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This introduction is taken from an article written by June Chua - a Malaysian born Chinese currently living in Canada. I chanced upon her writings and following her accomplishments I have come to admire her work, most of which is nothing short of being remarkable. Although I would not know whether she would still consider herself a Malaysian, I nevertheless feel a pinch of pride in knowing that she is a fellow countryman (person) amidst the social and political humiliation Malaysians have been subjected to in recent years.
A little known recreational facility
Most people would associate KLCC with the Petronas Twin Towers and the Suria Shopping Centre. When they converted the old race course into a modern complex for shopping, conventions, hotels and office buildings the architects have retained a green belt which is now a playground and park for people to go and relax or exercise.
Take a stroll along Jalan Bukit Bintang and you find a host of massage and foot reflexology centres. It is quite the thing to do after a hard day of walking and sightseeing. You will be accosted along the Bukit Bintang stretch by dozens of ladies marketing their massage services but you will do well to just stroll the length of the street before deciding on the centre of your choice. Check out the prices as well!
One of the lesser known attractions for the visitor who likes something different from the usual tourist haunts. In and around KL there are mobile / traveling markets where vendors selling a variety of products / food group together to travel to different locations evry night. We call them the 'Night Markets'.
Perhaps one of the lesser known places to visit while you are in Kuala Lumpur is the open air work place of Mah Meri (pronounced as Mak Meri) native Gali Adam tucked away in Kampung Orang Asli Sungei Bumbun, Pulau Carey in Selangor.
Batik painting is one of the traditional crafts of Malaysia and Indonesia. It is an intricate art where the painter uses wax to created patterns on materials such as cotton of silk. There are quite a few templates to choose from for the beginner and you have the satisfaction of taking home the fruit of your labour.
I meet a lot of people during my travels. Sometimes I even encounter myself...
~ Michael Fong ~
The best center for IT stuff n' such
Less than 10 minutes walk from Sarang Galloway you will find a haven for most, if not all your electronic needs. You will find all housed under one roof, hundreds of vendors selling the A - Z in electronics. All the big brands are there.
If you are traveling to Kuala Lumpur for medical treatment, surgery, dental work you would, like many others before you, find that our medical fees are relatively inexpensive. What you save on your medical fees can pay for your trip to Malaysia in some instances.