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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mosque Tour: A must do in Kuala Lumpur.

I cannot say how fascinating a recent tour of a Mosque was for me!! Being Christian I haven't quite been able to explain why my "real" knowledge of Islam has been so faint and vague up until now. The tour of the Mosque was both informative and very surprising to hear the obvious links between Christianity and Islam. It was even more refreshing to hear a couple of surprising facts.
On the tour you are encouraged to ask questions so please do.
If religion doesn't interest you, I would still recommend that you go on a tour so that you can admire the magnificent architecture and the intelligent uses of space and shapes to accommodate all sorts of activities.

There are several magnificent Mosques in KL. Some of these are:

Masjid Jamek at the LRT station by the same name. This is said to be the oldest Mosque in KL.
Masjid Wilayah, very close to Solaris and Publika, Jalan Duta. This Mosque combines architecture of The Blue Mosque in Istanbul (hence the Blue Domes), Taj Mahal in India and The Shah Mosque of Isfahan.
Masjid Putra in Putra Jaya the administrative capital of KL, situated on the way to KLIA international airport. This Mosque has a pink dome and is built on the water. It is absolutely breath taking in the evenings!

Please respect the custom of modest attire before visiting any of these Mosques. Modest means that arms and legs need to be covered and ladies need to cover their heads with a long scarf. Shoes must be kept at the entrance. Some Mosques will give you a robe to wear but it would help if  you went prepared.

Masjid Jamek

3 photos of Masjid Wilayah
Tours are free of charge and you are free to chose whether to leave a donation or not.

To book a tour at Masjid Wilayah please email or call Rose Ahmad at:
rose.ahmad23@gmail.com   or +60122102650
In her absence you may contact Bob Borhanuddin at bob.borhanuddin@gmail.com or  +60123257578.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Songket for some authentic Malaysian food and traditional dance.

If you are looking for Malay food in KL then you must pop into the Songket Restaurant. In KL you can easily find Chinese Malaysian and Indian Malaysian food but you must dig deeper to find Malay Malaysian food. Songket offers this in a beautiful setting topped off with a traditional dance show. The food is delicious and well worth trying out. A good place too, to bring your visitors from abroad as this will give them a good introduction to Malaysian Culture.

Meaning of Songket is: "a hand-woven fabric in silk or cotton, and intricately patterned with gold or silver threads that stand out against the background cloth to create a shimmering effect" You can see some Songket in the photos being used as a table cloth!

Address and details:
No. 29, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng,
50450 Kuala Lumpur

              Dining Reservation / Enquiry :
 03-2161 3331

               Opening Hours :
 Mon - Fri 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 11pm
OpeningSat, Sun & PH 5pm - 11pm

Lego in KL

Lego display in Bangsar Village!

Flat sharing: Finding a Flatshare in Kuala Lumpur.

Best places to look for a flat to share in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia are:

1. On the notice boards in the 7 Eleven convenience stores
2. Notice boards in the Condominiums in the area you want to live
3. Online at : Flat share and more in KL
4. Current flat share available in Mont Kiara (May 2013)
Have a look here: Mont Kiara Flat share

If you are new to KL and want to know which area to stay in have a look at link below:

Where to Live in KL

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