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I am a quilter living in Woodbridge, Suffolk who has made quilts since I was a teenager. I also ring bells! Both are great British traditions....I will try to feature some of my antique Welsh and Durham quilts, the quilts I make myself, my quilting activities and also some of my bellringing achievements. Plus as many photos as I can manage. NB: Double click on the photos to see greater detail, then use back button to return to the main page.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Kuala Lumpur 1

While we were visiting Sophie in Singapore, we took the chance to visit Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur for two days. There are very comfortable busses that leave from the Harbourfront in Singapore for KL, near to the area we were staying. Doing a bit of internet research, I was able to discover where the bus set you down, and book a room in the hotel next door. It proved a very good choice, near to the town centre and with a view of the Petronas towers from the balcony.

View from the hotel room balcony....can you see the Petronas Towers there?

The next morning, we took a taxi to Merdeka Square, in the older part of town. Malaysia was of course a British colony for many years, and these buildings were built in an Indian style by an British architect. 

There is also a tourist information centre there - these children were on a class trip and asked to have their photo taken. 

An old mosque near to the main square...the Masjid Jamek.

We had lunch in a food court near to the craft market - very popular with office workers. We just chose things that looked good - there was a very hot sauce called Sambal that could be added as a condiment... 

After lunch, we walked to Little India, where there were lots of clothes and fabrics for sale....a colourful stall selling saris and other clothing. 

Despite the heat, we were able to walk to the Menara Tower, which has a viewing platform with a 360 degree view of KL... 

Mike, with the Petronas Towers in the background. 

Trip Adviser was very useful - it recommended this restaurant across from our hotel - very popular with locals, open air and with tasty food and drinks - and all at a very reasonable price. 

The Petronas Towers at night - we were surprised to find that, on closing, the fountains behind the towers had a short son et lumiere show....dancing fountains and coloured lights.... 

Of course, while we were there, jet MH370 went missing ....this was a large frame to which people could write messages and attach them...very sad.....

We later caught the bus back to Singapore....

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