|Kuala Lumpur, the
capital city of Malaysia, covers an area of 243.6 sq. km and has
a population of 1.5 million. It is the seat of the Federal
Government and was declared a Federal Territory on 1st February
From its modest beginnings as a
small settlement at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak
rivers, Kuala Lumpur developed into a thriving center for the
tin trade in the 1880s. Today, the city has evolved into a
vibrant and bustling metropolis with a fascinating skyline of
old world pre-war edifices dominated by modern and sophisticated
skyscrapers. Despite its urban environment, Kuala Lumpur retains
the ambience of a garden city with its attractive landscaping,
lush greenery and extensive public parks.
Travelers will find Kuala
Lumpur a fascinating destination for sightseeing, culture,
shopping, recreation or nightlife. The city possesses a unique
charm and appeal of its own.
Shopping buffs will delighted
to discover a host of affordable and exciting buys at both
modern shopping malls and open air bazaars.
A tempting variety of
delectable local and foreign cuisine can be enjoyed at any time
of the day and night. Explore the numerous food courts, fine
restaurants and other eateries to discover the gastronomic
delights of the city.
There are marvelous choices of
places to stay for visitors to choose from. The list ranges from
five-star hotels with complete facilities to budget hotels for
those who are economical.