Kuala Lumpur; once a mining hub, is now one of the hottest tourism destinations in the world.
With amazing architectural surprises it is home to the world’s second largest building; the symbolic PETRONAS Twin Towers. With such a varied offering, KL is home to people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Three things you should know
- Kuala Lumpur achieved the status of a city back in 1972
- “Kuala Lumpur” means “muddy convergence” as it is situated at the convergence of Gombak River and Klang River.
- Kuala Lumpur is rated as a “Gamma world city”; the only “global” city of Malaysia.
Three historical facts about Kuala Lumpur
- It was around 1870 when the city was crippled with the Selangor Civil War that the new Chinese Kapitan Yap Ah Loy, also known as the founder of modern Kuala Lumpur, revived Kuala Lumpur with organized growth turning it into a roaring mining success.
- Kuala Lumpur was declared as the new state capital in year 1880 owing to the developmental transformation.
- The Imperial Japanese Army had captured Kuala Lumpur in 1942 and held till 1945 after being forced to surrender to the British Government.
Things to do
Some of the must see spots that will bring back visitors time and again include:
- The iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers and Sultan Abdul Samad Building
- The enchanting Lake Garden, National Mosque, National Museum and National Theatre
- Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.
Central Market is the most prominent in showcasing handicrafts. Petaling Street also known as China Town is known for the counterfeit luxury goods. The Little India offers everything that India has as a miniature. The numerous sophisticated malls of the city offer a high end shopping experience not to be missed.
Source = WebSource RoomsXML - Mark Luckey