Saturday, January 21, 2017

Last Stop Before Returning Home


The Batu Caves was our final stop before heading to the airport. 
The time flew by so fast but we have things to do. 
After all, we are on a mission, lest I forget.

We had to walk up over 280 steps to see the cave.  Thank goodness there were lots of chances to stop and breathe for a minute.  I couldn't believe all of the monkeys everywhere.  They are not afraid of people that is for sure. 
Many of them had babies hanging on for dear life.

When you get to this second set of steps, you have to carry a brick up to the top. 
They are doing work up there and need to get the bricks up. 
I told the man "No", but he just shook his head and said "Yes, just one."

This was a funny formation growing out of the cave.
  There is a small shrine here in the cave. 
People come all the way up here to worship.

This is one of the monkeys with the baby hanging on.

They are preparing for an Indian Holiday which is in February.

This is the Monkey God I guess.

One last "First Time lunch",  Cheese Naan.  It was interesting to watch them make it.  They put the cheese inside the dough and work it around, then roll it out and slap in to the side of a large clay oven, and bake it. 
It is like a large flatbread, or sort of like Indian Fry Bread in Arizona. 
I loved it!  Anything with cheese and I am in.

Our 2nd Day of Fun in Kuala Lumpur

First stop was the KL Sentral Market. 
This is full of shops selling so many kinds of things, it is hard to describe. 

Notice the Arizona license plate on this flower cart

This was my first experience having fish nibble on my feet.  These were much bigger than I expected.  The first few seconds it felt like electricity going through your feet, but I soon got used to it.  It just tickled as they nibbled.

After shopping a bit, we tried another new treat  "Ice Floss". 
It was a cross between mango ice cream and shave ice. 
It just melts in your mouth. 
Very delicious and refreshing.

Missionaries sporting our new shades from Chinatown.

The Petronas Twin Towers

We are on the skybridge about half way up the tower.  The view is incredible.

There is a cemetery down there , can you see it?

We had the buffet dinner the in 360 Degree Restaurant on top of the KL Tower

This was the same view only later so there were more lights on

This was another amazing, fun, fascinating and exciting day
as we experienced so many new things.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Islamic Arts Museum & National Mosque

When you are living in a Muslim country, you definitely see your share of Mosques. 
This is one that welcomes visitors and was very interesting to see. 
You have to remove your shoes and  women have to put on a robe and covering on your head before you go inside. 

Inside the Islamic Arts Museum were replicas of many of the major mosques
throughout the world.  We didn't take pictures inside the museum.

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

This is the world's largest Free-Flight Walk-In Bird Aviary.  There are over 60 species of birds including beautiful peacocks, with several lakes and waterfalls.

The peacocks were strutting around showing off for the ladies,
but were definitely being ignored.

Never put your fingers on the fence of an ostrich enclosure. 
I got my finger tapped by the beak.

Three sisters having a great time.

I still can't believe I did this, because I am so afraid of birds flying around me.
I was holding a small cup of coconut milk and there were several birds on me at once.  One flew onto my head and that was the end for me.  I handed off the milk to someone else. 

The Sights & Tastes in Kuala Lumpur

We were able to spend 2 1/2 wonderful days with Elder & Sister Colman
and Elder & Sister Patterson in Kuala Lumpur.

Our first stop was the Thean Hou Chinese Temple.  They were decorated for Chinese New Year so it was especially beautiful.

They have all of the Zodiac signs with their meanings.

Sister Lamb's sign is the Ram, not sure how appropriate that is,
but the qualities are quite nice.


The temple is very ornate and beautiful, with lots of red lanterns for Chinese New Year.

 This is the Year of the Rooster!!

We had lunch at a wonderful Chinese Restaurant which was close by.