Kuala Lumpur: From a muddy estuary to a twenty-first century megacity in waiting

My wife and I didn’t know what to expect when we stepped out of Kuala Lumpur International Airport a couple of weeks. We knew it was muggy and warm that afternoon, but other than that we had no expectations or idea of what Kuala Lumpur or Malaysia was going to be like. Thankfully it’s turned out to be one of our favorite places on our trip so far. Wanted to post a few photos from the first few days in KL. Many have been kvetching of the long silence between posts, but to have a great adventure requires one to live, experience, and understand otherwise we would be just sitting in our hotel rooms.


  1. System overload with culture, views, smells, and sounds. I would think it takes time for your bodies to ease into this adventure. Thank you for allowing us to be part of it. 🙂

    1. Thank you for your patience and laudatory words. The biggest enjoyment we get is to be outside experiencing everything and on this trip we’ve made it a priority. We often come back exhausted enough where we don’t even turn on the television or check email.

    1. We’re going to have a special post all about the food of Malaysia and Singapore. I have never personally been to a country where I’ve found more good things to eat than Malaysia. Everything from Indian, Malay, Chinese, Indian Muslim, Chindian food can be found here. It’s the original place for Asian fusion.

  2. I’m glad I was able to experience a little of KL with you. I remember the Petronas Tower at night. I hope all is well with both of you. It has been difficult to transition from the warmth of KL to the cold of Michigan. Be grateful you are still in a warm spot. Take care.

  3. So enjoying the culture thru ur eyes. Finally getting above freezing here in MI. Snow melting some. Birds acting like spring is coming. Would love to b with u traveling in warmth.Thanks for sharing ur experiences.

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