During the Japanese Occupation (1942-45), the Klang Club was
used as a recreational mess for Japanese army officers stationed
in Klang and Port Swettenham. Fortunately, it survived the ravages
of war and escaped without any damage for the duration of the
the return of the British in 1945, it became once again the
centre of European leisure time activities in Klang. Up to the
attainment of independence by the Federation of Malaya in 1957,
it remained a "European Only" club whereby the members were
European planters, businessmen and professionals and British
Civil servants and military personnel. The President of the
Klang Club was usually the District officer or the Senior police
officer. elected as President.
For history lovers Morib is also home to a wealth of historical
sites. There are the ruins of old government buildings and
the royal graves at Jugra, including an abandoned palace from
the 1800's. Allied Forces also landed on this stretch of beach
in September 1945, marking the end of the War.
Approximately 1 1/2 hour's drive from Kuala Lumpur, it is
the perfect place for some quiet, peaceful relaxation.
by whispering casuarinas and swaying palms, you can comb the
beaches of Morib during low tide, searching for seashells
or watch small crabs scuttle away and disappear into the sand.
You can even spread out a mat and settle down to a picnic
lunch beside a shady casuarina grove. This was my Hometown.
Here are some interesting facts about the Petronas Towers:
- combined the towers have 1,000,000m2 of floor space;
- at the 41st and 42nd level a skybridge connects the two towers
170m/558f above the ground.
This bridge is 58.4m/192f long, weighs 750 tons and is open
for the public since the end of 2000.
The entrance is free (closed on Monday!), but only a limited
amount of timed tickets (800) is given out each day.
Chances are you will have to wait in line quite a while, before
you get such a free ticket;
and you're only allowed on the bridge for a mere 10 minutes.
Maybe, but instead a visit to the observatory of Menara Kuala
Lumpur is much more interesting,
though there is an entrance fee there (of RM15);
Malaysia has long had ambitions to join the countries hosting
international motor sport and the country now has a circuit
worthy of hosting both the F1 and FIM Motorcycle Grands Prix.
The Sepang Circuit has raised the standards for all other
circuits since it the inaugural Formula 1 race in 1999. Some
64 km south of Kuala Lumpur the Pekeliling_Malaysia_history.Sepang
International Circuit has put Malaysia on the Formula
1 Map. The track can accommodate up to 130,000 spectators
at a time.
The Sepang Circuit has been specifically designed to encourage
overtaking, being very wide and containing at least four slow
corners following long straights. The other 10 corners
are medium- to high speed. Those characteristics lead
to the brakes having a hard time, while cars also need plenty
of traction to accelerate away.
The Penang Bridge is no doubt one of the many architecture wonders
of Penang. Ranks as the longest bridge in Asia and 5th largest
in the world, the iconic bridge that took 5 years to complete
was the beloved bridge for
every Penangtes. It marks the new milestone that brings Penang
closer to the world attention.
The name "Kuala Lumpur" means "muddy river" and
was given to the city by the miners, who made a settlement
The miners and merchants were in search of pewter and built
their houses on the banks of the Gombak river and the Klang
river. There both rivers meet.
Nowadays the Jame Mosque is situated on this place.
This metropolis in Malaysia has about 2 million inhabitants
and has many modern buildings.