Kuala Lumpur

Purple orchid at the Orchid Garden in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Purple Orchid in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Today’s travel photo is of a purple orchid in the Orchid Garden section of the Perdana Botanical Gardens in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Perdana Botanical Garden is a beautiful and peaceful area of green space located right in the centre of Kuala Lumpur, making it the perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the… Read More

I Love KL - City Gallery at Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide

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Kuala Lumpur is a big modern Asian metropolis full of skyscrapers and shopping malls, growing over the years into a city that could rival Singapore. Still, beneath the city’s shiny modern exterior you will find a vibrant culture where multiple ethnicities merge to create a unique blend of cultural customs, characterized by the different food… Read More

View to Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

272 Steps – Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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It’s another steaming hot day in Kuala Lumpur and the air conditioning on the train has made me consider a day of just staying in transit to keep cool. Another option would be to head to a nice air conditioned shopping mall or find a little cafe to chill out in with an iced coffee…Of course… Read More

The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Day & Night at the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur

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The Petronas Towers are a true icon of Kuala Lumpur. For most people, it is the first thing that comes to mind when they think of Malaysia’s capital. At 451 metres tall, the Petronas Twin Towers were the tallest buildings in the world until 2004. Now, they sit in third place, but that doesn’t take… Read More

Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Merdeka Square: The Colonial Heart of Kuala Lumpur

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My first impression of Kuala Lumpur was that it is a modern city on the move, ready to rival other big modern Asian cities. As I dug a little deeper into the city over the next few days, I realised that is so much more than that. It is also a city that embraces its… Read More

Prayer Hall inside Masjid Negara - National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Masjid Negara – The National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur

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From the window of my guesthouse in Chinatown, one of the first things I noticed was a building off in the distance with a huge, blue, star shaped roof. I had no idea what it was until I opened up my map of Kuala Lumpur and my Lonely Planet guide. That interesting building that I… Read More

Hawker stalls in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur

Chinatown: First Impressions of Kuala Lumpur

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It was strange to be in a big city again. I think the last time I had seen a skyscraper was back in Saigon, over four months prior. As the bus made its way through the outer suburbs of Kuala Lumpur, I realised that this really is a big city, with endless buildings, streets and… Read More

Masjid Jamek Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Masjid Jamek Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Today’s travel photo is of Masjid Jamek at dusk in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Masjid Jamek is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur, built in 1909. It sits in the historic area of the city at the confluence of the Gombak and Klang rivers. I took this photo while walking from my guest house… Read More

Fountain in Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Fountain in Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Today’s travel photo is of my wife, Veronika, sitting on a fountain in Merdeka Square, located in the historic Colonial district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Merdeka Square is a large park that was originally a cricket field (in fact, the cricket pitch is still there) and is surrounded by some beautiful old British Colonial buildings… Read More

Prayer Hall in Masjid Negara Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Prayer Hall at Masjid Negara Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Today’s travel photo is of the main prayer hall inside Masjid Negara Mosque (National Mosque of Malaysia) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Masjid Negara was built in 1965 as the official mosque of Malaysia and can hold up to 15,000 people at a time. Outside of the main prayer times, tourists are allowed to visit the… Read More

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