Kuala Lumpur is a city that boasts contrasts and diversity at every corner and on every street. Established at the
confluence of two rivers just 150 years ago, this city has grown into a modern metropolis with a rich diversity of
people from various ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds. Today, this diverse heritage can easily be seen and
experienced through the food, arts, culture, festivals and even the architecture of this city.
There are numerous tourist attractions that are so diverse, there’s something for every interest. Attractions that promote culture, the arts and heritage are equally exciting as the attractions that offer adventure and great family entertainment.
Having been voted as one of the world’s top shopping destinations, the retail scene in Kuala Lumpur will not disappoint. With a large variety of general and specialized shopping malls to choose from, it’s any shopaholic’s haven.
Rapidly becoming known as an international culinary destination, Kuala Lumpur has a
numbing selection of eateries that are as diverse as the cuisine they serve. From fine dining restaurants to
homegrown establishments and even amazing street fare, this city is every foodie’s dream come true.
With the increasing number of specialist hospitals in Kuala Lumpur and an extensive range of healthcare facilities available, there are a growing number of international patients whom seek treatment for various conditions here in Kuala Lumpur.
In recent years, the city has seen a boom in the education industry with the founding of new colleges, college-universities, universities and other institutions of higher learning that have successfully attracted a large number of foreign students. As Kuala Lumpur establishes itself as an international education hub, the growth potential for the education tourism sector is evident.
Kuala Lumpur’s tourism industry truly has a lot to offer visitors to the city. And like anywhere else, there are those industry players who strive to achieve the highest levels of excellence in service. It is these individuals and organizations that set the standards for the whole tourism industry and contribute to the overall reputation and image of the city to tourists from all over the world.
The Kuala Lumpur Mayor’s Tourism Awards is a programme that is designed to identify these select few who shine out amongst their peers. It is a programme that celebrates excellence in service culture. It is a programme that gives due recognition to the crème de la crème of Kuala Lumpur’s tourism industry.