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Forest Research Institute Malaysia

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I consider myself the outdoors-y type.  I love all things natural and green.  I’m always up for a good hike. I enjoy taking in God’s splendor while getting a good workout in the process.  FRIM offered a great opportunity to take a hike and take on an amazing canopy walk above the trees. The girls were good sports during the almost hour long hike.  Z was passed around to help ease the load as we ascended the mountain.  Once we reached the top of the trail that leads to the canopy walk, we took the opportunity to relax by a waterfall and splash around a bit.  After a bit of a rest, my girls were handed over to my {super … Continue reading

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Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Amnah and Daughters

My number one recommendation for places to visit in Kuala Lumpur is the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.  The beauty, culture, history, architecture…everything is just perfect [in my book].  I spent h o u r s there.  I would have taken much longer, or even returned, if I could have. I read just about every plaque attached to each artifact, took pics of practically everything in there, and just stood in awe and amazement of everything before me.  One of my favorite nerdy things to do, is to imagine what life was like centuries ago.  Each case housed items that I imagined being used before my eyes.  Clothing fit for royalty. Handwritten Qur’anic verses on gloriously decorated pages.  Pottery that held the … Continue reading

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Batik Painting at the Craft Complex

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Of course I would do a craft while on vacation.  Probably my first in months.  Between school, daily household chores, three little kiddos, and life in general, it’s been a while since I’ve gotten glue/paint/glitter on my hands. When my sister first visited Malaysia prior to moving there, she brought back an adorable hand painted Batik of a giraffe.  With Jenin’s love of painting, I knew it was somewhere I really wanted to take the girls. The Craft Complex, or Kompleks Budaya Kraf, is situated close to downtown.  It’s a beautiful setting consisting of a main building with a great gift shop and numerous hut style cottages throughout the grounds.  Tropical tree lined pathways lead to each hut.  We only … Continue reading

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Masjid Wilayah

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Prior to visiting Malaysia, I made my sister a list of things I wanted to see and do.  Yes, I made her an official list.  We’re cool like that.  Included in the “must dos” were eating, hanging out, eating, and anything and everything that featured Islamic architecture.  I could stare at the gorgeous carvings, patterns, and colors all day long.  And sometimes I did.  And sometimes we were late picking up her kids.  Oops! The first of our Kuala Lumpur mosque tour was Masjid Wilayah.  It’s actually quite new, less than 15 years old.  It was quite stunning.  So many awe inspiring details.  It was love at first sight when I saw the cobalt, emerald, and mustard zellij wall. It’s … Continue reading

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