Petaling Street, central Kuala Lumpur
I am back home from my trip to Malaysia and I am settled back into the school term, which means its about time to get back to blogging! I have been lucky enough to spend two weeks in Kuala Lumpur, capital city of Malaysia, where my grandfather (ah kong) lives. I have now compiled my 'little miss maisy' guide to kuala lumpur as there is a lot to see! I also ventured to Malacca, but more about that in another blog post...
the glass roof was decorated with red lanterns and flag bunting for merdeka day (independence day)
Of all the places to visit in Kuala Lumpur, I strongly recommend visiting Petaling Street which runs through the heart of china town. The majority of the streets are sheltered under a sculptured glass roof, creating an exciting busy atmosphere. Inside there is a market for everything, from bags and jewellery to crystallised ginger and dried prunes. The best time to visit for shopping is after 4pm as the amount of stalls double, making the streets even narrower but get ready to do some haggling!
mee goreng - fried noodles
kopi ais - iced coffee malaysian style
The few times that we visited china town we ate just outside petaling street as the prices are a little cheaper and the food is a little more authentic. A good place to eat is 'Johnny's Corner' for street food at restaurant standard! Also, it may not look like much but kopi ais is simply the most delicious and refreshing drink to enjoy in the humid heat of the city!
view of hindu temple just outside petaling street
inside the hindu temple
Just a short walk away from petaling street are temples which welcome tourists to enjoy the beautiful sculptures and paintings of the hindu temples and the tapestries and candles of the buddhist temples. You are free to take photographs of the buildings as well as enjoy the peace and tranquility.
beautiful incense aroma's surround the buddhist temple
just a couple of the candles which alight the buddhist temple
as always I am spotting out the oriental embroidery, which may be a possible inspiration for new textile projects.
Having been back for a week, and learning to deal with the wintery weather already, Malaysia seems worlds away. This weekend my village is hosting an arts and crafts festival and I have a certain Autumnal outfit that I am thinking of wearing - how are you all coping with the change from summer to autumn?