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Bukit Jalil is a small town in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Previously known as Bukit Jalil Estate, this town got famous thanks to the 1998 Commonwealth that took place in the Bukit Jalil Stadium, and now it is known as the National Sports Complex. Some attractions here that that you need to visit is obviously the Bukit Jalil Stadium and the Bukit Jalil Park. End your day at great hotels in Bukit Jalil for a memorable stay.
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Bukit Jalil is one of the major suburbs located about 20 kilometres away from the capital of Kuala Lumpur city, Malaysia. It is a relatively small suburb bounded Shah Alam Expressway on the north and Puchong-Sungai Besi Highway on the south. It was used to be known as Bukit Jalil Estate until 1992 when development works are initiated to build the National Sports Complex as a preparation for the 1998 Commonwealth Games. As such, Bukit Jalil is a major area where the sporting events occurred and are also the major target area for development in the major Kuala Lumpur Sports City rejuvenation plan. The plan involved redesigning several main sporting venues such the National Stadium, Putra Stadium and National Aquatic centre as well as linking the facilities around the area for an effective sporting precinct, creating what is called the new heart for sports in the country.
People driving from Kuala Lumpur may drive via Jalan Damansara for immediate access to Bukit Jalil. The journey could take up around 15-20 minutes drive depending on the traffic situation.
The only train providing direct access to Bukit Jalil is the Sri Petaling LRT line to Bukit Jalil station. From the centralized KL Sentral station, take the LRT coach to Masjid Jamek station for an interchange to the Sri Petaling line. Then take the coach directly to the Bukit Jalil station before opting for taxi or ride-hailing services to go around the area upon arriving.
It feels incomplete to talk about Bukit Jalil without mentioning the sports complex. Literally one of the biggest stadiums, in the region, Bukit Jalil National Stadium is a multipurpose stadium that can accommodate up to 80 thousand strong and its expected to boast even larger audience after the completion of the Kuala Lumpur Sports City project. There are a multitude of facilities available in the complex such as grass pitches, synthetic and warming up tracks, broadcast studios and coloured video matrix scoreboards. After finishing being the host for the 1998 Commonwealth Games, this stadium is used as a home stadium for the national football team. Nonetheless, the stadium is also open to public on normal occasions and facilities are available for them to use.
The National Mosque which is located a few kilometres away from Bukit Jalil, is a national mosque built as Malaysia declared its dependence on 1957. Plans and discussions to start building the mosque has started as early as 30 July 1957, with initial ideas to name the mosque in honour Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first prime minister. Nevertheless Tunku rejected this honour, stating to name it as the National Mosque as a sign of gratitude that the country has managed to achieve its independence without having to spill blood. The mosque is opened in 1965 by the third king, Tuanku Syed Putra. At one time, during Friday prayers and major festive seasons, the mosque can accommodate up till 15, 000 congregants. In 1987, the mosque undergone renovations to change the pink-concrete roof into green and blue tiles. Other major features of the mosque include a 73-metres high minaret and of course, the main roof which is design in a 16-point star shape. The recurring theme in the mosque design is of an umbrella – the main roof is akin to an open umbrella, whereas the minaret cap resembles a closed one. There are also 13 acres of beautiful gardens nearby which are perfect for visitors to walk around.
A two-star hotel situated in YJN Complex. At an affordable rate and close proximities to Bukit Jalil LRT station, this hotel offers decent and comfortable stay.
New Town Hotel Puchong is one of the established hotels here. It is a decent accommodation with contented facilities at affordable prices.