|Kuala Lumpur Today|
Kuala Lumpur has jolted from its rural beginnings into a bustling and booming cosmopolitan city in just a matter of decades. This rapid transformation is what makes Kuala Lumpur so attractive. For instance, the speed at which KL has changed is evidence of the innovative and progressive ideas, architecture and individuals currently found in the city. However, the rapidity of this speed is also what has caused KL to hold on to its traditional roots, giving modernity a quaint charm. In order to get an idea of what Kuala Lumpur is
|Kuala Lumpur Back Then|
Kuala Lumpur was founded in 1857 by a group of miners searching for tin by the Kelang and Gombak rivers. The flowing interconnectedness of these rivers is what inspired the early settlers to call this place Kuala Lumpur, which translates to “muddy confluence". However, the miners, who were ill equipped to fight off tropical diseases such as malaria, began falling ill and soon died. Nevertheless, the tin found by these early arrivals lured more miners to KL that it soon sprawled into a booming, though anarchistic, town.
Known as one of KL's finest hotels, the Shangri-La Hotel offers its guests a serene atmosphere and
|Palace of the Golden Horses|
The Palace of the Golden Horses overlooks an 150 acre lake with extensive surrounding gardens. It ha
|Melia Kuala Lumpur|
Melia Kuala Lumpur is an international 4 star hotel located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city - kno
|Crowne Plaza KL|
The Crowne Plaza Kuala Lumpur is a regal 36 storey 5-star hotel. It encompasses 5 floors of parking-
This newly opened hotel (since 2004) holds a large piece of the percentage pie when being considered
|Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel|
The elegant Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel is located in the heart of the Gol
Suria KLCC is an upscale shopping center located within walking distance from the Petronas Towers.
KL's most glamorous and luxurious mall, along with being the most expensive, is the Starhill Galler
The Pavilion is a swanky, chic shopping mall where you can see brands like Bvlgari, Gucci, Chopard,
|Mid Valley Megamall|
Known as one of the biggest malls in Southeast Asia, the Mid Valley Megamall has about 300 stores,
|Royal Selangor Pewter|
The Royal Selangor Pewter Factory has been Malaysia's main pewter manufacturer since 1885. Its merc
|Sungei Wang Plaza|
Sungei Wang Plaza and BB Plaza adjoin to form one of KL's biggest and best shopping complexes. You
|Flora Festival & Parade|
Kuala Lumpur blossoms in July with ornate exhibitions and flower sales displaying Malaysia's varied
|Chinese New Year|
For the Chinese, the New Year is the single most important event in the year. It celebrates the firs
|Malaysia Water Festival|
The Malaysia Water Festival makes a splash in Kuala Lumpur during April and early May when people he
All bargain lovers will feel as if they have reached bargain heaven when arriving at KL during the M
The Thaipasum festival is a sight to behold. Do not be shocked to find die hard Hindu devotees
Get a taste of all the 13 Malaysian states in Kuala Lumpur during the Malaysian festival. This two-w
Opened since 1921, the Coliseum Cafe is considered one of the oldest restaurants in the country. Eve
Restoran Saray is about one of a dozen restaurants located on a funky strip referred to as 'Asian H
If you are looking for the local dining flavor, search no further than Seri Melayu. This restaurant
|Scalini's La Piccola|
You will not get better Italian food in Malaysia then at Scalini's La Piccola Italia. A testament t
If you have had your fill of Asian cuisine, then try something new and head over to Shangri-l
There is no better atmosphere in which to dine than at the revolving restaurant located at the 'Towe
Location: Western Peninsula Malaysia.
60 ( country ) 03 ( city )
1.4 million (city); 1.9 million (metropolitan area).
Languages: Malay (official)
Known as Bahasa Malaysia
GMT + 8.
Emergency numbers: Police & Ambulance : 999
Fire : 994
Civil Defense : 991
International Operator : 108
Multilingual Services : 198
National Directory Inquiry : 103
Kuala Lumpur International Airport : 603 2267 4311
Malaysian Tourist Information Center : 603 2164 3929
Kuala Lumpur Tourist Police : 603 2146 0522
220 volts or 250 volts AC, 50Hz; three-pin flat plugs are standard.
Average January temperatures:
Average July temperatures
2,700mm (105 inches).