At the heart of Southeast Asia and the capital city of multi-ethnic Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (KL) is a busy city with ordered skyscrapers, six-lane highways, colonial architecture, and lots of greenery. Home to the Petronas Twin Towers, it is a shopping paradise with some of Southeast Asia's largest shopping malls, housing the world's top brands, and street markets. Sure, there is a lot of traffic, but turn a corner and the city bursts into exotic life with mosques and temples side-by-side with street markets and towering high rises. Plus, if one needs more reason to love KL there is the food - with thousands of restaurants serving every imaginable type of food to suit every budget. KL only has two seasons - wet or dry. The temperature in KL remains at a fairly constant 28-32C all year round, with high humidity. KL may seem like a small city but visitors often find worthy exploring this multicultural haven and as English is widely spoken (amid a large number of local languages and dialects) it is quite easy to get around.
Malaysia Truly Asia
"Malaysia, Truly Asia" captures and defines the essence of the country's unique diversity. It sums up the distinctiveness and allure of Malaysia that make it an exceptional tourist destination.
There is only one place where all the colours, flavours, sounds and sights of Asia come together – Malaysia. No other country has Asia's three major races, Malay, Chinese, Indian, plus various other ethnic groups in large numbers. Nowhere is there such exciting diversity of cultures, festivals, traditions and customs, offering myriad experiences. No other county is "Truly Asia" as Malaysia.
Bordering three other countries, Malaysia is a multiethnic and multicultural place. The demography consists of several ethnicities. Half of the population is made up of Malays, while the other half consists of descendants of Chinese, Indian, Aboriginal background, as well as other indigenous people. Culturally, influences include English, Persian, Arabic as well as the surrounding countries. This place is full of variety and this diversity extends to its cities, languages and landscapes as well.
Malaysia is also noted as a 'Food Paradise' where you can taste a diversity of delectable food at reasonable prices. Be it Malay, Chinese, or Indian cuisine, Malaysia is home to a distinctive palette and a tapestry of flavours. In view of the historic influence of Islam and European culture from its colonized period, Malaysia stands out as the center of diversity that is unique in Asia.