Kuala Lumpur

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There are few cities of such constant striking visual contrast as Kuala Lumpur. It’s a sprawling, smoggy, congested city. Like much of Asia, it is undergoing massive expansion, evident by the crane lined skyline and never ending suburbs. Within the city’s center, dirty aged shophouses sit dark in the shadow of behemoth glistening high rises. There is constant juxtaposition, as the sight lines of the city constantly draw your eyes upward, past the colorful squat buildings of KL’s historic core. It is difficult even to describe neighborhoods of KL as within a few blocks there might be a world class mall set on wide, clean streets with high end restaurants and a grungy strip of warn down buildings, cracked dirty streets and a foul aroma. Continue reading

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