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Kuala Lumpur is a remarkable, culturally rich destination, where multiple religious regional traditions come together in a beautiful mosaic. From the blend of ancient and ultra modern architecture, to the fantastic food, the K.L. experience is unlike any other.
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Level 3,Bangunan Sri Anjung Kompleks Kraf Kuala Lumpur Section 63, Jalan Conlay, 50450, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This women and the other two near her were lost in their art when I snapped this photo -- before noticing the crossed-out-camera icon on the wall beside me! (oops, and yes, I quickly stashed my camera away.) Karyaneka is a great place to catch...
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30, Jalan Inai, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The thousand-year-old Batik fabric dyeing process produces artfully detailed lengths of fabric. A warm mixture of wax and resin is created, the artist draws a design on cotton or silk, and then paints in the enclosed area. The method is deeply...
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Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
These two young gentlemen were kind enough to let me take their portrait. After our photo session the one on the right gave me quick tour of this fabulous Hindu Temple.
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7, Jalan Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Plaza Low Yat may have seven themed floors of boutiques and dining, but it’s their claim as “Malaysia’s Largest IT Lifestyle Mall” that makes this a unique shopping destination. They carry every digital product—hardware, software, accessories and...
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50A, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
In the blackened dining hall of this restaurant you won’t be able to see the hand in front of you let alone your plate. Without sight, you’ll have a sensory dining experience that heightens your other senses and imagination. The dishes on your...
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68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia
Batu Caves are famous for being a Hindu shrine where over a million devotees ascend to during the annual festival of Thaipusam, which typically falls in January or February. In order to reach the limestone caves, you have to climb 272 steps. It's...
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Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
One of the most iconic buildings in Kuala Lumpur is the Sultan Abdul Samad building, located in front of Dataran Merdeka. It was built in the 1890s, and was named after the reigning Sultan at the time. The architecture of the building has a...
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Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
As Malaysia is a Muslim country, mosques can be found everywhere. One of the most famous mosques in K.L. is Masjid Negara (the National Mosque). It was built in 1965, and can accommodate some 15,000 worshippers. This photo is of the Mihrab. It's a...
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Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia
The Night Market (or "Pasar Malam" in Malay) can be found at various places throughout K.L. and Malaysia. It's an open-air market which starts around 4 p.m. and ends around 10 p.m. You can find a variety of things for sale. From fresh meat and...
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50, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A good example of 'adhocracy architecture" to me (note: i'm not an architect so take my comments with a large bucket of salt) - cluttered and messy, this is Kuala Lumpur's shopper's triangle. A good place to walkabout to take in the pulse of this...
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The Durian is fondly known as the king of fruits in Southeast Asia. It's a fruit that the locals love, but that many outsiders find to be an acquired taste. In fact, Andrew Zimmern, the presenter of the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods, (the guy who...
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Jalan Hang Kasturi, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Central Market in K.L. started life as a wet market in 1888. It's now a one-stop shopping destination for Malaysian handicrafts and souvenirs. It also holds cultural and arts events at the outdoor stage in front, as well as art exhibitions at the...
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Perdana, Jalan Lembah, Perdana Botanical Gardens, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The largest collection of Islamic art in South East Asia can be found in the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. There are four floors, spread over 30,000 square meters. Two floors are designated for permanent collections, while galleries in the other...