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leillli Kuala Lumpur - A travel report by leili
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east effort to catch west!

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20days in warm,humid,A mix of cloudy and clear skies with a chance of showers or thundershowers is what i had!well it's kuala!the east part of our beautiful earth who wants meet west is what you will visit:) report of the month contest
Nov 2011

panaroma taken from national mosque
panaroma taken from national mosque
kuala lumpur a metropolitan city, means "muddy river"is growing as fast as it could! like many other big cities has it's pros and cones,personaly it doesn't give me the sence of one community!different faces were every where..then i asked people and i found that a mixture of different communities settled in various sections of Kuala Lumpur years ago. The Chinese mainly settled around the commercial centre of Market Square, east of the Klang River, and towards Chinatown. The Malays, Indian Chettiars, and Indian Muslims resided along Java Street (now Jalan Tun Perak). The Padang, now known as Merdeka Square, was the centre of the British administrative other capitals,there are many international banks,firms and bussineses around however one of the main government's income, in my opinion ,is their colleges and universites,,!international students can be seen every where but most of them are from Iran , China and India.As The university entrance is very easy and not really expensive,young people has been pulled here to countinue their future dreams,for instance iranian youth are one of the biggest student group whom find Malaysia ,a port to immigrate to other country like Austrailia...sad ,han?but what really amased me,was how eastern people in this side of world can be in peace,people who have different culture and religion,yet they live without sence of discrimination..that is cool ,as i am living in a strange vice versa mass culture condition,the culture that kind of makes you to be in harmony with other people around you......

Favourite spots:
petronas twin tower
petronas twin tower
my favorite spot ,where i can easily hang up,was KLCC which is one of Malaysia's bussiness and tourism destinations. due to its location where the Petronas Twin Towers are, lots of nice cafe ,bars ,restaurant can be found!i like the quartier because of it's night life excitment and the sence of life floating there,days and nights.also there is walking street near chinatown called kuala lunpur's central market where local food and lovely suvenier can be found,but what i really liked was fish spa!i'm telling you,if you ever travel to far east,don't you ever lose this;)my feet were just as clean as a new born child's!

What's really great:
Genting highland
Genting highland
what realy made my day was passing a day on genting highland,as i'm the woman whose trying to pass from her girlhood:Dlet's say i love playing like a child;)so yes we had good time there,you can find the specila transformation(bus)in KLCC tourism center every day,driving to outside of kuala lumpur toward the highland where the climate is just wonderful!where you can be out of the humidity for a day long..

batu cave
batu cave
surf the net,search the kuala lumpur tourism spot, batu cave is one of the name you're gonna see!well let me tell you it's not that special ,in future you won't remind it as a fantastic place...but let's say..go and watch!you can visit a big wood golden buda statue and gosh!lots of angry monkeys playing and eating have to climbe hundred of stairs to reach to the cave..and then nothing fantastic..

but on the other hand i heard nothing about kuala lumpur bird park while i found it fantastic:O a very large park cost an adult 50ringet and it's reachable by taxi also by feet if you choose to walk long path in nice tropical climate,with beautiful views...

as like many many other iranian boys and girls who are studing there,my beloved causin lives there and i stayed in his lot. a very nice little appartment suited in KLCC with a fantastic pool on the roof where the petronas twin tower were shining :)so if you intend to visit the city,don't hesitate,don't you ever waste your money on renting an accommodation in any neighborhood other than KLCC where chain hotels are located.maybe it's not bad if i should mention here that the airport is really far from the city and it takes around 80ringet by taxi also you can use metro:)good luck;)

shopping center
shopping center
as a touristic destination,always couple of artists can be seen performing in theaters and also in night i had this opportunity to participate in Mansour's concert(one of my country's singer)moreover,many good movies are always in cinemas,where it can be easily found in shopping malls like Pavilion KL.additionally Bintang Walk is one of the most trendy and busiest shopping cluster in the city. Upscale cafes, restaurants and clubs continue to make their presence felt here. Many major nightlife events take place here such as the New Year's countdown, Merdeka eve celebrations, street concerts and parties.also the KLCC is a place where you can go bars and also of the most famous one is Beach club which filled with prostitude and lady boys!also there is a good healthy club called Zouk that i recommand:

national mosque
national mosque
The major tourist destinations in Kuala Lumpur include the Merdeka Square, the House of Parliament, the Petaling Street, the National Palace (Istana Negara), the Kuala Lumpur Tower, the National Museum, the Central Market, the National Monument,and religious sites such as the Jamek Mosque and Batu Caves.[61] Kuala Lumpur plays host to many cultural festivals such as the the Thaipusam procession at the Sri Mahamariamman Temple.but in my opinion,most of them should not considered as a major touristic goals!like jamek mosque,as it's a very small religious place,architecturally not really special also not active except fridays which the friday praying is helding every week,but the fact is normal tourists do not allowed to enter unless with absolute hijab...but on the other hand,the national mosque is wonderful!the atmosphere is just great though i've been told that if i am a muslim,i have permission to enter...!a modern mosque with different praying rooms gave me a nice spiritual feeling..

cosy restaurants
cosy restaurants
one of the reason of my love toward twin tower is because of it's food diversity!yammy yammy:Dalso for the one who is into far eastern odd foods,i have a lovely cosy suggestion..there is a shopping center called Lot10 in Bukit Bintang district,a good shopping mall where in it's bacement thai,japanese,malayian and chinese foods can be taste with low price and high quality:)you're gonna enjoy it ,i bet:)

Other recommendations:
sunway lagoon
sunway lagoon
i found myself as a girl who enjoy more if visiting local places,so i found a crowdy local bazzar in Cheras neighborhood helding wednesdays a long temporary malayian-chinese bazzar where a vast veriaty of odd foods,candies,fruits and eveyyyything can be seen and also taste there!

although you're going east to taste tradition,but some times when you have extra time,it's good to have fun with friends!where i chose was sunway lagoon park,which cost around 100ringet per adult which i consider alittle bit expensive for my age!but if you have a child,it would highly recommended:)if you choose this park,you will also have wild life as there is good zoo,also waterpark and theme park,additionaly if you're muslim,you are allowed to use this park.

Published on Monday November 14th, 2011

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Fri, Dec 09 2011 - 11:30 AM rating by wojtekd

Great work Leilli! It gives an idea about the atmosphere of this big city...

Wed, Nov 23 2011 - 08:02 PM rating by mistybleu

I really enjoyed reading your report. KLCC is a wonderful city and you have captured it well. I also like your pictures especailly the panoramic view of the city in the Accommodation section. Nice one!

Mon, Nov 14 2011 - 06:50 PM rating by porto

Nice reading, thanks for sharing. The fish spa sounds great, I may give that a try sometime if not too tickly. ;-)

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