Malaysia

One of The Biggest Muslim Country in The World

Malaysia is a country which its land was separated completely into two different island. The west part was located in Asia continent where Kuala Lumpur was laid, while the east part adjacent to Borneo island along with Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam. Just like its name, Malaysia is a home for millions of Malay people and they use Malay language as their first language.

Beside Malay as the main ethnic in Malaysia, another two major ethnics are Chinese and India. The combination of those 3 major ethnics in Malaysia create some unique society. The Malay people mostly are Muslims, meanwhile Chinese are Buddha, Konghuchu, or could be Christian, and India ethnic really strong with their Hindu. The result can be seen around the city. From its cityscapes where their worship place is always have a strong character, until the food that serves along the streets. And its never failed to invite tourist to come to see their uniqueness.

Malaysia as part of ASEAN country also becoming the most developed country in ASEAN. They keep their economy grow rapidly to keep developing their country.

Urban Design Along Kuala Lumpur Street

Providing its best for publics’ busy mobility
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Amongst the commercial buildings in Malaysia, there is this plaza with a clock tower as the landmark. The space was very clean and spacious. This plaza was the suitable place for people strolling around this area since it has so many shops on the left  and right side. Also, this is a great place to take a picture with those slightly clock tower as the background.

With these many public transportation, this city has provided a comfortable wide sidewalk for pedestrians. Some places even have their own shelters which are very convenient for rainy days.

The lakeside area has also become people’s favorite spot to spend the day. Located between the high Twin towers that has become an icon of Malaysia, this spot is a favorite spot for everyone. People can spend a very calm afternoon sitting down or just walk around here. At night, there is a beautiful musical fountain show that can be enjoyed.

Places For Shopaholic In Kuala Lumpur

Giving maximum shopping experience in downtown area
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Kuala Lumpur is a must for shopaholic to go when they were in Malaysia. There're quite a few shopping malls in KL, which are large, Westernised shopping complexes selling everything you'd want to buy back home but 'Malaysia-flavoured.' Great food, great clothes, quality designer goods, and home-grown fashion labels are rife and more affordable here.

There is three main shopping mall in main KL, Bukit Bintang (otherwise known as the "golden triangle") are Pavilion KL, Berjaya Times Square, Sungei Wang Plaza, BB Plaza, Low Yat Plaza and Lot 10, to name a few.
But if you want different league, Petaling Street can be the option. WIth Disney-esque Chinese arch and blue covered walkway, this place is heaven for shoppers.

The Historical Mosque in Kuala Lumpur

Make a stop to the one of the oldest religious site in Malaysia
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Jamek Mosque, officially Sultan Abdul Samad Jamek Mosque (Malay: Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Samad) is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.It is located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak River and may be accessed via Jalan Tun Perak. The mosque was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback, and built in 1909.

The mosque was built on the location of an old Malay burial place at the confluence of Klang and Gombak River and named Jamek Mosque. Jamek Mosque would be the first large mosque to be built in Kuala Lumpur. The foundation stone of the mosque was laid by the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sir Alaeddin Sulaiman Shah on 23 March 1908, and the Sultan officially opened the mosque on 23 December 1909. Masjid Jamek served as Kuala Lumpur's main mosque until the national mosque, Masjid Negara, was built in 1965.

On 23 June 2017, the mosque was renamed to Sultan Abdul Samad Jamek Mosque by Selangor's Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah after his ancestor — the fourth Sultan of Selangor Sultan Abdul Samad — as the mosque was originally built on land that was part of the state of Selangor. The design of the mosque has been described as a Moorish, Indo-Saracenic or Mughal architecture.

The mosque has 2 main minarets among other smaller ones; the pattern of pink and white banding of the minarets, formed of brick and plaster, has been described as "blood and bandage". The mosque has 3 domes, the largest of which reached 21.3 metres (70 ft) in height. The prayer hall is located beneath the domes.

The interior and exterior design of the mosque is indeed slightly different from other mosques. The Malay style of Islam combined with the style of the mugs and Middle East buildings with the characteristic of the towering tall towers does indeed make the outer appearance a little different.

PAM; Malaysian Institute of Architects

The house of architect designer in Malaysia
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Malaysian Institute of Architects or also known as Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) held the competition to build the new PAM centre in 2012. The mission statement of the Institute is "To promote the advancement of architecture and the architectural profession for the betterment of society".

To promote and enlarge knowledge, study and practice of architecture; provide a central organisation for architecture; assist and advise Governments, local authorities, or other private or public bodies ; promote friendly interaction and discourse amongst Architects; obtain and disseminate among the Members, information on matters affecting the profession, and preserve and to maintain the integrity and status of the profession.

Before the building was built, a small 2-story dwelling was previously located on the land. The architect decided to keep the structure of the house inside the big building. On the first and the second floor, you can see the original columns and beams in the exhibition room. The architect wanted to communicate to us to “Please do not forget who you are and where you come from in the new modern world.”

This building became one of the pilot architectural buildings. Not only in terms of the concept of buildings and the green buildings itself, but this building is also used as an exhibition place for architectural works. This place has facilities to educate visitors and also some meeting rooms which are designed for learning and meeting purposes. When we visited, there were many things can be learned just by seeing and feeling the space in the building. This building teaches architecture directly to visitors

All-Integrated Public Transportation of The Metropolitan

The unstoppable public transportation system in KL
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Public transportation is a basic need that needs to be known if we want to visit out of town or even abroad. when going to Malaysia, immigrants should first understand the existing land transportation in Malaysia. By knowing available land transportation, immigrants can access several areas without fear of getting lost. Land transportation in Malaysia is cheap and fast.

Kuala Lumpur has a variety of local transportation that can take you around Kuala Lumpur. Broadly speaking the transportation system in Malaysia can be divided into two. The first is a rail-based transportation system consisting of KL Monorail, LRT (light rapid transit), KTM Komuter, KLIA Ekspres / KLIA Transit, and of course the latest MRT (Mass Rapid Transit). In addition, also get around by bus consisting of Rapid-KL and Go-KL. Transportation with each other is connected, so that public transportation are made easy to travel from one city to another.

Kuala Lumpur has 2 main airports operating namely KLIA and KLIA2. Air Asia planes use the KLIA 2 airport. Air Asia planes are relatively cheap planes that use the KLIA 2 airport, at least by getting to know the KLIA 2 airport it can arrive in Malaysia. Just go to the point. When the plane arrives at KLIA2 airport and gets off the plane, just follow the flow of people out of the plane to get to the immigration counter. Just go to one of the counters that fit the desired criteria. In general, counters are divided into ASEAN, Malaysians, workers and passports using visas such as outside the ASEAN countries.

After the passport is stamped, it has officially entered the country of Malaysia with Malay-speaking residents. After leaving the Immigration room, will immediately transport with train. This Malaysian LRT does not have to buy a card in advance if you want to use this type of transportation, just spend 5RM/coin. After that, can be choose the bus or train. Show the ticket to the conductor and enter the bus directly or can scan the card or insert coins into the machine. When the bus is full, or when it's time, the bus will go directly to KL Sentral and the train will stop at each destination station. If use LRT should be able to and know the destination by reading the route plan listed on the station.

At the station of buying tickets, there are places to sell junk food in general, such as burger king, MC Donald, KFC, Chatime and others.

In addition to using the train transportation facilities as above, there are still several tourist attractions that can be reached by using the free bus available, namely Go KL. Go KL Bus also has several routes which can be listened to on the map.

Malaysia also have other land transportation modes that will more easier to access through the street. The first is a Malaysian taxis contracted at KL Sentral or other areas that use the coupon system for payment. Taxi fleets such as KL Bird Park, or for airport taxis limousines use the coupon system because they set a fixed price. The rate for a standard taxi is 2 ringgit for the first kilometer and then 10 cents for each additional 200 meters depending on the meter. The second is Grab, one of the online transportation available in Malaysia. For foreign tourists, grab payment can be done with cash in the RM currency or by using GrabPay which was previously in the Top-Up. GrabPay top-ups can be done at CircleK or using a credit card.

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