Kuala Lumpur Monuments and Historic Buildings: Palace of Culture
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Places of Culture are also known as Istana Budaya and it is located in Malaysia and was found in 1999. It is known for musical theatre, operetta, classical concert and opera from local and international performances. It is located next to National Art Gallery in Jalan Tun Razak at the heart of Kuala Lampur and is a main attraction of the city. The building was designed by the architect, Muhammad Kamar Ya’akub. The inspiration for the design is based on a traditional moon kite in flight. The main building takes the shape of the 'sirih junjung', a traditional arrangement or a present made of betel leaves used during Malay weddings and welcoming ceremonies.