Backpacker’s paradise – Chinatown

Having backpacked to many countries for months together, I must say Malaysia is one of the countries where you’d love to do backpack, especially in Kuala Lumpur.

The place boasts of cultural diversity in terms of Chinese, Malay and Indian cultures. KL, as it is fondly called, employs every charm to lure a backpacker like me. Independent travel is popular as the city has a very low crime rate and English is widely spoken.

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Main entrance of China Town.

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Little India Night Market in Kuala Lumpur

Most Asian countries are famous for their night markets. I had earlier written about some in Thailand and also in Malaysia. Night Markets are where you can mix with the locals and get some good bargains!

One of the must see in Kuala Lumpur, for Indians and others alike is the Little India region, which is just a stone’s throw from the Merdeka Square.
People of Indian origin came here initially to do trade and eventually settled in Singapore and southern parts of Malaysia. During British rule, however, a lot of people were sent to Malaysia to work … Read the rest

Mannequins in headscarf

Picture of the moment: Mannequins in headscarf
Picture of the moment is a weekly series exhibiting pictures, through which I show you a bit of my world.

On my first trip to the city, I stumbled on these mannequins while walking around in a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur. I stepped back and stared at them. The look of these mannequins was a surreal resemblance to human beings, perhaps because they were dressed with headscarf. Later I found, there are many shops with dressed up mannequins with the headscarf.

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Mannequins , Malaysia.

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Ramadan Delicacies

Ramadan Delicacies
It is that time of the year again. The month long festival of Eid-ul-Fitr or Ramadan, is in progress. As in India and other parts of the world, the followers of Islam fast during the daylight hours and come evening they break their fast with mouth watering dishes in this holy month.

Every city has its certain eateries that specialize in certain types of cuisines. If you are an adventurous eater who doesn’t mind street food, it is your month. 😀 A wide range of mouth-watering dishes …vegetarian, non-vegetarian, and sweets tempt connoisseurs across the city to … Read the rest

Public Transport in Kuala Lumpur

Public Transport in Kuala Lumpur
Coming into Kuala Lumpur from any part of the world, the first thing people usually want to do is explore the city. Usually, the only way to get around in such situations as a tourist will be to either
a) Book a guided tour or
b) use the public transportation.

Guided tours are privately owned, and they usually charge through the roof, so if you do a bit of preparation beforehand by looking up places of interest to visit in the city, the public transport system is more than adequate and should serve you well.… Read the rest

A Malay in his native dress

Picture of the moment: A Malay man.
Note:- Picture of the moment is a weekly series exhibiting pictures, through which I show you a bit of my journeys and my world.
Let me show you a photo from my earlier trip.

It was a new year for them and I was at Jalan Tun Perak with a local woman. Just as I was waiting to cross the road, this person also came & stood there. He was coming from the Masjid (mosque) after offering prayers.

The woman with me explained why this man had dressed up like that and I … Read the rest