The Klang Valley
The Klang Valley, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is the country's most prominent region, encompassing Kuala Lumpur and its suburbs as well as the adjoining towns and cities in Selangor state. You may find it referred to as Greater Kuala Lumpur, which is the correct title. It is geographically bordered in the west by the Strait of Malacca and in the north and east by the Titiwangsa Mountains. The valley derives its name from the Klang River, the waterway which flows through the area.
The focus of Malaysia's commerce and industry, the vast conurbation contains a total population estimated to be in excess of six million. The Klang also counts amongst its residents migrants from other parts of Malaysia and expatriate workers mainly from India, Indonesia and Nepal.
Malaysia's thriving capital Kuala Lumpur has in recent years become a major tourist destination offering exceptional shopping, superb dining options and an increasingly cosmopolitan outlook. Shopping is perhaps Kuala Lumpur's most renowned attraction, offering visitors a bewildering array of merchandise for every budget and preference.
Dining is a national highlight and the Malaysian capital offers everything from unpretentious coffee shops to exclusive restaurants. With its multi-ethnic population it is not surprising that there is a diverse array of dining options available.