While in Kuala Lumpur I had time to visit the most known attractions like the Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur mosque, and also to wander around the streets and feel the vibe of the city. I was in Vietnam for about 1 year and Kuala Lumpur feels so organized and clean. It gives me a western feeling that I actually don’t enjoy much anymore. Many rules, walking robots, no surprises, no emotions.
Anyway, Kuala Lumpur for me felt super organized and a normal city. Therefore, walking around isn’t much trouble. I visited the city on foot and this way was able to enjoy many beautiful Kuala Lumpur mosque and buildings:
National Mosque of Malaysia
National Museum of Malaysia
Masjid Jamek of Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur Station
Walking on KL streets
Masjid Asy-Syakirin KLCC
-there is actually a really cool vibe here. Many people come here with their kids to swim in public pools-
I also decided to pay a visit to the most beautiful Kuala Lumpur mosque, in my opinion. It is a bit far from the city center but there is a bus stopping nearby. I hopped on bus number 851 from Pasar Seni and the bus driver told me when to get off.
This mosque is huge! And so beautiful. I love its architecture.
When I visited, the mosque was completely empty and it felt weird to enter such huge emptiness. The entrance is free and there is a security guard at the entrance that leads me to a room where I will meet a guide. I can’t visit the mosque on my own and the guide is free of charge. But first I need to put on a pink robe even though I had a long dress and wasn’t showing shoulders. My guide was such a gentle and kind woman. Her voice was so sweet and she taught me many things about the Muslim religion. She demystified many myths about Muslims and gave me another different way to look at their habits. She inclusively told me that wearing the abaya is mostly part of women’s will because they feel much better with it as they are protected from men’s looks. I actually get them. I feel like people out here, mainly men, look at me in a weird way. Sometimes I wished I was invisible, so that’s why I understand her justification. She told me so many things about the mosque itself and the Muslim religion!! I understood things better after this trip and I think they viability these free guides on purpose to teach visitors about their religion and clear the bad ideas many of us have about Muslim people. Therefore, I found this visit super useful and educative. I totally advise a visit here because besides learning about Muslims I was also able to see this beautiful building and the nice view it has around. My guide- Rose- even took me some pictures at Wilayah mosque and after the visit, she took me to a room and offered me a souvenir that I still have with me nowadays and offered me some cookies and informative leaflets. I enjoyed visiting the Wilayah mosque very much.
To go back to the city I called a Grab car because it was raining and the bus wasn’t showing up even when I waited for 30 minutes. But you can order a Grab car to the nearest metro station but at that time I didn’t think about it.