Merdeka PNB 118

Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas

From anywhere in Chinatown and nearby you'll not fail to notice the mammoth cranes and workers constructing a new business district atop Petaling Hill. This will include the 118 storey, 644m tall PNB 118 tower, which will be Malaysia's tallest building. A Park Hyatt hotel will occupy the tower's top 17 floors and the entire complex is scheduled for completion in 2024.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas attractions

1. Stadium Merdeka

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Built for the declaration of independence in 1957, this open-air stadium is where Malaysia’s first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, famously punched…

2. Stadium Negara

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Officially opened in 1962, this was Malaysia’s first indoor stadium. Concerts and events are occasionally held here. Murals in the entrance lobby depict…

3. Bumble Bee Cafe Mural

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Look up to see this charming mural of a young girl peeking over the upstairs window of this cafe.

4. Pasar Karat Murals

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Students from Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan College (KLMCU) have contributed a variety of fun murals along the alley known as Pasar Karat, where a flea market…

6. Guan Yin Temple

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Dedicated to the Bodhisattva of compassion, this cement temple was originally built by Hokkien Chinese in the 1890s and served as a place to say prayers…

7. Kwai Chai Hong

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Cross the wooden bridge off an alley running between Jl Panggong and Lorong Panggong to find this Instagram hotspot lined with six murals by local artists…

8. Raw Art Space

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Check the Facebook page of this edgy graphic arts space for details of art shows and gigs by local and visiting musicians and performance artists, many of…