Kualalumpur is the national capital and most populous global city in Malaysia.Kuala Lumpur is the seat of the Parliament of Malaysia.The official residence of the Malaysian King, the Istana Negara, is also situated in Kuala Lumpur. Rated as an alpha world city, Kuala Lumpur is the cultural, financial and economic centre of Malaysia due to its position as the capital as well as being a key city.Kuala Lumpur is defined within the borders of the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and is one of three Malaysian Federal Territories.It is an enclave within the state of Selangor, on the central west coast of Peninsular Malaysia.Since the 1990s, the city has played host to many international sporting, political and cultural events including the 1998 Commonwealth Games and the Formula One Grand Prix. In addition, Kuala Lumpur is home to the tallest twin buildings in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers, which have become an iconic symbol of Malaysia's futuristic development.
Kuala Lumpur is a hub for cultural activities and events in Malaysia.Among the centres is the National Museum, which is situated along the Mahameru Highway. Its collection comprises artefacts and paintings collected throughout the country.Kuala Lumpur also has an Islamic Arts Museum, which houses more than seven thousand Islamic artefacts including rare exhibits as well as a library of Islamic art books.The premier performing arts venue is the Petronas Philharmonic Hall.The resident orchestra is the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), consisting of musicians from all over the world and features regular concerts, chamber concerts and traditional cultural performances.The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac) in Sentul West is one of the most established centres for the performing arts, notably theatre, music, and film screening, in the country.Merdeka Square, Petronas Twin Towers, Bukit Bintang, Aquaria KLCC, Kualalumpur Bird Park, Islamic Arts Museum, National Mosque of Malaysia, Batu Caves, Petaling Street, KLCC Park, Thean Hou Temple, National Museum, Genting Highlands, Kualalumpur Tower, Sin Sze Si Ya Temple, Jamek Mosque, Berjaya Times Square Theme Park, Stadium Negara, Royal Selangor Club, Pusat Sains Negara, Buddhist Maha Vihara, Fedral Territory Mosque, National Sports Complex are the interesting points of Kualalumpur.