Famous Architectural Landmarks In Malaysia

PETRONAS Twin Towers

Malaysia’s Pride, PETRONAS Twin Towers.

A symbol of modern urbanisation in Kuala Lumpur, the Petronas Twin Towers stand as the most recognisable landmark in Malaysia. Despite being the only twin tower in the world, these 88-storey towers hold the title for 12th tallest skyscrapers in the world. The architectural design that is evident on the Petronas Twin Towers is largely inspired by Islamic principles which are unity, harmony, stability, and rationality. Each building is supported by 16 large columns around its perimeter. These columns, as well as the rest of the structure, are constructed of high-strength concrete rather than structural steel, and the roof and walls are made of stainless steel and glass. Make sure you don't miss the iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers when you're in Kuala Lumpur!

Address: 241, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur


Sultan Abdul Samad Building


The historic Sultan Abdul Samad Building.

Located in Kuala Lumpur, the building is one of the city's most iconic landmarks. The Sultan Abdul Samad Building, located in the center of Jalan Raja, was designed by architect A. C Norman. With its breathtaking architecture, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building is a world-famous landmark. Specifically, it is constructed of bricks and combines Western, Gothic and Moorish architectural features. Built in 1897, the building was named after the Sultan of Selangor at the time.  As you gaze upon its mesmerising architecture, you will be enchanted by the grand porch, the huge arches, the clock tower, the curved colonnades, and the exquisite copper cupolas. There's a reason why it serves as a backdrop for Malaysia's Independence Day parades every year!

Address: Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur




In Portuguese, A'Famosa means "The Famous"

Built by the Portuguese in the early 16th century, this fort in Melaka is the oldest European architectural remains in Southeast Asia. Also known as Porta de Santiago, this structure is one of the four main gates of the famous Portuguese fortress. Fortified with walls three metres thick and a watchtower 40 metres high, the A'Famosa played a key role in protecting the Portuguese from their enemies.

Address: Jalan Parameswara, Bandar Hilir, 78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka


Crystal Mosque


A mesmerising view of the Crystal Mosque.

Located in Terengganu, Crystal Mosque holds a unique place of pride among the most remarkable mosques in the world. As the name suggests, the glass exteriors that reflect the sea give off a sparkling crystal-like illusion, also making it seem as if the mosque is floating. To fully appreciate the effect of its crystalline exterior, it is best to visit at night, when the mosque is fully lit. On top of that, the structure of the Crystal Mosque is reinforced with steel, which, joined with the glass and crystal, gives it a sleek-modern look that's not often associated with mosques. 


Address: Pulau Wan Man, Losong Panglima P'erang, 21000 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu


Lexis Hibiscus


Lexis Hibiscus holds the Guinness World Record for the most swimming pools!


You might not expect a resort hotel to appear on a list of top landmarks in Malaysia, but the Lexis Hibiscus certainly stands out as one of the country's most unique structures. Located just 45 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur International Airport is this fascinating resort complex which attracts people from around the world to enjoy its pools. Why? It has pool villas shaped like hibiscus flowers, which is Malaysia's national flower. That surely makes it one of the world's most unique hotels!

Address: 12th Mile, Jalan Pantai, 71250 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan


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