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A Jewel in the Asian Crown

Hearing that he had the opportunity to work in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia for a few days, Acorn’s Keith Longney was intrigued to experience the culture and dynamism of this jewel of South East Asia.

  • Kuala lumpur city night

Submitted by Keith Longney

Keith describes his first impressions. “Despite working long hours I was able to get more than a glimpse into this magnificent city, through doing what comes naturally to me - trying to go for a run in the early hours in the local park. Using a map and asking frequently I was still unable to find the park, and had to run around the streets instead, but this gave me the perfect opportunity to view the traditional and the modern.

Space age towers and shopping malls nestle alongside bustling street-side hawker stalls serving food. The city seems to have held onto some of the good stuff at the same time as embracing development.

Travelling to and from the hotel was also enlightening. I enjoyed a train journey to the airport where my bags were taken as I got on and delivered back to me as I got off. It was amazingly efficient, clean and slick. It occurred to me that our British Rail operators could learn a thing or two!

My short stay was a tiny taste of the Orient and I look forward to going back again soon."

Images sourced from Wikimedia and reproduced under Creative Commons agreements.

Top: Kuala Lumpur Cityscape from Taman Tasik Titiwangsa at night. © Saad Abdullah Photography

Middle and Bottom: Jamek Mosque. © Mohd Hafiz Noor Shams

Published: 12 Nov 2014

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