Sunday, February 21, 2010

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is one of those tweener cities. It is developed in parts, with fancy malls and tall buildings, while other parts maintain a more traditional style. And although it is not as safe as say Tokyo or Singapore, it is much more secure than other southeast Asian cities like Manila or Bangkok. If you are looking for a starter city in SE Asia it would be a good place to visit. For the more travel savvy it does not, at least to me, offer anything particularly unique.

The one worthwhile aspect of KL is its ethnic diversity. While officially Muslim, and with a heavy Islamic influence, there are also strong presences of Chinese and Indians. So between the three main ethnic groups you can get a pretty wide array of food.

The Petronas Towers - which at one point
passed the Sears Tower in height, until
they changed the rules of measuring buildings.

A view of the National Mosque

Another mosque during Friday worship. While the call
to prayer is interesting, I can see how it would quickly
become annoying.

Something you rarely get to see -
the blind literally leading the blind.

No comments: