Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur Business Travel Guide - - KUALA LUMPUR -

alaysia’s largest city, na­tional cap­i­tal and pri­mary global lure forms the per­fect set­ting for tourists and busi­ness ex­ec­u­tives alike as a con­se­quence of a di­ver­sity which can take you down the most nat­u­rally eerie of caves one sec­ond, and up the most im­pres­sive of man­made tow­ers, the next.

Si­t­u­ated within and char­ac­terised by the sur­round­ing Klang Val­ley, when one thinks of Malaysia, it's not dis­re­spect­ful to as­sume they mean Kuala Lumpur, and this is for­giv­able con­sid­er­ing the city’s role and re­spon­si­bil­ity within the na­tion.

Boast­ing the largest of ev­ery­thing, the most pop­u­lous of head­counts and the most renowned of busi­nesses across all in­dus­tries, KL’s lead­ing role has af­firmed its po­si­tion as an al­pha world city, and the cultural, fi­nan­cial and eco­nomic cen­tre of a coun­try at the heart of Asian-Pacific de­vel­op­ment.

For the vis­it­ing busi­ness trav­eller, some of these wider con­no­ta­tions and reper­cus­sions can be lost of course, but at eye level, the sig­nif­i­cance and mag­ni­tude of the city is ev­ery bit as strik­ing.

From the tow­er­ing Petronas and Me­nara KL struc­tures to the wind­ing cultural of­fer­ings of the city’s Chi­na­towns and mar­kets – and ev­ery world-renowned eatery and bar in-be­tween – Kuala Lumpur re­ally does have it all. And this in­cludes the cli­mate, in­fras­truc­ture and moder­nity that are also ready, honed and wait­ing for the global elite to de­scend in their droves each year.

Lo­cally trans­lated as ‘muddy con­flu­ence’, Kuala Lumpur’s role as one of the world’s ‘al­pha cities’ has cer­tainly stuck, as its blend of nat­u­ral splen­dour, his­toric poignancy and con­tem­po­rary aes­thet­ics make it one of the most ap­peal­ing global des­ti­na­tions

Writer: Matthew Staff

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