As the heart of the commercial part of Kuala Lumpur, KL Sentral doubles as the city’s most important transport hub and is the largest railway station in Southeast Asia, making travelling around the city and everywhere else a total hassle free trip. Serving about 100, 000 passengers on a daily basis, the area surrounding KL Sentral is a mixed development that includes luxury hotels, residential towers, office spaces, retail outlets and restaurants making this a total favourite destination among visitors that flocks to Kuala Lumpur.
Opened in 2001, KL Sentral took over the colonial-era railway station as Kuala Lumpur’s most important ground transport hub. It is a home to six rail networks connecting several parts of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, making it was easier for travelers to commute around the city as well as to places up north till Thailand and down South till Singapore. Not only that, KL is also connected to the very first transit mall, Nu Sentral for visitors who would like to keep themselves occupied while waiting for their next transit.
The nearest airports to KL Sentral are the KLIA and the KLIA 2. Visitors can either choose to take the KLIA Express, Kuala Lumpur fastest airport transfer which takes only 28 minutes to and fro from KL Sentral or the bus which commutes on a 30 minutes’ basis daily.
There are 6 different rail networks that goes straight to KL Sentral from different parts of Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and the who of the Penisular.
From all around Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, visitors can hop on the Rapid KL busses that ends their journey at Pasar Seni as it would surely pass KL Sentral.
Little India in Brickfields which was originally a simple residential neighborhood just outside Kuala Lumpur city centre has indeed changed into a bustling street with colourful floral paintings, pastel-hued buildings, Indian pop tunes blasting out of the Indian stalls, stores and restaurants run by the locals Indian here. The shops here sell everything from traditional Indian goods such as saris, flower garlands, spices and Bollywood music, to local delicacies such as roti canai, vadai, thosai and banana leaf meals.
The National Monument of Malaysia was built to honour the service of soldiers during Malaysia’s international struggles especially during the Communist period. This commemorative sculpture depicts a group of seven soldiers in various poses, each denoting one of seven qualities – courage, leadership, sacrifice, strength, suffering, unity and vigilance.
Central Market, also known as Pasar Seni, is one of Kuala Lumpur’s most familiar landmarks, a shopping paradise, as well as a popular tourist attraction. It used to be a simple wet market in 1928 but that all changed in the early 1980s when Central Market became a bustling handicrafts outlet. Serving as a focal point for the Kuala Lumpur’s artistic community, Central Market is a warren of art galleries, independent boutiques, kitschy handicraft and souvenir stalls with traders selling local merchandise such as authentic Malaysian batik prints and local artwork.
As one of the oldest hotels in Kuala Lumpur, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur gets its introduction way back during the WWII. This hotel was KL’s glamour spot that still maintains the same characteristic vibe with porters dressed in white shorts, knee high socks and pith helmets. The interior is jaw-droopingly magnificent with high ceilings, Roman columns, a gold leaf domed roof, vintage wrought iron ceiling lamps, intricate cornices, polished marble floors and chandeliers.
Placed across the road from KL Sentral, Hotel Sentral is a great base for guests who appreciate easy access to the city for sightseeing and shopping. A 24-hour business centre is next to reception with two meeting rooms, plus there is a fusion food restaurant and a mouth-watering bistro right inside the hotel.
Located right in front of KL Sentral, the 35-storey Hilton KL is a time-honored classic that sparkles with polished service. It has everything it takes to keep guests happy- the sixth and seventh floors are dedicated to meetings, conferences and events, while a two-storey gym, spa, sauna, and a 120-metre freeform terrace saltwater pool is there to keep the guests occupied leisure-wise.