Growing Economic Powerhouse
Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia. It has been undergoing an amazing redevelopment and growth period over the last decade or so, and now the city features some of the most impressive buildings in the world and is a leading innovation center.
With a population of just over 1.5 million people Kuala Lumpur has been growing by increasing it’s general metro area, as well as experiencing massive growth in financial and banking centers as well.
The city is served by two nearby airports, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport is considered to be the major hub where most traffic will arrive into, as well as the smaller Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport.
Kuala Lumpur has some of the most interesting architecture in the world. Combining a cool mix of colonial buildings and homes with some of the most high tech and modern skyscrapers in the world, it certainly provides a very interesting juxtaposition. For photography buffs, the different styles of architecture in certainly make for some really fantastic photos for the trip.
One of the best examples of Kuala Lumpur architecture would be the Petronas Twin Towers, the tallest building in the world. Other interesting sites to see would include the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Menara Telekom and the National Planetarium.
Parks, Arts and Recreation
Kuala Lumpur is also a hub within the rest of Asia for an abundance of parks, arts and recreation, things that really do attract and bring in many thousands of tourists into the city each year. Some of the more popular parks include the Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, and Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve.
The city also has a thriving arts scene as well, to learn more about the artistic history and culture of Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia in general, visit the National Museum, the National Art Gallery of Malaysia and the Islamic Arts Museum. In terms of recreation, Kuala Lumpur also has a sports culture as well as a hotspot for grand prix races for both cars and motorcycles.