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Kuala Lumpur Streets

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!

Various fruits that Westerners have probably never heard of like rambutan and durian

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.”

The private Selangor Club where the Hash House Harriers started

Cool buildings around Merdeka Square, with the KL Tower in the background.

Merdeka Square in KL

Everywhere in the world, people are fascinated by Barack Obama!

Barack Obama, Malay graffiti-style

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.

Corn in Cup - YYYESS!

KL is not lacking in beggars with outstretched arms and McDonald’s cups.

Begging the streets of Kuala Lumpur

What was I saying about Barack Obama earlier…?

Barack Obama on a $100 bill

Mmm, chestnuts.

Freshly roasted street chestnuts

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.

Shopping indecision on Petaling Street

Here’s a view down the (food-oriented) side street of the Petaling Street night market in Chinatown.

Petaling Street Night Market

Tomorrow I’ll revisit the second goal: the stunning, steel-clad Petronas twin towers!

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Posted in Around the World 7 years, 3 months ago at 3:33 am.

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  1. I completely agree about corn in a cup. I’ve had it many times in Thailand.
    .-= J´s last blog ..Problem 1- =-.

  2. I need a snack. And suddenly I’m hungry for Corn in Cup!

  3. i love street photography!
    .-= greg urbano´s last blog ..St Pete Photo Walk =-.

  4. Great article, great pictures.