Malaysia Re-Cap

Before I tell you about Indonesia, let me relate the details from my final days in Malaysia.

As I mentioned before, I enjoyed myself immensely there. In no small part because of the food, which consists of various cross-pollinations between Indian, Chinese, and Malay cuisines. Here’re a few pics:

Laksa

Buffet at a Tropical Fruit Farm, Penang

Noodles

Dessert

After five days in Penang, a pal and I drove down to Ipoh for lunch and then continued on to Kuala Lumpur. (Ipoh is famous for both its food and for producing beautiful women such as Michelle Yeoh.) Then it was on to Kuala Lumpur.

KL boasts the famous Petronas Towers, which together are the world’s third-largest building (after Taipei 101 and the Sears Tower). Indeed, the towers are…well, imposing:

The Petronas Towers, KL

And, finally, the people: The Malaysians to whom I talked were outgoing and extremely helpful — and, more than anything, delighted to explain their country to a curious foreigner. Here’re a few of the faces I encountered during my journey:

Joss Stick Maker

A Jolly Old Chap

The Soup Man

Fishing in Penang

And here’re the rest of my Malaysia photos.

Up next: Indonesia.

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Hi. I'm Newley Purnell. I cover technology and business for The Wall Street Journal. I use this site to share my stories and often blog about the books I'm reading, tech trends, sports, travel, and our dog Ginger. For updates, get my weekly email newsletter.

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