History of Kuala Lumpur dates back to the
In 1857, Kuala Lumpur was founded. The meaning of
the words is translated to mean “muddy confluence”
in the Malay language. The town grew under British
ruling. Kuala Lumpur was the center
of Selangor Civil War.
In 1880 it was made the capital of Selangor.
In 1881 Kuala Lumpur burnt down
and it was then rebuilt in tile and brick. The whole
city became more sturdy with the newer buildings that
were put up.
In 1896 Kuala Lumpar became the capital of Malyasia.
In 1942, during World War II Japan briefly occupied the city.
In 1957 it declared its independence.
In 1974 the city became a Federal Territory.
Kuala Lumpur today continues to
grow by leaps and bounds. A new transit system was
built in the 1990’s to accommodate for all the
growth of the city. It is becoming ever more populated
because the people are finding the area to be such
a nice place to be. New buildings have gone up, including
the tallest towers in the world and many cultural
exhibits have come into the area. You will definitely
need to go and see the Petronas Twin Towers
with its 88 floors. There is a restaurant
and museum in this building also and tickets are free.
The Tourism Industry does great
business in Kuala Lumpur. This is partly because of
the tropical paradise weather in Kuala Lumpur that
they attract travellers all year round. When you go
to Kuala Lumpur you will see why millions of people
travel to the city ever year. You won’t want
to leave and if you do you will find yourself coming
back again and again.