Customized Motor Scooter. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2007

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This picture was taken on Bukit Bingtang, which is in the trendy part of Kuala Lumpur (KL), outside of McDonald’s.

Both my wife and I found KL fairly bland and it was a real pleasure to come across this fellow and his pride and joy.  It’s too bad he was the only one hanging out with such an amazing motor scooter as I would’ve liked to have seen more expressive individualism on the streets of KL. In our 6 days in KL we didn’t see anything else like it.

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2007

The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur are the tallest twin towers in the world, and they were the tallest building in the world from 1988 to 2004.  The towers designed by Argentinian architect Caesar Pelli are in my opinion, one of the most beautiful buildings I’ve ever seen anywhere.

The towers sit in the grounds of KLCC park designed by the Brazilian landscape designer Roberto Burle Marx.  The KLCC park is an excellent example of intelligently designed public space.  The park is not only a lushly green and calm place to walk, it also has several children’s playgrounds and a large public aquarium.

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Below the towers themselves is the Suria department store (one of the largest in Malaysia).

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The Petronas Tower’s external metal surfaces gleam in the sunlight of the day and they sparkle like elaborate crystals at night. 

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They are truly spectacular examples of beautiful architecture.

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PS. I’ve started to put watermarks on my photos because those scumbags with “scraper sites” were using my pictures without authorisation or compensation.

Long time no post

It’s a long time since I’ve posted to this blog.  The reason for this is because I have been preparing my house for sale and I’ve been overseas for five weeks. 
 
It took me about a month of my free time to replace the rusted handrail on my lower balcony and the rotted balustrade of my upper balcony.
 
This first picture shows the rusted out lower balustrade.

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This next picture shows the balustrade that I made out of wood.

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One of my wife’s co-worker friends, Jade,

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 who was born in Malaysia, invited us to her wedding in Kuala Lumpur.  My wife and I try to go overseas at least once a year, so we thought we’d take this opportunity to do a bit of travelling in South East Asia.
 
Since we were going all the way to Malaysia, we thought we might as well, visit Vietnam and Thailand as well. Needless to say, a 5 week trip overseas takes a little organising and I had work commitments so I had no time to make posts to this blog for the last couple of months.
 
So over the next couple of weeks I will be making many posts concerning our travels.

Razzbuffnik with Engogirl at Jade's wedding