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28 Feb 2020

The heart of the tiger – Kuala Lumpur

The heart of the tiger – Kuala Lumpur

We arrive to Kuala Lumpur at 10 pm. The plan for the next day was already set up. As always ambitious. Places to see would be enough for 2 days but I had only 27 hours. So early wake-up, short workout in the gym and let’s go!

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It turned out that my plans were a bit mixed by cool crew, who threw the idea to go out for dinner in the form of street food and clubbing afterwards. They didn’t have to convincing me long. Beautiful night, new destination and yet shiny new cam GoPro Hero 4: D

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KL by night

The cuisine, as usual in Southeast Asia, was excellent! But what do I know. I like to eat, I could eat almost anything and I never leave anything on plate! However this time was quite different. In the stall, which we chose for our supper, I ordered a medium-sized soup with seafood of moderate spiciness. The soup I got wasn’t medium-sized neither of moderate spicy. I received a swimming pool filled with probably equally as shrimps as with chili peppers. Face after about two minutes of consumption has become the color of intense red, the sweat began to drip from forehead and in the middle of the head was born the fear that if it’s gonna be tingling two times…

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I’d write, “it was getting late.” However, given my current job, it is a relative term. Local time pointed to midnight, but the biological clock was accustomed to time in Dubai, where was just 8 in the evening. Sometimes you can really got crazy because of all those changes of time zones.

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We enter the club. From the speakers pounding hardcore techno, popularly called “bum bum bum”. Into the eyes beat strobes in shades of green and purple. Around the little Asians are vigorously waving all the limbs. And among them Malay girls, attracting by theirs exoticism and otherness from what I was used to in Warsaw clubs. Stop! Red light-bulb goes on. As in Thailand, also here it is full of transvestites called ladyboys. So, after a few drinks, charming chat, in-room under shit could be unpleasant surprise;) I preferred not to risk.

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The heart of the tiger

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia, which is one of the so-called economic tigers of Southeast Asia, with fast economic growth. The city itself, buzzing by day and night, is almost the epitome of the dynamics of the state, quickly changing reality (architectural chaos is easily seemed here) and host events such as the Formula 1 Grand Prix, a tennis tournament of WTA and numerous cultural occasions.

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It’s hard to believe that this city, where, skyscrapers one after another grow like mushrooms after rain, was established only one an a half a century ago. Founded by tin prospectors who build a new village called Mud Estuary ¬- Kuala Lumpur.

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Like many other countries aspiring to be among the richest / most attractive / strongest, also Malaysia has its “the most” building, and also a symbol of their capital – the Petronas Twin Towers. Towers, built in 1998, for 5 consecutive years wield title of the world’s tallest building (452 meters) and still retained the title of tallest twin buildings in the world. Apparently towers architecture refers to Islam as it is the dominant religion of the country.

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Green oasis

A good place to rest from the bustling city is huge Bird Park with more than 3 thousand birds representing more than 200 species (90% of them are birds occurring locally). Such an abundance of green, the sounds of birds piercing through the clutter streams and waterfalls can exceptionally relax and glad.

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Muggers in sacred place

Although I’ve seen so far mass of the temples in this region and I must admit that I’m a little bit bored of them already, this turned out to be quite different. 13 km north of the city there is a complex of caves in which Hindus arranged for themselves temple dedicated to the god of war – Murugan, whose huge figure (42 m) covered by 300 liters of gold paint, stands at the foot of the mountain.

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To the caves leads up 272 stairs that when entering seem to go on forever. However, after completing the climb, as a reward, we see a huge nave, 100-meter high cave. In addition to the “original” sacred architecture, caves are filled with flying bats and Macaques – that are ubiquitous, cheeky but charming monkeys :)

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These loveable creatures, to which, however, I felt respect, are engaged in robbing tourists of all that is suitable to eat, chew on anyone who enters their territory and the issue extremely unpleasant squeaks.

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It’s time to change climate

Undoubtedly, Southeast Asia’s nature, dining, attractions tempt to come and explore another country. But perhaps the time has come for climate change from the stuffy, hot and humid on a much cooler… Fallow fan page www.facebook.com/FlyingPolackFP and Instagram: flying_polack and see where I get carried away in the second half of September :)

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s. Who has not seen it yet, I invite you to watch a short video, which is the result of my first cuts with cam GoPro Hero 4 :)

2 thoughts on “The heart of the tiger – Kuala Lumpur

  1. Jose Garcia September 18, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    “Around the little Asians are vigorously waving all the limbs” hahaha… I can totally see you as a giant monster amidst the small Asians there. And I hear they are “white lovers” meaning that they love white people. So I am sure you were quite the exotic to them too eh? And good choice to not drink TOO much at that club! :-P

    • FlyingPolack! September 26, 2015 / 11:49 am

      I was definetaly exotic to them! The same way that they were exotic for me :)

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