Kuala Lumpur/North

Kuala Lumpur's Northern Suburbs is the huge area running north of the City Center and Tuanku Abdul Rahman's Chow Kit area. It is largely residential and industrial and will not be of particular interest to the visitor, except for the famous limestone cave temples of Batu Caves.

Other attractions which may draw visitors are the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) which has a huge green reserve with a canopy walk, and the National Zoo (Zoo Negara). For something more unusual, there is also the Orang Asli Museum in Gombak which showcases the culture and lifestyle of Peninsular Malaysia's Orang Asli or indigenous groups.


What else can you do with 300 litres of gold paint from Thailand: Lord Murgan guards the entrance to the Batu Caves

Just off to the side of the entrance to the Batu Caves is the Dark Caves. The Dark Caves is a conservation site showing casing the endemic animals and insects that live in the cave ecosystem. Guides tours cost RM35(adult)/RM28(child). Times for tours depend on the number of visitors but maximum waiting time is 20 minutes.




Interestingly, despite its extremely philistine atmosphere, the northern part of Kuala Lumpur is home to some of the city's main cultural establishments. The area just north of Jalan Tun Razak has been designated by the government as KL's performing arts zone while the privately set up KL Performing Arts Centre is seen as the catalyst of the redevelopment of the working-class Sentul area.



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