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Independence Day Malaysia

Independence Day Malaysia

Hari Merdeka is a national day of Malaysia commemorating the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule, celebrated on August 31. In a wider context, it is to celebrate the formation of Malaysia. The formation of the Federation of Malaysia was then announced on September 16, 1963 as Malaysia Day. The nationwide Independence Day celebration is still held on August 31, the original independence date of Malaya, while Malaysia Day is a nationwide public holiday.

Prime Minister of Malaysia

Prime Minister of Malaysia

The Prime Minister of Malaysia is the indirectly elected head of government of Malaysia. He is officially appointed by the King (Yang di-Pertuan Agong), who in His Majesty's judgment is likely to command the confidence of the majority of the members of that House of Representatives, the elected lower house of Parliament. He heads the Cabinet, whose members are also appointed by the King on the prime minister's advice. The Prime Minister and his Cabinet shall be collectively responsible to Parliament.

Multi cultural Malaysia

Multi cultural Malaysia

The main populations live in Malaysia; Malays, Chinese and Indians. All populations live together in harmony, though of course there are tensions every now and then but tourists will usually not notice that much of this. Over half of the population is of Malay descent; the Chinese form almost a quarter of the total population. Malaysians of Indian descent form approximately 7% of the population; while all indigenous people combined form about 11% of the total population in Malaysia.

Not so clean places

Not so clean places

Generally speaking tourists often think of Kuala Lumpur as a clean city. This is true for most popular tourist places, sights and attractions in and around the city. If you however venture out of those places; you will experience the not so clean places as you can in many other Asian cities. This is of course just part of the hot climate; with these temperatures a pile of garbage attracts insects and rodents within minutes. Luckily not many tourists will experience these scenes; unless they choose to!

National Monument

National Monument

The National Monument (Tugu Negara) is a sculpture that commemorates those who died in Malaysia's struggle for freedom, principally against the Japanese occupation during World War II and the Malayan Emergency, which lasted from 1948 until 1960. It is located in Kuala Lumpur, nearby Lake Gardens. The monument depicts a group of soldiers holding the Malaysian national flag. Each of the bronze figures symbolizes leadership, suffering, unity, vigilance, strength, courage and sacrifice.

KL Tower BASE Jump 2012

The world’s most extreme sporting event – the KL Tower BASE Jump 2012 – is back in Malaysia this September 27th – 30th, at Menara Kuala Lumpur! For those of you who are still unfamiliar with this event, it is the only official BASE Jump event in the world. BASE jumping is the sport of using a parachute to jump from fixed objects. B(uilding) A(ntenna) S(pan) E(arth) is an acronym that stands for the four categories of objects from which one can jump. The first BASE Jump in Malaysia was on the 3rd October 1999 at Menara Kuala Lumpur.

More than 100 international BASE jumpers will be showcasing thrilling acts for the visitors of Menara Kuala Lumpur. Professionals from 20 countries gathered for the opportunity to hurl themselves into the sky before parachuting down to earth during the event. Come and watch these daredevils take the dive from the top of KL Tower. Let’s just hope they don’t forget the chute. This event has become a ‘must attend’ sports meet for the top names in the world of B.A.S.E (Building, Antenna, Span and Earth) Jumping and Skydiving.

Once again, Menara Kuala Lumpur is offering exclusive tickets to the Open Deck in conjunction with the jump. I love everything about this sport as it is fun experience not to be missed to watch the jumpers prepare themselves for their jump off the top of one of the tallest towers in the world. Visit the Menara KL Tower website for more information.

kl tower base jump 2012

Contact details

Menara Kuala Lumpur
No. 2 Jalan Punchak Off Jalan P.Ramlee
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Tel: +603 2020 5444
Fax: +603 2098 7001
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.menarakl.com.my

How to get to Menara KL

Getting to Menara KL is easy, as the building is located right in the middle of Kuala Lumpur City Center. From many hotels in this area it is only a short walk to get to the base of Bukit Nanas, on which Menara KL is built. Menara KL is located near two LRT stations; Dang Wangi LRT Station and Bukit Nanas Monorail Station. The pathway up to Bukit Nanas is located along Jalan Sultan Ismail. To get to the Tower entrance, you will have to do a short but steep climb so you are probably better off by taking a taxi from your hotel to the attraction. On the way back you can buy a fixed price taxi ticket from the taxi counter.

Video BASE jumping from Menara KL

Map of Menara KL

Suggestions?

Got any good tips to share with us? Do you know of any great things to do in Kuala Lumpur, or tips on the best places to eat? Let us know by leaving a reply below!

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