Orang Asli Museum : www.jakoa.gov.my
Orang Asli are the aborigines of the Peninsular Malaysia. Their population is estimated with 60,000 persons, now fast-disappearing with development and modernization. Located north of Kuala Lumpur, this museum houses a large ethnographic collection of the indigenous tribes. The exhibits portray their lifestyle, culture, myths and legends. The displays, among others, include a 600-year-old collection of tribal heritage such as blowpipes, spears, porcelain and ancestral figurines. Close to the museum is a craft shop selling souvenirs including tribal crafts.
Museum of Heritage of Malaysia Trust
This museum is located in a tudor-style building from the year 1925. In the garden area there is a bamboo hut built from the Orang Asli, the tribe is called “temiar”. This restored house is also known as “Rumah Penghulu”. The building itself was once the residence of a local “sultan” of Kedah. It is decorated with marvelous wood-carvings. Inside it is decorated with a wedding decoration of the lat 1930ies. You can have a guided tour and watch a video of the renovation work. This location is place is regular used for traditional-exhibitions, includes a library and a souvenir shop.
In former times this pre-war building was originally the main market of Kuala Lumpur. After renovation work in the past century it turned into an arts- crafts-center. It is now a meeting point for local artists, arts-crafts-men and exhibition place. Many stalls in bazar-like shopping area offers a wide range of arts, crafts, souvenir, Asian products and food. On an open-air stage they present modern and traditional music and dance.
Next to this you will find the Art House Gallery, which is more like a museum than a gallery.
Merdeka Square - Dataran Merdeka
This place is one the most important sightseeing points in Kuala Lumpur. At midnight on 31rst of August 1957 here on this historical spot the British flag was obtained for the last time.
This place is located in front of the Royal Selangor Club, where the Malaysian will meet every year for the independent- day. Formerly here was the sports club Selangor and up to the 90es the field was used for cricket, hockey, tennis and rugby. Nowadays you will find a underground shopping mall with restaurants and a parking lot. But still today it is used for cricket.
Every third Saturday from 17-18 o`clock you can watch and listen to the Malaysian Military Band or the Royal Malaysian Police Band. On the backside there is the huge colonial-Style building of the Memorial Library. It is a public library and also the central archive in Malaysia as well.
Sultan Abdul Samad Building
This is for sure the most photographed building and a true highlight of Kuala Lumpur. It was established 1894 to 1897 from the British architect A.C. Norman and was used from the Britains as administration building. The style is a wonderful mixture of Victorian and Moorish architecture. Today it is the seat of the supreme court of Malaysia. And next to it you can see the former town hall as a similar Moorish designed building.
St. Mary´s Cathedral
Only a few steps across the street from the Sultan Abdul Samad building you are standing in front of the impressing Cathedral of Saint Mary also from the British architect A. C. Norman and a sightseeing point as well. This Anglican Church has inside a rare pipe Organ.
Tunku Abdul Rahman Memorial
This memorial is located on the Jalan Dato`Onn in memory of Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, the first prime minister of Malaysia, who is also called “Father of Independence”. The memorial was the official seat of the Tunkus reign as the first head of government and prime minister of Malaysia. The residence is still preserved with all original furniture. On both sides of the residence there are two new buildings, one shows the former office of the prime minister and the other different souvenirs and exhibits as well as documents.
Masijd Jamek - Jamek Mosque
The Masijd Jamek is an astonishing example of Indian mogul-style and is definitely one of the highlights in Kuala Lumpur. The mosque was designed by the British architect A. B. Hubbocks and established in 1909 at the junction of the rivers Klang and Gombak exactly where the true origins of Kuala Lumpur are. The mosque has onion-shaped domes, colonnades, shiny marble-floors and is romantically situated in the midst of a palm grove. Very special oriental flair will occur by night, when the mosque is illuminated by hundreds of lights. More: