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Breaking Fast of Ramadan with Farid, Ogy & their girls

Breaking Fast of Ramadan with Farid, Ogy & their girls

Petronas Tower at night from the KL Tower

Blue Mosque in Shah Alam

Visiting the Blue Mosque

Visiting the Blue Mosque

Sultan Abdul Samad Building (Big Ben of Kuala Lumpur)

Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers

Lake Gardens

National Monument

National Monument

Mike & Farid in Lake Gardens

Mike & Farid preparing to break fast

Genting Highlands

Malaysian Rainforest

Malaysian Rainforest via Skyway

Malaysian Rainforest

Foot Reflexology

Waiting for the Monorail


We were greeted by Farid on our arrival to Kuala Lumpur. Farid is an old co-worker of Mike from Freescale. He was a kind host and showed us around KL. Our visit started with a trip to the Ramadhan Market to buy dinner. Then we went to Farid's home to experience breaking fast of Ramadhan with his family. He has a beautiful wife, Ogy and five adorable girls. It was great to learn about the religion of Islam and Ramadhan. After dinner we went downtown to see the Menara KL (KL Tower), which is the fourth tallest telecommunications tower in the world. The next day, Farid took us to the Blue Mosque in Shah Alam which can hold over 24,000 people; the National Monument, which pays tribute to the fall of communism and those that lost their lives in the war; Sultan Abdul Samad Building which holds government administration offices; Parliament, the KL Lake Gardens, the Islamic Arts Museum of Malaysia, and the Petronas Towers. The Petronas Towers are the world's tallest (452m) two freestanding towers and the architectural design is inspired by the five pillars of Islam. Each tower is shaped with the eight-pointed star design. We are very grateful to Farid and his family for sharing their culture and time to show us KL area. We learned and were able to see so much more. Thank you Farid!

We also took a day trip up to Genting Highlands about 50km south of KL. This is a resort area almost 2000m above sea level. We took a 3.4km skyway cable car over the Malaysian Rainforest to reach the resort. At the top there are hotels, theme parks and even a casino. The weather limited the rides open but we enjoyed visiting the area and the skyway alone made the trip. After a long day we headed for Foot Reflexology. It was a nice relaxing end. Amy thinks Mike may become a massage addict in the near future! We also ended with a dinner at Outback Steakhouse. After 5 weeks in Asia, this is really the first time we caved & went all out on a nice western meal. It was delicious!



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