Malaysia's Dynamic Capital City Affectionately Known as 'KL'.
Young. Eclectic. Modern. A City of the Times. You'll Find it
Lively, Buzzing with Vitality, a Gateway to a World of Action,
Excitement and Discoveries.Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of
the Federation of Malaysia, is centrally located on the west
coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Covering an area of 243sq km (94
square miles ), it lies approximately 35km from the coast. Kuala
Lumpur was conferred city status on February 1, 1972 and declared
as a Federal Territory in 1974.
The city began as a mining settlement in the
late 1800s with the discovery of tin at the confluence of the
Klang and Gombak Rivers. Although KL's tin trade has since declined,
the growth of the city has remained unabated. Today, with a population
of 1.8 million, it is the pulse of the nation.
Kuala Lumpur leads the country's fast paced development
in trade and commerce , banking and finance, manufacturing, transportation,
information technology and tourism.
Getting to Kuala Lumpur is easy with over 40
international airlines, including Malaysia Airlines, serving the
city's new state-of-the art KL International Airport ( KLIA )
at Sepang. Domestic routes are served by Air Asia, Pelangi Air,
Singapore Airlines and Royal Brunei Airlines, in additions to
Malaysia is also accessible overland from Thailand
in the north, and Singapore in the South, via Keretapi Tanah Melayu
Bhd (KTMB) which connects most of the principal towns in Peninsular
By sea, the main port-of-call for cruise liners
to Malaysia is Port Klang, situated 41km from Kuala Lumpur.
The city's strategic location at the heart of
Southeast Asia, along with excellent supporting infrastrunture,
has made it a popular venue for international events, conventions