Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. This 243 km2 city boasts of architectural wonders that have British and Islamic influences.

Istana Negara

Istana Negara or National Palace is the former residence of Malaysia’s Supreme King.

Istana Negara or National Palace is the former residence of Malaysia’s Supreme King.

Istana Negara or National Palace is surrounded by fences and is not open to public, so the visitors mill around the gate to take photos.

Istana Negara or National Palace is surrounded by fences and is not open to public, so the visitors mill around the gate to take photos.

Outside Istana Negara or National Palace.

Outside Istana Negara or National Palace.

National Monument, Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur Cenotaph. The cenotaph is found near the entrance of National Monument. The words, “To Our Glorious Dead” are inscribed on the cenotaph. The years 1914-1918 (World War I), 1939-1945 (World War II) and 1948-1960 (Malayan Emergency) are found below those words to commemorate the fallen soldiers in these wars.

Kuala Lumpur Cenotaph. The cenotaph is found near the entrance of National Monument. The words, “To Our Glorious Dead” are inscribed on the cenotaph. The years 1914-1918 (World War I), 1939-1945 (World War II) and 1948-1960 (Malayan Emergency) are found below those words to commemorate the fallen soldiers in these wars.

One of the structures found in National Monument

One of the structures found in National Monument

The National Monument is dedicated to those who died during World War II and Malayan Emergency. At a height of 15 meters, it is the world’s tallest bronze freestanding statue.

The National Monument is dedicated to those who died during World War II and Malayan Emergency. At a height of 15 meters, it is the world’s tallest bronze freestanding statue.

Masjid Negara or National Mosque

Masjid Negara or National Mosque of Malaysia is an “architectural tribute to Islam”.

Masjid Negara or National Mosque of Malaysia is an “architectural tribute to Islam”.

The 73-meter high minaret of Masjid Negara

The 73-meter high minaret of Masjid Negara

Masjid Negara marker found in front of the mosque.

Masjid Negara marker found in front of the mosque.

Front of Masjid Negara

Front of Masjid Negara

Fountains found on the right side of Masjid Negara

Fountains found on the right side of Masjid Negara

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery has an entertaining and informative presentation about the history of the city.

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery has an entertaining and informative presentation about the history of the city. KLCG promotes history and culture of Malaysia through its many offerings to the visitors.

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery has workers making architectural scale models of the buildings found in KL.

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery has workers making architectural scale models of the buildings found in KL.

And these are some of the scale models

And these are some of the scale models made of wood veneer.

Two of the National Heritage of Malaysia buildings - Kuala Lumpur City Gallery and Masjid Jamek or Jamek Mosque.

Two of the National Heritage of Malaysia buildings – Kuala Lumpur City Gallery and Masjid Jamek or Jamek Mosque – made of Malaysian wood veneer.

Me with some of the scale models made of wood veneer.

Me with some of the scale models made of wood veneer.

Outside Kuala Lumpur City Gallery is this ginormous I LOVE KL model perfect for vanity shots.

Outside Kuala Lumpur City Gallery is this ginormous I LOVE KL model perfect for vanity shots.

Dataran Merdeka or Merdeka Square

Dataran Merdeka or Merdeka Square is the location of the change of flags – the lowering of the Union Flag and the hoisting of Malaysian flag.

Dataran Merdeka or Merdeka Square is the location of the change of flags – the lowering of the Union Flag and the hoisting of Malaysian flag. These are some of the buildings in the vicinity.

Merdeka Square

Merdeka Square

The 95-meter flagpole found in Merdeka Square is one of the tallest in the world.

The 95-meter flagpole found in Merdeka Square is one of the tallest in the world.

Victoria Fountain at Detaran Merdeka is built for the Diamond Jubilee of England’s Queen Victoria.

Victoria Fountain at Merdeka Square is built for the Diamond Jubilee of England’s Queen Victoria.

Close-up of Victoria Fountain shows lions and dragons, the symbols of Queen Victoria’s reign, forming an octagonal tower that rises from the basin.

Close-up of Victoria Fountain shows lions and dragons, the symbols of Queen Victoria’s reign, forming an octagonal tower that rises from the basin.

Menara Petronas or Petronas Twin Towers

Menara Petronas or Petronas Twin Towers are the tallest twin towers in the world at 1,483 feet.

Menara Petronas or Petronas Twin Towers are the tallest twin towers in the world at 1,483 feet.

Petronas Twin Towers have 93 floors and 78 elevators!

Petronas Twin Towers have 93 floors and 78 elevators!

Batik

Hand-made batik in a Kuala Lumpur shop.

Hand-made batik in a Kuala Lumpur shop.

Batik-making step 1

Batik-making step 1

Batik-making step 2

Batik-making step 2

Finished batik

Finished batik cascade from the ceiling

Train Station Food

Goat burger I bought at a train station later in the afternoon. It was so good, I wolfed it down in record time.

Goat burger I bought at a train station later in the afternoon. It was so good, I wolfed it down in record time.

So I had this after the goat burger. I do not know its name in English but we call it tambis in Iloilo. The vendor added salt and cinnamon to the freshly-sliced tambis.

So I had this after the goat burger. I do not know its name in English but we call it tambis in Iloilo. The vendor added salt and cinnamon to the freshly-sliced tambis.

This is the third installment of a three-part Malaysia Throwback Thursday.

Thank you, Edsel for some of the photos.

 

 

 

9 thoughts on “Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

  1. That’s why Malaysian state keeps on improving because they give value to their history. They are united and integrated on promoting Kuala Lumpur through their rich history and technological advancement. I hope to see integrated efforts in the Philippines on promoting its identity and history. It’s hard especially in this democratic country, but I believe it’s possible.

  2. I thought if I am going to be in KL , it will be boring. But when I see your photos, there is a lot of interesting places to see… 😉 It seems that there National Palace is more beautiful than the other country that we went to.. There are a lot of fountains too.. I haven’t seen you wearing a batik material dress… Or I’m not updated with your fashion style? hahahaha… =) Puede ser representar como un modelo de tambis…. Tai hao le!! (means How great in Mandarin) =P

    1. 谢谢. Xièxie. 🙂 (Is it correct?).
      I did not buy batik in Malaysia because I thought they’re expensive, and someone told me to buy chocolates in KL and clothes in Bangkok (I went to Thailand right after Malaysia, where I bought two Thai skirts and two cheongsam and other stuff).

      1. You’re right for Xiexie… (ang lakas maka-Mandarin ng pinyin at saka Hanzi (Hanzi means Chinese character)…. Maybe I’ll try to look for a cheongsam blouse type in Chinatown… (trip lang mag-suot =P) I like the black or white cheongsam.. what color is your cheongsam?

        1. Yes, you should buy one or two cheongsam. I have black with red detail, silver with pale yellow detail and baby blue with dark blue detail. They are quite pretty and very feminine. The only downside to wearing them is the profuse sweating – pawisin kasi ako and the material is not the lightest nor the airiest.

          1. When we meet again, let’s both wear the cheongsam…. Vamos a caminar en una pasarela… ¿Qué te parece? 🙂

          2. Emee said, “let us walk on a catwalk. What do you think?”

            Have you bought one? 🙂 Sure, we can wear them at the same time. 🙂 We might look ridiculous, but I am game for it.

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