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    Kuala Lumpur Federal Territories Malaysia
Lat 3° 10' 0N Long 101° 42' 0E  Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia located on the western coast of the Malaysian peninsula in the Federal Territories in Malaysia (Malayan States).

Wartime History
Defended by the Australian Army 8th Division. On January 11, 1942 attacked by the Japanese Army 5th Division and captured. Occupied by the Japanese for the duration of the Pacific War. Bomb by U. S. aircraft on at least two occasions.

American missions against Kuala Lumpur
January 28, 1942–March 10, 1945

On August 15, 1945 Seishirō Itagaki commander in chief of the Japanese Seventh Area Army in Singapore and Malaya surrendered to the Allies.

Hotel Majestic
Opened August 15, 1932. Occupied by the Japanese and used by officers for the duration of the war. Reportedly, an officer committed ritual suicide at the end of the war in room 48. Postwar, reopened as a hotel and the rooftop bar was used by the founders of UMNO to plan independence. By the later 1950s, the hotel fell into disrepair but was aquired by by the UMNO government housed the National Art Gallery. During the 2013 renovations were completed and the hotel reopened.

Royal Selangor Museum
Located next to the train station on March 10, 1945 accidentally bombed. Today the Royal Selangor Visitor Center.

Kuala Lumpur Airfield
Wartime airfield occupied by the Japanese

Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Opened in 1993 (IATA: KUL, ICAO: WMKK)

Subang International Airport (Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport)
Opened in 1967 (IATA: SZB, ICAO: WMSA)

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Last Updated
March 14, 2020


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