Top 5 Historical Places in KL

No matter how much a country or city develops, the history that it holds is what makes it rich. Kuala Lumpur or more fondly known as KL is so rich in history, but all that has been muted by the high skyscrapers and modern buildings. Here are five historical spots for you see and feel old KL in the stones and bricks.

Sultan Abdul Samad Building


Prior to independence, this building housed the British administrative department. It was built in 1897 and was named after the reigning sultan of Selangor at the time. Constructed completely of brick, the building features heavy gothic, western and Moorish-style elements with an elegant porch, graceful arches, curved columns topped by polished copper cupolas and a 41.2m-high clock tower.
Location: 5, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Central Market @ Pasar Seni


This building was built in 1892 and functioned as a wet market until the 1980s. It was later revamped and turned into a tourist attraction that sells local handicrafts. When you walk into Central Market, you can still feel the remnants of the history stuck to the tiles. Although it has been revamped and the interior does not look exactly like how it used to be, the historical value it holds is meant to be experienced.
Location: No. 10, 1st-3rd floor, Jalan Hang Kasturi
Phone: 03-2785 8000

Malayan Railway Administration Building


Built in 1917, the Railway Administration Building in Kuala Lumpur is the administrative headquarters of the Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) which is the current name of the railway service organisation in the Malaysian Peninsular.
Location: Jalan Parlimen, Kuala Lumpur, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

National Monument


The National Monument is a sculpture that memorialises those who died in Malaysia's fight for independence, mostly against Japanese occupation during the Second World War and the Malaysian Emergency, which lasted from 1948 to 1960. It is situated in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur.
Location: Jalan Parlimen, Kuala Lumpur, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-2715 9000

Dataran Merdeka


Merdeka Square is situated in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is located in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Literally Independence Square, formerly known as the Selangor Club Padang or simply the Padang, was used as the cricket green of the Selangor Club.
Location: Jalan Raja, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur