malaysia 2016: kuala lumpur, markets and temples
November 12, 2016
Open Photo Gallery
Saturday we headed out with Mary. There's a nearby nature reserve, and you see the KL Tower in the background.
Stock Exchange building.
On the way to KL Chinatown
Petaling Street market - tons of little vendors and some great bootleg stuff
Heading to China Town
Wanna buy a Christmas Tree?
This alleyway feeling space had lots of meat and fish vendors
Later I doubled back for more photos from the fish alley at the Petaling Street Market
The Sri Mahamariamman Temple... love the front of it. I guess that kind of tower is fairly common with Hindu temples, always impressive and magnificent to behold.
We were there when there was service going on, people following a temple official from station to station of various Hindu deities,
These musicians played, and a loud bell was rung.
I like religions that make tasty snack offerings, like oranges. Also decorative flower necklaces.
Kali, I believe.
Lord Ganesha, "remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom". That's a deity I can get behind!
My cousin Mary - note shoes are not allowed in the temple. They had a place where you could check them for .20 Ringuet - like about a nickle
Guan Di Temple - Taoist, I was told.
Again, tasty offerings.
Slow burning incense.
I really liked the columns wrapped with identical tiny shrines, each with its own little light
I always love this kind of sink. here where we lunched (tasty lamb burger) at Lucy in the Sky cafe I can't decide if they were being cool or economical.
Near the Central Market...
The Kompleks Dayabumi is a lovely bit of Islamic-influenced architecture.
At the KL Central Market, I loved this little WiFi pay machine... connectivity in vending machine form.
Many beautiful (and often upscale) crafts and artworks at the Central Market.
"Fashion as far as the feet can take" is a good slogan.
Mao statue outside some galleries where Ken and Mary looked for some pieces (probably some authentic tribal works) for their currently spartan apartment.
I liked the little "E" to denote electronic cigarettes.
We were going to head back with Ken and Mary, but then a ferocious rain squall rose up...
Nothing to do but go for a beer! (or a cider)
The rain was pretty impressive.
But the rain cleared quickly. Much construction in KL. However, they really don't care about keeping walkways traversable. (again, since everyone drives everywhere)
Despite being a moslem country, booze is easily found, whether in wine stores like this one offering Hello Kitty champagne or even beers from convenience stores.
Toothsome street art.
My cousins Ken and Mary at Bijan, serving great Malay-fusion cuisine.
Aww, dinner at Bijan
This is Sunday morning, actually - both evening and morning the KL Tower puts on a light show and changes colors.