As the federal capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is also the most populous city and enclave within the state of Selangor, on the central west coast of Peninsular Malaysia.Kuala Lumpur is the major traditional Chinese settlements in the region, now accounting for about 42% of Chinese total population. Chinese is one of the main local ethnic groups. Cantonese is the most important conversation between the ethnic languages in Kuala Lumpur, but English and Chinese are also widely used.
As the main artery of the entire country, Kuala Lumpur in the development of business and trade, banking and finance, manufacturing, transportation, information technology and tourism and other fields, are in the leading position. Tourism, cultural diversity in Malaysia it on its head, making it one of Southeast Asia’s popular tourist attractions. Kuala Lumpur is a busy city with ordered skyscrapers, six-lane highways, colonial architecture and lots of greenery. Home to the Petronas Twin Towers, it is a shopping Mecca with some of Southeast Asia’s largest malls, housing the world’s top brands, and street markets where you can get one-of-a-kind items.
Climate and weather
Kuala Lumpur has a tropical rainforest climate with abundant sunshine and rainfall. It is hot throughout the year, especially from October to March.
Kuala Lumpur's public transport system is efficient and convenient. Tourists are recommended to make use of the Double-decker KL Hop-on Hop-off sightseeing tour buses which serve 42 stops including most of the famous tourist attractions. To explore the local tastes, the old centre of Kuala Lumpur is fairly compact which is great for exploring on foot.
Kuala Lumpur is a good place for an introduction to Malaysian food. You can find delicious food literally everywhere. A cheaper choice is roadside stalls. These shops are like a food court with many stalls selling a variety of food. Some coffee shops have tables and chairs by the roadside. They mostly open only at night. Kedai mamak are also extremely common which are local Curry houses. Along with full-blown curries, they also serve roti canai, flat bread that is almost half chapatti and half pancake which is certainly delicious. On the other hand, Chinatown is the best place for Chinese food from the simplest to the most sophisticated. Tourists can have a chance to try some authentic home-cooked food, as well as the opportunity to dine with locals.
To get some local taste in the morning, Nasi lemak is your choice. It is a fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and "pandan" leaf commonly found in Malaysia, where it is considered the national dish. However, because of the nasi lemak's versatility in being able to be served in a variety of manners, it is now served and eaten any time of the day. Laksa is another must-have item in Malaysia. It is a popular spicy noodle soup in the Peranakan cuisine, which is a combination of Chinese and Malay cuisine. Penang Assam Laksa was once ranked 7th out of the 50 most delicious foods in the world by CNN Travel.
Being the cultural hub of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is defined by the iconic Petronas Twin Towers which is the must visit spot for international tourists. The Petronas Towers were the tallest buildings in the world for six years, until Taipei 101 was completed in 2004 but they remain the tallest twin towers in the world replacing World Trade Center in New York.
Next to the Twin Tower, you can find another landmark of Kuala Lumpur City Centre is a multipurpose development area in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The area is located around Jalan Ampang, Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Binjai, Jalan Kia Peng and Jalan Pinang. There are a number of shopping complexes such as Suria KLCC and Avenue K. There are also hotels within walking distance such as G Tower, Mandarin Oriental, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur and InterContinental Kuala Lumpur hotel. Designed to be a city within a city, the 100-acre site hosts the tallest twin buildings in the world, shopping mall, hotels, office buildings and several hotels. A public park and a mosque is also built on the area and open to everyone. The whole project is cooled via district cooling located on the property.
Nestled in the heart of the bustling "Golden Triangle" of Kuala Lumpur and within walking distance from the Petronas Twin Towers, Aquaria KLCC showcases over 5,000 different exhibits of aquatic and land-bound creatures over a sprawling 60,000 square-foot space in the Concourse Level of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.