Kuala Lumpur overview

Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide
Kuala Lumpur, or ‘muddy confluence’ in Malay, is the economic, cultural and legislative capital of Malaysia. Just a century-and-a-half ago KL was a collection of tin mines but now it is a 250-square-kilometre sprawl of skyscrapers, shop-houses, malls, parks, temples and jungle. The steel and glass fa?ade of the Petronas Towers, the tallest twin building in the world, are the pride of Malaysia. Visitors are permitted to access the bridge spanning the 41st floors although free tickets are supplied on a first come, first served basis and are limited. Back on the ground a trip to Chinatown is where visitors can pick up a genuinely fake Rolex as well as many well known clothing brands not strictly endorsed by the companies that usually make them. For those who prefer traditional arts and crafts then the Central Market is the place to flex those bargaining muscles.