About Kuala Lumpur

Located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak Rivers, Malaysia’s capital city is the definition of cosmopolitan. Kuala Lumpur’s architecture is a montage of century-old brick buildings, Moorish mosques, Hindu temples, Mogul-style facades and a rising skyline that is a triumph of modern engineering. Among the signature elements of Kuala Lumpur’s tremendous surge of development are the Petronas Towers – the tallest twin buildings in the world.

Kuala Lumpur’s religious mix is richly varied, with Muslim, Tao Buddhist and Hindu communities often living and practicing side by side. Cultural influences are equally diverse, reflecting Kuala Lumpur’s history as a point of exchange between indigenous Malay peoples and traders from the Middle East, China, South India, even Portugal.

In recent years, Kuala Lumpur has emerged as a destination city for travelers to the Pacific Rim. Its mélange of ethnic restaurants, assortment of modern hotels and luxury condominiums, and landscaped parks and gardens cater to a jet setting business class. The city’s remarkable expansion has also been accompanied by a population explosion of nearing 50%, to 1.5 million.

A culturally rich urban center with a bustling downtown and contemporary urban skyline, Kuala Lumpur is a living microcosm of the triumphs and some challenges facing the world’s great cities. This exciting proximity of Kuala Lumpur makes Perdana University a unique learning and living environment for those students and medical professionals energized by the opportunity to practice medicine in a dynamic urban environment.

General Attractions

  • Malaysia Tourist Information Complex (MATIC)
  • National Zoo and Aquarium
  • Kuala Lumpur Railway Station
  • Central Market
  • National Library
  • Petaling Street

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Religious Attractions

  • Masjid Jamek
  • National Mosque
  • Sri Mahamariaman Temple
  • Islamic Centre (Pusat Islam)

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Museums and Galleries

  • National Museum
  • Natural Rubber Museum
  • National Art Gallery
  • The National Planetarium

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Parks and Gardens

  • Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens (Taman Tasik Perdana)
  • The Orchid Garden
  • The Hibiscus Garden
  • The Butterfly Park
  • Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
  • Malaysian National Monument
  • The Deer Park
  • Carcosa Seri Negara
  • Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM)

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Historical Attractions

  • Dataran Merdeka(formerly the Selangor Club Padang)
  • Sultan Abdul Samad Building
  • Carcosa Seri Negara
  • Parliament House
  • Istana Negara (The King’s Palace)
  • Dayabumi Complex
  • Pak Ali's House

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