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Encyclopedia > Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
كوالا لومڤور
吉隆坡
Official flag of Kuala Lumpur
Flag
Official seal of Kuala Lumpur
Seal
Nickname: "KL"
Motto: Maju dan makmur
(English: Progress and Prosper)'
Location in Malaysia
Coordinates: 3°8′00″N 101°42′00″E / 3.133333, 101.7
Country Malaysia
State Federal Territory
Establishment 1857
Granted city status 1974
Government
 - Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan
From 14 December 2006
Area
 - Total 243.65 km² (95.18 sq mi)
Elevation 21.95 m (72 ft)
Population (2004)[1]
 - Total 1,800,674
 - Density 7,388/km² (18,912/sq mi)
 - Metro 6.9 million[2]
 - Demonym KL-ite / Kuala Lumpurian
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 - Summer (DST) MST (UTC+8)
Postal code 40xxx to 48xxx
62xxx to 64xxx
Mean solar time UTC + 06:46:48
National calling code 03
License plate prefix W (for all vehicles except taxis)
HWx (for taxis only)
Website: Official Kuala Lumpur Website

Kuala Lumpur (pronounced /ˈkwɑːləlʊmˈpʊər/[3], Malay kwɑlɑlʊmpʊ) is the capital and the largest city in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is one of the three Malaysian Federal Territories. It is an enclave within the state of Selangor, on the central west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Malaysians fondly refer to the city as KL. Residents of the city are commonly called KLites or Kuala Lumpurians. The city is home to the tallest twin buildings in the world, the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Image File history File links Malaysia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kuala_Lumpur_Malaysia. ... The flag of Kuala Lumpur is just simmilar than Jalur Gemilang Malaysian national flag. ... Image File history File links DBKL_emblem. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... 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State motto: Dipelihara Allah State anthem: Duli Yang Maha Mulia Capital Shah Alam Royal capital Klang Ruling party Barisan Nasional  - Sultan Sultan Sharafuddin  - Menteri Besar Dr Mohd Khir Toyo History    - Federated into FMS 1895   - Japanese occupation 1942   - Accession into Federation of Malaya 1948  Area  - Total 7,956 km² Population  - 2005... Map of Peninsular Malaysia Peninsular Malaysia (or Semenanjung Malaysia in the Malay language) is the part of Malaysia which lies on the Malay Peninsula, and shares a land border with Thailand in the north. ... The Petronas Twin Towers (also known as the Petronas Towers or Twin Towers), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, were the worlds tallest towers from 1998 to 2004, if measured from the level of the main entrance to the structural top. ...


Kuala Lumpur is the seat of the Parliament of Malaysia, making it the country's legislative capital. The city was once home to the executive and judicial branches of the federal government, but they have since moved to Putrajaya for the most part. Some sections of the judiciary remain in the capital. The Malaysian Houses of Parliament in Kuala Lumpur. ... Motto: Bandar raya Taman, Bandar raya Bestari (English :Garden City, Intelligent City ) Coordinates: , Country State Establishment 1995, October 19th Made into Federal Territory 2001, February 1st Government  - Administered by Perbadanan Putrajaya Putrajaya Corporation  - Chairman Samsudin Osman Area  - City 46 km²  (17. ...

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History

Yap Ah Loy
Yap Ah Loy

Kuala Lumpur has its origins in the 1850s, when the Malay Chief of Klang sent some Chinese upriver to open new and larger tin mines. They landed at the confluence of Sungai Gombak (previously known as Sungai Lumpur, which means muddy river) and Sungai Klang (Klang River), and hence derived the name Kuala Lumpur which literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia, to open mines at Ampang. Later, tin mines were opened at Pudu and Batu. Sultan Abdul Samad Building; one of the oldest landmarks of the city Kuala Lumpur is the largest city in Malaysia; it is also the nations capital. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Motto: Perpaduan Sendi Kekuatan Country Malaysia State Selangor Establishment 1643 Granted Municipal Status 1977, January 1st Government  - Administered by Majlis Perbandaran Klang (Klang Municipal Council)  - Yang diPertua (Councillor) Y. Bhg. ... This article is about the metallic chemical element. ... Gombak river merges with Klang river at Kuala Lumpur. ... Klang River is a river which flows through Kuala Lumpur and Selangor in Malaysia. ...


This trading post was a wild frontier town plagued by floods, fires, disease and the Selangor Civil War. During this time, Kapitan Cina Yap Ah Loy emerged as a leader, responsible for the survival and growth of the town. In 1880, the state capital of Selangor was moved from Klang to the more strategically advantageous Kuala Lumpur. A frontier is a political and geographical term referring to areas near or beyond a boundary, or of a different nature. ... The Klang War or Selangor Civil War took placed in the Malay state of Selangor and was fought between Raja Abdullah bin Raja Jaafar, the administrator of Klang and Raja Mahdi bin Raja Sulaiman from 1867 to 1874. ... During the Portuguese and Dutch colonial rule in Malaysia, Kapitans were appointed chiefs or headmen of the various ethnic communities. ... Yap Ah Loy (Chinese: 葉亞來) was also known as Yap Tet Loy and Yap Mao Lan who was largely responsible for the development of Kuala Lumpur as a commercial and mining centre in the middle of the 1800’s. ...


After the fire and subsequent flood of 1881 destroyed the town's structures of wood and atap (thatch), Frank Swettenham, the British Resident of Selangor, required that buildings be constructed of brick and tile. Many of the new brick buildings mirrored that of shop houses in southern China, with 'five feet way' as well as skilled Chinese carpentry. This resulted in a distinct eclectic shop house architecture typical to this region. A railway line increased accessibility. Development intensified in the 1890s, leading to the creation of a Sanitary Board. In 1896, Kuala Lumpur was chosen as the capital of the newly formed Federated Malay States. Sir Frank Athelstane Swettenham GCMG CH (28 March 1850–11 June 1946) was the first Resident General of the Federated Malay States (part of the then Royal Colonies, now independent Malaysia) which was formed by combining a number of kingdoms. ... The Federated Malay States (FMS) was a federation of four states on the Malay Peninsula - Pahang, Perak, Selangor, and Negeri Sembilan - established by the British government in 1895, and lasted until 1946, when they together with the Straits Settlements and the Unfederated Malay States formed the Malayan Union. ...


A multi-racial community settled in various sections of town. The Chinese congregated around the commercial centre of Market Square, east of Sungai Klang, and south into Chinatown. To the north, across Java Street (now Jalan Tun Perak) were the Malays. Nearby, a number of Indian Chettiars (money-lenders), and in later years, Indian Muslim traders, set up business. West of the river, the Padang (now Merdeka Square) was the focal point of the British administration. This article needs to be wikified. ...


Kuala Lumpur grew through two world wars, the rubber and tin commodity crash and the State of Emergency, during which Malaya was preoccupied with the communist insurgency. In 1957, the Federation of Malaya gained its independence from British rule. Kuala Lumpur remained the capital through the formation of Malaysia, achieving city status in 1972, and was established as a Federal Territory in 1974. A world war is a war affecting the majority of the worlds major nations. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the metallic chemical element. ... Communism is an ideology that seeks to establish a classless, stateless social organization based on common ownership of the means of production. ...


Demographics

Population

The estimated population of Kuala Lumpur is 1.8 million. The continuing decline in the birth rate for Kuala Lumpur has resulted in the decline in the proportion of young people below 15 years old from 33% in 1980 to slightly less than 27% in 2000. On the other hand, the working age group of 15-59 increased from 63% in 1980 to 67% in 2000. The elderly age group, 60 years old and above has increased from 4% in 1980 and 1991 to 6% in 2000.


Based on the census of the Department of Statistic, the percentage of Bumiputera population was around 38% in 2000 while the Chinese population comprised 43% and Indians 10%. A phenomenon has been the increase in the presence of foreign residents in Kuala Lumpur, who now constitute about 9% of the city’s population. This article defines the legal defination of Bumiputera as defined in Brunei. ...


Kuala Lumpur when combined with the neighboring suburban areas in the Klang Valley region, notably Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam, Subang Jaya, Ampang, Selayang, Putrajaya and Cyberjaya has an estimated total of 6.9 million residents.


Education

According to government statistics, Kuala Lumpur has a literacy rate of 97.5% in 2000. In Malaysia, Malay is the language of instruction for most subjects while English is a compulsory subject and is used as the language of instruction for mathematics and the natural sciences. There are also schools which provide Mandarin and Tamil as languages of instruction for certain subjects.


There are several well-known schools located in the city center which are already more than 100 years old such as St. John's Institution,103; Victoria Institution,114; Convent Bukit Nanas,108; and Methodist Boys' School,110. St Johns Institution (Malay: Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan St John) is a mediocre secondary school for boys (and girls for form 6) and one of the oldest schools in Kuala Lumpur. ...


The city is home to several universities such as University of Malaya, International Medical University, University of Technology Malaysia, Open University Malaysia, Universiti Kuala Lumpur and Wawasan Open University.


Language

Malay is the official language but English is widely spoken in the city especially in business and is a compulsory subject in all schools. Chinese dialects (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hakka, Hokkien, Hainan) and some Indian languages (Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi, pashtu) as well as the languages of migrant workers (Indonesian, Nepalese, Vietnamese, etc) are also spoken in the city.


Religion

The city has many places of worship catering to the multi religious population. Islam is practised primarily by the Malays and the Indian Muslim communities while other religions include Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism (mainly among Chinese), Hinduism (among Indians) and Christianity.


Culture

Kuala Lumpur is multi cultural comprising a mixture of indigenous Malay, Chinese, Indian, Eurasians as well as Kadazan, Iban and other indigenous races from East Malaysia. There are also significant Indonesian, Nepalese, Burmese, Thai, Bangladeshi and Vietnamese communities.


Geography

Kuala Lumpur is located inland, at the confluence of Klang and Gombak River. Nickname: KL Motto: Maju dan makmur (Malay: Peace and progress) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: Country Malaysia State Federal Territory Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Mayor Ruslin Hasan Area    - City 243. ...


Climate

Protected by the Titiwangsa Mountains in the east and Indonesia's Sumatra Island in the west, Kuala Lumpur enjoys a year-round equatorial climate which is warm and sunny, along with plentiful rainfall, especially during the southwest monsoon from September to April. Dust particles from forest fires on nearby Sumatra Island sometimes create a phenomenon known as the haze. This usually lasts for 1 to 2 weeks. Sumatra (also spelled Sumatera) is the sixth largest island in the world (approximately 470,000 km²) and is the largest island entirely in Indonesia (two larger islands, Borneo and New Guinea, are partially in Indonesia). ... Haze is an atmospheric phenomenon where dust, smoke and other pollutant particles obscure the normal clarity of the sky. ...

Weather averages for Kuala Lumpur
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C 35 36 37 36 35 36 36 36 35 36 35 34
Average high °C 31.9 32.8 33.1 33.0 32.8 32.5 32.1 32.2 31.9 31.8 31.4 31.5 32.3
Average low °C 22.1 22.3 22.8 23.4 23.1 22.1 22.7 22.7 22.7 22.9 22.9 22.5 22.7
Record low °C 19 21 20 21 22 20 19 19 20 21 21 19
Precipitation mm 163 145 218 285 184 127 129 146 192 272 275 230 2,266
Record high °F 95 96.8 98.6 96.8 95.0 96.8 96.8 96.8 95.0 96.8 95.0 93.2
Average high °F 89.4 91.0 91.6 91.4 91.6 90.5 89.8 90.0 89.4 89.2 88.5 88.7 90.0
Average low °F 71.8 72.1 73.0 74.1 73.6 71.8 72.9 72.9 72.9 73.2 73.2 72.5 72.8
Record low °F 66.2 69.8 68 69.8 71.6 68 66.2 66.2 68 69.8 69.8 66.2
Precipitation inch 6.4 5.7 8.6 11.2 7.2 5.0 5.1 5.7 7.6 10.7 10.8 9.1 93.1
Source: National Environment Agency, Singapore [2] Jan 2007

Arts

Frieze depicting Malaysian history at the National Museum
Frieze depicting Malaysian history at the National Museum
The exterior of Muzium Negara
The exterior of Muzium Negara

Kuala Lumpur is a hub for cultural activities and events. Among the centres is the National Museum which is situated along the Mahameru Highway. It offers various types of collection such as artifacts and paintings collected throughout the country. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1904x1335, 914 KB) Summary Frieze at the National Museum KL Malaysia Taken by Dave Sumpner Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1904x1335, 914 KB) Summary Frieze at the National Museum KL Malaysia Taken by Dave Sumpner Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1632 × 1224 pixel, file size: 812 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) the national museum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia created by Daniel Berthold File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1632 × 1224 pixel, file size: 812 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) the national museum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia created by Daniel Berthold File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this... The exterior of Muzium Negara Frieze depicting Malaysian history at the National Museum Muzium Negara (which is National Museum in Malay) is the Malaysian national museum, which is located outside Perdana Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ...


Kuala Lumpur also has an excellent Islamic Arts Museum which houses more than seven thousand artefacts as well as an exceptional library of Islamic-art books. It is located at Jalan Lembah Perdana next to the National Mosque.


The premier performing arts venue is the Petronas Philharmonic Hall. The resident orchestra is the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), consisting of musicians from all over the world and features regular concerts, chamber concerts and traditional cultural performances. The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) is funded by the Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas). ...


The National Art Gallery is located on Jalan Temerloh, off Jalan Tun Razak on a 5.67 hectare site neighboring the National Theater (Istana Budaya) and National Library. The unique architecture of the gallery incorporates elements of traditional Malay architecture, which combined with contemporary lines has distinguished the complex as one of the most modern art venues in the region. A short distance from the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, the gallery is a popular venue for visitors to the city. The National Art Gallery serves as a centre of excellence and trustee of the national art heritage.


Additionally, The Petronas Art Gallery which is also a centre for fine art, is situated in Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC). The Galeri Tangsi near Dataran Merdeka houses exhibitions of works by local and foreign artists. Mayor Datuk Ruslin Hasan Area  - Total (City) 243. ...


The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac) in Sentul West is also a noted centre for the performing arts, notably theatre and music (it can also host film screening). It has housed many local productions and has been a supporter of local and regional independent performance artists. Amongst the highlights of the year so far was the KL Sing Song 2006 music fest which featured Malaysian singer-songwriters of various cultural backgrounds, from both West and East Malaysia, through two days of performances and workshops.


Kuala Lumpur holds the Malaysia International Gourmet Festival annually. Another event hosted annually by the city is the Kuala Lumpur Fashion week, which includes international brands as well as local designers.


Open Space and Recreational Facilities

Total open space, recreational and sport facilities land use in the city has increased significantly by 169.6 percent from 586 hectares in 1984 to 1,580 hectares in 2000. Major parks and forest reserves in the city include:

  • Taman Tasik Perdana (Royal Lake Gardens)
  • The ASEAN Sculpture Garden
  • Kuala Lumpur City Centre Park (KLCC)
  • Titiwangsa Lake Gardens
  • Metropolitan Lake Gardens in Kepong
  • Forest Research Institute Malaysia’s park in Kepong
  • Taman Tasik Permaisuri (Queen’s Lake Gardens) at Bandar Tun Razak
  • Rimba Ilmu, a tropical botanical garden located within the University of Malaya
  • Penchala comprising Bukit Kiara Botanical Gardens Bukit Kiara Equestrian Park and Kiara West Valley Park
  • Bukit Jalil International Park

There are three forest reserves within the city namely the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve in the city center, the oldest gazetted forest reserve in the country (10.52 hectares), Bukit Sungai Putih Forest Reserve (7.41 hectares) and Bukit Sungai Besi Forest Reserve (42.11 hectares). Bukit Nanas, in the heart of the City Centre, is one of the oldest virgin forests in the region. These residual forest areas are home to a number of fauna species particularly monkeys, tree shrews, squirrels and birds.


Sports

Kuala Lumpur is one of the host cities for the Formula One World Championship, the open-wheel auto racing A1 Grand Prix and the Motorcycle Grand Prix with races being held at Sepang International Circuit in the neighbouring state of Selangor, next to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. F1 redirects here. ... A1GP (formerly A1 Grand Prix) is an open-wheel auto racing series. ... Grand Prix motorcycle racing refers to the premier category of motorcycle grand prix currently divided into three distinct classes: 125 cc, 250 cc and MotoGP. Grand prix motorcycles are purpose-built racing machines that are neither available for general purchase nor can be legitimately ridden on public roads; this contrasts... The Sepang F1 International Circuit is the venue used for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, A1 Grand Prix as well as the MotoGP Malaysian Grand Prix. ...


KL Grand Prix CSI 5* [4], a five-star international showjumping equestrian event is held annually in the city. This annual event draws the world’s top riders and their prized horses to Malaysia.


Other annual sport events hosted by the city include the KL Tower Run [5], the KL Tower International BASE Jump Merdeka Circuit and the Kuala Lumpur International Marathon. Kuala Lumpur is also one of the stages of the Le Tour de Langkawi cycling race [6].


Kuala Lumpur has a considerable array of sports facilities of international class following the 1998 Commonwealth Games. Many of these facilities including the main stadium (with running track and a football field), hockey stadium and swimming pools are located in the National Sports Complex at Bukit Jalil while a velodrome and more swimming pools are located in Bandar Tun Razak, next to the Taman Tasik Permaisuri Lake Gardens. There are also soccer fields, local sports complexes, swimming pools and tennis courts scattered around the suburbs. Badminton and ‘takraw’ courts are usually included in community halls.


Kuala Lumpur has several golf courses including the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC) and the Malaysia Civil Service Golf Club in Kiara and the Berjaya Golf Course at Bukit Jalil.


The city also has numerous large private fitness centers run by California Fitness, Fitness First, Celebrity Gym, True Fitness and the major five star hotels. Fitness First is a chain of health clubs that claims to be the largest in the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. ...


Architecture

The architecture of Kuala Lumpur is an interesting blend of old colonial influences, Asian traditions, Malay Islamic inspirations, modern and post modern mix.


Being a relatively young city, most of Kuala Lumpur's colonial buildings were built toward the end of 19th and early 20th century. These buildings have Moorish or European influences and some of them have been designed to adapt to the local climate. Some of the notable historical buildings in the City are:

Neo Moorish (Mughal) Architecture
Building Name Location Year Built
Sultan Abdul Samad Building Dataran Merdeka 1897
Court of Appeal Dataran Merdeka 1907
Bandaraya Theatre (Old City Hall) Dataran Merdeka 1904
Old Kuala Lumpur High Court Dataran Merdeka 1904
InfoKraft (Textile Museum) Dataran Merdeka 1905
Kuala Lumpur Memorial Library (Formerly Malay States Railway Building) Dataran Merdeka 1905
National History Museum (Formerly Charted Bank) Dataran Merdeka 1909
Sessions & Magistrates Courts (Formerly Malaya Surveys Department) Dataran Merdeka 1910
KTMB Railway Administration Office Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin (Formerly known as Victoria Avenue) 1917
Kuala Lumpur Railway Station Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin (Formerly known as Victoria Avenue) 1910
Jamek Mosque Chinatown 1909
Tudor Influence
Building Name Location Year Built
Royal Selangor Club Dataran Merdeka 1910
Selangor Chinese Club 1929

British Victorian Gothic and European Influence Sultan Abdul Samad Building The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is located near the Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) and the Royal Selangor Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ... Kuala Lumpur Railway Station The Kuala Lumpur Railway Station is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ... Masjid Jamek Also at [1]. Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Royal Selangor Club The Royal Selangor Club was founded in 1884 by the British who occupied Malaysia. ...

  • The Cathedral of St Mary the Virgin, 1884
  • Former National Art Gallery (previously the Majestic Hotel)
  • ACA Building (previously the Methodist Girls’ School), 1916
  • Victoria Institution, 1929
  • Methodist Boys’ School, 1898
  • Convent Bukit Nanas, 1911
  • The Malaysia Tourism Centre
  • Central Market, 1888
  • Industrial Court Building, 1905
  • Bukit Nanas Community Center (Old St. John's Church), 1886
  • St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1918 and the Manse, 1921
  • PAM Center (housing the Malaysian Institute of Architects), Jalan Tangsi (neo-classical ambience with touches of Straits Chinese), 1907
  • Carcosa Seri Negara (former residence of the British Resident-General of the Federated Malay States), 1897
  • Church of the Holy Rosary in Brickfields, 1903
  • Old Victoria Institution Building, 1894
  • Coliseum Theatre, 1920
  • Former Majestic Hotel, opposite the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station

Grecian-Spanish Influence Victoria Institution (Malay: Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Victoria) is a premier secondary school for boys (and girls for Form 6) and one of the oldest schools in Kuala Lumpur. ... Methodist Boys School Methodist Boys School, Kuala Lumpur (MBS) is a secondary school located in the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and was founded in July 1897. ... SMK Convent Bukit Nanas is an all-girls secondary school located at Bukit Nanas in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...

Prior to the Second World War, many shophouses, usually two storey with functional shops on the ground floor and separate residential spaces upstairs, were built around the old city center. These shophouses drew inspiration from Straits Chinese and European traditions. Some of these shophouses have made way for new developments but there are still many standing today around Medan Pasar (Old Market Square), Chinatown, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Doraisamy, Bukit Bintang and Tengkat Tong Shin areas. St Johns Institution (Malay: Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan St John) is a mediocre secondary school for boys (and girls for form 6) and one of the oldest schools in Kuala Lumpur. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

The National Library building in Kuala Lumpur.
The National Library building in Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur today have many iconic modern yet interesting buildings which drew inspiration from Malay, Asian or Islamic architecture such as: Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 551 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 551 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ...

  • The National Mosque
  • The LUTH (Pilgrims Fund Board) building (in the form of a Malay drum)
  • Telekom Tower (310 meter high), resembling a slanted cut of a bamboo trunk
  • The Istana Budaya (Culture Palace)
  • The National Library which is inspired by the Malay Head Dress
  • Maybank Tower (in the shape of Keris, the Malay traditional sword)
  • The National Palace
  • Dayabumi Complex
  • The Kuala Lumpur Tower
  • Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur’s CBD today has shifted around the Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC) where many new and tall buildings with modern and postmodern architecture fill the skyline. The 452 meter Petronas Twin Towers were designed to resemble motifs found in Islamic art. The Petronas Twin Towers (also known as the Petronas Towers or Twin Towers), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, were the worlds tallest towers from 1998 to 2004, if measured from the level of the main entrance to the structural top. ...


Media

Menara Kuala Lumpur
Menara Kuala Lumpur

In Kuala Lumpur, there are several newspapers, including daily newspapers, business newspapers and also a digital newspaper. Daily newspapers include Utusan Malaysia, Berita Harian, Harian Metro, The Star, New Straits Times, The Sun, Malay Mail, as well as other language newspapers. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1292x1764, 1287 KB) Summary By Mohd Hafiz Noor Shams, __earth 13:46, 5 December 2005 (UTC) I took this to replace an unlicensed and inferior picture at Image:Malaysiakl-tower. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1292x1764, 1287 KB) Summary By Mohd Hafiz Noor Shams, __earth 13:46, 5 December 2005 (UTC) I took this to replace an unlicensed and inferior picture at Image:Malaysiakl-tower. ... The Star is the leading English-language newspaper in Malaysia. ... Not to be confused with The Straits Times, the Singaporean newspaper. ... The Sun (now branded as theSun) is Malaysias first national free daily newspaper in tabloid form. ... The Malay Mail is a Malaysian tabloid. ...


Kuala Lumpur is the headquarters for Malaysia's state broadcaster RTM and commercial station TV3. Programmes are broadcast in Malay, English, Chinese and Tamil. The first RTM logo used from 1957-1963 The second RTM logo used from 1963-1969 The third RTM logo used from 1969-1978 The fourth RTM logo used from 1978-1987 The fifth RTM logo used from 1987-2004 The sixth RTM logo used from 2004-present Radio Televisyen... Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad (STMB) or TV3 was incorporated in 1983 as Malaysia’s first commercial television station. ... Not to be confused with the Malayalam language, spoken in India. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Tamil ( ; IPA ) is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Tamils in India and Sri Lanka, with smaller communities of speakers in many other countries. ...


The city is also home to the country's main pay-TV service, Astro, a satellite television service, which broadcasts local and global television channels such as CNN, BBC World, Star World and HBO. Pay television, or pay-TV, usually refers to subscription-based television services, usually provided by both analogue and digital cable and satellite, but also increasingly by digital terrestrial methods. ... Astro is a subscription-based direct broadcast satellite (DBS) or direct-to-home satellite television and radio service initially in Malaysia, but has expanded to Brunei and Indonesia. ... Satellite television is television delivered by way of communications satellites, as compared to conventional terrestrial television and cable television. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... World News bulletins form the main part of the channels daily schedule. ... STAR World is STAR Groups premiere English-language Entertainment TV-channel which is shown in the Asian region. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ...


Al-Jazeera, the Doha-based Arab news network has launched a new, English-speaking channel called Al-Jazeera English to boost its international viewership. One of its international broadcast centers has a base at the Petronas Twin Towers, in downtown Kuala Lumpur. Phoenix TV, a Hong Kong based television broadcaster has also announced plans to expand its regional business by setting up a representative office in Kuala Lumpur. This article is about the TV network and channel. ... Al Jazeera English is a 24-hour English-language news and current affairs TV channel headquartered in Doha, Qatar. ... The Petronas Twin Towers (also known as the Petronas Towers or Twin Towers), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, were the worlds tallest towers from 1998 to 2004, if measured from the level of the main entrance to the structural top. ... Phoenix Television (鳳凰衛星電視) is a Hong Kong-based television broadcaster that aims to promote a free flow of information and entertainment within the Greater China region. ...


Channel V International, an international music channel chain, is based in Kuala Lumpur where most of its programmes are produced. Channel [V] is an international music channel chain. ...


Transportation

Land

The busy Jalan Ampang at night leading straight to the Petronas Towers.
The busy Jalan Ampang at night leading straight to the Petronas Towers.
The Federal Highway, connecting Kuala Lumpur and Klang, Selangor.
The Federal Highway, connecting Kuala Lumpur and Klang, Selangor.
A KL Monorail train
A KL Monorail train

Kuala Lumpur has a road network leading to the rest of Peninsular Malaysia. Motorists may have a choice of paying cash, using stored value card Touch 'n Go or SmartTAG to pay at the toll booths while using the various highways/expressways. A recently-completed project, SMART Tunnel will allow motorists to enter the city, avoiding congestion by using an underground tunnel. Image File history File linksMetadata Jalan_ampang. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Jalan_ampang. ... The Petronas Towers The Petronas Towers (also known as the Petronas Twin Towers), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (, ), were once the worlds tallest buildings when measured from the level of the main entrance to the structural or architectural top. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2120 KB) Summary Federal Highway, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2120 KB) Summary Federal Highway, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ... Federal Highway, or Lebuhraya Persekutuan in Malay is a Malaysian highway connecting the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, and Klang, Selangor. ... Motto: Perpaduan Sendi Kekuatan Country Malaysia State Selangor Establishment 1643 Granted Municipal Status 1977, January 1st Government  - Administered by Majlis Perbandaran Klang (Klang Municipal Council)  - Yang diPertua (Councillor) Y. Bhg. ... State motto: Dipelihara Allah State anthem: Duli Yang Maha Mulia Capital Shah Alam Royal capital Klang Ruling party Barisan Nasional  - Sultan Sultan Sharafuddin  - Menteri Besar Dr Mohd Khir Toyo History    - Federated into FMS 1895   - Japanese occupation 1942   - Accession into Federation of Malaya 1948  Area  - Total 7,956 km² Population  - 2005... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 489 KB) Summary A KL Monorail Train running on an elevated viaduct in the heart of Kuala Lumpur Img by Calvin Teo Jan06 Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Monorail Kuala Lumpur Monorail Portal:Trains/Did... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 489 KB) Summary A KL Monorail Train running on an elevated viaduct in the heart of Kuala Lumpur Img by Calvin Teo Jan06 Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Monorail Kuala Lumpur Monorail Portal:Trains/Did... Map of Peninsular Malaysia Peninsular Malaysia (or Semenanjung Malaysia in the Malay language) is the part of Malaysia which lies on the Malay Peninsula, and shares a land border with Thailand in the north. ... A standard Touch n Go card. ... SmartTAG, (Acronym in Malay: Sistem Membayar Automatik Rangkaian Tol = Toll Network Automatic Payment Systems) is an on-board unit (OBU) vehicle-based device used as an electronic toll collection (ETC) system over long distances (maximum 15 metres) to complement Touch n Go, a card-based system. ... South section of North-South Expressway near Pedas-Linggi, Negeri Sembilan, facing towards Kuala Lumpur. ... The Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel or SMART Tunnel, is a storm drainage and road structure in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a major national project in the country. ...


Despite all this efforts, Kuala Lumpur still has traffic problems, and peak hour traffic is generally from 7:00am to 9:00am, and from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.


Air

Kuala Lumpur is directly connected to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang via the KLIA Ekspres high-speed train service which takes only 28 minutes, while travelling by car via highway will take about an hour. The former international airport, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang is now used for chartered flights. The KLIA Control Tower Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) (IATA: KUL, ICAO: WMKK) is Malaysias main international airport and is situated in Sepang district, in the south of the state of Selangor, about 50 km from the capital city, Kuala Lumpur. ... Sepang is a district located in the southern part of the state of Selangor in Malaysia. ... Screenshot of www. ... Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (ICAO airport code: SZB) is an airport located in Subang Jaya, Malaysia. ...


Malaysia Airlines and all major international airlines to Malaysia land at KLIA. AirAsia makes use of the newly built Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCC-T) in Sepang. LCC-T is accessible to/from KL through a bus service from KL Sentral (transport hub). For the Taiwanese aircraft service company, see Air Asia (Taiwan). ... Kuala Lumpur Sentral is the central railway station of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. ...


Public transportation

Public transport on Kuala Lumpur and the rest of the Klang Valley covers a variety of transport modes such as bus, rail and taxi. Unlike most other major Asian cities, utilisation rates are low as only 16 percent of the population uses public transportation.[3] Top view of the Kuala Lumpur Monorail. ... Bangkok Skytrain. ... Klang Valley is the area in central Selangor, Malaysia comprising Kuala Lumpur and its surroundings and suburbs naturally delineated by hilly areas and the Port Klang coastline. ... Mode of transport (or means of transport or transport mode or transport modality or form of transport) is a general term for the different kinds of transport facilities that are often used to transport people or cargo. ... “Autobus” redirects here. ... railroads redirects here. ... For specific countries see Taxicabs around the world. ...


In addition, there is the metro system consisting of 3 separate lines, which meet in the city and extend to the Western Suburbs of the state of Selangor. The metro system consists of a Malaysian-made KL Monorail, an Elevated Metro, and an Automated Metro with underground stations in the city centre. Food, pets and drinks are strictly prohibited on trains; heavy penalties are charged upon violation. Commuter trains also exists to link commuters to the city. The main hub is KL Sentral facilitating as an interchange station for the main lines. The KL Monorail in Kuala Lumpur, a colorful straddle-beam monorail A monorail is a single rail serving as a track for a wheeled vehicle; also, a vehicle traveling on such a track. ...


Economy

Kuala Lumpur and its surrounding urban areas form the most industrialised and economically the fastest growing region in Malaysia. Despite the relocation of federal government administration to Putrajaya, many of the government’s important machineries such Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank) [7], Companies Commission of Malaysia [8] and Securities Commission [9] as well as embassies and diplomatic missions have remained in the city. Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is the Malaysian central bank. ...


In short the city remains the economic and business centre of the country. In fact the city is a center for finance, insurance, real estate, media and the arts in Malaysia. The infrastructure development in the surrounding areas such as the Kuala Lumpur International Airport at Sepang, the creation of the Multimedia Super Corridor and the expansion of Port Klang further reinforce the economic significance of the city.


Bursa Malaysia or the Malaysian Bourse [10] is based in the city and forms one of its core economic activities. As at end-June 2007, the market capitalisation stood at US$307 billion. The Bursa Malaysia or Malaysia Exchange, MYX previously known as Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE, Bursa Saham Kuala Lumpur in Malay) dates back to 1930 when the Singapore Stockbrokers Association was set up as a formal organisation dealing in securities in Malaya. ...


The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for Kuala Lumpur is estimated at RM25,968 million in 2000 with an average annual growth rate of 4.2 percent. The per capita GDP for Kuala Lumpur is RM30,727, an average annual growth rate of 6.1 percent. The total employment in Kuala Lumpur is estimated at around 838,400. The service sector comprising finance, insurance, real estate, business services, wholesale and retail trade, restaurants and hotels, transport, storage and communication, utilities, personal services and government services form the largest component of employment representing about 83.0 percent of the total. The remaining 17 percent comes from manufacturing and construction.


The large service sector is evident in the number of local and foreign banks and insurance companies operating in the city. Kuala Lumpur has in recent years become a premier international Islamic financial centre. The city has a large number of foreign corporations and is also host to many multi national companies’ regional offices or support centres, particularly for finance and accounting, and information technology functions. Most of the countries’ largest companies have their headquarters based here.


The tourism sector also plays an important part in the city’s economy, providing income, employment and expanding business opportunities. As an extension of this, many large worldwide hotel chains have presence in the city. Kuala Lumpur has also developed into an international shopping destination with a wide variety of shopping centres and mega malls which carry well known global and local brands. Conference tourism has also expanded in recent years and is becoming a very important component of the industry.


Other important economic activities in the city are education and health services. Kuala Lumpur also has advantages stemming from the high concentration of educational institutions located within its boundaries, providing a wide range of courses. Such public institutions include the University of Malaya, the University of Technology Malaysia, International Medical University and the Medical Faculty of the University Kebangsaan Malaysia. There are also a large number of private colleges, including the University Tun Abdul Razak and Tunku Abdul Rahman College, in and around Kuala Lumpur providing a wide range of courses which attract students from all over Malaysia as well as from other countries. There are numerous public and private medical specialist centres and hospitals in the city which offer general health services and a wide range of specialist surgery and treatment catering to locals and tourists. There has been growing emphasis to expand the economic scope of the city into other service activities such as research and development which supports the rest of the economy of Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur has been home for years to important research centers such as the Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia, the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia and the Institute of Medical Research [11] and more research centers are expected to be established in the coming years.


Places of interest

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Kuala Lumpur's landmark, the Petronas Twin Towers
Kuala Lumpur's landmark, the Petronas Twin Towers
View from the Skybridge on the Petronas towers.
View from the Skybridge on the Petronas towers.
The vibrant and colourful Central Market
Dataran MerdekaThe Sultan Abdul Samad Building is located in front of the Dataran Merdeka
Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur's bustling Chinatown
Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur's bustling Chinatown

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Within Kuala Lumpur

  • The Petronas Twin Towers are the world's tallest twin towers and second and third-tallest singular towers, standing adjacent to one of the busiest shopping malls in Malaysia, Suria KLCC.
  • The Golden Triangle, the commercial hub of the city, contains the Petronas Twin Towers and has a distinctive nightlife.
  • The Menara Kuala Lumpur, currently the world's fifth tallest telecommunication tower, is located on the Bukit Nanas hill beside Convent Bukit Nanas. Its observation deck on the top floor provides great city views, and you'll be a few meters higher than the Twin Towers since the tower is built on a hill.
  • Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) is the first convention and exhibition centre in Malaysia.
  • Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (also known as KLCC) is another convention and exhibition centre in Kuala Lumpur. It is situated in the Petronas Twin Towers and Suria KLCC area. A gigantic aquarium called Aquaria KLCC recently opened here, housing more than 5,000 varieties of tropical fishes. It has an underwater tunnel, various exhibits of flora and fauna, and multimedia kiosks.
  • Dayabumi a major landmark located near Masjid Negara. It is an office building.
  • Kuala Lumpur General Post Office is located next to Dayabumi.
  • Lake Gardens, a 920,000 square metre manicured garden near the Malaysian Parliament building, was once home to a British colonial official. They include a Butterfly Park, Deer Park, Orchid Garden, Hibiscus Garden and South-East Asia's largest Bird Park. (Bird park pics)
  • Stadium Merdeka (Independence Stadium), was initially erected for the country's declaration of independence on August 31, 1957.
  • Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square/Merdeka Square), was the site of the lowering of the Union Jack flag and hoisting of the Malayan flag on the start of August 31, 1957. The square itself has historic association with its surroundings, namely the Royal Selangor Club, National History Museum and the architecturally Victorian-Moorish or 'Raj' influenced Sultan Abdul Samad Building.
  • Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, a Victorian-Moorish railway station, was completed in 1911, and superseded by KL Sentral in 2001; it currently serves commuter trains only.
  • The Muzium Negara (National Museum) incorporates neo traditionalism into its architectural design.
  • The Masjid Negara (National Mosque), a post modernist mosque, was completed in 1965 and Makam Pahlawan (Heroes Mausoleum) the mausoleum of Malaysian leaders.
  • The Parliament House, a Malaysian federal government legislative building, was completed on 1963.
  • The Tugu Negara (National Monument) commemorates those who died in Malaysia's struggles for freedom (principally against the Japanese occupation and during the Malayan Emergency of).
  • The Istana Negara, official residence of Their Majesties the King and Queen. Visitors can witness the changing of the guards daily from the main gate.
  • The National Science Centre, located in Bukit Damansara.
  • The Federal Territory Mosque located along Jalan Duta.
  • Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, a gazetted small tropical forest located on the centre of Kuala Lumpur City.
  • Many of the largest celebrations of Chinese cultural festivals are held at the Thean Hou Temple on Robson Hill.
  • The Chinese Night Market area (Chinatown), Petaling Street, has recently undergone a makeover; the most notable feature is the new covered walkway.
  • Kuala Lumpur's Central Market, which was once the city's wet market, offers an assortment of arts and craft merchandise, varying from antiques and paintings to souvenirs and clothing. It is also known as Pasar Seni in Malay.
  • Trendy nightclubs, bars and lounges, such as Hard Rock Cafe, Zouk, Thai Club, Beach Club (voted Best Bar in Asia), Luna Bar, Rum Jungle, Nuovo, Espanda and many others are located within and around Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang.
  • Brickfields, Jalan Masjid India and Lebuh Ampang are 'Little India's spread around KL showing Indian presence in KL.
  • Hindu temples such as Sri Mahamariamman Temple near Central Market and Sri Kandaswamy Kovil in Brickfields
  • Istana Budaya, the national theatre located at Titiwangsa Lake Gardens.
  • Eye on Malaysia, the tallest Ferris Wheel in Malaysia located at Titiwangsa Lake Gardens.
  • Taman Connaught Pasar Malam is the longest night market in Malaysia.
  • St John's Cathedral, Kuala Lumpur, a Roman Catholic Church.
  • St John's Institution, with its famous imposing red and white brick Grecian-Spanish architecture, is a school that was set up by the Lasallian brothers. The school buildings are now declared a heritage building by the Government of Malaysia.

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Around the Kuala Lumpur area

Entrance to the Batu Caves, a Hindu shrine and a tourist attraction near Kuala Lumpur
Entrance to the Batu Caves, a Hindu shrine and a tourist attraction near Kuala Lumpur
Sepang Circuit
Sepang Circuit

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Shopping Malls within and around Kuala Lumpur

The Suria KLCC shopping centre
The Suria KLCC shopping centre

Shopping is one of the favourite activities amongst the locals and tourists in KL. There are numerous modern and large malls located within and around the city. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 450 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 450 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free...

  • Suria KLCC, one of the busiest shopping malls in Malaysia due to its location beneath the Petronas Twin Towers
  • Mid Valley Megamall and The Gardens at Mid Valley is one of the most popular and largest shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur (situated near Bangsar).
  • Bukit Bintang area, the ultimate shopping and entertainment experience in the Golden Triangle, consists of several malls including Sungai Wang Plaza, Bukit Bintang Plaza, Lot Ten, Star Hill and Pavilion KL.
  • Berjaya Times Square, a newly built gargantuan ten-story shopping mall that is the largest shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, and among the world's top ten largest malls. It houses the world's largest Borders bookstore, Malaysian department store Metrojaya, the Cosmo's World theme park plus a huge IMAX theater.
  • 1 Utama, The Curve, Tesco, Ikano Center and Ikea are amongst the most popular destinations during the weekends. They are located near the Bandar Utama suburb in neighbouring Petaling Jaya/Damansara.

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Mayors of Kuala Lumpur

Since Kuala Lumpur became a Federal Territory of Malaysia on February 1, 1974, the city has been led by eight mayors. They are: State motto: Maju dan Sejahtera State anthem: Maju dan Sejahtera Constituent Kuala Lumpur Labuan Putrajaya Administered by Ministry of the Federal Territories Minister Zulhasnan Rafique Made into Federal Territory    - Kuala Lumpur 1 February 1974   - Labuan 16 April 1984   - Putrajaya 1 February 2001   - Consolidated under the Ministry 27 March 2004  Total...

  1. Tan Sri Dato' Lokman Yusof (1972)
  2. Tan Sri Yaakob Latiff (1973 - 1983)
  3. Tan Sri Dato' Elyas Omar (1983 - 1992)
  4. Dato' Dr. Mazlan Ahmad (1992 - 1995)
  5. Tan Sri Dato' Kamaruzzaman Shariff (1995 - 2001)
  6. Datuk Mohmad Shaid Mohd Taufek (2001 - 2004)
  7. Datuk Ruslin Hasan (2004 - 2006)
  8. Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan (2006 - current)[5]

As local government elections in Malaysia have been suspended since 1970, mayors are appointed by the Federal Territories Minister.[6] The Malay language has a complex system of titles and honorifics which is still extensively used in Malaysia and Brunei. ... The Malay language has a complex system of titles and honorifics which is still extensively used in Malaysia and Brunei. ... The Malay language has a complex system of titles and honorifics which is still extensively used in Malaysia and Brunei. ... The Malay language has a complex system of titles and honorifics which is still extensively used in Malaysia and Brunei. ... The Malay language has a complex system of titles and honorifics which is still extensively used in Malaysia and Brunei. ...


Sister cities

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Kuala Lumpur in popular culture

Kuala Lumpur has been featured in all aspects of popular culture such as movies, television, music and books. Movies set in Kuala Lumpur are Entrapment, starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Children of Men, (starring Clive Owen) where the Petronas Twin Towers were depicted in flames for a few seconds. Books which were set in Kuala Lumpur include KL 24/7 by Ida M Rahim, Shireen Zainudin and Rizal Zainudin and Democracy by Joan Didion. Kuala Lumpur were also mentioned in many songs by local Malaysian artists such as Keroncong Kuala Lumpur by P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur, Ibu Kota by Saloma, Chow Kit Road by Sudirman Arshad, Senyumlah Kuala Lumpur by Alleycats, Streets of Kuala Lumpur by Murkyway, K.L. by Vandal, Kuala Lumpur by Poetic Ammo, Anak Dara by Azmyl Yunor and KL by Too Phat. Kuala Lumpur was also one of the destinations in The Amazing Race Asia. Games have also been set in Kuala Lumpur. They include three levels of the game Hitman 2: Silent Assassin and two levels of the playstation 2 game Burnout Dominator. "Scampi", one of Weebl's cartoons, features Kuala Lumpur as one of the things the military man mentions in disguise, disguised as France. Entrapment (1999) is an American film directed by Jon Amiel, and starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones. ... Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is a retired Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films. ... Catherine Zeta-Jones (born 25 September 1969) is an Academy Award-winning Welsh actress based in the United States. ... Children of Men is a 2006 dystopian science fiction film co-written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón. ... Clive Owen (born October 3, 1964) is a Golden Globe and BAFTA winning critically acclaimed English actor, now a regular performer in Hollywood and independent American films. ... P. Ramlee Tan Sri P. Ramlee (22 March 1929–29 May 1973) was a Malaysian film actor, director and songwriter. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Alleycats are a Malaysian band which was formed in 1969 [1], and gained popularity in the late 1970s [2]. They comprise of musicians from Penang, and gained popularity in their home state earlier on in their career [2]. // Members include: Loganathan Arumugam (Loga); and David Arumugam on vocals Tan... The Vandals were an East Germanic tribe that entered the late Roman Empire during the 5th century and created a state in North Africa, centered on the city of Carthage. ... Poetic Ammo (also known as PMO) is a Malaysian rap/hip-hop group. ... Azmyl Yunor (born 1977 in Kuala Lumpur) is an independent English and Malay language singer-songwriter from Malaysia. ... Too Phat is Malaysian hip-hop duo that has brought Malaysian Hip-Hop scene to greater heights. ... The Amazing Race Asia is a reality game show based on the American series, The Amazing Race. ... 47 disguised. ... Burnout Dominator is a video game in the Burnout series. ... It has been suggested that Jonti Picking be merged into this article or section. ...


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  2. ^ THE CLIMATE OF MALAYSIA (English). Retrieved on Jan 12, 2007.
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  4. ^ (31 October 2006). "New Bouldering Wall @ Summit Climbing Gym".Xes
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  6. ^ "[http://www.citymayors.com/government/malaysia_government.html Malaysia's towns and cities are governed by appointed mayors]", 2006. Retrieved on October 9, 2006. (English) 
  7. ^ Lam, Edwin Chong Wai (24 June 2006). "Kuala Lumpur: the Scent of a City". Chessbase News
  8. ^ (2005). "Sisterhoods".Isfahan Islamic Council
  9. ^ (3 October 2006). "Mashad-Kuala Lumpur Become Sister cities".Kuala Lumpur News
  10. ^ a b c <ref> [http://www.urc.or.jp/summit/summit/map/more_e.php?id=0605&apcs_mbr=715654f62317576a55d2271bbc82c814 Kuala Lumpur fact file.] ''Asian-Pacific City Summit'' Retrieved on November 3, 2007. </li></ol></ref>

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See also

Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur or Kuala Lumpur City Hall is a main local authority which administrated Kuala Lumpur city centre and other areas in Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. ... This is a list of embassies, and other diplomatic missions, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Categories: | ... List of old names in Kuala Lumpur Jalan Cheng Lock = Foch Avenue Jalan Tun Perak = Mounbatten Road, Java Street Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman = Batu Road Jalan Raja = Raja Road Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin = Victory Avenue Jalan Sultan Ismail = Jalan Trecher Jalan Hang Tuah = Jalan Hang Jebat = Jalan Davidson Jalan Maharajalela = Jalan... Buses in Kuala Lumpur are run by many transport operators and have many uses. ... Integrated LRT/bus hub at Maluri Integrated bus hub at Wangsa Maju Rail Station RapidKL bus is the largest bus operator in the Klang Valley, Malaysia. ... The 1998 XVI Commonwealth Games were held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from September 11 to September 21 making it the first Asian country to act as host and the last Commonwealth Games for 20th Century. ...

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Kuala Lumpur is easily the largest city in the nation, possessing a population of over one and a half million people drawn from all of Malaysia's many ethnic group
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