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KL...what a town with Dane Hodges
Monday, January 16, 2012 - 6:24 PM

Kuala Lumpur with Dane Hodges 


Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the second largest city in Malaysia by population. The city proper, making up an area of 243 km2 (94 sq mi), has a population of 1.4 million as of 2010. Greater Kuala Lumpur, also known as the Klang Valley, is an urban agglomeration of 7.2 million. It is the fastest growing metropolitan region in the country, in terms of population and economy.



Kuala Lumpur is the seat of the Parliament of Malaysia. The city was once home to the executive and judicial branches of the federal government, but they have since moved to Putrajaya starting in 1999. Some sections of the judiciary remain in the capital. The official residence of the Malaysian King, the Istana Negara, is also situated in Kuala Lumpur. Rated as an alpha world city, Kuala Lumpur is the cultural, financial and economic centre of Malaysia due to its position as the capital as well as being a primate city.


Kuala Lumpur is defined within the borders of the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and is one of three Malaysian Federal Territories. It is an enclave within the state of Selangor, on the central west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Residents of the city are colloquially known as KLites.


Dane Hodges at the KL,Twin Towers,Malaysia

Since the 1990s, the city has played host to many international sporting, political and cultural events including the 1998 Commonwealth Games and the Formula One World Championship. In addition, Kuala Lumpur is home to the tallest twin buildings in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers, which have become an iconic symbol of Malaysia's futuristic developments.


Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories and has a total landmass of 329,847 square kilometres (127,350 sq mi) separated by the South China Sea into two regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo. Land borders are shared with Thailand, Indonesia, and Brunei, and maritime borders exist with Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. In 2010 the population exceeded 27.5 million.



Malaysia has its origins in the Malay Kingdoms present in the area which, from the 18th century, became subject to the British Empire. The first British territories were known as the Straits Settlements, with the other states forming protectorates. The states on Peninsular Malaysia, then known as


Malaya, was first unified as the Malayan Union in 1946. Malaya was restructured as the Federation of Malaya in 1948, and achieved independence on 31 August 1957. Malaya united with Sabah, Sarawak, and Singapore on 16 September 1963, with 'si' being added to give the new country the name Malaysia. However, less than two years later in 1965, Singapore was expelled from the federation. Since independence, Malaysia has had one of the best economic records in Asia, with GDP growing an average 6.5% for almost 50 years. The economy has traditionally been fuelled by its natural resources, but is expanding in the sectors of science, tourism, commerce and medical tourism.


The head of state is the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, an elected monarch chosen from the hereditary rulers of the nine Malay states every five years. The head of government is the Prime Minister. The government system is closely modelled on the Westminster parliamentary system and the legal system is based on English Common Law. The country is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural, factors that influence its culture and play a large role in politics. Islam is the state religion, although freedom of religion is protected by a secular constitution.


Malaysia contains the southernmost point of continental Eurasia, Tanjung Piai, and is located near the equator and has a tropical climate. It has a biodiverse range of flora and fauna, and is considered a megadiverse country. It is a founding member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and a member of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, the Commonwealth of Nations, and the Non-Aligned Movement.

I want the shark, Dane Hodges,KL,Malaysia

Indonesia , officially the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesian: Republik Indonesia), is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia comprises 13,466 islands and 33 provinces. With over 238 million people, it is the world's fourth most populous country. Indonesia is a republic, with an elected legislature and president. The nation's capital city is Jakarta. The country shares land borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and Malaysia. Other neighboring countries include Singapore, Philippines, Australia, and the Indian territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Indonesia is a founding member of ASEAN and a member of the G-20 major economies. The Indonesian economy is the world's eighteenth largest economy by nominal GDP and fifteenth largest by purchasing power parity.


Mom said no more ice cream, KL,Malaysia

The Indonesian archipelago has become an important trade region since at least the 7th century, when Srivijaya and then later Majapahit traded with China and India. Local rulers gradually absorbed foreign cultural, religious and political models from the early centuries CE, and Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms flourished. Indonesian history has been influenced by foreign powers drawn to its natural resources. Muslim traders brought Islam, and European powers brought Christianity and fought one another to monopolize trade in the Spice Islands of Maluku during the Age of Discovery.


Following three and a half centuries of Dutch colonialism, Indonesia secured its independence after World War II. Indonesia's history has since been turbulent, with challenges posed by natural disasters, corruption, separatism, a democratization process, and periods of rapid economic change.


Across its many islands, Indonesia consists of distinct ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. The Javanese are the largest—and the politically dominant—ethnic group. Indonesia has developed a shared identity defined by a national language, ethnic diversity, religious pluralism within a majority Muslim population, and a history of colonialism including rebellion against it. Indonesia's national motto, "Bhinneka Tunggal Ika" ("Unity in Diversity" literally, "many, yet one"), articulates the diversity that shapes the country. Despite its large population and densely populated regions, Indonesia has vast areas of wilderness that support the world's second highest level of biodiversity. The country is richly endowed with natural resources, yet poverty remains widespread in contemporary Indonesia.

Dane Hodges plays in fountains in front of patronas Twin Towers, KL,Malaysia

Dane Hodges finds MMs in Little India, KL,Malaysia

Travel day, we're on the road again, Dane Hodges, KL,Malaysia


Ron Hodges, Penang, Malaysia


Anchoring the sprawling Kuala Lumpur City Centre, are the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Hailed as the Twin Jewels of Kuala Lumpur, a visit to KL just isn’t complete unless you’ve visited these doppelganger structures. The 88-storey chrome and steel towers are the headquarters of Malaysia’s oil and gas company – Petronas – as well as many other corporations. The Dewan Filharmonik Petronas concert hall – Southeast Asia’s leading venue for classical music – is situated between the two towers. The sleek structures sport Arabesque and Islamic designs and the Skybridge on the 41st floor connects the towers and affords visitors spectacular views of Malaysia’s sparkling capital.


In the beginning Central Market – also known as Pasar Seni – was a simple wet market; today it is a permanent structure that houses all sorts of traders. This landmark is reminiscent of the SoHo flea market, housing a variety of shops that retail traditional goods such as batik, embroidery carvings, souvenirs, sculptures, clothes and other interesting items. Divided into different zones – namely Lorong Melayu, Straits Chinese and Lorong India – this multi-ethnic market displays goods based upon the features of the different races. The purpose of this zoning practice is to let visitors have an insight into the cultural difference of the various races in Malaysia




Chow Kit is acknowledged as one of Malaysia’s most infamous landmarks. It resembles Amsterdam’s Red Light District – though it’s not as prolific or as seedy. On the one hand there are ‘working girls’ hovering near doorways of the inner lanes, calling out sweet nothings as you walk by, but on the other hand the main street remains a lively and culturally-enriching scene. The area is obviously not the most kosher quarter of Kuala Lumpur yet it is plays host to the largest wet market in Malaysia – a Malay-oriented market that sells local goods and produce. This bazaar is popular with locals, especially the local Malay community



The colourful Chinatown is a well-known bargain hunter’s paradise that seemingly never sleeps. Deeply immersed in Oriental culture, heritage and history, Chinatown is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist spots in Malaysia, and holds its own against its more glamorous neighbours, KLCC & Bukit Bintang. Representing Malaysia’s multihued multicultural background perfectly, you can find all sorts of stuff, from Chinese herbs to imitation goods in this area. At night, its main vein – Petaling Street – is transformed into a lively and vibrant night market filled with hundreds of stalls offering all kinds of goods at dirt-cheap prices as haggling is the way of life here

We stumbled into the show, KL,Malaysia

Dane Hodges loved the fountains,KL,Malaysia


Part of the renowned Lake Gardens, the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is reputedly one of the largest in the world. This sprawling 20-hectare park comprises a few separate parks – Brahminy Land, Hornbill Park, Flamingo Pond and the World of Parrots exhibit – as well as a free-flight walk-in aviary – which houses over 3,000 birds. Storks and flamingos frolic in the water, finches and thrushes chirp among the trees and owls roost in barns; the tiled walkways are the perfect way to enjoy the sight of these beautiful birds and you can even take photographs of yourself with the eagles and macaws and even feed some of the pelicans

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