directly to the turnstiles and scan the barcode found in your e-ticket. The discounted price if converted to peso will cost you around PhP1,500 – thrice the price for Enchanted Kingdom. lol But regardless, wondering the time spent building brick by boring brick is already remarkable.