MATIC In Kuala Lumpur

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The best first stop for tourist who landed in Kuala Lumpur must be MATIC No 109 on Jalan Ampang. MATIC stands for Malaysia Tourism Centre. Click HERE for Information and Map to MATIC. However many people in the city might know the place by another name Saloma Bistro since it house a popular theatre and restaurant for functions in the city.

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MATIC Information Centre for Tourist

MATIC office is located within the compound whose history dated back to 1935, in the heart of Kuala Lumpur City. Click HERE for compound PLAN.

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The colonial building in which MTC currently resides was originally a building constructed as a family residence in 1935 by Mr. Eu Tong Sen, a wealthy and renowned mining and rubber estate tycoon in Kuala Lumpur. It sits on 2.6 hectares of land, which was formerly a rambutan orchard.

During the second World War when the Japaese overan Malaya, it became the Japanese governments military base but regained by the British after sealing their victory over Japan in 1945. It served as the British garrison camp in Kuala Lumpur until 1956.

In February 24, 1948, the building again played host to an important historical event when the Federal Council of the Federation of Malaya held its first meeting here. In February 24, 1948, the building again played host to an important historical event when the Federal Council of the Federation of Malaya held its first meeting here.

As the Federation of Malaya was gearing towards Independence, the building was chosen as the Federal Military Office responsible for the setting up of the military army for the newly independent nation. On July 15, 1956, the building was officially unveiled as the Federal Government’s army base by Major General F.H. Brooks, the highest-ranking officer in the Federal Army.

This complex has many historical events to its honour and you can read it HERE. For facilities than can be utilize by the public click HERE.

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Karyaneka

Centre for tourist to buy local handicrafts as souvenir.
Saloma Bistro 

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Tourism Malaysia Office

Malaysia Tourism Centre
109, Jalan Ampang,
50450, Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03 9235 4800 / 4900
Fax: 03 2162 1149
E-mail:webmaster@matic.gov.my

HOW TO GO

For tourist who travel individually there are a few options to reach MATIC from KLIA or LCCT. One can take a cab from the airport but if you are traveling on a shoestring budget, there are other means of transport.

From LCCT there is coach service to KL Central that just cost below MYR 10.00 for a one hour journey. Tourist who lande at KLIA can opt fort he ERL to KL Central.

From KL Central take the MyRapid KL Kelana Jaya line to Dang Wangi or the Monorail to Bukit Nenas. Both stations are located nearby MATIC. Bukit Nenas Station is just about 50 metres away while Dang Wangi about 300 metres. If you are already in the city one of the best option is to take the Hop On Hop Off bus service since it will take you on a round of one day KL city tour when you purchase the ticket. It make a stop at MATIC.

 

Homestay – The Regalia Studio In The Heart Of KL

At the point of writing this post, Visit Malaysia Year 2014 (#VMY2014) is just round the corner. With one year of welcoming tourist from all over the world, and not forgetting domestic tourism, Malaysia is gearing towards tourist  swarming into the country to catch the culture, nature, adventure and diversity of Malaysia and her hospitality dubbed as Malaysia Truly Asia.

Malaysia has abundance accommodation to present to visitors and tourist to cope with the high volume of tourist for #VMY2014. There are varied places to stay from 5 Star and Signature Hotels to Bed and Breakfast not to mention Homestays that had been promoted widely by the authority to get tourist and visitors close to what Malaysia has to offer in terms of her diversity and real life of Malaysia.

Homestays in Malaysia spread out mostly outside the hustle and bustle of city life to bring guest closer to real life of Malaysia. However for those who still want to stay in the city, there are homestays too within or around the city boundary. So do you want to enjoy a view like this from your Homestay?

RegaliaThen opt to stay at The Regalia Studio, a comfortable homestay within the heart of Kuala Lumpur city  and just next door to Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC). It also facilitate  easy access to public transport, the Rapid KL Light Rail Transit at PWTC station and Keretapi Tanah Melayu‘s Putera Komuter Station besides taxis and city buses.

ImageEventhough a Homestay status, but being an apartment with 500 sq ft of space, the facilities provided for guest is nothing less than a standard hotel room but more than you paid for. guest has the whole apartment for themselves throughout the stay including all facilities provided, including a spacious living room, TV, fridge, air conditioning, queen size bed , single bed and even the baby cot for infants

The kitchen has the basic facilities and utensils where guest can cook or heat up their food in the microwave oven provided. A washing machine is also available to wash your dirty linen. 

Regalia1Other facilities provided and accessible to guest are the two swimming pools, one at Level 5 and another,  the Sky Lounge Infinity Pool with Free WiFi @ 37th Floor. Do not miss this opportunity to soak into the cool water while at the same time fascinate yourself with the breathtaking panoramic view of KL Golden Triangle, including KL Twin Tower,  KL  Tower and other skyscrapers scattered around the city especially after night fall.

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Kids can enjoy their children fun at the playground while others can enjoy the mini garden. Seperate Surau’s for Male and Female are also provided besides the steam room, paid laundry and even a mini gym.

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RATES

Weekdays (Monday- Thursday) – MYR 150 a night
Weekend (Friday- Sunday)         – MYR 180 a night

Booking/enquiries e-mail to  roomshortstay@gmail.com

With all the amenities and facilities provided what more can we ask for from a very comfortable Homestay at just RM150-RM200 a night. At that rate it might just be a budget or a 2 Star hotel with just a room and roof to lay your tired body after a hectic day in the city.

More photos of the homestay can be viewed HERE and their FACEBOOK.

WHY I WISH I CAN EXPERIENCE STAYING THERE

After looking at the photos and reading the experience of one guest  who had stayed at The Regalia, I am excited to bring along my family to stay a night or two to enjoy apartment living in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. I know I can’t afford to buy and own such property so, once in a while sharing the excitement from the opportunity given can be considered a worthwhile experience.  Not everyone can enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur city while chilling or soaking in an infinity swimming pool such at The Regalia.


THE ADDRESS

Regalia Residence
No.2 Jalan Anjung Putra
Off Jalan Sultan Ismail
50480 Kuala Lumpur

GPS Coordinates : 3.16431, 101.69246
Cik Hanizah : +60 16-656 0047
CREDIT : All photos and information are from their Facebook page.