It has been quite a while since I last posted – I sure hope you enjoy this, and other posts, from my recent trip to Malaysia. As it was not a photography or vacation trip, I took one camera with one lens – no tripod, flash, etc. Consequently, the great majority of these images are handheld, and all are taken essentially as ‘snapshots’ throughout the day/night and with whatever light was available. All images were captured with Canon 7D and Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens.
I found Kuala Lumpur to be fascinating with much dichotomy. I hope you enjoy this far from exhaustive representation of what took my photographic interest during the approximately 60 hours I spent in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
All images are Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.
The following images show the Petronas Towers, arguably the most internationally recognizable feature of this diverse country. Apparently they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 when they were surpassed by Taipei 101. However, they remain the tallest twin buildings in the world.
The following two images are of the skylights of the Suria KLCC mall which is “underneath” the towers. This is one of the newest shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur and has a nice variety of stores, from high fashion to coffee shops, plus a food court with numerous delicious options.
Another abstract architectural interpretation – a pair of buildings.
A colleague and I spent an afternoon wandering around, with no particular destination or path in mind, just the hope to make it to “Chinatown” before days end – we were successful. Here is a series of images from “Chinatown”, Kuala Lumpur.
My time in Kuala Lumpur was spent at the lovely PARKROYAL Serviced Suites – here are three images of the rooftop pool. The spire is the Kuala Lumpur Tower.
Like every city I have been to, not all have a home, nor a belly full of food.
Having now seen the fancy digs where I stayed, here are several images taken on my first afternoon in Kuala Lumpur – all were taken within walking distance of where I stayed. Dichotomy was my initial primary feel for this city.
Street/street side businesses immediately proximal to the fancy suite I stayed in.
Speaking of small street-side businesses…
A scene from the “Massage” District in Kuala Lumpur – I thought the sign was fun, and there is a working girl (‘massager’) holding a “menu” of massage options, several of which are purported to include “happy endings.”
I thoroughly enjoyed a delicious meal at “Hakka Restaurant” – duck and plum sauce is a bloody delicious dish if you ever get the opportunity! The outdoor ambiance was fabulous, as was the chatter among the local business folk.
A little color on a balmy Kuala Lumpur night – the city really gets revving at night – lot’s of shoppers, strollers, diners, and gawkers (not to mention the aforementioned “massage” girls).
The last photo of this post is the very first photo I took in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Hopefully you experienced some of the sights, sounds, and scents , if vicariously, through these images.
I sure appreciate you visiting.