KL is located on the west coast of the Malaysian peninsular in between Thailand and Singapore. "Kuala Lumpur" literally means "muddy confluence", signifying the meeting point of the Klang and Gombak rivers. KL is located half an hour away from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport by train, or 45 minutes away by taxi. KL is well connected via the expressway networks and light railway transportation systems.
The once mining town is now an urban jungle with skyscrapers rising (in height and quantity) rapidly for the past 15 years. As you travel further out to the edge of KL, you'll find a calmer (but not necessarily quieter) side of the city that is primarily filled with residential neighbourhoods.