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Kuala Lumpur and Chinatown

Here we are, my second time in Kuala Lumpur.
Definitely when you leave a place you never know when and how you will be back there.
I have been in KL in 2007 and the reason of this second visit was mainly to get the Visa from Myanmar embassy.

I had three possible choice.
One was quite expensive in Italy to get my Visa from Myanmar embassy in Rome.

The second one is to get a Myanmar Visa in Bangkok and the third one is to get the Myanmar Visa in Kuala Lumpur.

Photo gallery: Kuala Lumpur and Chinatown

My first place was again the Kuala Lumpur Chinatown in Petaling Street where I had the opportunity to make some really interesting photos, I’m really amazed by this kind of place.
Then I moved in the south part of the city where I had the chance to visit the beautiful Museum of Islamic Art (regretfully no photo allowed).
Not far from the Museum there are also the National Mosque and the Bird Park that worth a visit, is the Southeast Asia’s largest bird park.

I must say that probably the main reason to visit Malaysia and then Kuala Lumpur is the melting pot of people and ethnicities.
Kuala Lumpur is the largest city of Malaysia with a population of 1.6 million, the metropolitan area is estimated to reach 6.9 million.

Kuala Lumpur has a diverse population that includes three main ethnic groups: Malays, Chinese and Indians, although the city also has a mix of different cultures including Eurasians, as well as Kadazans, Iban and other natives from the eastern part of Malaysia.

According to the census, the Chinese population is 43%, then 10% are Indians, foreigners residing in Kuala Lumpur are around 9% of the population of the city.

The rapid development of Kuala Lumpur has triggered a huge influx of low-skilled foreign workers from Indonesia, Nepal, Burma, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Vietnam. Many of these are low-skilled workers in the country illegally or without permission.

However, at the same time, there are more than 750,000 Malaysians abroad, in countries such as France, United Kingdom and Australia.
In the United Kingdom, in particular, many enter the country with tourist visas and stay there working illegally. This has been a source of tension between United Kingdom, Air Asia and Malaysian High Commission in London.

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