Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Modern Meets Old Traditions

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Talk about juxtaposition, KL is the place where today and yesterday exist side by side.

We’ll take you to the ultra modern Petronis Towers which cast a shadow over Julan Alor, the street cemented in old KL. The street food, vendors, smells, and sites send you back in time.

We share how Laura  almost became the foreign celebrity, right.  Actually,  I’m being  facetious. Whenever we walked through the lobby of our hotel, she received many a hello from the various people of the grand hotel, The Royal Chulan, an awesome Malaysian Hotel.  I am not certain how she does it, as all I see are incidents of Laura stepping on the end of a Malaysian woman’s long flowing gown, nearly ripping it off the poor woman in the middle of the lobby.

We visit, as Laura says, an authentic street of food.

DSC00727We get screwed in a negotiation for a pair of knock-off sun glasses, and still became friends with the sales rep. He’s that good. We still want to go back and visit with him. He’s that good.

We talk about the safety and what Malaysia is doing to combat terrorism.

All this and a few other tidbits are heard on this episode of Stories Faces Places.