Spotted in Kuala Lumpur, where it does rain A LOT.
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This school is located right inside the National Mosque. The kids there were all having a blast, running everywhere, chased by teachers, looking super cool with their Egyptian type outfit.
Masjid Negara litteraly means "National Mosque", it is one of the must see attractions of KL. The architectural style is very original, blending traditional Muslim origins with a modern twist. The construction of the mosque is actually fairly recent, as it was erected in the 60s. It is much more angular than older mosques, and the predominant color used is blue, reminding somehow of Istanbul's famous Blue Mosque.
Stesen Keretapi Kuala Lumpur was built in 1910, and is known to be a classic example of eastern and western architecture blending together. To be completely honest it is a bit disapointing, though as it is located only a few blocs from the Masjid Negara, you might as well check it out while you're on this side of the city
So KL is an amazing city, very different from any other capital I know. It is a unique blend of Muslim, western, Indian, and Asian culture and architecture, chaotic, gigantic, a bit overwhelming at first but in only a few days you get used to it, and we actually felt much more at home there than in Hong Kong or Bangkok. If you ever go there, do not miss lunch at the De Lucca restaurant, as it is insanely good, cheap, and copious.
The Time Square Shopping mall used to be the most grandiose mall in KL. It featured 10 floors of stores, an IMAX cinema, a bowling alley and.... a full on amusement park, including a roller coaster! (see. pictures). Though as we witnessed in all major Asian capitals, Malls rise and fall, and there can only be one, or at the very most two, that are shinning brightly at any given moment in time. Today those shiny stars are the Pavilion and the Suria in KL, the Element in Hong Kong, and the Paragon in Bangkok.
The Petronas Towers used to be the tallest building in the world, from 1998 to 2004. They're probably the most visited attraction in Kuala Lumpur, and in Malaysia. They are fairly impressive, though not particularly beautiful, and a few interesting things to do in the area is walk on the bridge linking the 2 towers at the 42nd floor, go to the aquarium below the towers , and of course go to the Suria KLCC Mall! (super fancy one, though our favorite remains the Pavilion - gorgeous, amazing food court - be sure to try the brioches from Lavander on the first floor)