Time Out Malaysia Visitors Guide - - KL & SURROUNDS -

What’s in the name?

The name Kuala Lumpur lit­er­ally means ‘muddy con­flu­ence’. The city is so called as it’s si­t­u­ated at the con­flu­ence of the Gom­bak River and the Klang River.

One of the KLCC tow­ers is tilted.

Two dif­fer­ent com­pa­nies were hired to build the tow­ers and one of the com­pa­nies made a mis­take and dis­cov­ered that the tower had a 25mm tilt. To cor­rect the tilt, the next 16 floors were slanted back 20mm.

Flood­ing is com­mon

Due to its trop­i­cal cli­mate, flash floods are a norm in KL dur­ing the mon­soon sea­son, es­pe­cially in the city cen­tre and low-ly­ing ar­eas. So keep this in mind and check the weather be­fore mak­ing plans.

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