Kuala Lumpur, which means “muddy confluence” in Malay, was founded as a tin mining outpost in 1857. Today, it’s a bustling metropolis. Ask your local host to take you on a tour of the “old” capital, where its colonial heritage is evident. It’s the best place to begin your tour of the country as all the main attractions are nearby.
Your local host can give your insights and historical facts about this section of the city as there are many sights to behold. Chinatown is nearby and so are flea markets that sell just about anything from souvenirs to knockoffs.