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Kuala Lumpur

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[2 : Golden Triangle]
[3 : Merdeka Square]
[4 : Chinatown and Little India]
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Kuala Lumpur (KL), the political, cultural, and econonic capital of Malaysia and its most populous urban center (pop 1.6 million) is one of the most important cities in Asia. In 1857, prospectors landed at the apex of the Klang and Gombak Rivers - now site of Masjid Jamek - and named the place Kuala Lumpur, meaning muddy confluence. Most of them died of malaria, but only a century and half later, the malaria-infested jungle has been replaced by a 21st-century city. The high-rises culminate in the Golden Triangle, Kuala Lumpur's commercial hub, home to the twin Petronas Towers - the world tallest building (450m) when opened in 1998. The colonial center of Kuala Lumpur, Merdeka Square (where independence was proclaimed in 1957), is dominated by the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, which exhibits a mixture of styles typical of Kuala Lumpur. Below those landmarkes, the streets of Kuala Lumpur remain a vibrant ethnic mix with major Chinese and Indian communities. The jungle hasn't disappeared, neither, as a number of parks and nature preserves make Kuala Lumpur one of the greenest cities in Asia.

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Tourist on forest boardwalk, Bukit Nanas Reserve. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ( color) Guandi Temple entrance. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ( color) Deity-clad gopurum of Hindu Sri Mahamariamman Temple. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ( color) Sri Mahamariamman South Indian Temple. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ( color) Lebuh Ampang street, Little India. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ( color) Row of old shophouses, Little India. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ( color) Tek house and modern buildings. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ( color) Chinese medicine herbs being packed on counter. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ( color) Suria shopping mall, Kuala Lumpur City Center. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ( color) Petronas Towers (tallest twin towers in the world) and stormy sky. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ( color) Skyline with Petronas Towers seen from Menara KL. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ( color) Skyscrappers dominated by Petronas Towers at night. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ( color) Merdeka Square reflecting Kuala Lumpur Skyline at night. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ( color) Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Petronas Towers, and Menara KL at night. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ( color) LRT train in motion at night. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ( color) Minarets and domes at night Masjid Jamek. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ( color) Masjid Jamek and reflections at night. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ( color) Masjid Jamek mosque and palm tree grove at night. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ( color) Bazar, Little India. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ( color) Cooks preparing food on Chinatown street at night. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ( color) Jalan Petaling street market at night. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ( color)
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