Kuala Lumpur literally means “muddy confluence.” Malaysia’s first federal territory began life as a tin mining town in the heart of Selangor in 1857, at the juncture of the Klang and Gombak Rivers. As it prospered, it was settled by Malays from nearby towns along with miners from China and immigrants from India. It became the state capital in 1880, under the British-appointed Chinese captain Yap Ah Loy, who converted the mining town into a thriving commercial success.
Where to buy property in Kuala Lumpur Region, Malaysia
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