The Evolution Of Kuala Lumpur Cultural Studies Essay

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ChinatownAnother interesting place that can be seen in Kuala Lumpur is the Chinatown. This is also identified as 'Chee Cheong Kai' (Starch Factory Street). It is a place in Kuala Lumpur that never sleeps. It is a colourful and bustling place. The Chinatown is well-known bargain hunter's paradise. It is a place where you can find all kinds of stuff such as Chinese herbs and imitation goods. One of the best times to go to Chinatown is at night where the decorations are like stars that glows brightly. The restaurants are mostly Chinese restaurants. Almost everywhere you go, there is a glorious smells wafting from its kitchen beckoning you to try their food. You can try to eat different exotic foods. The Chinatown is also famous for 'daging salai' or smoked meat. The people come there to buy it and bring them home as gifts.

Thean Hou TempleThe Thean Hou Temple is one of the largest and oldest temple in Southeast Asia. It is a popular tourist spot due to its sheer magnificence. This temple is six-tiered Chinese temple that sits on top of Robson Heights in Kuala Lumpur. This temple is dedicated to Tian Hou who is the goddess that protects fishermen. This gorgeous temple is also a place where many devotees worship Guan Yin, the goddess of Mercy. The design of the temple which is the front entrance that features a multi-arched gateway with red pillars symbolizes prosperity and good fortune. Thean Hou Temple

The Batu Caves is a 100 year old temple that features idols and statues created inside the main caves and around it. It is a limestone hill comprising three major caves and a number of smaller ones. It is incorporated with interior limestone formations that is said to be around 400 million years old. This temple is an important religious landmark by Hindus. The Cathedral Cave is the largest and most popular cavern in Batu Caves. Visitors can measure 272 steps to access the caves and as you ascend the steps, a multitude of cheeky macaque monkeys will be in your footsteps.

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Batu Caves

National MuseumThe National Museum is Malaysia's main museum. The museum is mix of traditional Malay and modern architecture that were built in 1963. The museum has two wings that house a variety of exhibits which include historical relics and artifacts. The children will find it entertaining and amusing. National Museum

National Art GalleryThe National Art Gallery was established in the former Majestic hotel which was historically built in 1932. It houses several numbers of galleries. The permanent collection amounts are over 2,500 art pieces featuring the work of local and international artists. The arts shown are picture that paints a thousand words. National Art Gallery

Most of the time when we go to different places, we see a blessing in disguise. It means that there is something good that we do not recognize at first. We have been to many places that are wonderful and fascinating to our eyes. We go to different places to discover different things, to try something new and to learn new cultures and traditions. Some of these places are exciting, entertaining but at the end of the day, the important thing that we have is that we gain new knowledge.

3.0 Conclusion

After doing different research, I learned about different perspective of people. I realize that most of them tried to prefer material things in life but there will be a time in which they will realize that material things is not the most important thing. Material things can be easily gone but some things will stay with us no matter what happen.

Different country has different places in which we can see wonderful things. It entertains us and also some of the places that we visited we learn new things that will help us in life and we gain new knowledge. I would like to recommend to people to go to the places in Kuala Lumpur because they will enjoy it and it is the place in which you can spend time with your family.

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