Posts Tagged "Malaysia"

Klang Malaysia

We arrived in Malaysia at Port Klang on March 11, 2017. At the port there is  a long pier that connects the ship and the cruise terminal. Our tour took us past many large Palm Oil Plantations, small villages to a typical Malay Home. The home was constructed of timber and was built on stilts for ventilation. From the home we went to see Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque or Blue Mosque, which is the country’s largest. Then it was on to the Little India district, a shopping section in Klang where such items as saris, Indian food and colorful cloth can be obtained. Our final stop...

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Penang, Malaysia

On March 7, 2015, the Amsterdam docked in the port of Penang located on a small island in Malaysia. We took a tour of the island which included two interesting stops. The first stop included two different Buddhist temples across the street from each other. First we entered the Thai Buddhist Temple which has the 4th largest reclining Buddha in the world. The outside of this temple had many ornate guard sculptures. Across the street was the Burmese Buddhist temple with a gold adorned Buddha. The second interesting stop was a Batik factory called Craft Batik. Batik is a wax-resistant dying...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

We docked in Port Klang, Malaysia on March 6, 2015, the gateway to Kuala Lumpur. Located 30 miles inland from Port Klang, Kuala Lumpur is the national capital of Malaysia. Our first stop was to the National Museum with its exhibits of Malaysian life and history. We then traveled to the New King’s Palace located just outside the city. Here you get to see the outside of the palace and the guards that are at the entrance. From there we went to Independence Square where the many government buildings surround an old Cricket field. Leaving the square we went to the icon of the city, the...

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