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Kuala Lumpur is The Capital of Malaysia

Aug 18, 2007
Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is situated midway along the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, at the confluence of the Klang and Gombek rivers.

Kuala Lumpur is easily the largest city in the nation, possessing a population of over one and a half million people drawn from all of Malaysias many ethnic group.

Public transport on Kuala Lumpur and the rest of the Klang Valley covers a variety of transport modes such as bus, rail and taxi. Unlike most other major Asian cities, utilisation rates are low as only 16 percent of the population uses public transportation

The city's bustling streets, its shining, modern office towers, and its cosmopolitan air project an unbounded spirit of progress and symbolize Malaysias unhesitating leap into the future. To some, this spirit seems to have been gained at the loss of ancient cultural traditions, but in many ways it marks the continuation rather than the loss of Malaysias rich past.

At the Petronas Twin Towers, which is one of the worlds tallest buildings before proceeding to Bukit Bintang which is indisputably one of Kuala Lumpur cities foremost shopping districts offering a multitude of merchandise to suit every taste and budget. If you love shopping then head over to Bukit Bintang which is Kuala Lumpurs foremost shopping district offering a multitude of merchandise to suit every taste and budget. Most of the cities major shopping outlets are located in this area.

Garden City ambience, apparent the moment one lands in the city. At night, the streets adorned with trees and decorative shrubs, as well as the buildings are colourfully lit to give the city a unique dazzle.

The Lake Gardens, home to the Hibiscus and Orchid Gardens as well as the Bird, Deer and Butterfly Parks, is just one of many delights.

For a sojourn in antiquity, the National Museum is a must but there are other museums with specific themes as well.

Well known establishment located along Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman and Jalan Tuanku Ampang as well as The Mall, Central Market and Chinatown tantalise visitors with their sheer variety of products and the lure of attractive prices. These areas also throb with the excitement of nightlife and evening entertainment.

Kuala Lumpur enjoys a year round equatorial climate which is warm and sunny, along with plentiful rainfall, especially during the southwest monsoon from April to September. Dust particles from forest fires on nearby Sumatra Island sometimes create a phenomenon known as the haze. This usually lasts for 1 to 2 weeks.
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Douglas Scott works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Kuala Lumpur Rental Site
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