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Around Kuala Lumpur

From kampong to capital In the half-century since the Union Jack was lowered for the last time at Merdeka Square on 15 August 1957, Kuala Lumpur has grown into one of Asia’s major cities. Despite scattered pockets of gleaming high-rise towers, the Klang Valley conurbation remains a hotch-potch of towns and garden suburbs and even the occasional Malay kampung or village.

One of the city’s most endearing features is the legacy of Victorian architects entranced by the Islamic domes and spires of Mughal India. I never tire of admiring the onion domes and the candy-striped colonnades and minarets of the 1907 Masjid Jamek, rising from a coconut grove at the very heart of Kuala Lumpur.

On a more humble scale, the shophouse developed as the home and shopfront of Chinese or Indian merchants. A walk through Chinatown reveals a vibrant street life which continues today.

Most of these images were captured with Nikon D200 (10 mpx) using RAW format, some earlier ones were 35mm transparency. Please visit www.travelgame.org.

Commuter with her handphone'
Commuter with her "handphone'
Menara KL (KL Tower)
Menara KL (KL Tower)
Suria KLCC shopping mall, KL
Suria KLCC shopping mall, KL
Petronas Twin Towers, KL
Petronas Twin Towers, KL
Inside Suria KLCC shopping mall
Inside Suria KLCC shopping mall
Kompleks Kraf, the Crafts Complex
Kompleks Kraf, the Crafts Complex
Light rail viaduct soars above Jalan Pudu
Light rail viaduct soars above Jalan Pudu
Malay schoolgirls, Kuala Lumpur
Malay schoolgirls, Kuala Lumpur
Kampong Baru, an urban village
Kampong Baru, an urban village
Masjid Jamek, the original city mosque of KL
Masjid Jamek, the original city mosque of KL
Masjid Jamek, the original city mosque
Masjid Jamek, the original city mosque
Sultan Abdul Samad Building
Sultan Abdul Samad Building
Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the former Colonial Secretariat
Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the former Colonial Secretariat
The original Kuala Lumpur Station
The original Kuala Lumpur Station
Bargain-hunting in Jalan TAR
Bargain-hunting in Jalan TAR
Coliseum Cafe and Hotel in Jalan TAR
Coliseum Cafe and Hotel in Jalan TAR
Jalan Petaling, Chinatown
Jalan Petaling, Chinatown
Flower stall in Chinatown
Flower stall in Chinatown
Central Market, restored 1936 wet market
Central Market, restored 1936 wet market
Pasar Seni, the restored Central Market
Pasar Seni, the restored Central Market
Malay stallholder, Kuala Lumpur
Malay stallholder, Kuala Lumpur
Fish curry, Kampong Baru
Fish curry, Kampong Baru
Nasi Kandar meal, Brickfields
Nasi Kandar meal, Brickfields
Bomoh or Malay faith healer
Bomoh or Malay faith healer
Chinese New Year lanterns at Thean Hou Temple
Chinese New Year lanterns at Thean Hou Temple
Capital Cafe, Little India
Capital Cafe, Little India
Showroom dummies, Little India, KL
Showroom dummies, Little India, KL
Incense burning in a Chinese temple
Incense burning in a Chinese temple
A Tamil Indian wedding ceremony
A Tamil Indian wedding ceremony
Shophouse awning, KL
Shophouse awning, KL
The National Mosque
The National Mosque
Bananas and Bollywood...
Bananas and Bollywood...
View of Bukit Bintang from the KL Tower
View of Bukit Bintang from the KL Tower
Mounted guard at the Istana Negara, the State Palace
Mounted guard at the Istana Negara, the State Palace
Shophouses, Lebuh Ampang
Shophouses, Lebuh Ampang
Tileworks in Lebuh Ampang
Tileworks in Lebuh Ampang
Flower vendor, Lebuh Ampang
Flower vendor, Lebuh Ampang
Tailor's sign, Chinatown
Tailor's sign, Chinatown
Shophouse in Jalan Sultan
Shophouse in Jalan Sultan
Selangor Club, seen through memorial arches at Merdeka Square
Selangor Club, seen through memorial arches at Merdeka Square
Mangoes for sale at Chow Kit Market
Mangoes for sale at Chow Kit Market
Loquats and salak at Chow Kit Market
Loquats and salak at Chow Kit Market
Es Campur: iced jelly drinks
Es Campur: iced jelly drinks
Es Campur: iced jelly drinks
Es Campur: iced jelly drinks
Art Deco offices in Chinatown
Art Deco offices in Chinatown
Batu Caves stairway
Batu Caves stairway
Hindu deity Lord Murugan, Batu Caves, Malaysia
Hindu deity Lord Murugan, Batu Caves, Malaysia
Hindu priest, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hindu priest, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
KL sprawls beyond the Hindu deity Lord Murugan, Batu Caves
KL sprawls beyond the Hindu deity Lord Murugan, Batu Caves
Macaque at Batu Caves
Macaque at Batu Caves