Opened in 1963, the National Zoo is one of the country’s oldest recreational institutions. There are 200 species of animals, birds and reptiles while the aquarium has 80 species of marine and fresh water life. Next proceed to Royal Selangor factory where upon arrival you will be taken for a tour of the pewter gallery then get a chance to make your personalized pewter dish based on your name/initials that you engrave.
The Royal Selangor Pewter – which was founded by Yong Koon (an enterprising Chinaman in 1885, is famous for its beautiful pewter products made of tin, copper and antimony. Yong Koon’s dedication and commitment to excellence ensured the growing popularity of his pewter designs. In conjunction with its centenary in 1985, the artisans at Royal Selangor marked the occasion with an extraordinary feat – the production of the world’s largest tankard.A fitting tribute to the vision of its founder, the tankard at 6.5 feet high and with a capacity of 4920 pints, was inaugurated into the Guinness Book of Records. Today, visitors to the world’s largest pewter factory can truly say they stood next to a Giant!
Batu Caves – a huge limestone outcrop housing an elaborate Hindu temple. The caves are a popular place of worship for Hindus and each year, during their auspicious celebration of Thaipusam, hundreds of thousands of Hindus throng the temple. For those who are adventurous, one may climb 272 steps to lead you to a magnificent site
The Department of Wildlife and National Parks – is established in Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre in 1989. The centre is a base for the Elephant Relocation Team, which began the elephant translocation programme in 1974. The only one of its kind in Malaysia, the team is dedicated to locating, subduing and then translocating problem elephants from areas where their habitats are constantly being encroached by plantations. Furthermore, Kuala Gandah also aims to promote public awareness of the elephant’s plight in Malaysia. The centre also looks after orphaned elephants to ensure their continued survival. Come on down to enjoy the most rewarding experience where you are able to ride, feed and swim with the elephants together with their highly skilled trainer in a river. Be prepared to get wet! Upon arrival, visitors will enjoy a briefing and 30 minute documentary highlighting the sanctuary’s conservation activities.
KL City – A must for the first time visitor to Kuala Lumpur. An interesting tour which unveils the beauty and charm of the old and the new Kuala Lumpur – Garden City of Lights. See the contrast between the magnificent skyscrapers and the buildings of the colonial days. Itinerary: Petronas Twin Towers (photo stop), King’s Palace (photo stop), National Monument, National Museum (pass by), National Mosque (photo stop), Sultan Abdul Samad Building, KL Central Market, Chinatown & Petaling Street (pre war building), Sri Maha Mariamman (Hindu) Temple, Chan See Shu Yuen Clan House (most interesting clan house).
Batu Caves – A trip to the eastern suburbs of the city to observe the local way of life and traditional cottage industries. It will also highlight the various aspect of Malaysian life in all its diversity. Most places were once tin mining areas but today they are known for their unique handicraft and cultural centres. Itinerary: Jalan Ampang, Embassy Row, Royal Selangor Pewter Factory.
Mesmerize with upbeat traditional and cultural performances. For about 1 hour, the Dancers will present a selection of Asia’s rich cultural heritage with contemporary and cultural performance which includes Minangkabau, Chinese, Indian, Portuguese dances. The dance medley depict different race, creed, tradition, culture and religion, the sense of respect prevails amongst all community in Malaysia. Combining Malaysian style and international popular favourites, come on down & savour Malaysian cuisine at its best!
Itinerary: Chinatown (pass by), Hindu Temple (pass by), Petronas Twin Tower
The journey from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya takes approximately 50 minutes. Putrajaya is the new administrative centre of the Federal Government of Malaysia, just like Washington DC in the USA. Putrajaya Government Centre reflects the very best in city planning and architectural landscaping to realise a vibrant city of tomorrow.
Next proceed to Putra Jaya Government Centre, there are numerous new government complexes located in this new township. The most imposing structure in Putrajaya is the thin Pinkish Putra Mosque. Standing beside Dataran Putra and facing the Putrajaya Lake, it incorporates architectural elements from Turkestan, Kazakhstan and Morocco. Another eye-catching building is the Prime Minister’s office – Putra Perdana. Other interesting places are Putra Bridge, Prime Minister’s residence.
Set at the end of a sheltered wooden path, right beside the Putrajaya Lake, dine in a restaurant with 5 course set lunch that embraces resort-style dining in Polynesian architecture amidst the lush greenery of Taman Botani.