Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is a diverse and multicultural city.  Walking through the brightly lit Chinese market at night you can see everything from women in full burkas to short-shorts and tank tops.  The food is equally as diverse with traditional Chinese, Indian, Malay and Pakistani restaurants lining the streets.  Just today we managed to visit the National Mosque, a large Chinese temple and the Hindu Sri Mahamariamman temple, all within walking distance of each other.  KL is a very modern city with a transit system that rivals and (I would say) surpasses the ones we have in Canada.  Like in airports, all the local and long-distance buses are computer networked and the terminals have screens telling customers which buses are where, the estimated time of arrival and if the buses are early, delayed or cancelled.  This level of organization have made KL an extremely convenient travel hub for us.

Soon I’ll be flying out from the Kuala Lumpur airport back to Canada for my cousin James’ wedding.  For the next two weeks Nat will be taking the reigns of the blog as he continues to travel around peninsular Malaysia.