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Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

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Bird Park

address: Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, 920 Jalan Cenderawasih, Taman Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - phone: 03 - 2272 1010
kl-bird-park-entrance-hornbill-restaurant.jpg, The KL Bird Park is the one of the main attractions in the Lake Gardens park area and has the self-proclaimed largest free-flight walk-in aviary in the work.
The KL Bird Park is the one of the main attractions in the Lake Gardens park area and has the self-proclaimed largest free-flight walk-in aviary in the work.
Links:

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