When you visit Kuala Lumpur, here is one place to not miss - the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, KLCG for short. Opened end of last year, it is a one-stop centre for foreign and local travellers alike to learn more about Kuala Lumpur - past, present and future.
The gallery, housed in the former KL Memorial Library beside Dataran Merdeka, is the brainchild of Andrew Lee, the CEO and founder of ARCH Collection Sdn Bhd, a company that specialises in art pieces and architectural model design and manufacturing.
Besides an information centre, the KLCG features a walk-through gallery of the city's history in print, pictures and film. Also on display are intricate miniatures of KL's historical buildings.
Exhibits that are not to be missed are the world's largest KL Skyline wood-veneer mural and the largest miniature replica of its heritage enclave in Dataran Merdeka and Chinatown, which mimic the areas at night.
Admission is free and travellers are welcome to peruse the tour maps available as well as go on a guided tour around the gallery from 8am to 6pm daily.
In the pipeline is a Greater KL model which will be ready end of May. This will showcase the Klang Valley in miniature and will be updated as and when new developments occur.
Bookmark this post for future reference for your next visit to Kuala Lumpur.