One of the largest mosques in Southeast Asia, this impressive building is frequently referred to as "The Blue Mosque." It is huge and magnificent, with an enormous dark blue dome and four majestic minarets that soar over Selangor's picturesque skyline from an impressive elevation of 466.8 feet (142.28 meters). Decorative Islamic calligraphy enhances the dome and the main prayer hall, while the overall architecture integrates ethnic Malay design elements and Modernist patterns. The mosque is adjoined by a small yet beautiful lake, which makes it a particularly serene setting, especially at sunset. The mosque's highly-intricate decorative Khat calligraphy can be best witnessed near its elaborate doorways, walls and windows. Visitors are expected to dress according to the Islamic dress code. Suitable attire is provided at the main entrance.
Inspired by traditional Malaysian and Middle Eastern architecture, the Putra Mosque is a striking pink structure perched on man-made Putrajaya Lake. It is known not only for its bubblegum hue but also for serving as the primary mosque in Malaysia which can accommodate up to 15,000 visitors. Constructed from rose-tinted rocks, this eye-catching attraction features nine domes and a minaret alongside its prayer hall, courtyard, library, dining hall, and lecture rooms. Non-worshippers can enjoy guided tours of the Putra Mosque and soak in the stunning Islamic architecture.
Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the grand Dewan Filharmonik Petronas is Malaysia's new symbol of arts and classical music and home to the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Whilst the primary focus is on classical music, other styles such as Chinese opera, Indian classical, and jazz, are also included. The Petronas Performing Arts Group regularly perform traditional Malaysian music and dance. After completion in 1998, the hall became one of the most impressive concert halls in Asia, a venue worthy of the world's great musicians. The superb facilities include excellent access for disabled customers.
Sutra Theatre was opened by Ramil Ibrahim, to promote dance and arts. A space for Indian and Malay dance forms, the stage here is used to host various dance events. The Sutra Theatre even has dance classes encouraging young talented dancers to showcase their talents. Check the website for a list of programmes and events.
This indoor stadium housed within the National Sports Complex served as the venue for gymnastics at the 1998 Commonwealth Games. The stadium can easily accommodate more than 16,000 spectators and this capacity can be increased as 3,000 seats can be dismantled. Fitted with a color matrix score board, this venue is ideal for high adrenalin gaming. A host of indoor sports such as badminton, volleyball, judo and even team football are played at this stadium. With its state-of-the-art sound system and wide organized space, the stadium makes an ideal spot for social functions including concerts and conferences.
One of the best event venues housed inside Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Plenary Hall is a concert venue that also occasionally plays host to private and corporate events. The two-level seating at this hall is capable of accommodating 3000 audience. Each seat at this hall is accompanied with a writing tablet and an simultaneous interpreter that translates up to six languages real time. The grand proscenium stage, excellent acoustics, subtle lighting and wood-paneled walls complete the decor of this excellent facility.