My Trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I went to Kuala Lumpur in December 2007. Kuala Lumpur city centre has an interesting mix of cultures. Both and new buildings contrast a lot with each other. There were also plenty of spots outside that made great day trips. However, the downside was that people wanted to scam and cheat tourists at every opportunity, and the hotel I stayed in happened to have extremely noisy and inconsiderate teenagers shouting and running around even at 2am.

My Trip to Singapore

After Kuala Lumpur, I went to Singapore for a few days. Things were noticeable newer and more orderly in Singapore, and the prices were correspondingly more expensive. I was impressed by the amount of open space in Singapore, I did not feel suffocated or oppressed by the metropolis.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
KL tower and the Petronas Towers viewed through an elaborate fountain
A majestic monument
Butterfly with broken wings, and a giant ant eyeing its prey
Exotic plants in the Orchid Gardens
Malaysia's expression of nationalism outside KLCC
Locals having a dip in natural streams
Ethereally decorated building
A person wrote the guest book in a temple in mirro image Chinese, which was the first time I have ever seen
Lanterns in a Chinese temple
Coconut candles
Statues lining up in a hindu temple
Dizzying displays of incense in a Chinese temple
Independence Square
Buildings in colonial style
A local garden with Islamic style architecture
A monkey enjoying wafer biscuits
Rock formations in Batu Caves
Lighting up for good luck
The beam of light looks like a scene from a science fiction movie, as if it will beam people up into a UFO
A colourful harbour: they put giant white balls in the harbour so that they reflect coloured light, making the harbour glitter
I wonder if the Merlion gets fined for puking so much water
An unusually warm and colourful gothic church
Skyline of Singapore
They were blocking my way and they refused to move...grrrrr
It looks as if a UFO landed on the building
An ornate fountain
A war monument
An old building aptly named "again new"
Looks like a fancy gate
Ceremonial accessories for Indians
Blessing from the spiritual leader
Rickshaws for tourists
The most extravagantly decorated Buddhist temple I have ever seen. And they were having a ceremony to wish school kids good results in public exams
A landscaped garden on the roof of the temple
How the temple looked from the outside

Created: 19 December 2009
Last updated: 19 December 2009