Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A large metropolitan area of suburbs and new towns surrounds the city.

Chinese constitute the predominant ethnic group, and the city also has substantial Indian and Malay minorities.

Hotel : dynasty.com.my

Landmarks:

- the modern Parliament House

- the National Museum (1963), at the entrance to the Lake Gardens

- the large Merdeka (Freedom) Stadium.

In the nearby Batu Caves is a noted Hindu temple.

The University of Malaya (founded in 1962) and the Technological University of Malaysia (1925) are in the city. university  : www.imc.edu.my

The city experienced a huge construction boom in the early and mid-1990s. Among the major projects under construction are a new international airport and a rapid-transit system.

Population (1991) 1,145,075.

The city expanded under British rule (1873-1957) as a center of tin and rubber production and in 1895 became the capital of the British-protected Federated Malay States.

Kuala Lumpur was founded by Chinese settlers in 1857 as a tin-mining camp.

Major cities near Kuala Lumpur :


Singapore

Bangkok

Hong Kong

Taipei

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