Saturday, October 15, 2011

18 March – 9 April 2010: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I fell in love with this city immediately. When I hear its name, it sounds for me like a melody coming from a xylophone, “Ku-a-la-lum-pur”. And when I look at the buildings near Merdeka square or close to China town, I think of sweets - those caramel colors are... mouth-watering. Add modern buildings made of glass and steel, and you will have an idea of this vibrant city. 
We stayed in Little India (yep, could not say goodbye to India!), which is only a few blocks away from China Town. Kuala Lumpur has a very efficient public transportation network, including metro and monorail lines. However, if you stay close to the city center, you may not need public transport that much, as the city is fairly walkable. English is widely spoken, and we had no problems at all (even a lady at the post office was fluent in English). 

Jamek Mosque, or Masjid Jamek:

Sultan Abdul Samad building, currently used as an office of the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture of Malaysia (Merdeka Square):

Petronas towers, Kuala Lumpur's symbol:

City center:

We met this guy on the street. He looked as if he just went out to get some bread from the bakery...

Tabung Haji or Lembaga Tabung Haji (circular tower), the Malaysian Hajj pilgrims fund board. The main headquarters is located at Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur. Tabung Haji facilitates savings for the pilgrimage to Mecca through investment in Shariah-compliant vehicles:

Petaling street, entrance to the China Town: 

Little India: 

The Lake Gardens, a 92-hectare area near the Malasyian Parliament building. The park includes a Butterfly Park, Deer Park, Orchid Garden, Hibiscus Garden and Bird Park (Soutwest Asia's largest bird park). 

P.S. If you need any practical info and tips, just leave a comment. 


  1. Well done Anastassyia. "Belle fototografie" of a strange iper-extra modern town with islands of popular life. Cheers, Francesco