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Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

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Bazaar Ramadhan Bukit Bintang

address: Jalan Sultan Ismail / Jalan Berangan, Bukit Bintang, Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Bazaar-Rhamadan-Bukit-Bintang-busy.jpg, Street food market in Kuala Lumpur during the month of Ramadhan at the junction of Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail
Street food market in Kuala Lumpur during the month of Ramadhan at the junction of Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail

Ramadhan 2012:  20 July - 18 August


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Bazaar Ramadhan, Ain Arabia, Bukit Bintang
stalls at the corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Barangan with the gate to Ain Arabia


Bazaar Ramadhan Bukit Bintang
food stalls just in front of McDonald's in the early afteroon before it gets busy



Bazaar Ramadhan Bukit Bintang
Mixed Rice stall preparing for the crowd



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