Kuala Lumpur's dramatic transformation from humble jungle beginnings to a booming cosmopolitan hub has resulted in a city where old meets new, east meets west and, luckily for travellers, luxury meets budget. Commonly referred to as KL, today Malaysia’s buzzing capital is home to over one-and-a-half million people. Touting a skyline that’s famous for being dominated by one of the tallest buildings in the world, KL offers a bit more breathing space between its skyscrapers than many other Asian metropolises. Surprisingly, it also heralds some lovely patches of greenery. A distinctive factor of this economically driven city is the melting pot of religions and cultures that meet here, making it fascinatingly multicultural. On your holiday to Kuala Lumpur, expect a unique fusion of Chinese, Indian and British influences. KL is certainly not your typical Asian experience, and that’s what makes it so alluring.