According to citypopulationreview, the capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur, a vibrant and modern city located in the western part of the country. It is the largest city in Malaysia and has an estimated population of 1.8 million people. Kuala Lumpur has been the national capital since 1857 when it was established as a tin-mining settlement. Kuala Lumpur is home to many iconic landmarks such as Petronas Twin Towers, which were once the tallest buildings in the world; Thean Hou Temple, a Chinese temple with intricate architecture; and Batu Caves, an ancient limestone hill that features Hindu shrines and sculptures. Visitors can also explore several nearby parks including Lake Gardens which offers lush greenery and bird watching opportunities or Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve where visitors can take a leisurely stroll through its trails. The city also boasts several museums such as Islamic Arts Museum which showcases Islamic artifacts from around the world; National Museum which features traditional Malaysian artifacts; and National History Museum which provides insight into Malaysia’s rich history. Additionally, there are numerous shopping malls throughout Kuala Lumpur including Pavilion KL Shopping Mall, Suria KLCC Mall, and Sungei Wang Plaza where visitors can find everything from designer labels to local handicrafts. Kuala Lumpur is also known for its vibrant nightlife with plenty of bars, nightclubs, and restaurants to choose from offering both local cuisine as well as international dishes. Visitors can also enjoy cultural performances at Istana Budaya or catch a show at Putra World Trade Centre theatre before ending their night with a visit to one of the many rooftop bars located around town for stunning views of the skyline. Education in Malaysia is largely based on the British education system. Primary and secondary school is compulsory and free for all Malaysians. Students are assessed through standardized tests and examinations throughout their schooling, with results determining which type of secondary school they will be admitted to. Malaysia also has a number of private schools, international schools, and religious schools available. Higher education is offered at universities, polytechnics, colleges of technology, community colleges, private institutions, foreign university branch campuses and more. Most higher education institutions offer courses in engineering, science and technology as well as business-related courses. In recent years there has been an increased focus on vocational training to help prepare students for the job market after graduation. Check educationvv for Malaysia Education and Training.