Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

Being the premier city and the capital of a nation with a highly business and trade oriented economy, envisions to be A world Class City by 2020 is in line with the national vision to be a fully developed nation by the year 2020. Kuala Lumpur aspires to be "world class" through the provision of the highest quality living, working and business environment benchmarked against the best in the world.  Kuala Lumpur is the fastest economic growing region and the country’s key centre for finance and business.

Kuala Lumpur is also known as the “Garden City of Lights”, is rich with abundant flora and fauna. The buildings are nestled amongst green trees and shrubs especially along major roads and are being well lighted up at night. Petronas Twin Tower with a height of 1,453 feet was once the world’s tallest building is still dominating the skyline of Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur is also the Malaysian’s key tourism destination, as well as a grand gateway to a fascinating destination around the country. Kuala Lumpur is among the top three most visited city in Asian cities and is rich in its culture and is a shopping heaven. Kuala Lumpur is serves by a comprehensive modern network of transportation systems. 


  • 1,670,000 persons (based on the 2010 household survey by the Department of Statistic)

Number of Households

  • 434,116 households (2010)

Land Area

  • 243.65k㎡

Population Density

  • 9,600.0 persons/ km2 (2010)

Gross City Product per Industry

    • Total GDP: USD 6,834 million (2000)

Number of Employees per Industry

    • Primary Industry: 1.1%
    • Secondary Industry: 15.7%
    • Tertiary Industry: 83.2%
    • (2000)

Annual Income per Capita

  • The per capita GDP for Kuala Lumpur in 2008 is RM48,556

Major Industries and Products

    Retail, Finance and Service Industries

Major Policies

    • The vision for Kuala Lumpur that is consistent with the national vision is: KUALA LUMPUR - A WORLD-CLASS CITY.
    • The vision of ‘A World-Class City’ encapsulates the ambition to make Kuala Lumpur a city that will assume a major global and subglobal role for the benefit of all its inhabitants, workers, visitors and investors.
    • The four principal constituents of a worldclass city are a world-class working environment, a world-class living environment, a world-class business environment and a world-class governance.

Major Projects

    • i) River of Life Project – Master Plan and detailed design for 10.7 km stretch of Sungai Klang and Sungai Gompbak under the beautification aspect.
    • ii) Heritage Trail improving pedestrian connectivity and accessibility at key iconic places

Revenue of the city budget

  • 386.7 million US$ (2002)

Number of City Employees

  • 8,550 persons (2002)

Sister Cities (Countries), etc.

  • Melaka (Malaysia), Esfahan (Iran), Casablanca (Morocco), Ankara (Turkey), Osaka (Japan)


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      City Flower: Hibiscus flower

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