I was born and raised in the Klang Valley and until now I'm still living in Kuala Lumpur. Even my schools and colleges are all located in Klang Valley. So, basically I'm so called "anak jati" Kuala Lumpur despite having Nik in my name. In Malaysia, most of Nik came from Kelantan or east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia.
Being a KLite for almost twenty years made me passionate about the development of my hometown. Kuala Lumpur is one of the most well-known cities in Asia and to some extent globally.
Kuala Lumpur or Klang Valley?
To ignorant Malaysian and curious non-Malaysian, Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia. However, Kuala Lumpur is actually a land-locked area in the middle of the state of Selangor. Population growth in Kuala Lumpur has led to the development of suburb areas like Cheras, Subang Jaya, Puchong, Kajang, Ampang, etc..
Basically, Klang Valley consists of Kuala Lumpur and its surrounding suburb areas where most of them are residential areas and Kuala Lumpur City Centre acts as the main commercial area. Putrajaya, administrative capital of Malaysia is also part of Klang Valley. Sepang, where KLIA and Sepang International Circuit (SIC) are located is also included in the metropolitan region.