Friday, June 19, 2009

Malaysian Vacation - Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

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More than any other spot in the country, Kuala Lumpur, or "KL" as it is commonly

Petaling Street (local Cantonese: chi cheong k...Image via Wikipedia

known, is the focal point of new Malaysia. While the city's past is still present in the evocative British colonial buildings of the Dataran Merdeka and the midnight lamps of the Petaling Street nightmarket, that past is everywhere met with insistent reminders of KL's present and future. The city's bustling streets, its shining, modern office towers, and its cosmopolitan air project an unbounded spirit of progress and symbolize Malaysia's unhesitating leap into the future. To some, this spirit seems to have been gained at the loss of ancient cultural traditions, but in many ways KL marks the continuation rather than the loss of Malaysia's rich past. Like Malacca five hundred years before, KL's commercial centre is a grand meeting place for

Bird's eye view of Kuala Lumpur in the 21st ce...Image via Wikipedia

merchants and travelers from all over the world.

In the same way, the city brings together Malaysia's past and present, its many constituent cultures, and even its remarkable natural treasures, allowing first-time visitors an invaluable opportunity to see Malaysia as a whole before setting off to explore its parts.

Brickfields, KL's 'Little India'Image via Wikipedia

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