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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.

Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah on Borneo. With an estimated population of 532,129 in the city and 700,000 in the urban area, it is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia. It is located close to Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South-East Asia.

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Pudu Market

address: Jalan Pasar, Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
kl-pudu-market-jalan-pasar.jpg, Wet Market und Market for cheap items of all kinds, especially aquarium and hi-fi equipment along Jalan Pasar in the Pudu area.
Jalan Pasar off Jalan Pudu
Wet Market und Market for cheap items of all kinds, especially aquarium and hi-fi equipment along Jalan Pasar in the Pudu area.

The nearest LRT is "Pudu" at the Ampang LRT line. It is about 10min walk from there.

From Time Square you can walk to Pudu market in about 15min.

Links:

Interaktive Map of Pudu Market area (Wikimapia.org)


goldfishes, aquariums, jalan pasar, pudu market

The area around Jalan Pasar is also has many shops selling goldfishes and other aquarium fishes as well as aquarium equipment (water filters, lamps, food etc.)


Here is a great video showing the different cultures and people in Malaysia singing together at the Pudu wet market in Kuala Lumpur:

Nasi Lemak from Grain Media on Vimeo.



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