Tuesday, January 3, 2012

[ holiday stop: kuala lumpur ]

THE FIRST stop on our mini cruise was Kuala Lumpur. The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur means the confluence of 2 rivers where miners landed to open tin mines in the 1850s.

The architecture ranges from modern to old colonial, to moorish, tudor style and any old buildings in the heart of the city cannot be demolished - they must be refurbished to keep the character of the city.

It is the cultural and shopping hub of Malaysia  and along with its 66 shopping malls, the Central Market and China Town are among the most popular spots for local handicrafts.

How about a relaxing fish foot treatment?

It was fun strolling around the heart of town to take in the buzz of daily life.

Kuala Lumpur was such an interesting, colourful city and I really loved the mix of influences from the Malays, the Chinese and the Indians.

Next stop: Langkawi



Robynne's Nest said...

'Koala Lumpa' looks very interesting Lisa. I would love to see the older buildings...it's great to hear that they are restoring and preserving their heritage. Robx

La Dolfina said...

You certainly had a different kind of Christmas!!!
You are so fortunate to be able to visit and experience such wonderfully exotic places!!!
Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

Stacey said...

Wow! What an adventure you seem to have had this holiday! Lucky girl:-). Love the pics too! Happy New Year to you! XX

Amanda Hill said...

What an adventure...how was that fish massage?

annie said...

What an amazing adventure...wonderful pics.

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

I'm continually envious of your jet setting lifestlye Lisa. I'm also very glad to live vicariously through you!!

Pinecone Camp said...

Thanks for the tour, Lisa. Looks pretty amazing. Love the markets and the tile floor is beautiful. Hope 2012 is off to a good start! Happy new year!

Pinecone said...

Great pictures - and I love that tile floor! It looks like you had such a great break.

flowers on my table said...

Hi Lisa, what a curious mix of architectural styles. It looks like a really fascinating city, love Linda x

A Delightful Design said...

What amazing pictures! I have to admit that I could not handle the fish massage. Aagh! Freaked out just thinking about it. :-)

Happy 2012!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Looks so fun there...I had another blogger expat that moved there for two years and loved it. Did you do the fish massage? Awesome pictures!

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Hey Jet Setter... Happy New Year!! Love hearing about your travels and living vicariously. Thanks for being such a great blog buddy. You were one of my first followers, and I'm forever grateful for your support. Lots of love and happiness to you in 2012 :)

Happy Homemaker UK said...

What a fun holiday trip! Did you do the fish pedicure? I did one and I laughed so hard I thought I was going to pee in my pants! Last time I went to Malaysia, I got a leech on me in the rainforest - needless to say, it was unforgettable. Can't wait to see more photos. Welcome home :) XOL

Meeling said...

I LOVE all the bright colors!! We just saw something on tv the other day about those fish massages...looked like it tickled!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Did you try the fish foot thing? I saw this in an episode of House Hunters in Kuala Lumpur...which was fascinating btw. They ended up renting a fabulous house for $7000 a month?!

Great trip posts, fun! Janell


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