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Buzzing Street of Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Lumpur- taken from Petronas Tower (once the tallest building in the world).


The rope bridge-crossing a canyon in Taman Negara National Park.
Bats in the cave
Decorative lights across the streets in Bangsar.
Kuala Lumpur (universally known as KL) is the capital of Malaysia. It is a very large and sprawling city, very crowded, and very modern: construction seems to be everywhere, and there seems to be very little in the city which is more than 30 years old. It is generally very safe (apart from the roads), and one of the more tolerable of the big cities I have visited. Malaysia is officially a Moslem country, though all religions are tolerated. Muslim influences are apparent in a lot of the architecture.

Is it a mosque? Actually it's a shopping centre (`the mines') with a decorative dome.

Palm oil is one of the most important Malaysian export crops. Huge plantations have eclipsed much of the low-lying land area.

The Bangsar area is full of bars and restaurants which stay open until late at night. It is a very popular area with tourists.

Shopping street in the city centre. This has much more of a local feel than the tourist-oriented Bangsar area.

The Menara Tower (originally called the Telecom Tower) is one of the tallest buildings in the city. At the top is a revolving restaurant.

Traffic is very heavy, and is modern compared to many Asian countries, but still has a healthy ration of motorcycles.

Construction sites are everywhere in and around the city. Tall buildings are preferred, making best use of available land area.

The Petronas Tower is the tallest building in the world! The Sky-Bridge (the highest part open to the public) is on the 42nd floor and is only about half way up!

The Supreme Court building, and Malaysia's (Muslim influenced) answer to Big Ben, designed by English architect A.D. Norman.

The Museum of Antiquities is in a wooded area known as the `City Forest', near the central station.

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