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Jan 28 2013

Photos: Thaipusam 2013 in Kuala Lumpur

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Thaipusam is a Hindu festival where devotees pierce their flesh and carry colourful kavadi to show their devotion to Lord Murugan. If that doesn’t sound dramatic enough, in Kuala Lumpur it takes place at the spectacular Batu Caves. Here are some images from Thaipusam 2013 (yesterday). It’s estimated that more than a million people — … read the full post

Apr 30 2012

Photo essay: Bersih 3.0 in Kuala Lumpur

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Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, April 28, demanding free and fair elections, in a day that was to show the best and worst of Malaysia. From the early morning, trains packed with protesters came into central KL; the major roads having been blocked by the police. … read the full post

Mar 19 2012

Photo essay: St Patrick’s Day party in Kuala Lumpur

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Just how big a party town Kuala Lumpur can be often comes as a shock to visitors, given the city’s status as the capital of a Muslim-majority country. This year’s St Patrick’s Day party, centred on Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL’s premier entertainment district, showed just how lively things can get. One of the most refreshing … read the full post

Dec 05 2011

Photo: The old and new in Kuala Lumpur

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Old and new in KL.

Architecturally speaking, there’s little respect for the old in Kuala Lumpur, but one neighbourhood has managed to resist the onslaught of silver steel and gleaming glass: Kampung Baru, located spitting distance from the KLCC’s Petronas Towers.