I had planned to cool my jets for a while in Melaka, because I thought I liked smaller towns. However Melaka is good for a weekend visit and that’s about it; I was getting antsy and wee bit frustrated because the town shuts down during the week. I decided to travel north to Kuala Lumpur since it’s a travel hub and I figured it would be the best place for me to be once I decided where I wanted to visit in Malaysia . Heck, maybe I’d even hang out for a few days too even though it wasn’t part of the original travel plan. What I didn’t expect was to really like the city and find a bunch of stuff to do.
Kuala Lumpur is awesome because you can see the 3-bean salad of diversity spread among Malay, Chinese, and Indian cultures all with a modernized, western feel. Also, I didn’t get a sense of an overwhelming majority in Malaysia and observed a fairly balanced mix between the Chinese and Malays populations. The Indian population is there, but a little less prevalent.
Also, since culture influences architecture, I figured I might see some interesting buildings too.
My first adventure was to find examples of each culture and seek out architecture.
Misson 1: Culture
In order to tour the mosque, I had to follow Islamic dress code of covering pretty much everything up. So I got to wear this awesome purple robe that was SUPER hot. I didn’t stay too long…
Misson 2: Find examples of cool architecture around downtown…
Stay tuned to see more from Malaysia! What other cities have cool looking buildings?