Australia: The Land Where Time Began

A biography of the Australian continent 

Kuala Lumpur ("Muddy Mouth") The city was founded at the point where 2 rivers meet, the name Muddy Mouth" refers to the muddy river water.

Kuala Lumpur, a city covering 243.6 sq km. with a population of 1.3 million people, is situated on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, just about midway between north and south and approximately 35 kilometres from the coast. The days are generally hot and humid but the nights are pleasantly cooler, while the average annual rainfall is about 220mm.

Kuala Lumpur, which is also the capital of Malaysia, function as the centre of Malaysia's political, commercial and social life. It is a city of delightful contrast - a combination of modern cosmopolitan, sophistication and lingering old world charm; a juxtaposition of gracious colonial edifices, pre-war shop houses and gleaming copper domed roofs against a backdrop of towering skyscrapers. Narrow streets of quaint old shop houses open out to wide-open tree-lined avenues. The favourable climate accounts for the lush greenery and profusion of tropical blooms in a riot of colours - a truly fitting background for its happy mix of multi-racial populace of Malays, Chinese, Indians and other races. The end result is unique blend of age-old customs and traditions: colourful festivals, songs and dances and a rich variety of foods to tempt the palate. Experience the multi-faceted fascinations of Malaysia - right here in Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Thean Hou Buddhist Temple, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 The photos here were taken over a period from 1976-2000




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