2012 Kuala Lumpur Study Tour
F. Our Feelings
Kuala Lumpur is almost always hot and humid. There is rain throughout
the year, but March to April and September to November are the wettest
periods of the year. Kuala Lumpur has a wide range of ethnic diversity,
which means that there are many festivals and activities of many culture
and races. These activities make transport more crowded than usual.
Astonishing is that the public holiday is a good time to join them. It is
because most of the local people will go to the beach or hiking.
In Kuala Lumpur, the temperature is always 30 degrees or more. It is so
hot. For less than five minutes, we sweated but unlike Hong Kong where is
hot but less humid. Yet we did not feel hot when there were showers. In
addition, Kuala Lumpur, from time to time it rains. However the sky is not
dark. It is sunny but sometimes raining at the same. This weather is
special. Kuala Lumpur was often sunny, almost we met the sun. If you go
to Kuala Lumpur, I think you should bring an umbrella and sun block lotion
There are so many different types of architecture that we can’t find in
Hong Kong. The palace and numerous Islam temples are often attractions
to tourists. It is special to Hong Kong people because there is no emperor.
We have no king and no palace in Hong Kong.
The Palace in Malaysia
It’s a stately place where the emperor lives in. The architecture of the
palace included an onion-shaped head (the doom) which represents
Malaysia is an Islamic country. The palace also contains some western
architecture because of Malaysia was a British colony before. It is
interesting to see western style architecture and Islamic architecture
mixing together in one area.
Islam Temples in Malaysia
Malaysia is an Islam country. We can see Islam temples everywhere in
Kuala Lumpur. Not only temples but also many buildings are built with an
onion on top. It is interesting to see hotels, government buildings, schools
and hospitals are built with an onion head.
Landmark in Kuala Lumpur
The most famous landmark in Kuala Lumpur is the Twin Tower. It is a
shopping mall which is built like a pair of twins. The two buildings look the
same. And there is a bridge to connect the two towers together, just like
twins going hand in hand. Therefore, we called it Twin Towers.
In Malaysia, there are lots of famous food, like Bak Kut Teh, Nasi Lemak
and Laksa. We liked the coconut milk rice a lot. Malaysians like to eat gold
fish a lot. There was one at every dinner when we were in Kuala Lumpur.
Most of us did not even touch the fish. It looked a bit awkward to eat a
Bak Kut Teh
Bak Kut Teh is a popular Chinese dish in Malaysia. It is believed to have
originated from the Fujian province of China. Bak Kut Teh is typically eaten
with steamed white rice. Chinese tea is the preferred beverage when
having Bak Kut Teh, as it is believed to help wash down the oil and fat from
Coconut-flavored Rice Meal - is rice cooked in coconut milk with aromatic
pandan leaves. It is typically served with Sambal Ikan Bilis - fried dried
anchovies cooked in a dry sambal sauce, and garnished with cucumber
slices, hard boiled egg and roasted peanuts. Traditionally packaged in a
banana leaf, it is usually eaten as hearty breakfast fare.
Thick rice noodles are served in a tangy fish soup/gravy. Not at all fishy,
the soupy gravy is made with mackerel and lots of aromatic herbs. Fresh
garnishing of shredded cucumber, lettuce, pineapple, onion and fragrant
mint leaves finishes the dish. In general the term Laksa refers to Malay
style laksa, sometimes called Malay Laksa. There are slight variations in
different parts of the country. The key ingredient is tamarind, used as a
souring agent, giving it a tart tangy taste. This version of laksa from the
'hawker food capital' - Penang, is especially famous and well known
as Penang Laksa or Penang Assam Laksa. Laksa is not expensive and you
can find stalls selling almost everywhere in Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysians account for half of the population in the country. Malay is their
formal language, and almost all citizens speak, read and write Malay.
Malaysian born people are automatically Islam in religion if parents do not
make a choice. There are two legal controls in this country: the national
law and Islamic law.
Mr. (our tour guide) is a Malaysian-born Chinese.
Malaysia Chinese ancestors were mostly from mainland China coastal
areas such as Fujian, Guangdong, Canton, Fujian, Hakka, Teochew, and
Hainan are often seen in Malaysia. After so many years, all ethnic groups
intermarry with each other. It is amazing to see most Chinese speak
Cantonese, Hakka, Fujian in Kuala Lumpur. We just wondered if it was
because of the movies, drama programs and songs that make Malaysian
Chinese so talented in languages.
Many Indians in the country are gardeners or labourers. Very often Indian
children receive less education than the other ethnic groups. But many top
intellectuals are Indians. Mr. told us that many famous doctors are
Indians in Malay.
Different races of people live in Malaysia, so here have many different
parts of food delicacies. Malaysia's main dishes can be divided into four
categories: Malay, Chinese, Indian and Nyonya dishes. The world famous f
coconut rice and satay (chicken, beef, and lamb skewers) are Malay and
the chicken rice is Chinese.
Christmas: The tropical weather and the friendly nature of Malaysians
guarantee that Christmas is a very warm affair. Like others around the
world, Malaysian Christians attend church services, hold family dinners,
sing carols and exchange gifts at Christmas. Visitors will find the spirit of
Christmas very much alive at many Christian homes as well as the myriad
shopping centres, hotels and restaurants catering for this joyous occasion.
Chinese New Year : Chinese New Year marks the first day of the lunar
calendar and is celebrated over a 15-day period. Mandarin oranges and
plum blossom stalks are used as decorations in Malaysian Chinese homes
and shopping complexes for prosperity and good luck. Animated lion and
dragon dance performances accompanied by energetic drums, gongs and
cymbals add to the festive air. On Chinese New Year's eve, family
members hold reunion dinners followed by 'open houses' for relatives and
The Birthday of His Majesty The Yang Di-Pertuan Agong
As a constitutional monarchy, the nation celebrates the official birthday of
His Majesty, the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong (the King of Malaysia) on July 14,
2007. This auspicious occasion is marked by the bestowal of state honours
and awards to those who have rendered exceptional service to the country.
Highlights include the “Trooping of the Colours” by the armed forces and a
host of cultural shows and exhibitions. If you have time to visit Malaysia,
don’t miss this occasion.
When visiting Kuala Lumpur, I saw so many different kinds
of buildings. The style is western as well as Islamic, a
mixture of both.
Beside the architecture, the next important activity is eating!
Malaysia is a place where ‘produces’ many good durians that
we found the best one in this trip. I am not very interested in
durians, but I tried some of them! It was creamy and the
after taste was very impressive.
It is a meaningful place and I learn many new things in this
The tour has opened my eyes. I was most impressed by the
Petronas Twin Towers and the Batu Cave.
Twin towers is a very beautiful sightseeing and shopping place.
Just looking outside from the towers, we felt the wonders and
understood why it represents the country. In the evening, Kuala
Lumpur is a city of lights and the scenery is very beautiful.
Batu Cave is so big. The stairs are long and narrow. It took me
almost 10 minutes to go up to the top. And when I looked back, I
could see the beautiful scenery.
Although Kuala Lumpur is hot, we were very happy.
In this study tour, I learn a lot about Kuala Lumpur such as local
culture, local food and Islamic buildings. Among all, the most
memorable is to climb up 271 stairs to go to the Batu Cave. I
learned how to be patient or else I had to stay on the coach and
missed the beautiful scenes there.
On the whole, I like this tour a lot. I hope I will have another
opportunity to participate in another study tour. By the way, the
trip made me feel very cheerful as I met many new friends here!
I was very glad that I could visit Kuala Lampur and Malaka with
my classmates. In this tour, I saw grand places, such as Petronas
Twin Towers, Batu Caves and Istana Negara. They are very
beautiful. We also improved our English communication skill there
since we tried to talk to people there. Besides, we went to the
Jalan Alor to eat different local food. This street is so prosperous
as many visitors like to go there to sightsee and eat famous food.
I think it is an unforgetable experience.
The trip made me feel very happy, because it was the first time I
went to Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur has a lot of food, such as
durians. Kuala Lumpur is very different from Hong Kong. I like
Kuala Lumpur because the buildings and food are very unique.
Hong Kong is very international. I also tried the Indian henna
tattoos on my palm and forehead. It was very interesting
If you ask me,what is my favourite country?I will tell you that my
favourite country is Malaysia. For me, Kuala Lumpur is a place
which I will not forget .In Kuala Lumpur, I saw many things which
I haven’t seen before. For example, I saw big ox horn bananas.
They are really as big as an ox horn.
Moreover, this trip made me know how to protect our
environment. In Malaysia, people do not use air-conditioners at
home. If they feel hot, they will eat fruit or go swimming. In other
words, they will find other ways to cool down. Therefore, Hong
Kong people had better do the same thing like them to protect the
Malaysian Muslims go to a mosque to worship god five times a day,
even in a hotel. I found an arrow telling the direction to worship
god if you want to pay. In addition, some temples have amplifiers
to broadcast Muslim songs to the public. We are not Muslims, when
we hear these songs, we find it funny. There are many delicious
food for you to try in Kuala Lumpur. Don’t miss them.
When I was in Kuala Lumpur, I thought the four-day journey was
too short. In these four days, I learned many new things about the
local culture, food and local people’s living habits. Many Malay girls
wear masks outside home. We could only see their eyes. I could
only recognize their dresses. I tried many local food. They are
always spicy. Furthermore, in Kuala Lumpur, I saw many
buildings with onion heads on top. This tour is an eye-opening tour
to me. I experienced many new things that I will not have in Hong
Kong. I enjoyed this trip.