Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Singapore

Singapore is an island nation located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. At 704.0 sqkm (272 square miles), it is one of the few city-states in the world and the smallest country in Southeast Asia.

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Mosque and Minaret

federal_mosque.jpg, There are mosques all around in a country with more 50% being Muslim (up to almost 100% in the rural areas of the peninsula).
There are mosques all around in a country with more 50% being Muslim (up to almost 100% in the rural areas of the peninsula).

The next mosque is never far a away and you are likely to hear the call to prayers at some point of the day. The mosque on the photo here is the Federal Mosque (Masjid Wilaya) in Kuala Lumpur.



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Melaka, Colourful Shop Houses
Melaka
Colourful Shop Houses