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10 Things I Like About Living in Kuala Lumpur - Scott's Perspective
Share this: Moving cities can be challenging. Moving between adopted countries throws even more elements to manage in to the mix. When you have little first-hand experience, connections, or knowledge about the place you’re moving to, that amps things up yet again. Leaving a city and country you have called home for a long time and love (Bangkok, Thailand) for one you’ve only visited nearly two decades ago as a backpacker and have received mixed reviews of (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), makes the prospect a bit uncertain. I certainly felt all these things just over one year ago, on July 12, 2013, when my wife and I made the above-mentioned move after more than 13 years living in the Land of Smiles. Kuala Lumpur (KL) is a city that conjures few mental pictures, emotions or assumptions for people prior to a visit. The name sounds foreign and potentially exciting but that’s about where it ends. Spend some time here and you’ll have a decent enough time. Tasty food, an interesting mix of shops, some pretty sites, but on the surface it lacks the obvious electricity and exotic flair that a city like Bangkok has. That said, stay a while, establish a routine, and like most places in the world a city becomes what you make it. KL is a metropolis that doesn’t necessarily excite out of the gates, lacks obvious world-class highlights, but it’s also a pretty comfy and easy place to exist. And with a bit of effort and digging, …