"About the place I call home" Kuala Lumpur by Chuckaziz
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Kuala Lumpur, better known as KL to the city folks, is not only the business and commercial capital of Malaysia it is also the largest city in the country. Kuala Lumpur has grown over the years and now massive skyscrapers grace the once tropical jungle and flood plains of the muddy Klang River. The tallest of the skyscrapers in the KL city is PETRONAS Twin Towers. The Twin Towers were the world tallest building before being over taken in 2004 by Taipei 101. Now, the Burj Dubai is the world's tallest building. The PETRONAS towers however are still the tallest twin buildings in the world.
Temperature in the city is between 23°C and 34 °C with humidity in excess of 82%. Rain is throughout the year but the wettest months are in March to April and September to November. The city used to face serious flood problems but with the completion of SMART Tunnel project the problem has been well mitigated. There has not been any massive flooding ever since.
The other problem that has to be addressed is the traffic congestion. Efforts are under way to solve KL's traffic woes by improving the public transport particularly the rail transit system. Currently, the city has two main LRT lines, one monorail system and an intercity commuter service. In future, congestion charge may be imposed on vehicles entering the city's business district once the public transport system is improved.
Kuala Lumpur's history began during the early tin mining activities on the confluence of Gombak and Klang rivers in 1857 and has today evolved into one of Asia’s most vibrant cities.
KL has an amazing skyline dominated by architecture designs that contribute to the visual impact and a big city atmosphere. It has three structures in the 25 tallest buildings in the world list. KL is also ranked 8th by Transcity: The World's Best Skylines study of top cities in the world. In other studies, KL is ranked 75th on the list of the World's Top 100 Most Livable Cities based on a survey by Mercer Human Resource Consulting in Y2007.
At 421m high the KL Tower or Menara Kuala Lumpur ranks fourth amongst the tallest telecommunication towers in the world. Construction for the tower began in 1992 and completed in May 1996. It is built on a hill which is 94m above sea level.
With the tag line "Culture, Adventure, Nature", the tower has many events planned for visitors. From the Observation Deck the entire city of Kuala Lumpur could be viewed. There are also cultural shows performed by Menara Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Group. Towerthon is held every February and KL International Base Jump is held every August.
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