segunda-feira, 16 de fevereiro de 2009

About Kuala Lumpur

More than any other spot in the country, Kuala Lumpur, or "KL" as it is commonly known, is the focal point of new Malaysia. While the city's past is still present in the evocative British colonial buildings of the Dataran Merdeka and the midnight lamps of the Petaling Street nightmarket, that past is everywhere met with insistent reminders of KL's present and future. The city's bustling streets, its shining, modern office towers, and its cosmopolitan air project an unbounded spirit of progress and symbolize Malaysia's unhesitating leap into the future. To some, this spirit seems to have been gained at the loss of ancient cultural traditions, but in many ways KL marks the continuation rather than the loss of Malaysia's rich past. Like Malacca five hundred years before, KL's commercial centre is a grand meeting place for merchants and travelers from all over the world.

In the same way, the city brings together Malaysia's past and present, its many constituent cultures, and even its remarkable natural treasures, allowing first-time visitors an invaluable opportunity to see Malaysia as a whole before setting off to explore its parts. In the botanical and bird parks of the Lake Gardens one is treated to a first glimpse of the unsurpassed beauty and variety of Malaysia's plants and animals. In the vibrant Central Market, music, crafts, and cultural practices from Kelantan to Sarawak can be explored and experienced. And in the National Museum, the dizzying multiplicity of Malaysia's cultural history comes into focus. As the entry point for most visitors and the meeting point of the country's many attractions, Kuala Lumpur is a grand gateway to a fascinating destination.

Petronas Twin TowersWith a height of 1,453 feet, one of the world's tallest buildings rise above the skyline of Kuala Lumpur. They are called the Petronas Towers, and, inevitably, they have become the symbols for the astounding growth that has taken place in Malaysia over the last two decades.

Texto de Humaira Khairunnisa do blogue www.humairakhairunissa.blogspot.com

10 comentários:

Francisco Castelo Branco disse...

Very nice text
I hope one day going to KL

Especially at Petronas Tower

Mikas disse...

E assim fiquei roidinha pa ir conhecer tão interessante sítio.

Daniel Silva disse...

nao sou muito dos orientes mas neste caso... gotta go there onde day... if i can...

Mairaaa disse...

Hey ,you post them at last .Thanks:)

Paulo Colaço disse...

Uma cidade a visitar, sem dúvida!

Francisco Castelo Branco disse...

É a Nova Iorque da Ásia

Daniel Silva disse...

Não sei, Francisco, se é a N.Y. da Ásia, mas és bem capaz de ter razao. E repara num pormenor: os edifícios típicos asiáticos e arquitectura local misturada com asqueles arranha ceus que se vê atrás... mas isso também nao tirará a beleza?

ainda nao tinha pensado muito em K. Lampur dessa maneira...

Francisco Castelo Branco disse...

Mairaaa is it Kuala Lumpur the NEw york of Asia?

what do you think?

Daniel Silva disse...

lool, nao me tinha lembrado dessa... let's ask Mairaaaa ;)

Francisco Castelo Branco disse...

vamos ver se ela responde.
Se ainda se lembra lol

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