Kuala Lumpur is poised to become the global Islamic financing hub with an increasing number of financial institutions providing Islamic financing and the strong presence of Gulf financial institutions such as the world's largest Islamic bank, the and.
It is best known as one of the in Kuala Lumpur.
In Malaysia, Malay is the language of instruction for most subjects while English is a compulsory subject, but as of 2012 , English is still the language of instruction for mathematics and the natural sciences for certain schools.
A riot in 1897 was a relatively minor affair that began with the confiscation of faulty dacing a scale used by traders , and in 1912, a more serious disturbance called the riot began during the with the cutting of pigtails and ended with rioting and factional fighting lasting a number of days.
The large service sector is evident in the number of local and foreign banks and insurance companies operating in the city.
There is a new cafe nearby Petaling Street.