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Malaysia

We spent about a week working our way up through Malaysia making a couple of stops in Kuala Lumpur and Penang Island (Georgetown) before landing in Thailand. We hopped on a short flight from Singapore to KL. Wow, what a culture shock going from Singapore to a much more conservative city. KL, Malaysia's capital, is a city of trees and skyscrapers balancing a jungle-like landscape. A mix of majestic Islamic high-rises and the hustle and bustle streets of cramped Chinatown and Little India.

We took an overnight train and quick ferry ride to Penang Island where we spent most of our time in Georgetown. Penang was under British rule until 1957 and still has a lot of charm with its colonial architecture. We found KL and Penang to both be very multicultural, but in KL groups were separate whereas in Penang groups intermingled. In both cities spent much of our time visiting buildings, temples, museums and eating lots of good food!

Petronas Twin Towers, once the world's tallest building. Brett was very excited about seeing the towers!
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Brett with his 3-D glasses watching a video before heading up.
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Masjid Negara, one of Southest Asia's largest mosques. The main dome is a 18 point star symbolizing the 13 states of Malaysia and the five pillars of Islam.
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Batu Caves, limestone temple caves. Hindu priests have used these caves as temples since their discovery in 1800's.
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Islamic Arts Museum
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KL city pictures
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Kek Lok Si Temple, the largest Buddhist temple complex in Southeast Asia... amazing!
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Wat Chayamangkalaram with the reclining Buddah
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Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist temple... by this point we were starting to suffer from "temple fatigue"
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Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion- 1800's mansion designed with an amazing display of feng shui subtleties
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Around Georgetown...
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Posted by Aboleski 18:57 Archived in Malaysia

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I got a little behind in looking at your photos but these are awesome! Sights you have captured are beautiful but still can't wait to have you back home! Love you lots! Mom Maggie

by maggiemae1

Love the architecture, old bicycle shot, lantern shot! So cool. Did I see american flags on one of the pedicabs? Great pics and glad to see you guys look happy and healthy. Cheers

by klatronica

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