DECOLONISATION (1957-1966)/ Records of Kuala Lumpur from 1880 to present

The video clip shows the change of image of Kuala Lumpur from 1880 to present. From the video clip, it can be seen that after 1957, more and more national architectures are built and gradually form the city as we can see today:

1) Kuala Lumpur is rated as an Alpha World City (A-Class City), according to the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network (GaWC)

2) Kuala Lumpur is the 6th Most Visited City In The World, with 8.94 million tourist arrivals in 2008.

3) Kuala Lumpur also has been ranked in the 8th place as The Cities With The Most Beautiful Skylines In The World rated by National Geography.

4) Kuala Lumpur always been considered as one of the top five cities in South East Asia (ASEAN) other than Bangkok, Thailand; Manila, Philippines; Jakarta, Indonesia and Singapore.

5) Kuala Lumpur was ranked 10th among Cities to Have Most Buildings above 100 meter with the total of 244 high rise buildings, in the list of World Tallest 50 Urban Agglomeration 2010 Projection by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

6) Kuala Lumpur is one of the Youngest City in Asia.

7) In 2012, Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Kuala Lumpur in 2nd place among ASEAN countries, after Singapore and 45th in the world for Global City Competitiveness Index.

8) Kuala Lumpur has been awarded as Asia’s Leading City Destination for the World Travel Award 2011 in the 18th World Travel Awards regional ceremony for Asia and Australasia, held in Bangkok, Thailand.

9) Kuala Lumpur was ranked 48th among global cities by Foreign Policy’s 2010 Global Cities Index.

10) Kuala Lumpur was ranked 67th among global cities for economic and social innovation by the 2thinknow Innovation Cities Index in 2010.

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