As we venture out into our world, travel can consist of a day visit to the closest towns or a journey that will place our feet clear on the other side of the world.  It is all about discovery and about everywhere we walk.  So, COME – EXPLORE WITH ME.

 

 

YES VIRGINIA! WORLD LUXURY Issue 2013

 

 

 

 

Kuala Lumpur – The Capital Of Malaysia

 

Much more than a capital city, Kuala Lumpur is a monument to Malaysian ingenuity and determination.  From its humble beginning as a tin-mining shantytown, it has evolved into a 21st century metropolis, flush with proceeds from international trade and commerce.

 

Chinese prospectors, Indian migrants and British colonials carved out the city from a jungle, and each group has left an indelible mark.  Eating, shopping and nightlife are highlights of a visit, but don’t just stay in the city!  There are parks and monuments to visit.

 

The two things I remember clearly are shopping at the Royal Selanger Pewter Factory and the Batu Caves.  Buying pewter was not only interesting, but also so much fun.  The company is the leading manufacturer of pewter in the country, making beautiful little gifts and tankards.

 

The Batu Caves Hindu Temple is where the Thaipusam Festival has been held each year since 1891, on the full moon between January 15 and February 14.  The streets are crowded with people and closed to traffic during this time.  Spectators are packed and barely able to move.

 

To get to the caves, you must climb 272 steps and believe me, it feels like you’re on a ladder, going straight up!  The good news?  There are several landings where you can stop and enjoy the view as monkeys climb all about.

 

The three caves, discovered in 1892, are made of limestone and are very spiritual places.





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