Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur City in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia, a Federal Territory enclosed within Selangor state that lies south of the Peninsular. Often abbreviated as 'KL', the city is home to a diverse community comprising local ethnic groups and migrants workers from across Asia, empowering the cosmopolitan landscape of skyscrapers, shopping malls and industrial zones. Originally a backwater town stablished by Chinese miners in 1857, KL survived numerous triad wars, fires and floods as it embraced modernity - receiving appointment as Malaysia's capital on Merdeka (Independence) Day in 1957, exactly 100 years later. Today, the city is a vibrant gateway to explore many regional tourist destinations, but features some of its own unique attractions, such as the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, National Zoo, Petaling Street (Chinatown) and Batu Caves Temple.
Getting Around
Places to Visit
  • Light Rail Transit (Monorail, Rapid KL, KTM Komuter)
  • KL Hop-On Hop-Off Tourist Bus
  • RapidKL Bus Service
  • Executive Taxi (Blue)
  • Budget Cab (Red & White)
    * Budget taxis do not usually follow the meter at rush hour, tourist traps and high-traffic city spots.
  • Petronas Twin Towers
  • Menara Kuala Lumpur (KL Tower)
  • Muzium Negara (National Museum)
  • Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens
  • Petaling Street (Chinatown)
  • Batu Caves Temple
  • Dataran Merderka
  • Aquaria KLCC (Marine Aquarium)
  • Zoo Negara (National Zoo)
  • Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
  • FRIM Forest Reserve
  • Central Market
  • Templer's Park
  • Sungai Kanching Waterfall.
 
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City
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves
Attractions