Kuala Lumpur in Pictures

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Kuala Lumpur in Pictures, a set on Flickr.

As promised folks here are the photos from my weekend trip to KL. Sri Petaling Street, Masjed Jamek and Petronas Towers.

A fantastic city that I shall be visiting again in the very near future.

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Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

Once again I am sat at OldTown white coffee after visiting the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery. Along the road I have seen the stunning piece of architecture that is the Masjid Jamek mosque as well as the Sultan Abdul Samad building which is perhaps the first example of Moghul architecture in Malaysia.

The gallery itself serves as a small museum of sorts serving to enrich the visitor with a brief history of Kuala Lumpur. It was interesting to learn that that the city was originally a tin mining settlement and that Kuala Lumpur itself means 'Muddy Estuary'. Aside from the small historic gallery there is also a gallery on the second floor that showcases the entire city as a miniature sculpture, complete with roads, trees etc.

For a free gallery it has served it's purpose, no more no less.

Now I am off to take the LTR for a random tour of the city before the final stop at KLCC. If timed correctly I should arrive there to see the city in all it's vibrant glory at night.

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The KL story so far...

As I write this I am enjoying a delicious cup of Xi Mut tea at a shop called Old Town White Coffee located inside Central Market (More about this market later). Please forgive any typos that are bound to occur as I am writing all this on my IPhone.

Ok, so what's the story so far? Well, I have just spent the last 2.5 hours or so wondering Petaling street (KL's Chinatown) and the surrounding vicinity stopping by to take photos of the Guan Di temple, built in 1888 to commemorate one of China's greatest warrior generals who served Lu Bei during the Han dynasty of the three kingdoms period.

Next was a quick stop to take some photos of the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple built in 1873 as a place of worship for those of the Hindu faith. This however doesn't perturb people from all walks of life admiring its firm architecture.

Much of Chinatown is akin to a huge bazaar with everything from clothes, fruits, food and drink to your typical touristy merchandise. I guess it is no different from other Chinatowns in many other countries, save for the fact that the food IMHO is a lot cheaper!! A large plate of delicious fried Kway Teow at 5.50RMB is a bloody good offer in my books.

Do you remember Central Market ? No, well shame on you for not paying attention! Formerly known as KL's Wet Market it was built in 1888 initially serving as gambling premise before shaping into the Central Market we see today. There are over 228 shops inside most of them dealing with arts and crafts, thus making it Malaysia's largest arts and crafts centre.

So there you have it folks, the story of KL so far. I shall leave you with a few photos (sorry for poor quality as I can't upload from my SLR at this moment).

Next destination KL city gallery.

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On the road to KL

My usual MO to KL has been to take a flight. However, for this long weekend I was not able to get a suitable flight that would ensure a morning arrival tomorrow (Friday 26th).  As such here I am taking a bus which has an estimated journey time of 6 hours. Yeah I know, some of you are probably thinking 'Oh my God' but honestly the bus is spacious, fully air conditioned and most of all comfortable. Really can't ask for anything more.

It's 8.40pm now and the bus has just started the journey from Golden mile tower, which is a short walk from Nichol Hill MRT. In a few hours I shall be sleeping before I wake up at my next stop Berjaya Times Square in KL

For those interested the website I used to book my tickets was 


$35 SGD is a pretty good deal.

Stay tuned for my next blog update.

For now it's G'night.

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