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Welcome to Malaysia’s vibrant capital

Discover Kuala Lumpur our host city

The national capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is also its largest city. Having undergone rapid development in recent years, it has become a popular tourist destination thanks to its fascinating history and growing cultural scene. There’s plenty for visitors to enjoy, from museums and colonial buildings to natural attractions, great shopping and bustling nightlife.

KL International Airport

One of Asia’s major aviation hubs, KL International Airport (known as KLIA) is one of three airports in Kuala Lumpur. Located at the top of the southern corridor of Peninsular Malaysia, it’s approximately 50km from the capital city, Kuala Lumpur, in the Sepang district, and it’s where most international flights fly into and out of Malaysia. Easy to get to from Europe and Australia, most capital cities have direct flights into KL. 

Diverse food 

There is literally something for everyone in KL. You can walk the streets and eat at the hawker centers and food courts or visit small coffee houses for afternoon tea. KL is also rich in fine dining and some of the restaurant bars offer fantasitic food in wonderful locations. Jalan Alor is where the hawker stalls can be found while the list of restaurants in KL is too long to mention, a good look on reputable tourist sites is needed to find the little gems and the award winning restaurants if you so choose. Popular dishes in KL include bak kut teh (stewed pork ribs), nasi lemak (rice cooked in coconut milk with anchovies and chilli paste),kuey teow and roti canai (Indian flatbread). 

Climate 

The climate in Kuala Lumpur is hot and humid with the rainy months coming at the end of the year. The name Kuala Lumpur means 'muddy city' in Malay. The city was established in 1857 at the confluence of the rivers Klang and Gombak. 

Culture

The Malaysian population is made up of three dominant cultures: Malays, Indians and Chinese. As the capital city of Malaysia there is a cosmopolitan mix of traditions and cultures. The people are incredibly friendly and the laid back attitude ensures that all of the cultures join together in this melting pot of a city - and they want to share their individual and collective experience of Malaysia with you. 

And so much more...Join us at Radiodays Asia, 27-28 August 2019, KL, Malaysia!