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
Thean Hou Buddhist Temple, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The photos here were taken over a period