Jun 17, 2011

Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur/Cameron Highlands

We had only eight days to spend in Malaysia and we wanted to see a lot of places so it was kind of a rush. And this first bite gave us strong will to come back another time. In fact for the first time we did not see everything that we had planned before entering the country, especially in Kuala Lumpur.

 Sultan Abdul Samad Building 
with Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur Tower in the background

Malaysia is a dream country for tourism: heavenly beaches, dense jungles, typical colonial cities, temperate hills, etc. Kuala Lumpur, the capital, is a real modern metropolis full of cultural sights, entertainement parks, night life and shopping areas!

Petronas Twin Towers

The Petronas Twin Towers are a main tourist attraction in the city with its 452 metres above street level. A visit in Kuala Lumpur is said not to be complete without climbing to the sky bridge linking the two towers at the 41st floor. The view over the city and the other scyscrapers is breathtaking.
At the time of their construction, the Petronas Towers were the tallest skyscrapers in the world. Their conception is based on islamic symbols.

Sky bridge

View from the sky bridge

In Kuala Lumpur we visited one of the most beautiful and interesting museums we have ever seen: the Islamic Arts Museum. It was a good occasion to review our Middle East and Indian memories! ;)

We also had a great time in the world's largest free-flight walk-in aviary. Kuala Lumpur's bird park is a huge area covered with a net. Some birds are free and some others in cages. It gave us the pleasure to interact and discover various exotic species. An amazing experience!

Yellow-billed Stork and Cattle Egret

 Red-billed Toucan

Cattle Egret

A funny sign outside the Bird Park: attention monkeys crossing...

Another animal story: we like to experience local daily life so Luis tried an aquatic podiatrist practiced by small fishes eating dead skin.


A four hours bus drive from the capital will take you to a completely different scenery. The hills of Cameron Highlands benefits from a more temperate climate which enable the cultivation of some unique crops in the country like strawberries or even tea. We were there during national holidays and this place is a very popular vacation place for Malays!

Cameron Valley tea plantation

Cameron Valley tea plantation

Cactus Valley gift shop with strawberry souvenirs

1 comment:

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