Images of Kuala Lumpur

This post was originally published on February 20, 2015 and updated on July 12, 2018.

“Imagine a city, with a skyline punctuated by minarets, Mogul-style domes and skyscrapers; imagine colourful, food-stall-lined streets shaded by a leafy canopy of banyan trees.” – Lonely Planet

Arriving in Kuala Lumpur from Bangkok, the first impressions are of a quieter and cleaner city, with palm trees lining the streets and people walking in a leisurely pace.

  • What impressed me the most? The Petronas Twin Towers (the tallest twin buildings in the world) and the Batu Caves!
  • What surprised me? The night life in the streets of Jalan Alor: street food and music bands
  • What’s funny? The KL Monorail: you never know what to expect!
  • What I tried? Blue rice and stingray!
  • What I got? Food poisoning from mussels…

Let’s tell the story through Images.

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” – Ansel Adams

Streets of Kuala Lumpur

Old and New in Kuala Lumpur

Old and new

Apartment Building in Kuala Lumpur

Apartment building

Street in the Bukit Bintang Area

Street in the Bukit Bintang area

Break Time

Break time

Jamek Mosque

Jamek Mosque and motorbikes

Kuala Lumpur Monorail

Kuala Lumpur monorail

Commuters

Commuters

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

Luxury…

Poverty

… and poverty

Teenagers of Kuala Lumpur

Teenagers of Kuala Lumpur

Hijab Fashion

Hijab fashion

Ladies Shopping - Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur

Ladies shopping – Petaling Street

Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers | 88-storey buildings | 452 metres tall
(left: view from KLCC Park; right: view from the 86th floor of the twin tower)

Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers Bridge

The 58 metre-long, double-decker Sky Bridge connects the Petronas Towers at the 41st and 42nd floors

Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers @ 86th Floor

Kuala Lumpur View from the 86th Floor of Petronas Towers

Kuala Lumpur view from the 86th Floor of Petronas Towers

Batu Caves

Batu Caves

Batu Caves | Hindu Shrine | Steps to the cave: 272

Batu Caves Pilgrims

Batu Caves pilgrims

272 Steps of Penitence - Batu Caves

272 Steps of penitence – Batu Caves

Father and Child Ascending to the Batu Caves

Father and Child Ascending to the Batu Caves

Batu Caves entrance

Batu Caves Entrance

Batu Caves

Batu Caves Hindu Shrine

Monks from Sri Lanka at Batu Caves

Monks from Sri Lanka at Batu Caves

Menara KL Tower

Menara KL Tower

Menara KL Tower | 421 meters

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Merdeka Square

Merdeka Square

Merdeka Square

View from Merdeka Square

View from Merdeka Square

Old City Hall

Old City Hall, Kuala Lumpur

Old City Hall, Kuala Lumpur

Food

Blue Rice Specialty Dish

Blue rice specialty dish

Grilled Stingray

Grilled stingray

Kuala Lumpur mussels

Mussels… It looks good, but so bad for stomach…

Chinese Food, Jalan Alor

Chinese food, Jalan Alor

Sweet Fish Dish

Sweet fish dish

Indian Sweets, Batu Caves

Indian sweets, Batu Caves

Street Food, Jalan Alor

Street food, Jalan Alor

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