To continue with my journeying after having visited Singapore, I crossed the borders and made it to another country on my checklist, Malaysia. Cultural diversity, ancient rain forests, urban adventures and exotic wildlife sets it apart from the extravagance of Singapore.
I was put up for a day at the border town of Malaysia called Johar Bahru. At a distance of 331 km from Kuala Lampur, the capital, this town is patently the best lay over spot. The next two days were spaced out for Kuala Lampur.
Enroute to Kuala Lampur, you are bound to catch a glimpse of the Pink Mosque in Putra Jaya. Constructed with rose tinted granites covering the mosque, the architecture inside gives a distinct aesthetic pleasure to the eyes.
The establishment of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC Malaysia) and Cyberjaya has helped Malaysians to leapfrog into the information age. People like me should have been intrigued but I calculatedly decided to refrain from any sight of my job, thanks to the multi fold interest I have for that field. Located in Sepang district, Selengor, it shares its land with another magnificent construction called the Blue Mosque.
Their adapters are different from the ones we use for charging phones and since procrastination is my confidant, I had a hassled travel hunt for one. Being a vegetarian, I had a great deal of inconvenience with food and so I found solace with dry fruits. Also I found another reason to eat chocolates guilt-free. :p
The Kuala Lampur Tower– It is a communication tower which stands tall at 421 meters and effortlessly trumps the view of the Twin towers. The tower is erected atop the Bukit Nanas (Pineapple Hill) Forest Reserve which happens to be the oldest gazetted forest reserve in the country and it houses age-old trees as well as flora and fauna indigenous to Malaysia’s tropical climate. The view from the top of this tower is a must watch.
Petronas Twin Towers– Another spot for the bustling tourists, this tower is primarily constructed for official holdings. Besides the mall and park, the Petronas Twin Towers has a host of other attractions including the Petronas Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre with Petrosains Science Centre set inside Suria KLCC.
Batu Caves– One of the most significant Hindu religious sites outside of India, Batu Caves, I decided to give this place a try. The 272 steps lead to a riveting cave with the Hindu temple inside. This site is massive and gripping.
Genting Highlands– This one is my most treasured memory from KL. The way up to these highlands is through a skyway which makes it somewhat pre-eminent. The only legal gambling outfit in Malaysia, it attracts a lot of tourists from all over the world. I have left you with a link to further look it up as it is beyond the scope of my post. :p
Hanifa Market is one good market to stroll about. I would want to go back to Malaysia to explore a bit more of it. Until then, one more off my checklist.