June 20, 2011

Kuala Lumpur Impressions

From SINGAPORE, it was a 5 hour Transnasional freezing cold bus ride to get to the cultural, financial and economic centre of Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur, formerly known as Klang Valley, is home to the impressive and tallest twin buildings in
the world - the Petronas which rises like guards in the heart of the city. Designed to symbolize strength
and grace using geometric principles typical in Islamic architecture. The largest city and the capital of
Malaysia populated with an estimated 1.6 million people who adores Jericho Rosales because of a soap opera and his reel (and real?) pairing with Malaysian actress Carmen Soo.

Petronas Twin Towers

We missed the tickets to visit the skybridge:-(

Souvenirs
Laksa? haha sorry, I forgot but it was delicious.

It is also the most densely populated district in Malaysia and the streets are bursting with life and traffic jam. Bicycles, buses and foreign cars darting past us and clogging the streets, Abayas (traditional Muslim clothing) mingled with western dresses, the locals carrying grocery bags and bread and flowers wove around us tourists with our brightly colored holiday clothes and cameras slung on our necks trying to capture the curiosities of their everyday life.

Street scene in Merdeka Square

The landscape is an interesting mixture of modern and traditional charm as seen from our hurried
hopping on and off the tourist bus which is a great way to get around the city when you have a limited time.

 KL Railway Station

Changing of the guards at Istana Negara (Royal Palace)

Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) 

 Menara KL Tower

Constantly hopping.

Double decker hop on - hop off bus cruising along Chinatown

 We thought 24 hours would be enough to see all the highlights and move on to Penang and then eventually THAILAND but we have sorely underestimated the traffic jam. Oh well, another reason to go back.

4 comments:

  1. lovely shots.
    and until now, i cant find a char kway teow as yummy as the one i tried in jalan alor!

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  2. love the night shot of Menara KL Tower, that's where I experienced my first zip line :)

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  3. Hi Chyng! The thought of stuffing our faces silly with food, glorious Malaysian food is adding to our excitement to step on their soil again. Will hunt for that char kway teow in Jalan Alor and will read your Malaysia post, might pick up a few more tips:-)

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  4. Hi Claire! Wala kang katakot takot sa heights - zip lining and bungee jumping, ayayay! And we kinda say that with amazement and envy;-)

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