Monday, July 13, 2009

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Yeah from months ago...

Hello All,
After Bangkok, we headed south towards Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  We did not know what to expect with Malaysia.  And again, we only visited the main city of this country so we cannot truthfully claim to have visited Malaysia.  We have only visited certain sections of Malaysia.
We stayed in a cargo container- literally.  It was an exterior addition to a cheap hostel we found in the city.  It was interesting and better than some other rooms we have been in.
This was also the first Muslim country we visited.  We stopped at their national mosque and had a look around.  Malaysia appeared to be a pretty moderate Muslim culture.  Western clothes are common for most women although most do where a scarf around their heads.  The main area where we were affected by the Muslim culture was our drinking habits.  Alcohol is available, but you pay a pirate's ransom for a bottle.
The famous Petronas Towers were there in Kuala Lumpur.  They were for a short period the tallest buildings in the world, buy they were soon eclipsed by a few other buildings with more along the way.  They do still retain the distinction of being the tallest twin towers in the world, and they are the buildings connected by the engineering feat of a sky bridge on the 46th & 47th floors.  The pic attached is from this bridge looking over one part of the city.  The aesthetic facet of these buildings that I liked the most was the stainless steel and glass which covered the entire exterior of the towers.  It is especially amazing when the buildings are lit up at night.  Unfortunately, I do not have a pic of that.
Nothing else much to mention about Malaysia.  That's not the country's fault.  That's our own for having a limited amount of time there and only being able to visit one place.


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