Just the Pictures (Malaysia) The Dutch Square in Malacca, at night. Christ Church of Malacca. Many bicycle-taxis lit up at night next to the information center near the Dutch Square. Closeup of bicycle-taxis lit up for the night – very festive designs indeed. A miniature boat propped up near the entrance of Chinatown in Malacca. Pubs in the Chinatown of Malacca. Red lights bathing the historic buildings in Chinatown. Karaoke being performed on the public stage in the Jonker Street Market. The Melaka River at night. Jalan Laksamana street in the historic city of Malacca. The Dutch Square with Christ Church in the background. The ruins of St. Paul’s Church. Inside the ruins of St. Paul’s Church. Giant lizard sunbathing in the Melaka River. Circular holes found on the dividing walls between some of the front porches in Chinatown. Kampung Kling Mosque. The entrance to Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. Incense burning in front of the main hall in Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. Inside the main hall of Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. View from the other side of the main hall. Siang Lin Shi Temple. View of Cheng Hoon Teng Temple from Siang Lin Shi Temple’s top floor. Colorful beast guarding the entrance to a compound. Food left out to dry on suspended bamboo beams. Vendors setting up in Chinatown for the Jonker Street Market tonight. A Buddhist ceremonial dinner with many gifts of food set up for tonight – possibly for a deceased person. Christ Church seen from the Stadhuys. Another view of the Christ Church from the Stadhuys. Melaka River at night. Another view of the Melaka River. Church of St. Francis Xavier. Looking down the Melaka River at night. Move over Texas! There’s a new kid in town. Christ Church of Malacca seen from Dutch Square. The altar inside the Christ Church. “Famosa”, the remnants of the ancient fortress of Malacca. The top of the facade of Famosa. Famosa seen with adorning canons in view. Proclamation of Independence Memorial building. Old graveyard at the base of St. John’s Hill (“Bukit Senjuang”). The fortress atop St. John’s Hill. Closeup of canon in the fortress. Dutch Square with Bell Tower, Christ Church, and the Stadhuys (from left to right). Melaka Straits Mosque seen from the beach at night. Masjid Jamek at the convergence of two rivers. Kementerian Pelancongan Dan Kebudayaan Malaysia building – what ever that means. The Petronas Twin Towers. Closeup of the towers. The Petronas Twin Towers seen from the pod with metallic whale sculpture. Reflection of the towers on the pond. The towers in the evening with water and light show. The towers at night. Another photo of the towers at night with the colorful water and light show. Yet another photo of the towers at night. The north entrance to the Petaling Street night market. The Petaling Street night market. Chestnuts roasting in the night market. Sign posted on the Commuter Train – obviously not a “Love Train”. Hanuman, the noble monkey devotee and aide of Lord Rama, with temple behind him. Steps leading up to Batu Caves and Lord Murugan to the right. Monkey on the railing at the entrance to Batu caves. Hindu figurines found in the Temple Cave. Inside the Temple Cave. The main temple inside the Temple Cave. Looking up at the giant hole past the end of Temple Cave. Looking toward Kuala Lumpur at the top of the steps to Batu Caves. Two monkeys doing like they do on the Discovery Channel – I guess all mammals prefer doggy-style. An interesting Hindu figure found at the Batu caves site. Stone tools with criss-cross pattern used to beat and soften tree bark to make cloth. Royal Seal of the Crown Prince of Kelantan. A vase with Arabic calligraphy and Islamic motif. Tin ingots in the shape of animals and used as money. A Betel Set, which includes five small containers, a box for sirih, and betel-nut scissors. Diorama depicting the cuts made to a rubber tree to drain out the sap and fill a cup placed at the base. Example of four royal tengkoloks worn on the head of Malay rulers – part of the ceremonial dress. Replica of Stonehenge found near the planetarium. Pond in the Botanical Gardens. Flowers by the lake. More beautiful flowers. A mouse-deer (“Chevrotain”). Shooting a music video in front of the Malaysian National Monument. The Sultan Abdul Samad Building across the field in Merdeka Square. Building located at Merdeka Square. Entrance to Sri Mahamariamman Temple with gopuram – the ornate monumental tower. The Main Prayer Hall of Sri Mahamariamman Temple. Relief on the side of the Main Prayer Hall. The edge of the Main Prayer Hall with gopuram in the background. The main hall of Guan Di Temple, a Taoist temple in Chinatown. Petaling Street Market in Chinatown during the hot light of the day. The sign and fence surrounding the former Royal Palace. The former Royal Palace and large green field in front of it. Closeup of the former Royal Palace. Another view of the former Royal Palace. Jamek Mosque, located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers. Art Deco facade of the Central Market. The mosque in Jerantut. Colorful buildings in Jerantut. Our boat to ferry us up the Tembeling River to Kuala Tahan. Another boat stuck on the river bottom. View of the Tembeling River. Water buffaloes in the river. Our boats moving upstream in the river. View from Kuala Tahan with the Tembeling River, Agoh Island, and Taman Negara. The bamboo walkway from a floating restaurant (docked at Kuala Tahan) to Agoh Island. Entrance sign for Taman Negara. View of Kuala Tahan from Taman Negara. Leaves eaten up by ants. The Tembeling River seen between trees. The canopy walk in the rainforest. Ants doing the canopy walk with me. Looking down from the forest canopy. View from Bukit Teresik. Fungi found in the rainforest. Part of the trail in Taman Negara. Tahan River seen through the rainforest. The lush vegetation covering the park. Closeup of the Orang Asli (“Native People”) huts. The Orang Asli village. Another view of the Orang Asli village. The Tembeling River, looking downstream. The Tembeling River, looking upstream. Boat ride back from the Orang Asli village. Boat journey from Kuala Tahan to Kuala Tembeling jetty. The Tembeling River. Water buffaloes in and along the river. More water buffaloes. Kellie’s Castle. Closeup of Kellie’s Castle. Open hall on the second floor of Kellie’s Castle. Living Room in Kellie’s Castle. The ruins of the extension to Kella’s House, seen from the rooftop of Kellie’s Castle (which is technically the second and last extension). Kellie’s Castle seen from the extension to Kella’s House. The extension to Kellas House. Kellie’s Castle, side view. Kellie’s Castle with stream in front. The entrance to Kek Lok Tong cave temple. Inside Kek Lok Tong, looking at the cave entrance. Buddha statues in the cave temple. Pond on the outside of Kek Lok Tong cave temple. Tokong Nam Thean Tong temple, seen from a distance. Entrance gate to Tokong Nam Thean Tong temple. Pond garden in Sam Poh Tong temple. Pond garden with miniature bridge in Sam Poh Tong. Shrine inside the cave at Sam Poh Tong. The temple outside the cave, but surrounded by limestone mountains, at Sam Poh Tong. The Ipoh Railway Station. Town Hall and old Post Office of Ipoh. Birch Memorial in Ipoh. Closer view of the Birch Memorial. Panglima Lane (also known as “Concubine Lane”). Town Padang Mosque. Wall mural in Ipoh – “Monroe Lane”. Colorful, old buildings found in Ipoh. The dim sum food I had for lunch. The second round of dim sum for lunch. The old-styled bridge across the Kinta River in Ipoh. Facade to an old building in the historical city center. The entrance to Perak Tong cave temple. Forty-foot high Buddha statue in Perak Tong cave temple. Art on the cave walls. Shrine inside the cave temple. Another shrine inside the cave temple with Buddhist statues. On the top of the limestone mountain, above the Perak Tong cave temple. Monkey outside and above the cave temple. Entrance to Perak Tong cave temple, seen from the access road. Sculpture in the pond in front of Perak Tong. Another view of the pond in front of the cave temple. Sign for the city of Ipoh, perched on top of a limestone mountain. The coast of Penang Island with the George Town skyline. Inside the ferry, looking out toward George Town. Street art found in George Town. Historic Chinese clan association building. Statistics found in the Chocolate and Coffee Museum – naturally Switzerland is the best, as usual. The Cheong Fatt Tze mansion. St. George’s church. Fort Cornwallis. Canon located at the northwest battlement of Fort Cornwallis. Clock Tower commemorating Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. Entrance to the Sun Wui Wui Koon, a Cantonese district clan association building. Entrance to the Pinang Peranakan mansion. A Pakistani mosque found in Little India. Minaret to the Kapitan Keling Mosque. Street lined with historic homes and shops in George Town. The train traveling up to the top of Penang Hill. House on Penang Hill. View from the top of Penang Hill, looking east. Closeup of George Town from Penang Hill. Sri Aruloli Thirumurugan Hindu temple on Penang Hill. Construction occurring at Kek Lok Si temple. Caged deer statues, waiting to be placed in Kek Lok Si temple. The main hall in Kek Lok Si. Angle view inside the main hall. The ornate ceiling in the main hall of Kek Lok Si. Aperture in the wall of the main hall, surrounded by miniature Buddha statues. The entrance to the main hall. Side view of the main hall at Kek Lok Si. Miniature pagoda and the main pagoda in the Kek Lok Si temple complex. Circular entrance way which leads to a hall with three-stories. Looking down from the second level of the three-story hall. Three Buddha statues on the second floor of the hall. Closeup of Buddha statues that surround the hall. Buddha statues lining the wall around the three-story hall. Another view of Kek Lok Si temple. The Red Garden dining area. Dinner of grilled lamb and chicken with coleslaw, egg and beans, and garlic fried rice.