Friday, September 19, 2014

A few lazy days in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

On our way home from Singapore we made a few stops along the say. And seeing as Singapore shares a border and having met so many Malaysians we could not leave south east Asia without visiting. One of our stops was the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. We stayed in a hostel right in a shopping district and took the metro anywhere we wanted to go. Our main two stops were to see the Batu Caves and the Petronas Towers.

Batu Caves
Batu Caves is a Hindu shrine with a series of temple caves in a huge limestone hill. It is a tourist attraction as well as a place of worship. 

Petronas Towers
We could not leave without visiting the Petronas Twin Towers. These are land mark buildings like the Empire State Building, or the Buri Khalifa in Dubai. I liked how they are not crowed in with other large skyscrapers, it makes their height that much more impressive. We went to see them in the day, and decided to window shop at the nearby malls till sunset so that we could see them at night too. We were not disappointed, plus there was a light and water show in the evening as well. 
Malaysia was fun and different in so many ways. Being so close to Singapore I thought it might have some of the same feel. But we definitely saw a difference between the two countries. Malaysia is a predominantly muslim cournty, and you could see the culture woven into all aspects of life. The food available, seating on the metro (they had a woman only section), and the dress all were indicators that we no longer were in Singapore. 

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