Sunday, September 30, 2007

Kuala Lumpur

Hi and welcome back.

I am now back from my trips to Malaysia and Russia.

In Malaysia I had very little time. Just a few hours on the Sunday afternoon I arrived to have a walk and take some photos. It was a very cloudy afternoon so not the best weather. The rest of the time I was in a hotel participating in a Management development course. Lovely hotel and far too much food!

The Petronas Towers are the famous landmark of KL. They were the tallest towers in the world until 2004. This is the modern face of KL. There is also an area which shows the more traditional side of KL. The famous Sultan Abdul Samad Building was built in the late 19th century to house the British administration and is now home to the Supreme and High Courts. This flamboyant and intricate example of Moorish architecture faces Dataran Medaka (Medaka Square) - the centre for National Day celebrations

This year Malaysia celebrates 50 years of independence from the British and the Malaysian flag was flying everywhere!

I had a great time in Moscow and took loads of photos. Come back in a couple of weeks to see the Red Square, the Kremlin and Gorky Park!