When we travel to a new place, the first we thing do is to visit the popular tourist destinations. These are mostly architectures that have caught the world’s attention because of the innovative design and engineering ingenuity involved in building it. Some of these architectures have even been part of the Wonders of the World, like The Great Wall of China and the Eiffel Tower.
In terms of architectural marvels, there is no better place than Malaysia. Now, you’re probably thinking about the Petronas Towers, right? It is considered to be one of Malaysia’s greatest engineering feats. But that is not the only architecture that showcases their talent when it comes to designing and building. Malaysia has perfected the art of fusing old motifs with contemporary construction.
Here we’ve listed down all the sites you must visit to see Malaysia’s architectural talents.
Petronas Twin Towers
We’ve already mentioned the Petronas Twin Towers, so let’s start there first. This is obviously the most popular skyscraper in Malaysia. It is located at the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, so you can easily go here from your hotel near The Curve, PJ. The Petronas Twin Towers stands at about 1100 feet above ground and is meant to exhibit Islamic geometric patterns the interlocking squares that form eight-pointed stars.
Another accessible location from your Petaling Jaya accommodation are the Batu Caves. It’s hard to miss the caves because there is a 140-feet statue of Lord Murugan, a Hindu god of war, that stands high in front of it. You will have to climb 272 steps up the mountain just to see the caves. Be careful when you step inside the caves, though, because it can get quite slippery.
Raja Haji Fisabilillah Mosque
The Raja Haji Fisabilillah Mosque looks like it came right out of a science fiction novel because of its futuristic design. It was named after a Bugis warrior and Crown Prince of the Johor-Riau Sultanate from Penyengat Island, Indonesia. You will see a dome on an octagonal half-pyramid on the roof with a crescent moon and a star. The building is powered by the solar panels installed on mosque’s flat rooftop. Most striking of all is its minaret which has an obelisk and sits on a shortened pyramid.
Langkawi Sky Bridge
When you make your way to Langkawi, don’t just visit the beaches, include the Langkawi Sky Bridge in your itinerary. The bridge is 400 feet long and is above 2000 feet above sea level. It crosses through a thick rain forest and to Mount Mat Cincang. From the bridge, not only are you going to get a breathtaking view of Langkawi, but you can also get a view of Thailand.
The next time you step out of your hotel in Petaling Jaya like Royale Chulan The Curve, explore the architectural wonders of Malaysia by visiting some of these sites.