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Fast Facts of Kuala Lumpur
by: Sophia

Full name: Kuala Lumpur (more commonly known as K.L)

Area: 243.65 km² / 95.18 sq mi

Population: Estimated 1.8 million

National Language: Malay Language (Bahasa Melayu)

Other Spoken Languages: English, Chinese, Tamil

Ethnic Groups: Malay 50.4%, Chinese 23.7%, Indigenous 11%, Indian 7.1%, Others 7.8% (2004 est.)

Religions: Muslim, Buddhist, Taoist, Hindu, Christian, Sikh

Currency: Ringgit Malaysia (RM)

National Anthem: Negaraku

Country code + Area code: +603

Time difference: GMT + 8 (day light savings do not apply)

Weather: tropical; annual southwest (April to October) and northeast (October to February) monsoons

Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz, standard two or three pin British-style plugs

Emergency number: 999 (medical, police and fire)

Places Of Interest: Petronas Twin Towers, Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, Menara K.L, Lake Gardens, Dataran Merdeka, National Mosque, National Museum, National Monument, Chinatown, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, National Theatre.

Festivals: Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali, Wesak, Federal Territory Day, etc.

Districts: Ampang, Bangsar, Damansara Heights , Cheras, Segambut, Sri Hartamas, etc.

Transportation: Light Rail Transit (LRT), K.L Monorail, Rapid K.L (Bus), KTM Commuter Trains, Taxis

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About The Author

Sophia, Writer for Malaysia
Sophia writes for Streetdirectory Malaysia. Robert J. Steiner manages & is an online gifts and flower site in Malaysia. Sophia is a music graduate from Trinity College London. In between classes, she still finds time to write movie and music reviews for various online and print publications. Now venturing into travel writing, she is able to blend both her passion for wordplay with her passion for travel. 

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