One City, Many Cultures: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Though Malaysia is officially a Muslim country, only 60% of Malaysian citizens practice Islam. There is also a strong Chinese and Indian culture practicing Buddhism and Hinduism.

Our first stop in Malaysia was the National Mosque. Modeled after the mosque in Mecca, it can hold up to 15,000 people.

Our friend Maryana from Boston met up with us and will be joining our adventures for the next few days!

The main prayer hall is only available to Muslims.

A walk through Merdeka Square shows good examples of the architectural mix of Kuala Lumpur: colonial, Islamic, Asian, and modern architecture.

Kuala Lumpur has a vibrant Chinatown and Little India, with Buddhist and Hindu temples.

Back at the amazing
Westin Kuala Lumpur rooftop pool, you can get an overview of the bustling, mixed city below. Old meets new in harmony.

2 thoughts on “One City, Many Cultures: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  1. The architecture of the mosque has always been fascinating to me. That’s awesome an old friend from Boston is joining you guys, must feel like home. Love the garbs you girls are wearing. Hey Harold don’t have to stand at attention all the time hang loose. Very interesting combination of buildings. Nice to see Chinatown and Little India included in a majority of an Islam country. What a view from that pool, crazy. Enjoy love ya both God bless

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