Bukit Jalil is a suburb about 20km south of Kuala Lumpur. It was previously known as the Bkt Jalil Estate until 1992, when it was developed into the National Sports Complex.
The major attraction is the National Sports Complex. The National Sports Complex was the venue for the historic XVI Commonwealth Games held in Kuala Lumpur in 1998. Within the sports complex’s premises are five stadiums, namely the National Stadium, National Aquatic Centre, National Squash Centre, National Hockey Stadium amd the Putra Indoor Stadium. There is also a Family Park and International Garden.
The National Stadium spans a whopping twenty-six thousand square feet and is the biggest in Malaysia. Its seating capacity easily reaches one hundred thousand spectators at any one time. The stadium arena is utilized by events companies; a wide range of events are hosted here and these include corporate events, international concerts, Family Day weekend activities and sporting events too.
The National Aquatic Centre was constructed under the stringent adherence to the guidelines of the International Swimming Federation and boasts a 10-lane Olympic-size pool and other high-tech features. The National Squash Centre has a built-up area of over 7,000sq m and is acclaimed as the country’s largest and best-equipped squash facility. There are 10 courts in all and the arena seats 1,000. There are two stadiums within the National Hockey Stadium with the former having a capacity of 12,000 spectators and the latter, 2,000.
If you’re looking for fun or relaxation, the Commonwealth Hill and Family Park are the places to go. The view atop Commonwealth Hill is simply breathtaking.
The Royal Malaysian Air Force Museum is also around Bukit Jalil area. You can get up close and personal with precious military show pieces at museum! Among the displays are ancient photographs, uniform sets, weaponry and many more air force paraphernalia. The Hawker Audax aircraft will definitely catch your attention!
You can find a lot of eateriesaround Bukit Jalil area. There are a few popular restaurants like Kin No Uma Japanese Restaurant — which serves sashimi, teppanyaki and sushi and Cavallini’s Italian Restaurant that sells pasta and pizza.
If you love golfing, just take your golf bag and go practise your putting skills at Bukit Jalil Golf & Country Resort. You can choose whether to play golf at the lush green courses or to also swing your golf clubs at the driving range, which is uniquely located a level below the tennis courts.
If you are full of adventureous spirit, let’s play Paintball! Xtion Paintball Park in Bukit Jalil will definitely satisfy your hunger for teamwork action full with fun and adventure for hours.