The River of Life is one of the most iconic parts of Kuala Lumpur. Located near Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Samad,
the oldest mosque in the city, it is a convergence point of two rivers: the Klang River and the Gombak 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. The Gombak River is another major river in the Klang Valley.
What began as an expensive urban river restoration project has paid off, as the River of Life has been listed as one of
the top 10 most beautiful waterfronts in the world!
The converging point of the two rivers at Masjid Jamek was once muddy, murky and filthy. The Malaysian Government then
initiated the River of Life project to transform the polluted Klang River into a thriving and lively waterfront with
commercial value. The whole project was divided into several components: River Cleaning, River Beautification and
Commercialisation and Tourism.This program took seven years to complete, cost approximately RM4.4 billion, and
covers a total area of 781 hectares and 63 hectares of water bodies. The efforts have paid off,
as the river is now a popular tourist attraction with riverside cafes along its banks, biking paths and dancing
fountains along with extravagant night light shows that turn the water a striking blue.
One of the main attractions is the “Dancing Symphony Fountain”, featuring a hi-tech water system installed that
sprouts to various rhythms of music. The musical pieces are a combination of national songs and pop culture.
It is known as the “Blue Pool” or “Kolam Biru” in Malay, thanks to the cobalt blue lighting that transforms the river
into a brilliant blue shade. If you’re interested, you can check out the various showtimes for the different pieces of
There are many popular attractions near the River of Life, such as Central Market, a well-loved shopping hub known for
its cultural souvenirs, trinkets and local snacks. Let’s not forget Dataran Merdeka along Jalan Raja, known as
Merdeka Square. This historical landmark square also has a 96m-high flagpole that signifies the first Malayan flag-raising ceremony.
Nama : River of Life KL
Alamat : Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur
Waktu Operasi : Everyday
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