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Kuala Lumpur

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
View from KL Tower: Petronas Towers, KLCC & Bukit Bintang
also known as:
KL
Priority: High
Location Type: Destination
Situated close to the equator, tropical Kuala Lumpur is modern, dynamic, exotic, multicultural, is a shopper's paradise, and since Air Asia began operations from there, it has become one of the main flight hubs in Asia. Whether it's the Petronas Towers, the bustling markets of Chinatown, or getting lost in the enormous shopping malls, KL provides enough to satisfy the most discerning of travellers.

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Wikipedia - Kuala Lumpur

KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
KL Sentral at night.

Kuala Lumpur, often abbreviated as K.L., is the capital and largest city of Malaysia. The city proper, making up an area of 244 km2 (94 sq mi), has an estimated population of 1.6 million in 2006. Greater Kuala Lumpur, also known as the Klang Valley, is an urban agglomeration of 7.2 million. It is the fastest growing metropolitan region in the country, in terms of population as well as economy. ... read more

Wikitravel - Kuala Lumpur

Old Railway Station, Kuala Lumpur
Old Railway Station

Founded only in 1857 as a tin mining outpost, Kuala Lumpur is fairly new as far as Malaysian cities go and lacks the rich history of George Town or Malacca. After rough early years marked by gang fighting, Kuala Lumpur started to prosper and was made capital of the Federated Malay States in 1896. Malaysia's independence was declared in 1957 in front of huge crowds at what was later named Stadium Merdeka (Independence Stadium), and Kuala Lumpur continued as the new nation's capital. The economic boom of the 1990s brought KL the standard trappings of a modern city, bristling with skyscrapers and modern transportation systems. Like most of Malaysia's big cities, about 55% of Kuala Lumpur's population is of Malaysian Chinese descent. ... read more

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