Kulala Lumpur is a rather young city. It was established in the mid 1800’s and did not receive city status until 1972. The city had its beginnings when Chinese workers were hired to work in tin mines. Since the 1800’s, Kuala Lumpur has developed into a mid size city. Compared with many homogenous cities in Asia, Kuala Lumpur has a noticeably vast, racial makeup.
As far as sights to see, Kuala Lumpur is not as exciting as other Asian cities. What it lacks in historical value, it makes up for with its diverse cuisine. Food stalls are everywhere in Chinatown and Little India. Along with the standard Chinese dishes, Chinatown also has great Malay street food.
Can’t miss sights include the Petronas Towers, KL Tower, and the Batu Caves.