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Like Chapters In A Book, Kuala Lumpur Has A Few Page Turning Landmarks That Has A Story To Tell

You do not have to be a historian or a scholar to be attracted by Kuala Lumpur's historical landmarks. Each one of them will share a story that is not just revealing but will help piece together what defines this beautiful city. Here are some landmarks to help you get started.

1) Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Memorial - Official opened on November 10, 1994 , the memorial sits on a 3 hectare manicured landscape garden and displays a broad spectrum of artifacts and displays on Tunku Abdul Rahman.

2) Royal Selangor Club - Recently refurbished to provide underground shops and parking, the Royal Selangor Club still prides itself as a club that still has a men-only bar and is a popular venue for lunching judges and barristers from across the road.

3) Carcosa Seri Negara - Situated on a hilltop overseeing the Lake Gardens is Carcosa Seri Negara, a nineteenth-century British colonial mansions. The Carcosa Seri Negara was the residence of the British Governor and British High Commissioners. Today, it has been refurbished into an exclusive hotel.

4) Merdeka Square - Situated next to the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Dataran Merdeka is a significant historic site as it was here that the British Union Jack was lowered for the last time when Malaysia gained its independence on 31st August 1957. A 100 meter-high flagpole, one of the tallest in the world, marks this spot.

5) Tun Abdul Razak Memorial - Formalized as a tributary memorial to Tun Abdul Razak in 1994 for his contributions to the nation. He was also known as Malaysia 's “Father of Development.” A wealth of artifacts from personal belongings such as his extensive collection of walking sticks, film footage, photographs and official documents to official gifts and mementos and even his golf cart and speedboat are housed here.

6) P. Ramlee Memorial - Undoubtedly one of Malaysia's most beloved entertainers, P. Ramlee is best remembered for his more than 70 black/white films and over 300 songs produced since 1949. And thanks to the establishment of the P. Ramlee Memorial at No. 22, Jalan Dedap, Setapak (incidentally, the site is also the former residence of the artiste) in February 1984, much of the iconic actor/director/singer/composer's collection of awards, costumes and personal memorabilia has been preserved for the enjoyment of the public.

Want more? Don't hesitate to check out Kuala Lumpur's other attractions like Fun For Everyone, Constructions And Monuments, Culture And Art, Museums And Galleries, Recreational And Nature Excursions and last but not least, everyone's favourite Shopping places. Happy exploring!

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