10 ‘Unseen’ Places in Kuala Lumpur

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Believe me or not sometimes in out own city or town, there are just sooo many places we should explore and visit… Having lived in Kuala Lumpur for quite a few years now.. I am embarassed to admit I have not yet manage to visit sooo many places…

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So on the recent Unseen KL trip by Gaya Travel and Tourism KL Bureau, we or rather I got a chance to finally visit a few places…

Come along now, and let me share what I discovered…

Royal Museum

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This was my first time visiting the old National Palace, the place our nation’s king or the Yang di-Pertuan Agong used to reside… which is now open to the public for a fee of RM5 (and RM10 for non-Malaysians)….

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We had to take off our shoes as is the custom to enter any home, and were accompanied and given a full guided tour by a former palace guard…

The tour was pretty informative and we were taken on sneak peeks around the living room, the Minister’s room, their royal highnesses office, toilet, guest chambers as well as the sleeping chambers of their Royal Highnesses, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Raja Permaisuri…

However the furnitures are all from a long time ago and what which has been left in the storerooms since the latest interiors has all been transported to either the new royal palace or taken back to each individual sultan’s state palace…

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It is just a sneak peek as you are not quite allowed into the rooms and you are also not allowed to take any photos inside the palace which was pretty disappointing… that and that I feel like the Royal Museum isn’t quite well taken care of..

Personally, I prefer the Alam Shah Palace in Klang, one of the residences of the Sultan of Selangor…it was of course more up to date and you are allowed photographs except for certain rooms..

Best way to get there would be by LRT/MRT to KL Sentral then a cab or Grab….

http://www.jmm.gov.my/en/visit-royal-museum
Address: Jalan Istana, Istana Negara, 50460 Kuala Lumpur

 

Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman

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Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman is an award winning restoration and conservation project of a traditional Malay wooden house which was said to belong to a local headman of a small village in Kedah….

The magnificent wooden house was built in stages between 1910 and the early 1930s… until it was abandoned and covered with creepers and over grown weeds…

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It was finally rescued, carefully dismantled and relocated to Kuala Lumpur for restoration by Badan Warisan Malaysia, a leading conservation organisation…. and now proudly stands in the grounds of Badan Warisan’s Heritage Centre on Jalan Stonor and is open to the public….

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Steeped in history, the house is truly a glorious sight… and is a show house on how the Malay community live back in those days…AirBrush_20181015153222-01-720x540

I especially loved the details and carvings that can be found all over the house…

Address – No 2, Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur

Jadi Batek

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Jadi Batek is a centre that allows visitors to experience and learn all about Batik making…

Visitors can watch professional Batik artisans at work doing the canting or colouring their fabrics…

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You can find many beautiful and colourful Batik items on sale including batik material, ready-to-wear apparel such as dresses, blouses, scarves, pareos, kaftans, men’s shirts, children’s clothing, tablecloths, coasters, wall hangings and other batik artworks…

Naturally, you can also find other local handicrafts like carved wood, pewter ware, basketry and silver which are also available at the gallery….

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And while you are at it, why not make your own batik masterpiece to bring home with you…

jadibatek.com
Address – JADI BATEK GALLERY SDN. BHD. 30, Jalan Inai, Off Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Lost in Chinatown

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This is also my first time at Lost in Chinatown, despite having been to Chinatown dozens of times…

Lost in Chinatown is a pretty fun place that provides information about chinese and malaysian local culture….

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You can start with taking photos with a wax figurine of Bruce Lee (The Legend)…

Then there is a super huge Abacus , said to be the largest in KL…

And a maze…. where you can find many World Famous Pop Art….

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Somewhere in the maze you will find details on 70 best food in Malaysia as well as the top 20 Manglish Words Malaysian use daily….

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If you are in the mood for shopping, they sell super cheap apparel here as well.. only RM20 for tops, pants or dresses!!!!

www.lostinchinatownkl.com
Address – 22, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

Laser Battle

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I did not quite know what to expect when I arrived at the Laser Battle venue.. but an hour later… I was definitely in love with the action packed adventure game which is just perfect for children or adults….

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The Laser Battle is a game of strategy and skill for players, armed with laser guns emitting bright green lasers, and outfits… I swear I never had so much fun running around trying to “kill” people…

With 50+ unique, customiseable games and features never seen before, it is definitely the best laser tag…

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Tagging is accurate, games are fair, and players are rewarded for doing well, both in the game and you can check out your achievements and ranking scores on screen outside the room…

If you get shot… you just “die” for about 10 seconds before living again and getting back into the game…

http://www.indoorlasertag.com.my/
Central Zone, Level 7 Berjaya Times Square, No.1, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Escape Room

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Ok.. I’ve done Escape Room challenges before and it ain’t easy… You really have to put on your thinking cap solve mind boggling puzzles…

Each team for one room need about 2-6 players and well, you can choose which room you want to try escape from!

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I tried out the dreamy room; called Wonderland, a world that defies the realm of logic and is filled with anthropomorphic creatures… You are of course given 45 minutes to navigate this Wonderland and figure out a way to escape or be trapped forever… hahaha.. but if you are in a group.. it all boils down to which team can escape the rooms fastest… hahaha

http://www.escaperoom.com.my/kl/
Central Zone, Level 7 Berjaya Times Square, No.1, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Museum of Illusion

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Challenge your mind and go crazy at the Museum of Illusion… Located at the Ansa Hotel (formerly Piccolo Hotel), the first Museum Of Illusions in Asia has now open their doors and are ready to fascinate and tantalise your senses with the world of visual illusion with of course Instagrammable backgrounds

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Two rooms stood out of course, giving us the feeling of light-headedness… the Vortex Tunnel… which make your head spin as you walk through the rotating cylinder… and the worse thing is you are actually just on a completely stable and flat surface….

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The anti-gravity room is also a challenge… it’s actually a slanted room….and your head will be spinning inside there…

The Ames room is also interesting… with one person becoming a giant and another person shrinking…. just by switching sides in this fascinating room of illusions

https://museumofillusions.my/
Ansa Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 101, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Selfie Museum

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The first Selfie museum in Malaysia is a specially designed multi-sensorial place which is just so colourful, kawaii cute and stuff selfie dreams or even all your childhood dreams come true…

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..each room dedicated or adopted by a brand which then present you some yummy desserts to tantalize your tastebuds along the journey…

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https://www.selfie.com.my/
Fahrenheit88, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

KTMB

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The KTMB building made from beautiful Moorish architecture… Said to be completed in 1917, it underwent major renovations back in 1986…

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The building design has been adapted to our humid tropical climate with wide verandas, arched colonnades and is just so gorgeous to be photographed, but then again I am a sucker for historical buildings…

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The KTMB is now the administrative head office of Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB).

Telekom Museum

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The Telekom Museum is housed in a lovely neo-classical building, which was saved from demolition in the mid-eighties. The building was built in 1928, as a manual telephone exchange, before becoming British Malaya’s first mechanical exchange a decade later…

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The exhibits, over three floors, span the development from morse code telegraph to digital technology. An interactive approach, helps keep the experience fun.

The Telekom Museum building has also been declared as a historic landmark by the National Archives of Malaysia… and is definitely a historical legacy for the enjoyment of locals and tourists alike.

http://www.muziumtelekom.com.my
Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, 50200 Kuala Lumpur

Bukit Bintang Street Art

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We manage to find one of the Street Art Alleys along Changkat Bukit Bintang…

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You can’t miss the huge Owl mural followed by an amazing blue river flowing down on the Spanish Steps with green forests on both sides ….

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Head further in and be amazed by the beautiful colors contrasting with bright colors on the building walls. Then spot that little girl in grey visuals with red flowers behind her ears….It is all very pleasingly beautiful… with striking bright colors and art.

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And those are 10 places one would rarely go to thus ‘unseen’ which would really be worth checking out….

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