Kuala Lumpur, symbol of Malaysia's dynamics

Kuala Lumpur, or KL for those who know the city well, developed around tin mines during the 19th century and has become one of Asia's most important economic capitals. With 1.6 million inhabitants, it is one of the Asian tigers and a very attractive city. Located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak Rivers, Kuala Lumpur is a wealthy, cosmopolitan city. Although Muslim is the official religion, Buddhism, Hinduism and Catholicism are important in society.
However, Kuala Lumpur is only one aspect of Malaysia. The country is divided into two parts: the west, located south of Thailand, and the north of Indonesia. The two territories are separated by the Malaysian peninsula, giving Malaysia very different geographic areas. The major portion is covered with a tropical jungle that is dominated by Mount Kinabalu with an altitude of 4 100 meters. The western side is more industrialised with beaches on the east coast. This area also has the country's farmlands.
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Visit Kuala Lumpur

A unique city, Kuala Lumpur attracts visitors for its modernity and cosmopolitan identity. Begin with the Petronas twin towers for an amazing view of the Malaysian capital. They tower above the city at 452 meters and offer a panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur and its impressive skyscrapers.
In the city centre, visitors can discover the old railway station built during British colonisation. The building is completely white and built in an atypical Moorish-Indian architectural style. Sultan Abdul Samad's Palace was also built in the same style and was converted into the Supreme Court. The country's history is evident in the pseudo-London city centre.

Many religions live together in Kuala Lumpur. The city has many places of worship: the Jamik Mosque, Masjid Jamek, and the national mosque, Masjud Negara, Saint Mary's Cathedral, etc.
If you only have time to visit one museum, choose the Islamic Arts Museum.

For a more exotic experience, visit Chinatown and Little India. You can bargain at the large stalls and markets. Go to the Golden Triangle for night time entertainment where you will find most of the city's bars, restaurants and nightclubs as well as luxury establishments.
The Batu Caves are located a bit outside of Kuala Lumpur, at about 10 km from the city. Transformed into a temple, they are one of the largest Hindu sanctuaries.

Leave for an adventure from Kuala Lumpur to the island of Borneo.

Malaysia has an equatorial climate with high heat and constant humidity. Depending on the season and location, the climate can differ. It is important to inquire about the climate before travelling to Malaysia. We also recommend avoiding the Ramadan period, especially in Kuala Lumpur or other cities because many establishments are closed during that period. Malaysia has many places to visit including:

  • Malacca, which has a strong colonial heritage,
  • Taman Negara Park,
  • Cameron Highlands, mountains where there are large tea plantations,
  • The islands of Penang, Langkawi, Tioman, Perenthian and Kapas

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