Kuala Lumpur (KL) is the capital of Malaysia and fully named as the Confederation Region of Kuala Lumpur. Allthough KL is a metropolitan city, it has many beautiful panorama. parks and forests and interesting tourism destinations, one of them is of course the famousPetronas Twin Towers which has become one of the icons of Malaysia.
Kuala Lumpur History
In 1850, King Abdullah ordered Chinese Servant to open a tim mining. In the end, those Chinese Servant opened a new and bigger tin mining as King Abdullah requested in Ampang. This mining area developed into crowded area but experiencing many disasters. In 1870, Kuala Lumpur was settled as mining city by a Chinese captain and in 1880 Kuala Lumpur became the capital of Selangor which was previously in Klang. Japan once controlled Kuala Lumpur in the time of World War II, on January 1st "“ October 15th 1945. Malaya Federation succeeded to release from Great Britain and gained its independence in 1957. Kuala Lumpur became the capital of Malaysia after Malaysia itself was settled on September 16th 1963.
Things to see
In Kuala Lumpur, there are many buildings with beautiful architecture like the National Palace, National Museum and National Mosque. Visiting Museum Seni Asia (Asian Art Museum) will allow you to see many art collections from Asian countries. See also various kinds of birds in Kuala Lumpur Bird Park which is the conservation bird centre. You can also enjoy the mild and green of Kuala Lumpur in KLCC Park.
Things to do
Explore Tioman Island which keeps various cultures by visiting its tourism settlements and beautiful nature by snorkeling and diving in its water area. Shopping can also be an interesting agenda to do while travelling. If you're in Kuala Lumpur, you can visit Central Market to buy some typical souvenirs of Kuala Lumpur. One place you have to visit in Kuala Lumpur is the Petronas Twin Tower. On its 41st floor, you can pass through Skybridge and on its top floor, you can capture beautiful Kuala Lumpur from hundreds meters above with your camera.
Things to eat
Don't hesitate to hunt foods in Kuala Lumpur for there are various kinds of typical foods in this city. There are some food choices you can try like Nasi Lemak (made of rice cooked with coconut-milk and served with bleary fish, condiment, boiled egg, fried peanut and sliced cucumber), Roti Canai (thin bread made of flour and served to accompany warm coffee in the morning), Kari Laksa (this food is noodle curry, mixed with boiled chicken, clam, tofu and bean sprout). The combination of freshness of tea and sweetness of milk will also accompany you while in Kuala Lumpur in a glass of Teh Tarik.
Getting to Kuala Lumpur
Flying to Kuala Lumpur: Kuala Lumpur is served by Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport. Kuala Lumpur International Airport is located about 50 km -S- from Kuala Lumpur. A taxi into the city from Kuala Lumpur International Airport would cost MYR 75.00. Read more about Kuala Lumpur International Airport or look for flights to Kuala LumpurSultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is located about 20 km east from Kuala Lumpur. A taxi into the city from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport would cost MYR 100.00. Read more about Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport.