A giant shopping mall

Twin Towers, KL, Malaysia
Image by tuis via Flickr

Summer of 2008 – We stopped in Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia on our way back home. I had a concert lined up at a cultural organization there. On our first day we were off to Batu Caves, the famed limestone caves which was also a temple for Subramanya. Climbing 272 steps (phew!) only made me realize I was terribly out of shape.

The traffic jams and noise levels in KL reminded me of Bangalore. The monorail had me wondering when the Metro line was going to come up back home. Standing on the upper level (open for visitors) at Petronas towers we got an aerial view of the city – a lush rainforest surrounded by a concrete jungle. The contrast couldn’t have been sharper. KL is one giant shopping mall. My friends insisted that a trip to Berjaya Times Square was a must but once there, I was bewildered by the plethora of choices. My husband put on a valiant smile (he detests shopping in malls) while I had a hard time controlling my budget!


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