41 Facts About Kuala Lumpur

1. On Sunday, people in Kuala Lumpur battled flash floods in busy areas such as the Jalan Tun Razak tunnel and Jalan Loke Yew street, Malaysia's state-run Bernama news.

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2. Kuala Lumpur is one of the major ASEAN city with taxis extensively running on natural gas.

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3. In terms of air connectivity, Kuala Lumpur is served by two airports.

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4. Kuala Lumpur hosted the 128th IOC Session in 2015 where the IOC elected Beijing as the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics and Lausanne as the host city of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics.

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5. Kuala Lumpur is the birthplace of Hashing, which began in December 1938 when a group of British colonial officers and expatriates, some from the Selangor Club, began meeting on Monday evenings to run, in a fashion patterned after the traditional British Paper Chase or "Hare and Hounds".

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6. Kuala Lumpur has a considerable array of sports facilities of international class after hosting the 1998 Commonwealth Games.

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7. Kuala Lumpur is one of the stages of the Tour de Langkawi cycling race.

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8. Kuala Lumpur hosted the official Asian Basketball Championship in 1965, 1977 and 1985.

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9. Kuala Lumpur has numerous parks, gardens and open spaces for recreational purposes.

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10. Kuala Lumpur is at the forefront of the convergence of media, art, culture and communications.

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11. Kuala Lumpur has a Craft Complex coupled with a museum that displays a variety of textile, ceramic, metal craft and weaved products.

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12. Kuala Lumpur is a hub for cultural activities and events in Malaysia.

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13. Kuala Lumpur is home to the University of Malaya.

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14. The population of Kuala Lumpur had increased to around three thousand in 1880 when it was made the capital of Selangor.

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15. Kuala Lumpur is the centre of the wider Klang Valley metropolitan which has an estimated metropolitan population of 7.25 million as of 2017.

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16. Kuala Lumpur is the most populous city in Malaysia, with a population of 1.76 million in the city proper as of 2016.

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17. Kuala Lumpur plays host to many cultural festivals such as the Thaipusam procession at the Sri Mahamariamman Temple.

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18. Kuala Lumpur has been home for years to important research centres such as the Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia, the Forest Research Institute Malaysia and the Institute of Medical Research and more research centres are expected to be established in the coming years.

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19. Kuala Lumpur is poised to become the global Islamic Financing hub with an increasing number of financial institutions providing Islamic Financing and the strong presence of Gulf's financial institutions such as the world's largest Islamic bank, Al-Rajhi Bank and Kuwait Finance House.

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20. The total employment in Kuala Lumpur is estimated to be around 838,400 in 2000.

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21. Kuala Lumpur is rated as an alpha world city, and is the only global city in Malaysia, according to the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network.

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22. Kuala Lumpur is a centre for finance, insurance, real estate, media and the arts of Malaysia.

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23. Kuala Lumpur was administered by a corporation sole called the Federal Capital Commissioner from 1 April 1961, until it was awarded city status in 1972, after which executive power transferred to the Lord Mayor.

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24. In 1974, Kuala Lumpur was separated from Selangor to form the first Federal Territory governed directly by the Malaysian Federal Government.

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25. Kuala Lumpur is a Malay term that translates to "muddy confluence" as it is located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers.

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26. On 14 May 1990, Kuala Lumpur celebrated 100 years of local council.

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27. Kuala Lumpur ceased to be the capital of Selangor in 1978 after the city of Shah Alam was declared the new state capital.

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28. Kuala Lumpur achieved city status in 1972, becoming the first settlement in Malaysia to be granted the status after independence.

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29. Kuala Lumpur had seen a number of civil disturbances over the years.

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30. Kuala Lumpur remained the capital after the formation of Malaysia on 16 September 1963.

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31. Kuala Lumpur was recaptured by Yap in March 1873 when Raja Mahdi forces were defeated with the help of fighters from Pahang.

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32. Kuala Lumpur was the furthest point up the Klang River to which supplies could conveniently be brought by boat; it therefore became a collection and dispersal point serving the tin mines.

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33. Kuala Lumpur was originally a small hamlet of just a few houses and shops at the confluence of Sungai Gombak and Sungai Klang before it grew into a town.

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34. Kuala Lumpur means "muddy confluence" in Malay; kuala is the point where two rivers join together or an estuary, and lumpur means "mud".

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35. Kuala Lumpur was named as one of the New7Wonders Cities.

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36. Kuala Lumpur has been ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Ranking at No 70 out of 140 global cities, and second in Southeast Asia after Singapore at No 35.

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37. Kuala Lumpur is one of the leading cities in the world for tourism and shopping.

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38. Kuala Lumpur has a comprehensive road system that is supported by extensive public transport networks such as the Mass Rapid Transit, Light Metro (LRT), Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), monorail, commuter rail and airport rail link.

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39. Kuala Lumpur is one of three Federal Territories of Malaysia, enclaved within the state of Selangor, on the central west coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

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40. Kuala Lumpur is the cultural, financial and economic centre of Malaysia and home to the Parliament of Malaysia, and the official residence of the Malaysian King, the Istana Negara.

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41. The British International School of Kuala Lumpur opened its doors in 2009 and is known for its excellent facilities and high academic standards.

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