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There is a few things you should know about Kuala Lumpur hostels and the city in general. Besides comparing you the best and cheapest hostels in Kuala Lumpur, we also highlight what we have liked, disliked and things to look out for.Kuala Lumpur is a federal territory consisting of the city of Kuala Lumpur and the suburbs like Kepong, Bukit Bintang, Batu, etc. The city of Kuala Lumpur used to be the seat of the government until 1999 when almost all the executive offices were moved to nearby Putrajaya, which is now widely considered as part of “greater” Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur is the largest and fastest growing Malaysian region in terms of infrastructure, economy, and population. It is located in the central west coast of mainland (Peninsular) Malaysia and connected to the world by Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), one of the busiest airports in Southeast Asia. The population of the city is mostly divided into Malays, Indians, Chinese, and other nationalities and therefore the city has influence of all and particularly these three main cultures.
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Kuala Lumpur is my favourite city in Southeast Asia so far. I love that there are so many trees around, and I really enjoyed the freedom of the subway and buses. It beats haggling with taxis and tuk tuks any day!