Return to the Two Rivers

The project has started sprouting site teams and the requirement to visit one of them meant I have just spent two weeks in Kuala Lumpur.

Having thoroughly enjoyed a brief visit five years ago, it was good to return to the city and renew my acquaintance. This sojourn while longer was for business rather than pleasure so tourism was restricted to the one weekend.

With the temperatures being relatively wintery (high twenties rather than mid-thirties) I ventured out in daylight to explore the older parts of the city around Merdeka Square and Masjid Jamek where the rivers Klang and Gombak meet to give Kuala Lumpur its name.

The square was hosting events ranging from ‘slot car’ racing and breakdancing to tug-of-war and netball and the mosque was holding an open day.  I walked around the grounds and was drawn into conversation by a pleasant man who explained some of the site’s history to me.

Departing the mosque having learned a few things, I later visited a Chinese temple and a Sikh within the space of a mile.  Not something one does in every city…


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