Welcome to the Massive Post.
You will find in it, what makes this country special.
A mix, an "equilibre" of Chinese, Malay, Indian communities.
Malaysia is a melting pot of ethnies, religions, cultures.
While there are "borders" between these communities, still, Malaysians
found a way to live together.
I also tryed during this trip to take pictures of the things i like.
So Martial arts, Street arts, food...are a part of it.
Also, i would like to dedicate this post to :
Derek from KL
Khee from Penang
Nick L from KL
Leonard aka Gloomis from KL
These Malaysian Paneristi provided an awesome welcome and support.
It was fantastic to meet them.
Terima Kasih from the heart my friends.
Let's get started!
For a massive post...it is easy to find a song.instrumental version, with bass part enhanced.
few facts about Malaysia,
N° 1 country in the world for Palm oil.
In Malaysia they love small cars...
and modern phones!
first city after Singapour was Melaka :
Rickshaw are very popular here.
Bodybuilding is also popular in Melaka!
and street art!
don't believe this pic, in Melaka people solve their problems peacefully.
pic taken in the Melaka museum.
the Kriss, a type of Malay knife worldknown.
in the streets of Melaka...
the Melaka warrior! this one is for Dan.
time to head to KL!!
-from the Menara Tower-
the Menara tower.more than 400 meters (421meters)
Aquaria in KL
check that NINE!!!!!
a sand tiger shark
some carpe koi love!
and other animals...
An albino lavander reticulated python
this pic makes you want to open the cage.
what we did...for a cool GTG
i won't open this box.
talking about fishes...
me vs. 500 Gara Rufa
yeah it does tickle at the beginning as would say this german woman!
let's have a little break!
this chili is called: "Chili Padi" no joke.
it can transform you into Dragon.
have a bite...you will blow flames!
Before some martial art in Central M...let me have an hair cut!
9 pm...Central Market...the Silambam team of KL.
Silambam is a martial Art from South India, Tamil Nadu.
very close to Arnis from Philippines.
they also use bamboo sticks.
Kl early morning...
time to meet the local risti from KL at KLCC
also NickL was with us.
some pics of our little GTG.
After the GTG, Nick brought us to a special place in KL...
for surely...something familiar for many of you!
these pics are dedicated to Eng. a Malaysian dude in the US of A.
yep, it's in KL! it's pretty big i would say.
Terimah Kasih Nick!!
Ok, 1 night in KL then...
we hit the road to Penang, (we will be back in KL)
first day in Penang,
check that school...and protestant cemetary from 1789! Magic year for any frenchies.
also the cemetary was copied for the game "Gears of war"...
when mother Nature strikes back!
time to head for the biggest Buddhist temple in South Asia.
kek lok si!
turtles are the keepers of the Temple
the wishing ribbons,
with Karine we picked up one.
the praying room.
this statue is about 35meters!
In Penang, we met Khee.
it was a real pleasure, we discovered with him the Baba and Nonya food.
Khee giving us the "must try" food in Penang!
In the restaurant, Analkin Skywalker came to say hello to the Paneristi!
it was great to meet you Khee!
random shots in Penang!
the Nikon Team...couldn't join, i m a Sony guy!
an old man cutting water chestnuts.
this Man was really cool. told us : welcome to Malaysia, where do you come from? can i take a picture of you?
so i asked the same.
food paradise at Gurney.
this is Tomyan dry noodle
a dessert. thank u Christine!!
this is the Famous Cendol! with bean vermicelles!
the famous Ais Kacang. pronounced : Ice Katchang!
Before leaving Penang, a visit to a Baba nonya house.
an opium bed...
the O. pipes
baba nonya were very wealthy...it's pure Gold!
we are back to KL,
Leonard -Gloomis- was fantastic to find us a great Hotel for our last 2 nights in KL, Berjaya TS Rocks!
Check this pool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He also brought us to the KL court,
He also made us discover the Batu caves!
it reminds me the movie...The descent...
indeed, we got lost.
Batu caves were formed 450 millions years ago.
so they belong to the Primary era, Ordovicien period.
we found our way back to the temple inside one of the cave.
time for street art in KL!
And also a last martial Art session.
Shaolin Kung fu! by a KL team.
Back with Leonard for the greatest Chinese food i ever had in my lifetime!
Terima kasih, because we wouldn't have found the places where you brought us.
time to shoot final pictures.
-i think it is the moment when the idea of submersibles stroke Leonard spirit!-
we ended up at a special mall...
yeah...you know...12 years without a CJ...Thanks Gloomis!!!!!!!!!!!!
in the mall...the Ice match...i mean sleepy watch!
time to go home...Terima kasih Leonard for the ride to the Airport!
will finish with some KLCC tower love...
well this is it.
you made it.
It was a journey full of colors, and with meeting great people it is even better!
If you have a chance, visit Malaysia, the country is great,
and the risti over there are uncredible.
Hope you enjoy. -hope it wasn't too long-
Fran, you outdid yourself. ...the colors, the food, friends and smiling faces and the travels through a most beautiful corner of the world.
"Life's an adventure, you might as well wear a Panerai"
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Really a massive report as took me 15mins to finish loading all photo
April 13 2012, 1:01 AM
Fran, It's really a great report and thanks for the compliments. Really great photos especially I like the one 'Malaysian like small cars'.
the photo shooting on me with your 358 is a killing and the sentences 'i think it is the moment when the idea of submersibles stroke Leonard spirit' is the facts and well....I am on a hunt of submersible now.
Thanks again for leaving your footprint in Malaysia and i think we all would be happy to see you again somewhere near future.