To describe Kuala Lumpur is like opening a book that has various exciting chapters. Yes, this only global city of Malaysia appears blessed with colors of modernism along with rich heritage. Though formally KL spans over an area of 244 sq kms, its plush precincts virtually get bigger to embrace the entire world. Kuala Lumpur is situated at the confluence of Sungai Gombak and Sungai Klang, and probably, that’s how it got its name, which literally means ‘muddy confluence’ in Malay language.
In geographical terms, it is located in the west coast central of Peninsular Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is the seat of the Parliament of Malaysia, which makes it the country’s legislative capital. It is one amongst the Federal Territories of Malaysia. In fact, its prime location and primitive significance also make KL the cultural and economic center of the country. Once seen its contemporary set-up, no one can even imagine that this glittering city was region of tin mines hardly 160 years ago.
The best part about this gamma world city is that it has maintained equilibrium between its own culture and modernization. Literally Kuala Lumpur is speckled with offbeat skyscrapers and avant-garde shopping malls. Still it has no shortage of old quaint shop houses which strike a chord of its past. On one hand where you see the world’s tallest twin building of the Petronas Twin Towers, you can find its rich Craft Complex on the other hand. Moreover, Kuala Lumpur is acclaimed to be only city in the world which has dense forests in its precincts.
The inhabitants of this city are called KLites who are lovely people belonging to different sects and communities, yet keeping cordial relations with each other. On the travel & tourism chart of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur shines brightly owing to its steaming range of tourist attractions. Being the largest and the most happening city in Malaysia, it houses numerous amazing night clubs, pubs, bars, karaoke lounges, restaurants, etc, to offer each swish amusement to the people. To put concisely, Kuala Lumpur is the majestic access to a fascinating destination.
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