About Kuala Lumpur

Information about Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

At the heart of Southeast Asia and the capital city of multi-ethnic Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (KL) 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 paradise with some of Southeast Asia’s largest shopping malls, housing the world’s top brands, and street markets. Sure, there is a lot of traffic, but turn a corner and the city bursts into exotic life with mosques and temples side-by-side with street markets and towering high rises. Plus, if one needs more reason to love KL there is the food – with thousands of restaurants serving every imaginable type of food to suit every budget. KL only has two seasons – wet or dry. The temperature in KL remains at a fairly constant 28-32C all year round, with high humidity. KL may seem like a small city but visitors often find worthy exploring this multicultural haven and as English is widely spoken (amid a large number of local languages and dialects) it is quite easy to get around.

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