Tag Archives: KL

Funny Malaysia Pictures

15 May
Buy your Buddha in the Buddha supermarket

Buy your Buddha in the Buddha supermarket

There’s quite some pictures in my Malaysia posts, but here are a few that I thought were funny, special, weird, different,… (for different reasons – read comments – hehe)

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Getting into Singapore

2 May
Visiting Singapore...

Visiting Singapore...

My Citin hotel was just opposite the Puduraya bus station, so it was certainly a convenient location to buy a ticket for the bus to Singapore (5 hours, 39 Ringit). The only challenge was to choose between the dozens of bus counters/companies – and I choose wrongly. It got me into Singapore, but not as expected…

Crossing the border was another story, with the border guards making me delete the picture of the first Singaporean flag I saw. I thought they would be honoured. Nope. Continue reading

KL shopping paradise

29 Apr
How many square miles of mall one needs???

How many square miles of mall one needs???

So when I asked people, what they would do on their free day in KL (Kuala Lumpur) many of them said they would spend some time in the mall. Hmm – very consumerist I thought, but then they explained that it would be too hot to be outside – so that explains the mall-phenomena in KL I suppose. An outside shopping street would simply not attract any visitors when the sun’s out. And THE shopping streets that are outside (e.g. Chinatown’s Petaling Street or the Little India Bazar) they are covered with roofs or shades to keep the sun out, and every second shop keeper has a fan running in his stall.

Local food, fancy style in the malls: blue rice

Local food, fancy style in the malls: blue rice

So I gave it a try and headed for the newest of the newest malls in Bukit Bintang shopping Mekka. I can’t even remember its name, because taking pictures is forbidden (at least where the guard sees it – so I only took some snaps when the guard wasn’t looking).

Eating is also an easy affair, with on every corner of the street hawker stalls with local specialities – and when I say local I mean: Indian, Malay, Chinese, Arab and some street burgers… Continue reading

Kuala Lumpur Confusion

28 Apr
Me and Petronas in KL

Me and Petronas in KL

When I arrived in Kuala Lumpur (KL [ke:l] in colloquial speech) I was just confused. Maybe it was because I had met too many new people and seen too many new places in the last few days, or maybe because KL is soooo much bigger and more developed than where i was before.

The idea that came to mind when walking around the different areas, is that KL is one big fruit-salad. Take pieces of different fruits and shake them all around. Similarly there are many incongruous elements mixed together in KL:

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