West Malaysia in 5 (and a bit) Photos

After leaving Yangon in Myanmar, I headed to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Over my 5 month South East Asia journey, I ended up going to Malaysia twice and spending about 7 weeks in this beautiful country, roaming from West Malaysia to wild Borneo and back again!

With friendly people, a diverse culture (Muslim, Catholic, Taoist, Buddhist religions and more), bustling cities, great food, wonderful architecture (old and new, including colonial era and religious buildings) and stunning natural wonders, what’s not to love? Given I spent so much time in such diverse regions I am going to do separate posts, one for West Malaysia and a couple for Malaysian Borneo, to give you just a glimpse of magnificent Malaysia! So lets take a look at some of the architectural, cultural and religious sights of West Malaysia first…

The 88 storey high Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur as viewed from the nearby SkyBar
Day and Night: The 88 storey high Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur as viewed from the nearby SkyBar (March 2018)
Batu Caves in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia
Batu Caves in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia – a series of caves and Hindu temples near Kuala Lumpur (March 2018)
Trishaw - 3D Street Art in Ipoh, the capital of Perak state
Trishaw – 3D Street Art in Ipoh, the capital of Perak state (March 2018)
The colourful Kek Lok Si Buddhist temple on Penang island dates back to 1904 and is said to be the largest Bhuddist temple in Malaysia
The colourful Kek Lok Si Buddhist temple on Penang island dates back to 1904 and is said to be the largest Bhuddist temple in Malaysia (March 2018)
The Malacca Straights Mosque aka "The Floating Mosque" in Pulau Melaka
The Malacca Straights Mosque aka “The Floating Mosque” in Pulau Melaka – it isn’t actually that old as it was only completed in 2006 (June 2018)

 

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