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This is the first INTER-PAC we are doing and hope you enjoy it. Please give me your freed back and if we tour a port that you were at, please share photos or even video’s and share with everyone what you liked best and maybe what was not so hot about this port.
Well, I am starting this discussion on overseas spots and I will be doing one a week. You all remember those West-Pac’s right? Well since we are on the internet, I thought I would call this a INTER-PAC.
Don’t know if you ever visited this port of Call but I remember it well when I was on the USS Prairie AD-15. So I thought I would bring back some of those old Memories with a flash to the present Video Tour that will show you some of the sights to visit if you ever decide to go back.
Over the future weeks, we will be touring Ports of call like Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Philippines, Kenya, and my favorite port in the States, “ Hawaii”. Now if you don’t see one here listed that you would like to see, send me an E-mail and I will do the research and create a discussion of the ports you want to see.
Kuala Lumpur – KL to
its friends – is more than just a capital city: it is a monument to Malaysian
ingenuity and determination.
This is one of the Cities I visited when I was in the Navy.
What a beautiful city it is too. There is so much to see and do here. Put it on your list of places to visit
From humble beginnings as a tin-mining shanty town, KL has evolved into a 21st-century metropolis, dominated by the tallest skyscrapers in Southeast Asia and flush with the
proceeds of international trade and commerce. Over the years, KL has faced its share of challenges but nothing has succeeded in suppressing the determination of locals to make KL, and Malaysia, a leader among Asian tiger economies.
The marketing slogan for the Malaysian
tourist board is ‘truly Asia’ and nowhere is this more
true than in the capital. KL is every inch the Asian cyber-city: historic temples and mosques rub shoulders with space-age towers and shopping malls; traders’ stalls are piled high with pungent durians and counterfeit DVDs; and locals
sip cappuccino in wi-fi–enabled coffee hops or feast at bustling street side hawker stalls serving food from across the continent.
The most striking thing about KL from a visitor’s perspective is its remarkable cultural diversity. Ethnic Malays,
Chinese prospectors, Indian migrants and British colonials all helped carve the city out of the virgin jungle, and each group has left its indelible mark on the capital. Eating, shopping and nightlife are undeniable highlights of any
visit to KL, but don’t restrict yourself to the city – there are numerous parks and monuments dotted around KL that make easy day trips for a break from the hustle and bustle.
KL’s temperature ranges from 21°C to 33°C
and the average humidity exceeds 82%. Although there’s rain through the year,
March to April and September to November are the wettest months.
Festivals & Events
KL is the place to be for Malaysia’s
major holidays and festivals, including Chinese New Year, Deepavali and
Thaipusam. Dates for nonreligious events shift from year to year so check the
exact dates of the following festivals locally.
Flora Fest KL goes flower-crazy in
January/February with exhibitions and the international Floral Parade.
City Day KL commemorates becoming a
federal territory on 1 February each year with celebrations at Tasik Perdana
and Lake Titiwangsa gardens.
KL International Tower Jump (www.kltowerjump.com) Adrenaline junkies
descend on KL in March for the one day they can legally Base jump off the
Malaysian Grand Prix (www.malaysiangp.com.my) Special shopping
promotions accompany the annual Formula One race at Sepang International
Circuit in March/April.
Malaysia Fest (Colours of Malaysia)
Two weeks in May – a celebration with exhibits of traditional arts and special
cultural performances around town.
Shopping Carnival Shopping in KL becomes even
more of a bargain as prices plummet during this annual June sale.
KL Festival (www.klfestival.org.my) July is a month of
events showcasing Malaysian art, dance, theatre and music.
National Day Join the crowds in Merdeka
Sq at midnight on 31 August to celebrate the anniversary
independence in 1957. There are parades and festivities the next morning –
check with the MTC for this year’s venue.
KL International Buskers
The streets fill with performers for nine days of musical and acrobatic fun
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