Kuala Lumpur ~ Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. It exceeded my expectations as far as being a modernized city. Staying in the Bukit Bintang area, at first I summed up the entire city as being old. After getting out of that area I realized that Kuala Lumpur is just as modern as any major city in the USA. Skyscrapers, upscale shopping and international businesses are prominent in the inner city. There are older parts of the city that have a certainRead more

Melaka Malaysia

Arriving here from beautiful pristine Singapore, I didn’t have high expectations. Melaka is a small city in Malaysia that is recognized by Unesco for the historical buildings left over by the Dutch. The spelling in Malaysia is Melaka but in other countries it’s Malacca.  Some of the buildings are over 500 years old. Most of the buildings have been restored and some have been painted a maroon color by the Malaysians from the stark white color the Dutch originally chose.Read more

Singapore

Singapore is like landing into a perfect place.  Everything is beautiful, clean, pristine and precise. The crime rate here is close to none and not a homeless person in sight.  The traffic runs smooth and the cars are all clean and updated. Looking out of the window in the taxi coming from the airport, I was in awe of the huge sky scrapers with ultra modern designs.  Staying the first few nights in Chinatown I was waiting for the leftRead more

Bangkok Thailand

Bangkok has really changed over the years. It went from third world to metropolitan. The city is huge and filled with buildings, condos, upscale shopping centers, sky trains, international chef run restaurants and fine dining establishments. Coming from the madness of Khao San Road in the Banglampu District, moving to the inner city was a relief. Being in the city made me realize how far behind America really is. The malls superseded the nicest malls in the United States. EachRead more