Langkawi is a tiny island off the west coast of Malaysia. It’s filled with tiny little archipelago islands, kind of like the one that was converted into that evil lab in one of the James Bond movies. Luckily, for picture-taking, the clouds were very interesting during my short stay there.
I am back in Malaysia after a long series of flights. I have determined that I think my frequent flier membership card should change its logo to Sisyphus pushing a boulder up a hill. I do collect a lot of miles, but, ironically, when I do actually have time off, the last thing I want to do is fly. So I am trying to figure out a way to trade in my frequent flier miles for something that I can actually use – like sleep.
I took that shot above at the Batu Caves just north of Kuala Lumpur. Below is another picture that I took nearby, with the dark black of the cave in the background.
Believe it or not these two shots were taken on the same day within just a few hours. A series of violent storms came through Kuala Lumpur, allowing a few surreal shots of the city. It went from very dark and cloud to torrential downpour to beautiful sunset. It reminded me of the storms on the plains of Texas.
Kuala Lumpur is a very interesting city and is quite unique in Asia. I’d love to get up on top of those Petronas Towers there to take some shots, but I look like a suspicious white guy with my huge backpack. They tell me all white people look alike. …and smell like wet puppies.
I’m sure I could just post pictures from around Malaysia and there would be plenty of variety. Here are three I recently uploaded. The first is the city, obviously, of Kuala Lumpur. The second is a Vietnamese restaurant in a cool underground area. The third is a statue I found in Malaka.