Photo Essay: Scenes from Kuala Lumpur

by Guest Blogger on July 8, 2010 · 11 comments

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Kuala Lumpur is a modern industrial city caught up in 20th century technology, buildings, and media.  Clutched in a triangle of three cultures: Malay, Indian, and Chinese, the city exudes the blending of these cultures in the new versus the old.

From the amazing Batu Caves with monkeys watching the Hindu traditions, to the hawker stalls on Jl Pedling with mouth watering Chinese and Malay delicacies, and the eclectic markets of Chinatown, evidence of the mixing cultures is everywhere.

Old and new architecture in Kuala Lumpur.

Old and new architecture in Kuala Lumpur.

Rambutan (fruit) at the Chinatown market.

Rambutan (fruit) at the Chinatown market.

Preparing scallions.

Preparing scallions.

The Hindu God, Lord Murugan at Batu Caves.

The Hindu God, Lord Murugan at Batu Caves.

Drummer at Hindu temple at Batu Caves.

Drummer at Hindu temple at Batu Caves.

Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers

Clams at hawker food stalls.

Clams at hawker food stalls.

Snails at hawker food stalls.

Snails at hawker food stalls.

Street musician at Jl Pedaling.

Street musician at Jl Pedaling.

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11 Comments

ShannonOD July 8, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Beautiful photos but have to correct – that's rambutan in the pic, not lychee – they actually taste a tiny bit different (I love rambutan and hate lychee!)

:-)

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Dave July 8, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Thanks Shannon :)

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Aru July 9, 2010 at 12:57 am

That is not a statue of Golden Buddha at Batu Caves. It's is a statue of the Hindu God, Lord Murugan. Please do your research before posting.

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Dave July 9, 2010 at 3:51 am

Thanks Aru, I'm making the correction to the photo caption now.

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backpackingmatt July 10, 2010 at 3:13 am

Stunning photos. I like the ones of the clams and the snails. Hoping to get to KL on my way to Thailand when I leave NZ.

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gourmandinasia.blogspot.com July 11, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Love the pictures! I have some quite similiar ones of the colorful buildings in KL and the clams! :)

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Darrell Swayze October 29, 2010 at 11:36 am

nice :)

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automatyczne pozycjonowanie October 29, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Your blog is great I feel you should certainly translate it to other languages.

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Anis October 1, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Cool photos! I’m from KL and these made me smile!

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Dave October 2, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Glad you liked the photos of your home town Anis!

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Felisa October 3, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Luv the pics of my hometown… thanks Dave :)

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