Why Choose Kuala Lumpur ?
A City That Is Truly One-of-a-Kind
Kuala Lumpur, or KL as it is commonly called, is located on the west coast of the Malaysian peninsular in between Thailand and Singapore. The name "Kuala Lumpur" literally means "muddy confluence", signifying the meeting point of the Klang and Gombak rivers.
The city is located 28 min from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport by train, or 45-60 min by taxi. The city is well connected with a myriad of expressways and extensive road networks as well as the Monorail and light railway transportation systems.
The once mining town is now an urban jungle with stylish skyscrapers rising (in height and quantity) rapidly for the past 15 years. As you travel further out to the edge of KL, you'll find a calmer (but not necessarily quieter) side of the city that is primarily filled with residential neighbourhoods.
Anything and Everything You Need Is Right Here...
You'll find the world in KL, but you'll never find anything quite like it anywhere else in the world. For starters, KL has its very own global icon in the PETRONAS Twin Towers, soaring 452 metres above street level and 88 stories tall. This mega structure towers majestically over KL, presenting a universal view of the icon from any corner of the city.
Around the city centre KLCC you can find some of Asia's best shopping malls and global fashion brands, and the city has an abundance of eateries with cuisines from all over the world. There are Broadway-like theatres, 5-star cinemas, museums and art galleries, and partygoers will find KL's vibrant nightlife very fulfilling. If you yearn to experience the traditional old world appeal of Malaysia's culture and values, the old streets of KL with its captivating day-to-day activities and aromatic smells will charm you. You'll experience this city, with the echoing music of its entertainment outlets, the beam of vehicle lights searching for the perfect late-night snack and colourful streetlights - a spectacle that proves KL as a definite place to visit for world travellers. For more details, go to www.visitkl.gov.my.
Kuala Lumpur and its surrounding areas (Greater KL) are ideally positioned to become the leading regional hub of growth for international corporations, organisations and manufacturers alike.
InvestKL is a government organisation that promotes Greater KL as a centre for business, innovation and talent. It supports the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) by focusing on multinational companies (MNC’S) involved in the National Key Economic Areas (NKEAS), particularly oil, gas and energy, engineering services, healthcare, wholesale and retail, food processing and environmental technology.
InvestKL highlights the advantages and opportunities of Greater KL to attract some of the world’s most dynamic firms to establish their regional headquarters in the city and strategically grow their business in Asia.
InvestKL reports to three lead Ministers from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Ministry of Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing and the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) under the Prime Minister’s Department, to drive Greater KL to support a high-income, knowledge-based economy in line with Malaysia’s goals for 2020.
Invest KL, Menara SSM@Sentral (16th floor), No 7 Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50623
Contact: Ms. Gyatri Jaydas, Manager / Alliances