Founded in 1857 as a tin-mining town, and affectionately known as KL, an uncanny mix of eccentric delights awaits in this animated, modern metropolis. Kuala’s Lumpur’s towering skyscrapers are fused with old British colonial buildings and Moorish architecture. Streets are dotted with pulsing markets, lively night scenes, and luxury boutiques. Discover Kuala Lumpur’s captivating sites, smells and sounds in the Golden Triangle, Merdeka Square, China Town and Little India.
In addition to its diverse architecture, KL is a cultural melting pot—home to Chinese, Malays, South Indians, East Malaysian ethnic groups, Sikhs and expat communities who live in harmony—sharing and influencing each other with their
languages, customs, festivals, art and fashion. Just like its people, KL’s varied cuisine is a feast for the senses—aromas, ingredients and tastes are a gastronomic voyage in itself.