Hello arty farty Kuala Lumpur
Art and Kuala Lumpur. Well there’s a lot of it. From street art to fashion to beautiful architecture. So let’s start with the architecture.
Kuala Lumpur has so many different cultures living together. And with the already rich past, it is no wonder you can see this all coming back in the architecture and art in and around Kuala Lumpur.
It is always nice to see how everything will and can blend together. Kuala Lumpur offers a lot of new skyscrapers combined with authentic religion temples and mosques saw. Never thought Kuala Lumpur had so many skyscrapers and modern buildings.
The most famous skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur is of course Petronas Twin Tower. Wow how impressive is Petronas Twin Tower? Also we must mention, again, Menara KL Tower. It’s lovely how the lights sparkles at night from the Menara KL Tower. Really colorful at nighttime.
But like I said here above, new meets old. So there a lot of old building too. Mostly you will find these in China town Kuala lumper, or Little India Kuala Lumpur. But not only there. For instance Thean Hou Temple, is in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. A beautiful authentic Buddhist temple.
And one of the bigger touristic hotspots in Kuala Lumpur, or rather also in the outer skirt of Kuala Lumpur you can find Batu Caves. These are a set of three major caves, and a lot of smaller caves. But the most popular one is the Cathedral Cave. These are all dedicated to the Hindu religion, where they, to this day, still perform daily Hindu rituals like praying. And the fun thing about this architecture is that it is nature made, with a little bit of help from mankind.
And talking about nature, this also with some help from mankind, they have created this huge garden. Perdana Botanical Garden. I always love when you stay in a big city, they still have these garden or parcs where you can take a step back and relax. And also it has to be balanced natural parcs and concrete “parcs”. Like for the rain water to escape in the natural ground.
As for real art, Kuala Lumpur has a lot to offer if it comes to art. We didn’t really looked this up. But what we know is that KL has a lot of art centers;
- The National Art Gallery
- Islamic Arts Museum
- ILHAM Gallery
- Richard Koh Fine Arts
- Wei-Ling Gallery
Just to name a few. And well also for the street art, well KL has some great spots. But we didn’t found them in KL, yet a bit in the outer skirts of KL. So hopefully we will discover them the next time we visit KL.
Fashion wise, KL has a lot to offer. From Bukit Bintang, the place to be when you want shop till you drop. Pavilion Kuala Lumpur is one of the biggest malls at Bukit Bintang in KL. Well Suria KLCC is also pretty big.
These two malls will change their indoor theme per celebration or promo’s. Like Diwali, Christmas, or Sketcher x One Piece promo. And provide from high end fashion like Gucci, Armani to fast fashion stores Forever 21, Topshop. And sometimes you will find an exclusive street wear shop that sells Chinatown Market, or exclusive sneaker store like Crossover or Hype Vault.
The fashion can be really basic to really, well just like art. Here in Asia the streetwear is on entire other level then for instance Europe. Real arty farty, if you want to put it in a box.
We didn’t treat ourselves this time. Cause we were too busy exploring. And after exploring we were always trying to figure out what to eat. Yeah a lot of excuses. We know. Heheheh.
But definitely for the next, we will check the art in Kuala Lumpur, well after we have seen almost every touristic and non-touristic spots in and around Kuala Lumpur.
Well, this was the first impression of Malaysia. We hopefully do see more in the future.
We see you next time
Maya & Anthony
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