In the old square of Kuala Lumpur lies a tourist information centre which is an attraction itself – the impressive KL City Gallery. Upon entering the ground floor of the age-old building inspired by Moorish architecture, visitors will be greeted by a massive Kula Lumpur Map on the wall. For assistance regarding tour guides, tourist spots, etc. just approach the guide/receptionist. You can also get a copy of maps and booklets about Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia. Register for a free guided heritage tour of Dataran Merdeka or Little India.
The next room celebrates the rich history of the capital city of Malaysia through prints and photos showcased on the “Memories of Kuala Lumpur” section. Don’t miss the 3D miniatures of Kuala Lumpur’s prominent heritage buildings like the gorgeous Kuala Lumpur Railway Station.
But arguably, the most impressive display in KL City Gallery is the dazzling replica of Kuala Lumpur’s city skyline and landscape located on the 1st floor. This scale model covers an area of 40 x 50 feet, the largest in the city. It is riddled by intricately designed wee copies of structures such as Petronas Tower, road networks, houses, temples, mosques, rivers and even trees!
Watch in awe as the long-time craftsmen construct and design tiny replicas of Kuala Lumpur’s prominent buildings and souvenir items made of wood veneer. If you want to create your own wood-veneer souvenir, pay a visit to the KL City Gallery souvenir shop by Arch where they have a small area for workshops.
Don’t leave without buying Malaysian souvenirs, shirts and collectibles here. We even scored a RM15 (around Php 205) wooden sunglasses here which normally costs around Php 1,000!
KL City Gallery Contact Details:
Address: No.27 Jalan Raja, Dataran Merdeka Kuala Lumpur
Telephone Number: +60-0326983333
Opening Hours: Daily from 9:00AM to 6:30PM
Admission is free.
Disclosure: This trip was made possible through Celebrating 1 Malaysia Truly Asia, an event organized by Gaya Travel Magazine and Tourism Malaysia in celebration of Visit Malaysia Year 2014.
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