Malaysia’s Central Region

Vibrant towns and cities, towering buildings, great shopping and exciting theme parks make up the urban landscape of Malaysia’s central region. This region comprises the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya as well as the states of Selangor and Negeri Sembilan. The region boasts gleaming megastructures, heritage quarters and world-class events.

While Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia’s capital city, Putrajaya is the country’s administrative capital. The majestic Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower are among the country’s iconic landmarks. Putrajaya is hailed as the ‘Intelligent Garden City’ for its harmonious blend of infrastructure and nature. As the country’s hub for commerce and finance, the central region is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and top-notch facilities. It is home to the country’s main entry points; Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), KLIA 2, well as Port Klang, the largest port in the country.

Filled with unique attractions, the central region is a lively and exciting destination. Discover a microcosm of modern Malaysia in this region!

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, or popularly known as ‘KL’, is Malaysia’s capital city and one of Asia’s most dynamic cities. This bustling metropolis is a melting pot of races and cultures and is home to a population of 3.4 million people.

One of the most charming features of this flourishing urban centre is its ability to juxtapose the old and new. Iconic high-rise buildings such as the Petronas Twin Towers stand alongside colonial buildings, creating a delightful contrast. Green-lung areas, upscale shopping malls, themed places of interest and heritage quarters give KL its unique character. Getting around this modern city is convenient with the comprehensive transportation system, KL Hop On Hop Off Coach tours, GO KL free bus service and KL City Hall’s tram service.

Discover more about Malaysia’s capital on the Malaysia Truly Asia website, including places to visit, the best dining experiences and how to get around.