Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia

Sandra Leow

Welcome to my city, Kuala Lumpur.

I lived in Kuala Lumpur all my life. After leaving the city to embark on the UWC journey, I developed so much more love for my city. I joined the Youth Mayors programme at UWC Maastricht because I would like to work on implementing more urban solutions due to the lack of urban development in my city. Youth Mayors would ensure that I have the opportunity to discuss these prevalent issues and formulating solutions. I am particularly interested in social issues, particularly, ensuring that individuals have the right to education, access to basic human necessities, women rights, etc.

My City

Kuala Lumpur is known as the largest and most developed region in Malaysia. It has an estimated population of 1.73 million inhabitants as of 2016. KL is seen as one of the fastest growing and populous nations in Southeast Asia. Since recent times, Kuala Lumpur has faced major economic developments that fostered a top-playing position in the global partnerships. KL is known for its scrumptious food and its rich culture and traditions since historical times. Due to the great diversity it deploys, it has attracted plenty of tourists and immigrants to the city. Although KL claims that it is a relatively progressive nation, there are massive grassroot issues that has to be solved. There are various traffic gridlocking issues and the need to strive for more sustainable practices.

Snapshot
  • Kuala Lumpur has an estimated population of 1.73 million inhabitants as of 2016. (Wikipedia)

  • The Yang di-Pertuan Agong is the head of state of Malaysia. He does not have absolute power in the political world but is one of the few elected monarchs in the world.

  • Kuala Lumpur houses one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India called the Batu Caves.

  • The city is known for its common flooding.

  • The city of KL is known for its retail rituals.

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