proposed schedule on 3 august 2016



proposed schedule on 3 august 2016
9.00am –
Registration and payment
Briefing for today’s activities
UniKL Business
Mineral water
10.30am –
12.30pm –
2.30pm –
Batu Caves
Gombak, Selangor
Gombak, Selangor
Kuala Lumpur
4 .00pm –
Central Market
Kuala Lumpur
6.00pm –
Sightseeing at Putrajaya Mosque,
Prime Minister’s Department
complex & Bridges
Back to UniKL Business School
Lunch paid by
Petronas twin
Transport cost is
not in Cost
Dinner at
Batu Caves is one of the major attractions in Malaysia, situated
in the Gombak district in the state of Selangor, about 13 km
north of Kuala Lumpur. It is a hill which has several caves and it
is well-known as a Hindu temple where thousands will throng
the place for the annual Thaipusam celebration
The path leading to Batu Caves
main entrance
One of the shrines in Batu
Dress Code for Batu Caves
As Batu Caves is a holy place for
Hindu faith; visitors must abide to the
following rules:
Wear clothes that is not over
expose your body, i.e. especially
T-shirt or shirt with sleeves is
Do not wear Short Pants or Hot
Do not wear Short Skirts or Mini
Skirts (above knee level)
Long Pants are allowable
The major attractions at Batu Caves
are the Hindu temples, which are
built inside the cave.
As this temple was built in honour
of Lord Murugan, one of the deities
in Hinduism, the temple
administrators had constructed the
world’s tallest Lord Murugan
statue, standing 42.7 metres high.
This statue can be seen as one
drives on the MRR2 Highway
In order to reach the cave, one
has to climb 272 concrete
steps. But worry not; we can
stop whenever we want to. It is
not like we have to climb all the
steps non-stop
The tallest Lord Murugan
statue in the world
272 steps are….not so easy
Batu Caves is amazing on its
own. It is believed that the
limestone forming the caves
aged 400 million years old.
These are some of the views
inside the Temple Cave:
Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) is one of the
most popular destinations within Kuala Lumpur.
Packed into KLCC are some of the most iconic
tourist attractions that you simply cannot miss.
Take a walk around Suria KLCC, possibly the
most highly frequented top end shopping
destination in Kuala Lumpur. Suria KLCC occupies
more than 1.5 million square feet, and houses
many high-end fashion labels. This mall alone is
enough to keep you occupied for an entire day.
A concentration of activities in itself, KLCC Park is an urban
landscape park that spreads over 50 acres, and great fun for
the whole family. The kids can enjoy themselves at the
playground and wading pool while you can grab a seat at one
of the many pagoda-come-shelter-spots and gaze upon the
stunning Petronas Twin Towers.
The Symphony Lake, behind which is the KLCC Park, is
synchronised in a pretty water ballet at noon and in the early
evening. Lasting about twenty minutes, this wonder of
technology and nature is a real crowd pleaser
Masjid As Syakirin, located in the north-east corner of KLCC
Park, an East Asian-styled mosque with intricate carvings
adorning the interior. Built by Uzbekistan craftsmen flown
down especially for the designing and building of this
mosque, the Masjid As Syakirin is definitely worth a visit.
Malaysia's iconic landmark, the Petronas Twin Towers, is
best admired from the gardened portico at the entrance to
the Dewan Philharmonic Petronas. This is one of the more
popular locations to snap that 'I've been here!' photograph.
Get onto the Sky bridge, which joins the
two towers of the Petronas at the 41st
and 42nd floors. Tickets are free, and at
least 1,000 are given out daily from the
sky bridge Ticket Counter. Even though
you only get to stay up there for ten
minutes, the view is really something else
Satisfy your booklust at Kinokuniya, a
huge bookstore with many Englishlanguage titles. If you're interested in
reading Malaysian literature, they
have a section dedicated especially to
that. Otherwise, there are thousands
of titles to choose from at Kinokuniya.
Central Market is one of KL’s most familiar landmarks and a popular
tourist attraction. Built in 1928, it is a short walk away from Petaling
Street, along Jalan Hang Kasturi. Also called Pasar Seni, it used to be
a simple wet market but in the early 1980s was revamped into a
handicrafts outlet.
The focus for the city’s artistic community, inside the building is a
warren of boutiques, handicraft and souvenir stalls with traders
selling local merchandise such as authentic Malaysian batik prints
and more. Central Market is located on the opposite bank of the
Dayabumi Complex and is an art-deco style building with local
‘Baroque’ trimmings.
Heritage Site
A Malaysian cultural landmark, it has been classified as a Heritage
Site by the National Heritage Department. Similar to London’s
Covent Garden or San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, the 120 yearold Central Market has undergone several renovations over the
years to attract younger generations and to foster greater
appreciation for racial tolerance and integration.Central Market is
strategically located close to major public transportation links,
making it easy to access from all major KL destinations. The second
floor has several restaurants and a food court serving Asian cuisine.
Cultural Celebrations
Central Market hosts a variety of vendors that bring out their best
wares during the country’s colourful and exciting annual festivals
such as Hari Raya, Chinese New Year and Deepavali. For example,
during the Hari Raya festival vendors will sell an assortment of
sweet cakes and titbits; at Deepavali, the market has a colourful
collection of saris and other Indian merchandise on display, while
Chinese New Year sees the bazaar filled with Chinese treats as well
as traditional Chinese costumes for sale. For the rest of the year
Central Market supports local contemporary arts by hosting art
Another way to describe Central Market is to say that it is like New
York’s SoHo flea market – the merchandise here is cheap and
traditional goods such as batik, embroidery carvings, souvenirs, and
sculptures are on offer. The Batik Emporium houses well-known
batik designer labels, while outside local artists painting renderings
of the busy street or impromptu song-and-dance performance take
place. Divided into different zones, vendors’ stall zones are
distinctive by race: the purpose of this zoning practice is to let
visitors get an insight into the cultural differences of the various
races in Malaysia. There is even a Malacca ‘Jonker Street’, an area
of Central Market that looks like a typical Baba-Nyonya house with
Peranakan-style furnishings and fixtures on sale.
Putrajaya , Malaysia's federal administrative capital, is a modern planned city with construction having
started in only the late 1990s and no expense has been spared in creating a world class modern living and
working environment.
A central feature to the city is a man-made 650 hectare lake whose tentacles extend into wetland zones,
boating and water sports areas. The lake is designed to cool down the city as well as help with flood
control and water purification.
Spanning these stretches of water are some spectacular bridges which are illuminated with changing
colored lights at night.
Wherever you go in Putrajaya you are bound to catch a glimpse of Putra Mosque, Putrajaya's famous
pink mosque. The mosque is located on the edge of Putrajaya Lake in the heart of the city next to
Dataran Putra. The main dome and smaller domes are made from pink granite and are intricately
Putra Mosque combines Middle Eastern and traditional Malay design elements in its architecture.
Dress Code and Behaviour
Visitors are requested to dress respectfully.
Female visitors will be directed to proceed to the robe counter and put on a pink robe with a hood. As
you will note from the photo, shoes may be worn in the outdoor courtyard area but must be removed
at the steps to the Main Prayer Hall.
A sign at the main entrance reads as follows: Females who are menstruating are requested not to
enter the Main Prayer Hall.
Visitors are requested to respect the mosque by maintaining cleanliness and upholding its purity.
Smoking is strictly prohibited.
Free leaflets in English and other languages are available to help non-Muslims understand aspects of
Islam such as dress, polygamy. prayer in congregation, Islam's view on Jesus Christ and other topics.
Friendly staff are on hand to answer any questions you might have.
Sure, you can admire the magnificent architecture of this imposing building
completed in 1999 to house the offices of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, his
Deputy's offices and a number of other Government departments.
Right in front of Perdana Putra is Putrajaya's ceremonial centrepiece, Dataran
Putra. Dataran Putra means 'Putra Square' but Putra Circus would be more
appropriate since it is circular in shape and is used as a traffic roundabout.
Dataran Putra is where the Prime Minister welcomes visiting Heads of State
complete with national anthems and inspections of guards of honour.
The Dataran has flags of all the states comprising Malaysia and is again a muchphotographed landmark for visiting coach tours.
The shopping area is known as the Souq. It does not really live up to the souqs of
the Middle East but at least it brings a bit of colour to this corner of Putrajaya.
From the promenade you can get an excellent view of the Putra Bridge and, on
the other side of the lake, the Istana Darul Ehsan. This palace was built in 2000
for the Sultan of Selangor in recognition of him agreeing to give up the land that
Putrajaya is built on when it became a Federal Territory. The grey coloured palace
looks quite European in style. It is not open to the public.
Bridges might seem an unusual choice for top Putrajaya attractions but the city's unique and distinctive bridges are
something special. Some of them are brightly illuminated at night.
There is a 650 hectare man-made lake in the heart of Putrajaya and its sprawling tentacles extend far and wide to
provide attractive waterfront settings for the many Government ministries and other prominent buildings.
All that water means that bridges had to be built to ensure the free flow of traffic. There are 8 bridges spanning
water in the city.