In pictures: Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur
THE crowded and colourful area of Chinatown in central Kuala Lumpur teems with shoppers, markets, great food and historic Chinese shophouses.
Here you can pick up some Indian sweets, visit a mosque, pray in a Chinese temple, hang out in a backpacker bar, pick up some cheap movies on DVD, eat some tantalising food, go to the bank, cross streets with hair raising traffic and witness any array of hustle, bustle, activity and noise.
Chinatown can be an assault on your senses but it represents much of the kaleidoscope of culture, cuisine and architecture you’ll see around KL. It goes without saying that it’s also one of the most interesting districts in the city.
All images are by Joanne Lane from www.visitedplanet.com