Kuala Lumpur, the Asia’s tiger.

Kuala Lumpur, the Asia’s tiger.

July 19, 2018 0 By Aristomenis

The capital of Malaysia Kuala Lumpur , the Asia’s tiger, is full of contrasts. If you visit Kuala Lumpur for the first time you might describe it like this: “Where the skyscrapers end, the slum will begin. Where the slum ends, the jungle begins. ” And it will not be wrong. But if you stand only on this it will be a mistake. The Malaysian capital of the state is located at the confluence of the Kang and the Qubak rivers and was founded by the Chinese who mainly exploited the tin deposits at Selangor. It is an ever-expanding economic, corporate, shopping and tourist destination and is therefore considered by many to be one of the South East Asian tigers.

Traditional and modern mix

In the center of Kuala Lumpur modern architecture blends with the elaborate traditional buildings, the dazzling Muslim mosques, the dynastic Buddhist and Hindu temples. The vast skyscrapers, luxury hotels, futuristic structures and building masterpieces that seem to have come from the (western) future, crush the stereotypes about the Asian poverty.

Nearly 66 shopping malls, monstrous in size but elegant in design, coexist with traditional local markets where anyone can find local fabrics, ethnic fabrics, handcrafted wood sculptures, jewels, plenty of tea and delicious spices.

If a Malaysian has inherited a piece of land from his father or grandfather, he would prefer to set up a parachute (a piece of nylon with baskets) and stay in it rather than invest in the region making a house of prosperity, “because in the center of Kuala Lumpur the land is of great value”.

Busy entrepreneurs who are constantly going and staying in the Malaysian capital for only three to four days coexist with locals who can often study or work in the high-standard westernized city center but stay in the slum just outside, believing that they are returning daily not to misery but to their own “lifestyle”.

In Kuala Lumpur you can go to a good restaurant at any time to eat lobsters, crayfish and other “first-class” dishes (often paying no more than 10 euros per person) to stay out of tropical climate – heat, humidity , often reaching 97%, and rainfall, which is frequent and intense.

The majority of Kuala Lumpur’s residents, as well as the country, are Malaysian and Chinese (who are the protagonists of the region’s business development), while many of the Indonesian, Filipino, Indian, Vietnamese and other immigrants complete the colorful mosaic. There are Muslims in religion primarily, but also Hindu, Buddhist and some Christians. They will positively pose on your photo lens and will be delighted to be part of your touring frame.

The influence of the English that settled in the area around 1870 is evident. In 1957, the English flag on the Square of Merdeka, the “Square of Independence” was last raised, giving its place to the Malaysian.

Sightseeing

For sightseeing purposes, the National Theater is a real artwork that you should not miss, like the National Museum, the Parliament, Jamke Mosque, the Islamic Arts Museum and the Royal Palace, located in Kuala Lumpur, surrounded by imaginative Asian gardens , which are decorated with sculptures from all over Asia.

You should also organize an excursion to the Batu Caves with the Hindu temples to watch the religious rituals between stalagmites and stalactites – if you are able to ascend the nearly 300 steps. You can also arrange a short trip to Penang Resort, the so-called “Malaysian pearl”.

Back in the center of Kuala Lumpur, its trademark, imposing – 88 floors each – twin towers of Petronas (named after the well-known Malaysian oil and gas company whose offices are housed there) prove every second that this is where “the heart of the capital strikes”. Climb to the airbridge that joins them, stand, look around and think about this unique city and it’s people.

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