As the nation’s capital, Kuala Lumpur is a major cultural, financial, economic and education centre for the South East Asia Region. The city is a kaleidoscope of fascinating sights and sounds, with all the buzz of a modern city, yet rich in culture and heritage. There are some stunning contrasts in this city, on one end of the spectrum there’s the modern PETRONAS Twin Towers and on the other there’s numerous pre-war heritage buildings, which reflect Kuala Lumpur’s rich past, juxtaposed nicely with the modern architecture. 1.6 million people from all walks of life call Kuala Lumpur home while the surrounding area is home to an estimated 7 million people with a diverse ethnic mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and indigenous cultures. English is widely spoken and the city boasts a comprehensive transportation network that makes getting around hassle-free. With massive investment in venues, transportation and technological infrastructure over the last two decades, Kuala Lumpur is fast becoming a popular
destination for major events and conventions.