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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Batu Caves and Thaipusam

Once a year, at the beginning of the year (date changes every year) there is a very intriguing festival called Thaipusam. Celebrated by the Malaysian Indians, the main place to go witness the activity is Batu Caves (just outside KL) and Sri Mahamariamman Temple near Central Market/Pasar Seni.

Brickfields near KL Sentral on the other hand has minimal festivities, and many tourists are often disappointed as they mistakingly expect this area to be the main focal point on this day. There may be other festivities all around KL (e.g: Gombak, Masjid Jamek ) but your best bet is really Batu Caves.

Visit this Link if you wish to understand more about this celebration.

Wikipedia: Thaipusam

Have a look at the photos below to give you a better idea of what to expect.

Batu caves with the world's tallest statue of Murugan.

Monkeys at Batu Caves: they get cheekier every year.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Pavillion Mall:Christmas 2012 and Chinese New Year 2013.

Kuala Lumpur is a fabulous city for experiencing all the numerous celebrations that make up a unique calendar year. To go hand and hand with the festivities are the wonderful decorations inside the various malls in the city. Below are photos of the wonderful Pavillion Mall, all dressed up for Christmas in December and at this very moment all fiery red with anticipation for the up and coming Chinese New Year.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Australia Bushfire Appeal in Kuala Lumpur.

If you wish to attend and partake in the fundraising appeal to help raise some money for the assistance of all who are suffering the Australian bushfires, you can at   KLCC convention centre on Thursday, the 31st of January 2013.

Please find more details below as quoted from the official flier:
"Australia is battling scores of bushfires following a spell of record breaking hot weather.
Thousands of residents across South East Australia have been displaced as a result of the
devastating bushfires with many losing their homes. Many of us have seen the heartbreaking images on television and there is an immediate need for assistace ro the affected people. The Malaysia Australia Business Council (MABC), together with the Malaysia New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (MNZCC), the Malaysia Canada Business Chamber (MCBC) and American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) have decided to do our part in helping the victims by organizing the "Australia Bushfire Appeal" fundraising event.
Join us at the Australia Bushfire Appeal Fundraising on:

Thursday, 31st January 2013:     6.00pm to 9.00pm

Venue:              Banquet Hall, Level 3, KL Convention Centre
Reg. Fees:        RM100 per person
All proceeds collected at the event, including registration fees will be channeled to said fund.
Please RSVP your attendance by Friday, 25th January 2013.
Australia Bushfire Appeal Fundraising & Networking: Thursday, 31st January 2013.

Reservations by fax: +60 37960 9489 or
Email: mabc@mabc.org.my "





Sunday, January 20, 2013

New Majestic Hotel KL

The wonderfully refurbished Majestic Hotel is now open! Colonial in style and opposite the old Railway station, it brings a nice touch to the area. You can spend a nice afternoon visiting the National Mosque (Masjid Negara), the Islamic Arts Museum and then walk to the Majestic Hotel for afternoon tea.

For more information: Majestic Hotel


Afternoon tea

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