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Celebrating KL’s City Day
On February 1, 1972 the town of Kuala Lumpur which originated at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak river, was declared a city to the watching world and in a single swoop it showed how far the city has evolved.
From such humble beginnings, Kuala Lumpur grew to become a world class city and it shows as the city folks take great pride in their modern environment compared to the backwater it was back then.
Needless to say, the city now has many hotspots and attractions, places to stay, places to eat and dine and a network of public transport which includes the LRT, the MRT, KTM Kommuter, RapidKL buses and feeder buses and taxis.
The historical past of the city is preserved such as the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Royal Selangor Club, Dataran Merdeka, Central Market or Pasar Seni, the famous Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman and others.
There are parks, streetscapes, public libraries, houses of worship such as mosques, churches and temples and a wide range of shopping malls and hypermarkets catering to people of all walks of life and taste.
This year’s celebration highlights the past, the origins of Kuala Lumpur, right up to the present and how the city will look like in decades to come as a most attractive and sustainable, liveable city with a metropolitan community.
-THE MALAYSIA VOICE