It was getting about time to visit home again, so this year’s holiday was Malaysia. We caught up with as many friends and family as we could, and there were also some new babies to meet. We managed to time it right for a friend’s wedding, and some family birthdays as well. And in between meeting up with people and trying to Get Things Done (like renewing my passport!) we also managed some ‘touristing’, and good old fashioned chilling out.
We made a stop at the KL Orchid Park
This is the sort of wild orchid you see by roadsides.
Some heliconia snuck in there
Here’s another non-orchid we spotted
And then we headed over to the Butterfly Park. They seemed a lot quicker and harder to photograph than the ones in Cameron’s. I think it was because Cameron Highlands is a little colder and we went to the butterfly park in the morning, when they maybe weren’t as active yet, whereas this time around it was in the middle of the afternoon in baking KL heat…That’s my theory, anyway.
Not just butterflies
On another day we headed into KL city centre, to its Little India. This area lies (sort of) between two Indian Muslim mosques, Masjid Jamek and Masjid India. There are loads of shops selling Indian and Malay style clothes, textiles, jewellery (gold!), and traditional kitchenware and prayer items. There’s also a maze of street stalls selling more clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, and toys. And of course food – lots of Indian restaurants and street food.
Masjid Jamek / Jamek Mosque
I got some some lovely batik material
And then in another textile shop, filled with floral and batik patterns, I spotted some Gangnam fabric!
I got 2 metres.