When we decided to do this stop-over in Kuala Lumpur, we were sure we would see there an amazingly exotic place in the middle of tropical rain forests.
Must-destination for Asia fans.
City of contrasts. Transition from traditional to modern. Extensive walking reveals interesting vis-á-vis.
More KL photos
But then we found ourselves driving on modern highways from the airport to the city, we saw the last preparations for the next day’s Formula 1 Grand Prix of Malaysia, newly built upper middle-class townhouse compounds surrounded by palm trees and a western style of urbanization that didn’t want to fit at all with our remote image of that capital.
Kuala Lumpur or KL how locals proudly call their city (sounds like LA) is surprisingly western, US friendly and by far not that traditional as you would be expecting from an islamic kingdom.