"About the place I call home" Kuala Lumpur by Chuckaziz

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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 23C 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.

The KL Skyline

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.

Get A 360 View of KL From This Tower

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.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:We have got everything under one roof here
  • Cons:Traffic...traffic...traffic
  • In a nutshell:One of Asia?s most vibrant cities
  • Intro Updated Jan 18, 2010
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  • Jun 27, 2010 at 2:14 AM

    The food at the Revolving restaurant was a disgrace. I suggest it be renamed 'The revolting restaurant" The view outstanding, but eat before you go.

  • vinc_bilb's Profile Photo
    Dec 25, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Oh, I like your tips and your photo's. Thanks for sharing with us!

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2009 at 3:27 AM

    Great tips. Thank you for sharing. Especially like the "off the beaten path" tips. The less touristy spots really reflect a culture better.

  • Sep 26, 2009 at 2:24 AM

    gambar2 teluk batik dan sedia ke?kalau boleh sebelum disember.

  • Mailo's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2009 at 9:39 PM

    Hi Abdulaziz, thank you for your comments on my page, and wow.. you live in one of my wish list cities to visit. Regards, loved your pages too.

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2009 at 9:31 AM

    Really like that monorail. Hey, I think your motocyclists gave driving lessons in Rome!! Grazie for the tour, Ciao, Carol <(??)>

  • mallyak's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2009 at 2:11 PM

    Brings back some Nice memories of KL especially the FOOD!

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2009 at 7:57 AM

    Very useful tips for travellers on your hometown! Love the monorail travelogue :))

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    Nice photos. Must check out Saloma Theatre next time in KL.

  • listenandlearn's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2009 at 7:07 AM

    We r grateful for ur time, effort & all that great touring. Many thousands of thanks and very well information on K.L. Many thanks again and again. Have a great holiday 2Paris. We hope we can reciprocate someday soon.Many Thanks! Anthony & Marie.

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