Saturday, May 06, 2006

plants and gardens we saw in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia in Feb 06

Kuala Lumpur(KL) reminded me so much of Mindanao- especially the scenery between Davao City and General Santos City. It was very green. The shrubs were nicely shaped and kept in a miniature shape. KL is a melting pot, more than half the population is Islamic and the other majority are Chinese and Indian. I have not encountered a Filipino here- but we just stayed for 3 nights and 4 days- not enough time as always. It was also the Asian tourist destination of the middle eastern people (citizens of Saudi, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, India etc).

The marigolds are very popular, also bougainvilleas in pots, as you can see. Palm oil is one of the major exports of the country. The 45 min. drive from the KL Int'l Airport to the heart of KL City is miles upon miles of palm tree plantation with Islamic Mosques stuck in between. I haven't seen so much Islamic Mosques. It was everywhere. I heard that there was also an orchid and butterfly park but did not have the chance to check it out- so maybe I will put a raincheck on that.