KUALA Lumpur City Hall is offering discounts to Malaysians for some of its tourism products, to attract locals to visit the capital city during the school holidays.
Tickets to ‘Mud’, the musical on the history of Kuala Lumpur which is staged daily at Panggung Bandaraya, are now only RM10 each, instead of the usual RM45.
A ride on the double-decker KL Hop-on, Hop-off bus, which plies more than 40 attractions, is also priced at only RM10 instead of RM35 for an adult day pass. The day pass for children, students and the disabled remains at RM10. Children under five years old can ride for free.
City Hall Tourism Unit chief Noraza Yusof said she has also managed to get Silka Maytower, a hotel in Jalan Munshi Abdullah, to offer a good deal on room rates throughout the school holidays.
All the deals end on March 22.
“Our idea is to get people to spend at least two days visiting the city. There are places where one can visit for free, such as our cultural and heritage guided walking tours in Dataran Merdeka and Kampung Baru.
“Many museums are also offering free entry, including the Bank Negara Museum and Art Gallery, National Textile Museum and Royal Malaysia Air Force Museum,” Noraza said.
She said visitors could also use the free service provided by Go KL buses that pass through the central business district, including KLCC, Dataran Merdeka and Bukit Bintang.
“Shopping is very appealing currently as the Malaysian GP Sale is on from now until April 5,” she added.
Noraza said the full-day KL Tram Ride for RM4 was also not to be missed.
“Starting from the KL City Gallery, the tram passes the Sultan Abdul Samad Building with a view of Dataran Merdeka on the left and proceeds to the National Monument and Perdana Botanical Garden.
“It also goes through the Deer Park, Hibiscus Garden and Orchid Garden before passing the KL Bird Park, National Planetarium, Police Museum, Islamic Arts Museum and the National Museum,” she said.