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Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) | Malaysia

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The Old KL Railway Station is one of Kuala Lumpur's most famous landmarks. Until the Petronas Twin Towers was built, the railway station, together with the Sultan Abdul Samad building, was among the most photographed symbols of the city . Opposite the KTM railway station is another Mughal-inspired masterpiece by Mr. Hubback . It was completed in 1917 as an administration building for the railway company and it still serves that purpose . Its north wing was seriously damaged by bombing in WWII and again by fire in 1968 . The station was completed in 1910 and designed by that most prolific and talented of British colonial architects, Arthur Benison Hubback. Working at the Public Works Department, he was responsible for many other iconic buildings in Malaysia such as the stately Ipoh Railway Station and the Royal Gallery in Klang. The KL Railway Station was built with Mughal features such as the elegant chhatris (dome-capped pavilions of Indian origin) along its roof line . The theme…

Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia Vol.1

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As an Malaysian that live in the city of Kuala Lumpur , Have you Really pay a visit on the heritage site like Tourist do ?

Me or most of the people from the city always visit others country UNESCO Site , Heritage area , Food hunting and Shopping but Didn't explore our own city where we live . In Kuala Lumpur , There was no UNESCO Site to visit but have Heritage area , great Malaysia cuisine foods and Huge shopping mall around . Malaysian afraid of hot weather and will get frustrated when comes to sweating but not all , just part of them . On the hot sunny day of the afternoon in the city , everyone will be walking around at any shopping mall nearby . Since i'm staying in Kuala Lumpur for so long , I decide to create a full day Itinerary on Kuala Lumpur One day trip Exploring with a gang of friend by using only public transportation . Early Sunday in the Morning before the sunrise , we started our Journey from Lembah Subang LRT Station direct to Pasar Seni LRT Station . Most of …

Sin Sze Si Ya Temple 仙四师爷庙, Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia

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Sin Sze Si Ya Temple, built in 1864 by Kapitan Yap Ah Loy, is hailed as the oldest Taoist temple in Kuala Lumpur. Situated just a three-minute walk away from Petaling Street, the temple also functions as a cultural centre for the city’s Chinese community and is usually filled with devotees during significant occasions such as Chinese New Year. Sin Sze Ya Temple is dedicated to patron deities Sin Sze Ya and Si Sze Ya, who played significant roles in Yap Ah Loy's ascension to Kapitan status during the 19th century .
A tranquil place of worship in the middle of the ever-bustling Chinatown KL, the temple comprises a main prayer hall and two smaller side halls while the temple grounds host open-air pavilions with intricately carved panels where devotees can light incense and joss sticks. The temple entrance features two sedan chairs that are more than 100 years old, as well as a memorial plaque in honour of Chan Sow Lin, Yap Ah Shak, Yap Ah Loy, and Yap Kwan Seng .
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Guan Di Temple - 关帝庙 , Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia

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Kuan Ti Temple is a 121 year-old Taoist temple located along Jalan Tun HS Lee. An easily recognisable building with a bright orange façade, it is dedicated to Guan di god , the Taoist God of War and Literature there is a red-faced , long beard statue of Guan di at the rear of the temple . Also known as Guan Di Temple , on the altar in front of the statue of Guandi (also called Guan Gong or Guan Yu) is guan dao and guan jie is a famous sword and spear . Deified in the Sui Dynasty , devotees believe that Guandi’s weapons have special powers and that they will be blessed by ‘touching’ or ‘lifting’ the 59kg copper guan dao three times .
Design of Kuan Ti Temple
Also known as the Kwong Siew Free School , two stone Chinese lions used as protective symbols to ward off negative energy on pedestals guard the entrance of the temple . They form a happy , protective ‘family’ that guards the temple  the male with a ball is on the left side of the door , inside looking out , and the female is on the…