I’ve been to Kuala Lumpur (affectionately known as KL) several times before. But I never took any street photos, and never made it up the Petronas twin towers (the tallest buildings in the world, 1998-2004). On July 24th, I took care of the first of those goals. Let’s start with fruit!
Here’s the Royal Selangor Club, where the Hash House Harriers were born in 1938 – ushering in a worldwide revolution in drunken running around ever-changing mystery courses. The name refers to the wing where the participating Colonial British bunked, the “Hash House.”
Cool buildings around Merdeka Square, with the KL Tower in the background.
Everywhere in the world, people are fascinated by Barack Obama!
Corn in Cup is awesome. This is definitely a favorite Malaysian snack food! Plus, a good view of what many of the local Muslim women are wearing.
KL is not lacking in beggars with outstretched arms and McDonald’s cups.
What was I saying about Barack Obama earlier…?
Asia is all about shopping. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Malaysia: shopping malls are massive, and double as social centers, packed with restaurants. Tourists and locals alike pack malls, hawker centers, and street markets day in and day out.
Here’s a view down the (food-oriented) side street of the Petaling Street night market in Chinatown.
Tomorrow I’ll revisit the second goal: the stunning, steel-clad Petronas twin towers!