Kuala Lumpur, simply called KL by locals, is the federal capital and the largest city in Malaysia. Literally meaning muddy river confluence in Malay, Kuala Lumpur has grown from a small sleepy Chinese tin-mining village to a bustling metropolis of around 6.5 million in just 150 years.
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The Golden Triangle is Kuala Lumpur's main shopping and nightlife district. Considered to be the closest thing to a CBD, the Golden Triangle is home to the ever popular shopping area of Bukit Bintang.
Kuala Lumpur's City Centre is the traditional heart of Malaysia's capital city, both in terms of administration as well as trade and commerce.
Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Chow Kit and Kampung Baru are areas within Kuala Lumpur, located to the north of the City Centre.
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Brickfields is known as the biggest Little India of Kuala Lumpur and located just south of the City Centre.
Ampang is a district of Kuala Lumpur which lies to the east of the Golden Triangle.
Damansara and Hartamas are two middle- to upper-middle-class suburbs which lie to the west of Kuala Lumpur.
Bangsar and Midvalley are two areas located to the south of Kuala Lumpur's City Centre.
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