Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

May 30, 2012

Kuala Lumpur in the Rain

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KL early morning.

I wanted to get some real early morning shots today but after I woke up I had to do a few things before I could get out. So by the time I got out it was starting to get really dark as there was a storm brewing and there was not enough light for photos. The rain started bucketing down so I had to shelter in the warung where I was having breakfast of rice and vegetables and tofu with a chaser of teh tarik. It rained for ages and when it finally eased a bit I headed down to the bus stop and photographed some people walking by and this bus controller dude reading the newspaper.

Reading the paper
Bus controller reading the newspaper

Then I walked down to the local Chinese restaurant and just hung around watching them chop up ducks and chicken for a while. Then I walked past the Pasar Seni where most of the outside stalls were closed up because of the rain. After that, I just went back to the hostel and took the rest of these photos from the roof.

Dayabumi Complex
Dayabumi Complex

“The Dayabumi Complex (Malay: Kompleks Dayabumi) is a major landmark in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It houses several commercial facilities and is one of the earliest skyscrapers in the city. It is located near the National Mosque, the Old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and the Federal House at Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin. It was designed in a modern Islamic style. The facade of the tower is adorned with patterns of eight-pointed stars, and Islamic arches at the top and bottom of the tower.” (from wiki)

Medan Pasar Bus Stop
Bus stop

This is the Medan Pasar Bus Stop, just up the river from the Pasar Seni. It is a colourful little square with morning newspaper sellers sorting out all their papers before heading off to their spots in the city.

Derelict building
Derelict building

This is an old derelict building behind the hostel. Kuala Lumpur has a lot of old falling down bits and pieces. The pavements are mostly higgledy-piggledy with holes all over the place and anything old is just falling apart. Maintenance is a dirty word here.

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