Suria KLCC is a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Opened in May 1998, the shopping mall was conceived as part of the Petronas Twin Towers project, having been constructed alongside the towers; the back of the mall is designed to offer views of KLCC Park and Lake Symphony, open pool in between the parkland and the mall. The mall's floor plan is L-shaped, featuring its two wings exiting to Jalan Ampang and Jalan P. Ramlee, converging at the central atrium, where direct assess to the lobby of the towers, the Petronas Philharmonic Hall and Lake Symphony are available. Mynews.com Royal Selangor Sephora Laneige McDonald's Parkson Isetan Isetan Supermarket Cold Storage Petrosains TGV Cinemas Books Kinokuniya Sony Samsung Electronics Oppo Electronics Celcom Starbucks Coffee The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf OldTown White Coffee Nando's Subway Rotiboy San Francisco Coffee Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart Texas Chicken Omega Watch Rolex Watch TAG Heuer Watch Wendy's Al Rajhi Bank Alliance Bank AmBank Bank Rakyat CIMB Bank Hong Leong Bank HSBC Maybank Public Bank Berhad RHB Bank Standard Chartered Box of Bricks Toys R Us Armani Exchange Old Navy Brands Outlet Cotton On Body Guess UNIQLO & Any More Fun, Food, Beauty, ShopsSince its conception the mall houses upscale tenants, specialising in a combination of foreign luxury goods and high-street labels, mid-range retail chains, totaling at more than 350 shops.
In addition to retail spaces, the building includes an art gallery, an underwater aquarium and a science center. Suria KLCC is the largest retail property under the management of Suria KLCC Sdn. Bhd. Other properties under their management include: a regional shopping centre; the mall's Jalan Ampang entrance is a major rapidKL and GoKL bus hub. Examples of routes serving it are 402 and 300. Suria KLCC is connected to the KJ10 underground KLCC LRT station, located underneath the Avenue K shopping mall via an underground pedestrian walkway. In 2022 there will be a station on the MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line, provisionally named KLCC East and is underground. Despite the similar name, the MRT SSP station will not be interchangeable with the existing LRT station. Shopping malls in Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Petronas Philharmonic Hall How to travel from KL Sentral to KLCC - KLSentral.info
Kuala Lumpur the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, or known as KL, is the national capital and largest city in Malaysia. As the global city of Malaysia, it covers an area of 243 km2 and has an estimated population of 1.73 million as of 2016. Greater Kuala Lumpur known as the Klang Valley, is an urban agglomeration of 7.25 million people as of 2017. It is among the fastest growing metropolitan regions in Southeast Asia, in both population and economic development. Kuala Lumpur is the cultural and economic centre of Malaysia, it is home to the Parliament of Malaysia, the official residence of the Malaysian King, the Istana Negara. The city once held the headquarters of the executive and judicial branches of the federal government, but these were relocated to Putrajaya in early 1999. However, some sections of the political bodies still remain in Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur is one of the three Federal Territories of Malaysia, enclaved within the state of Selangor, on the central west coast of Peninsular Malaysia.
Since the 1990s, the city has played host to many international sporting and cultural events including the 1998 Commonwealth Games and the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. Kuala Lumpur has undergone rapid development in recent decades, is home to the tallest twin buildings in the world, the Petronas Towers, which have since become an iconic symbol of Malaysian development. Kuala Lumpur has a comprehensive road system supported by an extensive range of public transport networks, such as the Mass Rapid Transit, Light Metro, Bus Rapid Transit, commuter rail, an airport rail link. Kuala Lumpur is one of the leading cities in the world for tourism and shopping, being the tenth most-visited city in the world in 2017; the city houses three of the world's ten largest shopping malls. Kuala Lumpur has been ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Ranking at No. 70 in the world, No. 2 in Southeast Asia after Singapore. EIU's Safe Cities Index of 2017 rated Kuala Lumpur 31st out of 60 on its world's safest cities list, safer than Beijing or Shanghai.
Kuala Lumpur was named as one of the New7Wonders Cities, has been named as World Book Capital 2020 by UNESCO. Kuala Lumpur means "muddy confluence" in Malay. One suggestion is. Doubts however have been raised on such a derivation as Kuala Lumpur lies at the confluence of Gombak River and Klang River, therefore should rightly be named Kuala Gombak as the point where one river joins a larger one or the sea is its kuala, it has been argued by some that Sungai Lumpur is in fact Gombak River, although Sungai Lumpur is said to be another river joining the Klang River a mile upstream from the Gombak confluence, or located to the north of the Batu Caves area. It has been proposed that Kuala Lumpur was named Pengkalan Lumpur in the same way that Klang was once called Pengkalan Batu, but became corrupted into Kuala Lumpur. Another suggestion is that it was a Cantonese word lam-pa meaning'flooded jungle' or'decayed jungle'. There is no firm contemporary evidence for these suggestions other than anecdotes.
It is possible that the name is a corrupted form of an earlier but now unidentifiable forgotten name. It is unknown who named the settlement called Kuala Lumpur. Chinese miners were involved in tin mining up the Selangor River in the 1840s about ten miles north of present-day Kuala Lumpur, Mandailing Sumatrans led by Raja Asal and Sutan Puasa were involved in tin mining and trade in the Ulu Klang region before 1860, Sumatrans may have settled in the upper reaches of Klang River in the first quarter of the 19th century earlier. Kuala Lumpur was a small hamlet of just a few houses and shops at the confluence of Sungai Gombak and Sungai Klang before it grew into a town, it is accepted that Kuala Lumpur become established as a town circa 1857, when the Malay Chief of Klang, Raja Abdullah bin Raja Jaafar, aided by his brother Raja Juma'at of Lukut, raised funds from Malaccan Chinese businessmen to hire some Chinese miners from Lukut to open new tin mines here. The miners landed at Kuala Lumpur and continued their journey on foot to Ampang where the first mine was opened.
Kuala Lumpur was the furthest point up the Klang River to which supplies could conveniently be brought by boat. Although the early miners suffered a high death toll due to the malarial conditions of the jungle, the Ampang mines were successful, the first tin from these mines was exported in 1859. At that time Sutan Puasa was trading near Ampang, two traders from Lukut, Hiu Siew and Yap Ah Sze arrived in Kuala Lumpur where they set up shops to sell provisions to miners in exchange for tin; the town, spurred on by tin-mining, started to develop centred on Old Market Square, with roads radiating out towards Ampang as well as Pudu and Batu where miners started to settled in, Petaling and Damansara. The miners formed gangs among themselves. Leaders of the Chinese community were conferred the title of Kapitan Ci
Tun Razak Exchange
The Tun Razak Exchange, TRX is a 70-acre development by 1Malaysia Development Berhad in the heart of Kuala Lumpur for international finance and business. TRX is a strategic enabler of the Malaysian government's Economic Transformation Programme; the master plan includes a total of 26 buildings and over 21 million ft2 of total building Gross Floor Area spread across office, hotel, retail, F&B and cultural offerings. TRX has a development period of 15 years to be completed in phases with the initial Phase 1 slated for completion in 2017/2018; the landmark building of Tun Razak Exchange is The Exchange 106 the highest skyscraper in Malaysia. The Master Developer of TRX is TRX City Sdn Bhd, a company wholly owned by the Malaysian Minister of Finance, Inc. Tun Razak Exchange is located in on the eastern edge of Kuala Lumpur's central business district, sandwiched between Bukit Bintang, Cochrane, Kampung Pandan and Ampang Hilir; the Royal Selangor Golf Club is across Jalan Tun Razak, as well as RHB Bank's national headquarters and Zouk KL.
Since July 2017 there is an SBK20 MRT station on-site, part of the MRT SBK Line. The closest rail station to the project is the MR5 Imbi Monorail station. RapidKL bus route T407 connects the MRT station to Kampung Pandan while the longer route 402 connects to Maluri, Jalan Ampang, KLCC, Hospital Kuala Lumpur and the Titiwangsa bus hub; the Tun Razak Exchange site is located near the entrance to the SMART Tunnel and adjacent to the junction of Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Kampung Pandan and Maju Expressway which connects downtown Kuala Lumpur to Cyberjaya. A connection to a planned extension of DUKE is in the works. In March 2015, TRX City Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Malaysian Minister of Finance Inc. signed a Lifestyle Quarter Joint Venture Master Framework Agreement with Lendlease, an Australia-based property and infrastructure group to develop the TRX's Lifestyle Quarter. Lendlease has a 60% stake in the joint venture and TRX City Sdn Bhd has the remaining 40%; the retail-led mixed-use development entered the construction phase in September 2017 after a 2-year design period.
It will occupy over 17 acres and would comprise a retail mall, 6 residential towers and a luxury hotel connected to a multi-layered central park as well as the Tun Razak Exchange MRT Station. Once completed, the development has a forecast gross development value of over RM 8 billion; the Exchange, with a nett lettable area of 120,773 square metres, will be a shopping, dining and entertainment destination featuring over 500 shops. In October 2017, Lendlease Development Malaysia Sdn Bhd said that more than 26% of the 1.3 million square feet of net lettable area of the Exchange had been leased to three anchor tenants: Seibu, a Japanese departmental store, the Dairy Farm Group of Hong Kong, Golden Screen Cinemas. Lembaga Tabung Haji bought a 0.631 hectare piece of land in TRX for RM188.5 million in 2015. In 2017, Tabung Haji announced that its TRX development would encompass a mix of apartments, serviced apartments, other commercial developments, with a gross development value estimated at RM900 million.
Following the partnership with Lendlease, TRX announced its Sale and Purchase agreement with the Mulia Group to develop the Signature Tower. In April 2016, the Mulia Group announced that all excavation, blasting and site work have been completed within a span of three months; the next phase of the construction of the Signature Tower, saw the pouring of concrete, a massive 20,000 m3 mat foundation. The Signature Tower, now named The Exchange 106, which will be the tallest building in TRX and Malaysia, is the TRX's centre piece landmark, it will have 106 floors with massive column-free floor plates ranging from 28,000 to 34,000 square feet, a gross floor area of about four million sq. ft. and a nett lettable area of 2.8 million sq ft HSBC Bank Malaysia will invest US$250 million to acquire land and build its future headquarters at the TRX's financial district. Presently HSBC's Malaysian headquarters is located at Medan Pasar, adjacent to Masjid Jamek; the new HSBC headquarters will have a minimum office space of 568,000 square feet.
HSBC Bank Malaysia is the first wholly foreign-owned bank to invest in TRX. It has appointed IJM Construction Sdn Bhd as the contractor to undertake the design and construction of the HSBC Malaysia headquarters for a contract sum of RM392 million, with completion expected to be in December 2020.. Prudential Malaysia will be relocating its Malaysia headquarters to a 30-storey purpose-built building in the TRX's financial district; the new Prudential headquarters, located adjacent to TRX's main pedestrian gateway from the Bukit Bintang area, will incorporate the traditional Malaysian element of tengkolok di-Raja. With a gross floor area of about 560,000 sq ft, the building will house all of Prudential's life insurance and asset management businesses in Malaysia under one roof; the owner-cum-developer of this building is IJM Corp Bhd, through its wholly owned subsidiary Fairview Valley Sdn Bhd. IJM Construction Sdn Bhd is the main contractor of this Grade A, LEED Gold-certified office building.
Construction work on this 27-storey building started in January 2017 and by December 2017, IJM had completed the building's structural works up to its top floor. It is slated for completion in December 2018 and as af the second half of 2080, IJM had secured tenants (which includes Prudential Malaysi
The KLCC Park is an urban park in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The park has been designed to provide greenery to the areas surrounding it; the park was designed by Roberto Burle Marx. It is said; when the park was designed, the aim was to "leave the world a little more sensitive and a little more educated to the importance of nature". The park was designed to showcase a heritage of tropical greenery by integrating man's creation with nature; the park itself contrasts as a calm environment in the midst of the bustle of the city. The park features many combinations of man-made design such as cements, water features and natural features such as trees, shrubs and wood. Elements of shape and topography were created to give an illusion of space; the combination of trees and sculptures were arranged to provide color and form to the park. Conservation and bio-diversity was a major influence in the creation of the park. 23 of the mature and rarer specimens were saved from the old Selangor Turf Club and transplanted into the park grounds.
1900 indigenous trees and 66 species of palms were planted in the park to promote bio-diversity. The trees were deliberately selected to attract migratory birds. A man made lake was built in the middle of the park with a 180 meter high water fountain, directly in front of Suria KLCC mall and Petronas Twin Towers towards the middle of the park. A 43-meter elevated bridge that cut across the lake provides a vantage view of the park and the twin towers. Lake Symphony is; the main fountain can shoot water up to a height of 180 metres. At night, there are lights and fountains daily. A 1.3 km. long jogging track is covered with EPDM, a special rubberised material for comfort and safety. Rest areas are numbered on the local map. Various waterfalls, fountains and reflecting pools are scattered around the park. A children's playground with a public pool is located on the west side of the park. KLCC Park features the As Syakirin Mosque. Three women were attacked during a mugging incident on the night of 30 June 2014
Rub el Hizb
The Rub el Hizb is a Islamic symbol, represented as two overlapping squares, found on a number of emblems and flags. In Arabic, Rubʻ means "one quarter", while Hizb means a group or party, it was used in the Quran, divided into 60 Hizb. The main purpose of this dividing system is to facilitate recitation of the Qur'an; the symbol is used as a marker for the end of a chapter in Arabic calligraphy. It is represented by two overlapping squares as in the Unicode glyph ۞ at U+06DE; the Rub el Hizb can be seen on: The flag of the Marinid and Saadi dynasties of Morocco The current emblem of Turkmenistan The current emblem of Uzbekistan Azat party flag The unofficial flag of Kazakhstan in the 1990s, the basis of the modern state flag, light blue with a hollow yellow rub el hizb The official emblem of the elite Special Police Squad "Bosna" of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Siege of Sarajevo. The fictional flag of Hatay in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade The emblem of the Organization of the Scout Movement of Kazakhstan The previous emblem of the Iraq Boy Scouts and Girl Guides Council The logo of the Cairo Metro The octagonal buildings Isra and Mi'raj: The meeting of the crescent moon and the star.
The cross-sections of the Petronas Twin Towers are based on the Rub el Hizb, but with extra circular sectors added to increase the total floor space. The al-Quds star is an adaptation of the Islamic Rub el Hizb symbol, associated with al-Quds; the eight-pointed star design is inspired by the octagonal ground-plan of the Umayyad Dome of the Rock shrine, as well as by the standard Rub el Hizb symbol. Versions of the al-Quds Star are used as: The logo of the 2009 Arab Capital of Culture, chosen to be al-Quds, under the Cultural Capitals Program to promote and celebrate Arab culture and encourage cooperation in the Arab region; the logo of al-Quds Bank, a financial institution headquartered in Ramallah. Star of Lakshmi Sujud, which uses the symbol ۩ in most Korans List of symbolic stars Octagram http://www.andalucia.cc/adarve/estrella.html
César Pelli, founder of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, is an Argentine American architect who has designed some of the world's tallest buildings and other major urban landmarks. Some of his most notable contributions include the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur and the World Financial Center in New York City; the American Institute of Architects named him one of the ten most influential living American architects in 1991 and awarded him the AIA Gold Medal in 1995. In 2008, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat presented him with The Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award. Pelli was born October 1926, in Tucuman, Argentina. Pelli attended the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán. In 1952, he became a student at the University of Illinois School of Architecture where he received his Master of Science in Architecture degree in 1954. In 1952, Pelli came to the United States with his wife, Diana Balmori, became a naturalized citizen in 1964. After his graduation from the University of Illinois School of Architecture, Pelli worked for Eero Saarinen in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan for ten years.
While with Eero, he worked on the TWA terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport and the Morse and Stiles colleges at Yale University. In 1964, he became director of design at Daniel, Mann and Mendenhall in Los Angeles. In 1965, Pelli designed the Sunset Mountain Park Urban Nucleus. In 1968 Pelli became partner for design at Gruen Associates in Los Angeles. In 1969, Pelli designed the COMSAT development laboratories in Clarksburg, Maryland. Pelli designed the landmark first building at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, completed 1975; the United States Embassy in Tokyo, was designed by Pelli in 1972 and completed in 1975. While practicing in Los Angeles, Pelli taught in the architecture program at UCLA. In 1977, Pelli was selected to be the dean of the Yale School of Architecture in New Haven and served in that post until 1984. Shortly after Pelli arrived at Yale, he won the commission to design the expansion and renovation of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, which resulted in the establishment of his own firm, Cesar Pelli & Associates.
The museum's expansion/renovation and the Museum of Modern Art Residential Tower were completed 1984. Among other significant projects during this period are the Crile Clinic Building in Cleveland, completed 1984. Pelli was named one of the ten most influential living American Architects by the American Institute of Architects in 1991. In 1995, he was awarded the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal. In May 2004, Pelli was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University. In 2005, Pelli was honored with the Connecticut Architecture Foundation's Distinguished Leadership Award. Buildings during this period are marked by further experimentation with a variety of materials and Pelli's evolution of the skyscraper. One Canada Square at Canary Wharf in London; the Petronas Towers were completed in 1997, sheathed in stainless steel and reflecting Islamic design motifs. The dual towers were the world's tallest buildings until 2004; that year, Pelli received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the design of the Petronas Towers Pelli's design for the National Museum of Art in Osaka, Japan was completed 2005, the same year that Pelli's firm changed its name to Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects to reflect the growing roles of senior principals Fred W. Clarke and Rafael Pelli.
The Cira Centre on the Schuylkill River, designed by Pelli, opened in January 2006. Pelli designed the master plan for Cira Centre South, the tallest building dedicated to student housing in the United States; the building houses students of the University of Pennsylvania and was completed in 2014. He was architect of the 730-foot luxury mixed-use skyscraper FMC Tower as part of the Cira Centre South development; this period has seen the completion of several cultural/civic projects designed by Pelli. The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, opened in 2006, the same year that Pelli's design for the Minneapolis Central Library completed construction, as well as the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall and Samueli Theater in Costa Mesa, California. Pelli designs for office towers and developments throughout Asia and South America have been completed in the past decade. In 2012, the three-building Pacific Design Center, which Pelli designed 40 years earlier while at Gruen Associates, was completed with the addition of the Red Building.
In May 2008, Pelli was given an honorary Doctor of Arts degree by Yale University. That same year, he received the Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. In 2012, Pelli was honored with the platinum Konex Award for architecture and the diamond Konex Award for visual arts. 1982: "Skyscrapers," Perspecta 18, pp. 134–151. 1984: Introduction to The Second Generation by Esther McCoy 1999: Observations for Young Architects 2001: Petronas Towers: The Architecture of High Construction co-authored with Michael J. Crosbie 2002: Foreword to R
Ampang–Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway
Ampang–Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway, is the first elevated highway in Malaysia. The 7.9 km elevated highway connects Kuala Lumpur. This highway was built to reduce traffic jams at Jalan Ampang and make access to the city more convenient. Motorcycles and other vehicles with two wheels or fewer were banned from using this highway for safety reasons; this highway connects Selangor state. The Kilometer Zero is located at Entrance from Jalan Raja Abdullah at Jalan Sultan Ismail Interchange, Kuala Lumpur; the construction of the Ampang–Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway was approved on 16 May 1996 when Prolintas was awarded the concession of the highway which will end in 2029. Construction began in the same year at the banks of Klang River and was completed in 2001; the highway was opened to traffic on 17 May 2001 after numerous delays, the toll collection started on 1 June 2001. The highway was designed to accommodate future expansion of the Jelatek–Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2 section from the current four-lane carriageway to six-lane carriageways.
The expansion will take place along the northern bank of the Klang Ampang River. According to the concessionaire agreement between Prolintas and the federal government, Prolintas is required to expand the highway once the average daily traffic exceeds 93,000 vehicles daily; as a result, a chicane was formed right after the Exit 1203 Jelatek Interchange for Ampang-bound traffic. Prolintas will only be allowed to raise the toll rate once the upgrading works of the Jelatek–MRR2 section to six-lane carriageway begins. On 5 November 2015, the upgrading works of the AKLEH from Jelatek to Ampang-MRR2 was opened to traffic. Tunnel to Suria KLCC parking Smooth access to Ampang and Kuala Lumpur Spectacular scenery of Kuala Lumpur skyline from Ampang The Ampang–Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway uses open toll collection systems. Since 2015 all toll transactions at the highway's sole toll plaza have been conducted electronically via Touch'n Go cards or SmartTAGs. Cash payments are no longer accepted. Jalan Ampang Prolintas website Ampang–Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway