I traveled to Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur and Penang) and Brunei for a week, while I attended my Malaysian friend’s wedding at Kuala Lumpur. In this article, I will write about Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur, as part of Day 5.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1 (1) Flying to Kuala Lumpur (Related article)
* Day 1 (2) Night view of Petronas Twin Towers (Related article)
* Day 2 (1) Petronas Twin Towers and Suria KLCC (Related article)
* Day 2 (2) Aquaria KLCC (Related article)
* Day 2 (3) Bukit Bintang (Related article)
* Day 3 (1) Colonial architecture in Penang (Related article)
* Day 3 (2) Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Eastern & Oriental Hotel (Related article)
* Day 3 (3) Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) (Related article)
* Day 4 (1) Ethnic architecture in Penang (Related article)
* Day 4 (2) Art works in Penang (Related article)
* Day 5 (1) Masjid Negara and Islamic Arts Museum (Related article)
* Day 5 (2) Chinatown (This article)
* Day 6 (1) Royal Regalia (Related article)
* Day 6 (2) Old Mosque (Related article)
* Day 7 (1) Water Village, New Mosque and Gadong area (Related article)
* Day 7 (2) Empire Hotel (Related article)
(Day 1, 2, 5, 6: Kuala Lumpur, Day 3, 4: Penang, Day 6, 7: Brunei)
2015.9.22 – 29
NOTE: as the blog title suggests, I mainly write about my travel around Japan, but I will write about my overseas travel in this series.
From the Kuala Lumpur station which I visited in the previous article, I walked to Chinatown.
Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur is located around the Petaling street (Jalan Petaling). There are lots of stalls along the old street in Chinatown. I came to Chinatown to visit two famous temples – one is Hindu temple and another one is Chinese temple.
Atmosphere of the street. When in Chinatown, I often saw Malay and Indian as well as Chinese.
I had a lunch at NAM HEONG.
The restaurant is famous for Hainanese Chicken Rice.
After lunch, I moved to the two temples.
Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu Temple
Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu Temple was built in 1873 and one of the oldest Hindu Temples in Kuala Lumpur. What is interesting is that this is a Hindu temple, but the temple is located in Chinatown. The best feature of the temple is Gopuram, a monumental tower with 22 meter high.
I went into the temple. The temple is filled with many colors.
Hindu shrine dog.
I left Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu Temple for the next destination, Guandi Temple.
Guandi Temple is a Chinese temple where Guan Yu, a famous character in the historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, was enshrined. In this temple, I saw lots of local Chinese pepople as well as foreign tourists.
I went into the temple.
Many local people visited the temple to offer prayer.
Though I went to Merdeka Square …
Then, I went to Merdeka Square where historical buildings are placed. However, haze became worse over time, which prevented me from continuing sightseeing with taking photos. Here are photos taken before I stopped taking photos.
At Central Market that is located between Chinatown and Merdeka Square.
At Kuala Lumpur City Gallery in Merdeka Square.
KL Tower as extra photos
In the evening of the day, I attended my friend’s wedding. I will not post photos about the wedding in this blog, but instead I will post photos about KL Tower which I visited in the evening on the previous day when I returned from Penang. KL tower is one of the two major towers in Kuala Lumpur along with Petronas Twin Towers. In KL Tower, I took some artistic and peculiar photos.
That’s it for the article about Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur. In the end, when I stayed in Kuala Lumpur this time, I was not able to see the sun due to haze 🙁 However, this was my fourth visit to Kuala Lumpur, and whenever I came to Kuala Lumpur, I found something new :)。
From the next article, I will write about Brunei, which I had never been to before.