Kuala Lumpur, KL to the locals, is not only one of the most vibrant cities in South East Asia, KL is also one of the most financially successful cites, just after Singapore. The main symbol for its success is the beautiful skyline with the iconic KL Twin Towers. The towers are known as Petronas Twin Towers and houses the main corporate headquarters of Petronas , Malaysia’s Oil Company. The 88 floor towers were completed in 1998 after seven years of construction work and became the tallest buildings in the world on the date of completion.
“Despite” the growing skyline of a modern metropolis, Kuala Lumpur has always been able to keep a wonderful mixture of modern sophistication and nostalgic old charm, this is noticeable everywhere, from the architecture and lifestyle to the delicious local and international cuisine.
The name Kuala Lumpur literally means ‘muddy riverbank’ and is derived from its location in the confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers. During the 1800’s KL was a sleepy tiny mining town, today some call Kuala Lumpur “shopper’s paradise” due to all the huge shopping malls and the never-ending stream of shops, selling all international and local brands. In Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, travelers get around rather easily thanks to an extensive network of public and private transportation systems and there is a wide range of accommodations, everything from backpacker’s lodges to five star hotels with some of the world’s lowest hotel rates.