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    Horrible Garbage exposed

    by beyondlimit Written Aug 13, 2006

    Horrible Garbage exposed in Kuala Lumpur. I don't know what to do, the government is unable to solve it. Any ideas? The wealthy ministry lived and worked in areas without much exposed garbage, they think it is only a small matter.

    If you come to Kuala Lumpur, please don't just stay at KLCC or Bukit Bintang, you can try to visit Sentul, Cheras, Gombak, Kepong, Puchong, Kinrara, Sungai Besi, Salak Selatan, Setapak....

    ...and you can see some of most horrible garbage views.

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    Shark Finning

    by MikeAtSea Written May 20, 2006

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    Do you know that more then 40 Million sharks are killed every year! This particulary because of shark finning and the idea that Shark Fin Soup is sooo delicious. If you want to make a difference do not eat in restaurants that offer shark meat or shark fins - since without sharks there will be no life in the ocean.
    Still not convinced... do you know how shark fins are taken... the shark is caught - the fin removed and then the shark is thrown back into the sea... without fin!

    Shark Finning
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    Screaming hot!!!!

    by lukluk_wal_marjan Updated Jan 19, 2006

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    I thought I add this under warning or danger.... LOL

    .....and its available in almost all eateries in Malaysia!

    Its a warning to those who do not enjoy hot and spicy food. Once tried you may be in danger of screaming out coz there are certain type of the same chillies that can be so hot and spicy.... How used am I to it, sometimes the tears still come out of my eyes...

    But dont chicken out, no harm trying... : - P

    At least asked the waiter to bring you some light soy sauce and lime to add to the cut chillies. Stir it nicely and have it with the bowl of soup you order. You may asked for more!!!!!!

    NOTE: Locals call it as 'cili api' which can be directly translated to 'FIRE CHILLIES'

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    Dont do any of these when u r at the lake garden

    by lukluk_wal_marjan Updated Jan 2, 2006

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    It works as reminders rather than warnings. But it worth taking your precious time to see what cannot be done in a public park or at any of the lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur.

    As for the pic, it was taken at Titiwangsa lake Garden Kuala Lumpur. Generally, you will find the same warnings at any lake gardens in Malaysia.

    As its written in Malay language, please take a moment to learn this simple languange.

    From top row, left to right:

    1. Memetik Bunga & Merosakkan Pokok = Plucking the flowers & destroying the trees
    2. Membuang Sampah Merata-rata = Littering
    3. Berkelakuan Sumbang = Obscene Activities (and YES, it includes kissing in public)
    4. Menconteng Kemudahan Awam = Graffiti
    5. Membawa Binatang Peliharaan = Pet walking
    6. Menjaja = Setting up stalls
    7. Memandu masuk kenderaan tanpa kebenaran = Driving into the park without permission
    8. Membina struktur = Constructing structures
    9. Memancing di tasik = Fishing at the lake

    AUTHOR'S NOTE: The pic resolution has been reduced for purpose of uploading; thus you can barely read the written notice below each icons.

    The donts @ Titiwangsa Lake Garden

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    Amusing Signs

    by gnh Written Aug 25, 2005

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    Maybe they're innocent mistakes, but then they could be deliberate jokes !

    Beautifully worded signboards abound, especially those with direct translations from Chinese or Malay or Tamil.

    Sounds good in their langauge, might sound bad, even vulgar, in yours.

    Live and let live !

    Ambiguous Signs, Chinatown

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    by Ibizahippie Updated Jul 17, 2005

    I love Kuala Lumpur..but one thing that stops me from going there often is those people(crazy, sleazy men...). I find that here is a bit too much than anywhere else I've been! -NO offence malaysians..I know, not all men, but quite a number of those kind of men..

    And as everyone are aware, the crime rate here has been increasing rapidly since the past few years. People get kidnapped right under the broad day light, raped and killed.. :(

    Anyway, I was in Chinatown one evening..and there was this girl(she was like with 4 of her guy friends) who was attacked by this perverted drugged man till she was on the floor - right in crowded place infront of a fruit stall. One of her guy friend came to her rescue, jumped to the guy who was all over the girl on the floor and start to beat him up. Luckily there was 2 suirveillance dress policemen who then brought the pervert away..

    11 years ago when I did a school trip to Kuala Lumpur, one of my school mate got her chest grope by this drugged guy too..-And it was not discreetly but openly!

    In 2002 when I was there, this guy(with his friends) tries to put his hand "between my legs" from behind(I was standing), when I suddenly turned(luckily!). There one punch go flying to him! hehe... ;p

    Same thing happened to a friend before when she went Malaysia with her grandmother. But the perverted managed to! =S She immediately grabbed the pervert arm and there was a policeman nearby. But instead of catching him, the policeman scolded my friend saying that she is in a foreigh country and not in her own country. So don't try to do what she like and give false accusations - Wut????!!!! =S

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    Bed Bugs!! Pudu Hostel

    by Armado Written May 23, 2005

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    Be careful, they are said to be everywhere in PUDU Hostel!!!

    I did not have any problems with them myself, that's why my experience with this hostel was pretty good...but according to some people I have met along the road; Pudu Hostel is a real ***hole! ( when it comes to creatures )

    Btw, I slept in room 503 ;) in the bed on the left side of the room :)

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    Stay Away From Gatherings

    by Kaynisa Written Apr 20, 2005

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    it hardly happens around here but if u see any illegal "so called" rioting or protest for something do try and stay away. eventho its not as bad as those outside of malaysia but still i advise ya not to hang around there. or try and take another path away from there..

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    Camouflage protection

    by l_joo Updated Mar 27, 2005

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    Camouflage protection is recommended when you travel to Kuala Lumpur as well as to other parts of Malaysia. If you are bored, read on.

    This is my latest travel-safety techniques for men and women especially when you are in tropical rain forest countries. Okay, how it works? Look at the picture at left, can you see anything desirous? Yeah, that's the theory of camouflage originated from the chameleon and French Army. Make sure you wear them covering those important parts of your body before you travel so that you will be safe always because bad guys won't see you.

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    A poke in the ribs

    by sympatriot Updated Mar 21, 2005

    Sometimes it pays to do some more research on the menu before you order. Here I was, sitting outside KLCC in some relatively upmarket cafe when I had a hankering for spare ribs. Embarassing I know, but the craving was there nonetheless. I ordered the 'spare' ribs with great gusto, imagining half a rack of juicy young ribs glistening with barbecue sauce.

    Uh, no. All I could think of as I stared at these giant ribs was "What huge beast did they come from?" While it was thoroughly amusing trying to masticate a truncheon-sized rib with my choppers, I think I'll give it a miss next time.

    Why are Sumatran rhinos endangered?

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    Garbage Curse

    by l_joo Written Dec 6, 2004

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    Garbage Curse is a warning tip I found quite intesresting but malicious. I discovered this message in a location called Setapak in Kuala Lumpur. There was a low cost apartment with many shops in front main road, the message is placed slightLY off public's attention, therefore not many peoples saw it. I went there to have my Dim Sum breakfast and saw the entire scene so unbelievable that many inhabitants actually just bang their garbage there in irresponsible behavior. The owner of the house nearest to the garbage probably couldn't take it anymore to write this message and place it right there. It looked like blood written from far, the message translated to English is....PEOPLES THAT LEAVE GARBAGE HERE DIE THE WHOLE FAMILY !!!

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    Indecency behaviors

    by l_joo Written Dec 6, 2004

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    Indecency !!! HOLDING HANDS IN PUBLIC !! There was a police case quite recently that a non-Muslim couple got fined by a religious Muslim policeman for holding hands in public at KLCC if I not mistaken. That was a big shock definitely, I don't know what next to the case but was quite heat at one time. This picture is taken from Bintang Walk, they are obviously holding each others' hand. Whenever I saw couple holding hands, it reminds me of that case.

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    Street corpse

    by l_joo Written Dec 6, 2004

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    This kind of scene is not rare in Kuala Lumpur and probably the whole Peninsular Malaysia. This is a kitten's corpse being wheeled over by tyres many times to form such a shape on the street of Kuala Lumpur. I snap this picture from somewhere nearby Chinatown. Tourists should learn to be very careful when crossing roads.

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    by roger-ramjet Written Jun 21, 2004

    More of a don't get sucked in, every taxi driver will try to rip you off. The easiest way get around this is use taxies that have a meter. If they don't make sure you get the right price if you don't know how much the trip should cost it's better waiting until a taxi comes along with a meter as ones that don't have them will try and get 5-6 time the fair.

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    Eaten Alive at Bukit Nanas

    by XenosUK Written May 3, 2004

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    Bukit Nanas is a patch of rainforest in the middle of the city, with the KL Tower built on top of the hill.

    If you visit the KL Tower and decide to walk back down to the city through Bukit Nanas, make sure you are using plenty of insect repellant. It's a conservation area and the insects are free to do what insects do!

    When we visited the Tower, I was wearing heels and so I decided to skip the walk through the forest and got a taxi back to our hotel, but my husband walked it and ended up with literally dozens of bites all over his hands and arms - and he's the sort of person that insects don't normally bother biting!

    Tower Entrance Bukit Nanas treetops in background
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