Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
ZipTipz Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide

A cosmopolitan commercial hub, teeming with gastronomic, shopping and entertainment delights. Home to the Petronas Twin Towers and the seat of Parliament. This is the heartbeat of Malaysia!

District Guide

Kuala Lumpur (KL) in its totality--peripheral townships and all--is a fairly large city and may seem unwieldy to the unaccustomed eye. KL proudly provides a home to an amazing array of cultural and historical vestiges handed down by a colourful past. It provides a home to a multitude of tongues,...

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Historical Background

Kuala Lumpur's early history started taking shape when the state of Selangor gained eminence in the 16th century with the discovery of tin deposits, a material much needed by Western colonists to build their empire. This brought the Chinese and the Bugis (Malays from Maccassar) into the state's...

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Where To Stay

Kuala Lumpur (KL) offers a wide range of hotels of various classes that are accepted by international standards. Whatever the purpose, from leisure to business to budget, there is likely something to meet your requirements. Prices are generally affordabl...

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Dining and Drinking

Not many countries can vie with Malaysia as a food paradise, and Kuala Lumpur offers the country's best selection of foreign and local cuisines. With its many nationalities and different ethnic groups, the country claims such a diverse array of cuisines that some simply visit the country just for...

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Kuala Lumpur (KL) boasts a bustling commercial centre by day and offers an exciting entertainment location by night. It could become Asia's next big entertainment and party capital as discerning clubbers from around the region, and the world, hotfoot it to KL--their rest and relax location of...

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Recommended Tours

Over the last few decades, there has been a major boom in the building industry in Kuala Lumpur, which now has one of the most impressive skylines in Asia. Today, Kuala Lumpur (KL) displays a microcosm of Malaysia, a city with a blend of old and new, a garden city and a melting pot of...

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Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of 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. Within Malaysia, the city is commonly referred to as KL.

The city previously hosted the Malaysian judiciary and executive arms. With the completion of Putrajaya in the late 1990s, both arms have since migrated to Putrajaya, though sections of the judicial branch still remain in Kuala Lumpur. The Malaysian Parliament still operates in the city, and thus the city remains the legislative capital of the country.

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