Sunday, February 13, 2011


Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Beauty of Lights

 Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur

I-City Shah Alam, Selangor

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

KL Bird Park

The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is a public aviary in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is a popular tourist attraction in the country, receiving an average of 200,000 visitors every year. It is located adjacent to the Perdana Lake Gardens of Kuala Lumpur. This Bird Park houses more than 5000 birds, from more than 50 species, in an enclosed aviary. Out of these 5000 birds, 90% are local birds and 10% were imported from overseas. The size of this bird park is around 7-16 hectares.

The park is divided into 4 zones; Zone 1 and 2 make up the free-flight zone; Zone 3 is the Hornbill Park and Zone 4 is where the birds are placed in separate cages and mini aviaries.
One of KL Bird Park's most extraordinary feature is that in Zone 1, 2 and 3, birds are let free in the aviary which closely resembles their natural habitat. With this free-flight concept, birds are able to breed naturally in this unique environment.


Adult (standard)~ RM45.00
*Children (standard)~ RM35.00

Adult (with MyKad)~ RM20.00
*Children (with MyKid)~ RM10.00

*Children From 3-12 years old

Opening Hours:
Open daily from 9.00 a.m to 6.00 p.m

Photos: Personal collection

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Festival in Malaysia-Thaipusam

Once a year, Batu Caves become the centre of a great religious procession. Almost 1 million people pay homage to the highly revered deity, Lord Murugan during the 3-day long festival. Thaipusam falls on the tenth day of the month of Thai in the Hindu Almanac and that would usually be in late January or early February.

Thaipusam is celebrated at various sites in Peninsular Malaysia, namely;
1. Kuala Lumpur
At Batu Caves, procession starts on the eve of Thaipusam from the Sri Mariamman Temple in the town centre all the way to Batu Caves, 15km from city centre. Most activities happen at Batu Caves,

2. Penang
Procession starts on the eve of Thaipusam from the Chettiar Temple in Penang Street where the silver chariot leaves on a journey to the Nattukkottai Chettiar Temple at Waterfall Road. You may want to skip Penang Street and head for the Sivan Temple at Dato Kramat Road where ablutions are performed, and trances and piercing of body are conducted.

Spectacular edifices or kavadis are often carried or pulled by the devotees with chains and ropes anchored in the skin of their backs or chests.
After ritual cleansing at a stream at the foothills, they walk up the 272 steps accompanied by family and friends.
But kavadi carrying need not be so arduous. Just carrying a small pot of milk up the steps to be poured on the vel is enough. Most devotees do this.
Some parents carry newborn babies slung in a cloth-cradle hung on a pole shouldered at both ends by the mother and the father as thanks for a safe birth.
Some also carry kavadis made of wood or metal adorned with pictures or statues of Hindu deities, flowers and peacock plumes.
Others shave their heads bald as a symbol of humility and atonement.
Many observe a strict vegetarian diet for about 40 days and renounce all forms of comfort and pleasure-giving activities. The 40 days are spent in meditation and prayer.

Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur

It is recommended to take day trips to Batu Caves from KL. Only 1/2hr - 45min car ride. Call me if you interested to visit there... ok!