Location, Climate: Kuala Lumpur is situated right in the heart of Malaysia and surrounded by the Strait of Mallaca, Sumatra Islands, Titiwangsa Mountains and other mountain ranges. The weather in Kuala Lumpur is sunny and warm all throughout the year because of its close proximity to the equator. The rainy months in Kuala Lumpur are from September to April. Brief History: The city's name means “Mouth of the Muddy River” which was derived from the muddy area that links the rivers of Gombak and Klang. This is the place where the tin prospectors stayed in during the 1800s which later on became a famous trading post. The British took over the city in 1896, but gave up its empire in 1955 which gave Kuala Lumpur its independence. Events, Landmarks, Activities: Kuala Lumpur is a multicultural city thus hosting various festivals but the most famous is the Chinese New Year which is celebrated for 15 days at the beginning of the lunar calendar. Expect to see different events, lion dances and firework displays during this time. The most-visited area in Kuala Lumpur is the city center where one can find many attractions including the Merdeka Square, Sultan Abdul Samad Building and the National Mosque of Malaysia. More modern attractions can be found at the Golden Triangle such as the world-famous Petronas Twin Towers, KL Tower, Aquaria KLCC and Petrosains. Transportation: Since most of the attractions are located in one area, it is more convenient to explore them by foot. For farther destinations, it is best to take the LRT or bus. Taxis here are also affordable and accessible.