Kuala Lumpur (KL) is the federal capital and the largest city in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is a sprawling city and its residential suburbs seem to go on forever. It is home to the Petronas Twin Towers, it is a shopping paradise with some of Southeast Asia’s largest shopping malls, housing the world’s top brands, and street markets where you can get one-of-a-kind items. Kuala Lumpur is the sixth most visited city in the world, with 8.9 million tourists per year. Tourism in Kuala Lumpur driven by the city’s cultural diversity, relatively low costs, and wide gastronomic and shopping variety. MICE tourism, which mainly encompasses conventions has expanded in recent years to become a vital component of the industry, and is expected to grow further once the Malaysian government’s Economic Transformation Programme kicks in. It is Malaysia’s sultry capital packed with historic monuments, steel-clad skyscrapers, lush parks, mega sized shopping malls, bustling street markets and trendy nightspots. Also, an essential part of the vibrant mix is incense-wreathed, colorfully adorned mosques and temples of the country’s Malay, Chinese and Indian communities. The major tourist destinations include the Merdeka Square, the House of Parliament, the Petaling Street, the National Palace (Istana Negara), the Kuala Lumpur Tower, the National Museum, the Central Market, Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, the National Monument, and religious sites such as the Jamek Mosque.