River of life bridge KL, Overview, Location, Timing, Entrance fee, Attractions, Things to do, Nearby hotels, How to reach

Overview of River of life bridge KL

The River of Life bridge KL is one of the most iconic parts of Kuala Lumpur. Located near Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Samad, the oldest mosque in the city, In 2018 the River of Life Kuala Lumpur was already voted one of the top 10 waterfront districts in the world. It is a convergence point of two rivers:

1. Klang River

The Klang River, known as Sungai Klang by the locals, streams through the regions of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor and eventually into the straits of Malacca.

2. Gombak River

The Gombak River is another major river in the Klang Valley.

The project is led by the Ministry of Federal Territories in partnership with the Department of Irrigation & Drainage (DID) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and other agencies and non-governmental organisations. The three major components of the project are:

  • River Cleaning
  • River Beautification
  • Commercialisation and Tourism

Before the project was launch in 2012, the rivers were filled with rotting garbage, industrial effluents and sewage. Thus, the murky waters and bad conditions of the rivers calls for the redevelopment and beautification project.

After years of development which cost approximately RM4.4 billion, the area is now a city attraction where you can find riverside cafes, bicycle lanes, dancing fountains as well as the striking blue night light of the Blue Pool.

Location: Gombak River near the Masjid Jamek Mosque, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Timings: 24 hours

Entrance fee: Free

Attractions of the KL River of Life

1.    Dataran Merdeka

Dataran Merdeka, or Merdeka Square or Independence Square, is a significant historical site in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. This is where Malaysia’s independence was declared in 1957.

2.    Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Just across from Dataran Merdeka, you’ll discover the stunning Sultan Abdul Samad Building. This Malaysian landmark, built in 1897, features a unique blend of Moorish and British architectural styles.

3.    Masjid Jamek

It’s one of the oldest mosques in the city and it holds great historical and religious significance. Its beautiful architecture, with its distinctive onion-shaped domes and minarets, creates a serene atmosphere for visitors.

4.    Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

Located close to the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, this gallery showcases the city’s rich history, culture, and development through interactive exhibits and unique art displays.

Things to Do in River of life bridge

  • Heritage Walk
  • Walkways and Bicycle Lanes
  • Lake Symphony
  • Observation Deck
  • Light Shows and Dancing Fountains
  • Street Art

Nearby hotels

1. Santa Grand Classic Kuala Lumpur

It has a beautiful rooftop pool and a great location in the middle of Chinatown, close to the River of Live.

2. Ceylonz Starlight Suites

located in the Bukit Bintang neighbourhood, which is a short walk from the River of Life.

How to reach

Train: The Masjid Jamek LRT station is located just a few minutes’ walk from the river, and is serviced by both the Kelana Jaya Line and the Sri Petaling Line.

To know more about KL please click below links:

Farms in KL Malaysia

The Club Saujana Resort KL Malaysia

LuLu Hyper Market in Kuala Lumpur

Super Markets in KL Malaysia


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