Video of the day: Kuala Lumpur in time-lapse

Around 150 years ago, Kuala Lumpur (KL to its friends) was nothing more than a tiny Chinese tin mining village. Today, it's the largest city in Malaysia, a cultural melting pot with a population of 6.5 million, boasting South East Asia's tallest skyscrapers, gigantic shopping malls and world-renowned cuisine.

Petronas Twin Towers dominate the skyline, while Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), beckons tourists and shoppers with its own Times Square, a huge mall with its own roller coaster, a giant water park.

We think architectural photographer Rob Whitworth has captured a real sense of Kuala Lumpur in this beautiful time-lapse video.

It took five months to film and a total of 19,997 photos to make it. "My timelapse explores how the city changes from day to night, highlighting how spaces dramatically alter during the course of a few hours," says Whitworth on his website.

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