DBKL Offers Cheap And Exciting Vacation Packages
The recent school holiday saw many parents planning vacations for their children to spend quality time through recreational activities. However, many city dwellers are not aware of the many destinations available within this metropolitan that can meet the week-long holiday programme planned by parents for their children.
Some people have the notion that everything in the federal capital is expensive, and they do not know that there are many cheap and exciting holiday packages organised by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall or the DBKL. Some also feel that there is ‘nothing much to see’ in this metropolitan city.
“The DBKL Tourism Unit offers various heritage and cultural-based tourism packages that reflect the multi-ethnic Malaysian society, not to mention the various traditional cuisines,” Kuala Lumpur Datuk Bandar Datuk Ahmad Phesal Talib told Bernama.
Ahmad Phesal said as there are free packages offered by the DBKL, parents need not worry about over-spending if they want their children to explore the city’s treasures and natural beauty. This includes the ‘Merdeka Square Heritage Tour’, which enables the public to learn more about the historical buildings in the vicinity of the famed Merdeka Square such as the colonial-styled Sultan Abdul Samad, Old High Court buildings as well as the Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) Railway Station and Panggung Bandaraya (the theatre formerly occupied the Old City Hall of Kuala Lumpur) that exhibit unique architecture
“The walkabout activity is from 9.00 am until 11.45am every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, where participants will be accompanied by a tourist guide. This will enable the children to experience and learn more about the city’s history,” he said.Ahmad Phesal also explained that the DBKL offers an eco-friendly adventure activity by cycling from Merdeka Square to the Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park, where the route will take the cyclists to many natural parks such as the Botanical Park in the Lake Gardens (Taman Tasik Perdana), Bird Park, Tun Abdul Razak Memorial, Orchid and Hibiscus gardens, Deer Park, Police Museum, and the National Mosque.
He said the participants of this cycling expedition will be given a bicycle, safety gear, and a map of the route. However, each of the cyclists needs to pay RM30 for four hours (individual package) and RM45 for a guided tour. “By paying RM1, tourists can also hop on the shuttle tram to tour the Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park,” said Ahmad Phesal, who also welcomes tourists to visit Kuala Lumpur’s Cultural Market (formerly the Central Market) using the free Go KL shuttle buses from Bukit Bintang.
Tourists can have unlimited KL Hop On Hop Off rides, and in conjunction with the school holiday, every MyKad holder is offered a RM10 promotion package to tour the city in the double-decker bus. “Kuala Lumpur has many public facilities such as the LRT and the Monorel, apart from pedestrian bridges that link destinations in the city, including the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) and Bukit Bintang,” explained Ahmad Phesal.
“With these facilities, the public has other travel options apart from avoiding traffic congestion,” he said, adding that the DBKL provides free guided tours to Little India in Brickfields. Hence, spending school holidays is not as expensive as many may think because the DBKL provides various attractive tourism packages for the public.
The food available in the city is not expensive too and is suitable for the tourists’ budget as there are various eateries almost anywhere in Kuala Lumpur, particularly public destinations such as Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman and Jalan Masjid India. “Tourists can
stop and have their meals at eateries that line Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, which offer food at fair prices like RM5.00 for breakfast, RM7.00 (lunch), and RM10.00 (dinner). “Therefore, with RM50, it is more than enough to visit attractive places in Kuala Lumpur, and tourists, especially children, can learn more about Kuala Lumpur,” he said. The public can visit http://www.visitkl.gov.my for more information.
Source: Bernama News – http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v7/fe/newsfeatures.php?id=939053