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Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur or KL, as the locals address her, is melting pot of cross-cultural influences and the results are an exciting mixture of cultures, costumes and cuisines. Kuala Lumpur is the capital and largest city of Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur started in the 1850s as mud flats and tin deposits, but today you will find traces of history in beautifully preserved architecture around the city.

Kuala Lumpur is the International Garden City of Lights where shoppers are spoiled for choices from street vendors to luxurious boutiques, connoisseurs broaden their palates and where party animals thrive. Despite the pervasive signs of suburbia, Kuala Lumpur offers various wonders to nature-lovers Whoever you are, whatever your likes, this vibrant, multicultural city has endless offers.

The City

Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan are the three Malaysian Federal Territories. KL is surrounded by satellite cities like Putrajaya (where the administrative capital has just moved), Cyberjaya (Malaysia's Silicon Valley), Sunway (great amusement park), Cheras, Shah Alam, Subang and Petaling Jaya.

KL consists of various districts with their own identities:

  • The Classic Centre is where Klang and Gombak Rivers meet, and where modern Kuala Lumpur was born. Classic Centre has historical sites like Masjid Jamek (the first large mosque), Central Market, Little India, Dataran Merdeka (The Field of Independence), Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad (the city's symbol for more than 100 years), and the Selangor Club.
  • The Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower in the Grand Jalan Ampang district dominate the city's skyline, and are visible from almost everwhere in the city, enabling tourist to estimate their distance from the central city.
  • The posh Bangsar is where Kuala Lumpur's rich come out and play. The highlight is Jalan Telawi, packed with nightspots. For shopping, head off into the direction of the hip Bukit Bintang, aptly called "The Shopper's Paradise." Do the Bintang Walk to find out why!
  • The nostalgic Lake Gardens boasts the romantic park (Taman Tasik Perdana), the Islamic Arts Museum, National Museum, and National Monument is a stone's throw away.
  • Lively Chinatown is still authentic and features Petaling Street - Kuala Lumpur's first market. Chinatown has various temples (Buddhist and Hindu).

The rest of KL includes sights such as the

  • Batu Caves Hindu Temple
  • Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) Park
  • Selangor Pewter, and
  • the National Zoo.

You can enjoy Kuala Lumpur by simply take a relaxing day, absorbing the atmosphere of wandering through diverse communities as Malaysian, Indian, Chinese, and many more. Each community offers its own festivals, food, music, art and fashion, while lending its own unique addition to Malaysian culture.

Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas Twin Tower And Kuala Lumpur City Centre The Petronas Twin Towers are among the tallest buildings in the world. Go up the visitor level and enjoy a breathtaking 360 degree view of Malaysia from the highest vantage point possible!

The Twin Towers are adjacent to perhaps the busiest and most popular shopping mall in Malaysia, the Suria KLCC. They are the tallest twin towers in the world.



Petronas Twin Towers

ASEAN Sculpture Park

ASEAN Sculpture Park

Merdeka Square

Merdeka Square

National Monument

National Monument

Petaling Street (Chinatown)

Petaling Street (Chinatown)

National Museum

National Museum

Batu Caves

Batu Caves

Genting Theme Park

Royal Selangor Pewter Factory

Royal Selangor World's largest Tankard

Durian Chocolate from Beryl's Chocolate Kingdom

Durian Chocolate from Beryl's Chocolate Kingdom

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