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Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Fair Trade Travels

Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Fair Trade Travels

Ramadan in Malayisa

Hari Raya - Ramadan Mubarak in Malay - Fair Trade Travels during Ramadan - Sabeena Ahmed

During the third week of Ramadan my husband decided to take a weeks annual leave to Kuala Lumpur and I was luckily enough to accompany him.

I'd never visited Malaysia during Ramadan so I felt privileged to see Malaysia from an fasting perspective.

 Fair trade lanterns at the Suria KLCC - Fair Trade Travels with Sabeena Ahmed

Every morning at Fajr was beautiful while we ate suhoor (pre dawn meal all Muslims take before we start fasting) we could hear the muezzins reading dua'as before he made the call to prayer.

Ramadan in my humble opinion is about self discipline, giving to others and is the month of mercy. This blessed month is a time for deep contemplation and for prayers to be answered.

During the week I prayed and we both enjoyed walking around K.L's lively Bukit Bintang area.

Believe me when I say it was humid at 32 degrees.

We were in awe of the two chefs below who were rushed off their feet preparing iftar for so many.

Chefs preparing food for iftari Teppanyaki Pavillion Mall Kuala Lumpar - Fair Trade Travels during Ramadan with Sabeena Ahmed

 Chefs preparing Iftar - Pavillion Mall, Kuala Lumpur

 

 Chefs preparing Iftar - Pavillion Mall, Kuala Lumpur, Fair Trade Travels with Sabeena Ahmed

Delicious Teppanyaki iftar at the Pavilion Mall, Kuala Lumpur

 

ADVICE: Reserve your dining place/s at 'TEPPANYAKI' during the afternoon. The earlier the better.

PRICE: You will be asked to pay in advance, take your time to choose your dishes and vegetables from the menu.

Keep your receipt safe you must show it when you arrive for iftar. I believe we paid about 120 Malaysian ringlets for two.

Ramadan is a peaceful time where most of us who can, spend our iftars (breaking of the fast) with family or friends.

AS a traveller you will discover that Malaysians also like to spend time with their friends and families and parking in Kuala Lumpur's major malls is impossible.

DON'T BOTHER DRIVING! WALK!
DO NOT TAKE A TAXI who will be stuck in traffic for hours.

From 6pm onwards traffic is at a stand still.

 

KUALA LUMPUR BUTTERFLY PARK

I particularly enjoyed visiting the Butterfly Park which was an oasis of calm and tranquility in the concrete jungle.

Not sure if I would ever return. I didn't like how they were kept under a blanket of netting. Butterflies should be free to flutter around.

Photographs and videos of our visit to K.L and Malaysia during Ramadan 17.

Orange butterfly resting at The Butterfly Park - FairTrade Travels during Ramadan with Sabeena Ahmed

 Orange butterfly resting

 

Orange butterfly feeding at The Butterfly Park - FairTrade Travels during Ramadan with Sabeena Ahmed

Wing tailed butterfly feeding

 

Black green butterfly resting at The Butterfly Park - FairTrade Travels during Ramadan with Sabeena Ahmed

Large butterfly resting on a tree trunk

 

Oasis at the Butterfly Park. Kuala Lumpur - Fair trade travels with Sabeena Ahmed

 Oasis and Coy Fish

 

Oasis and Coy and Cat Fish at the Butterfly Park. Kuala Lumpur - Fair trade travels with Sabeena Ahmed

Cool fountain and playful coy

 

LATA ISKANDER WATERFALLS

Lata Iskander waterfalls, Malaysia - Fair Trade Travels with Sabeena Ahmed

Lata Iskander waterfalls

My husband likes to drive and had hired a car for the week.

We drove and stopped near a the Lata Iskander large organic waterfalls near the Cameron Highlands where I purchased some hand made baskets.

Base of the large waterfall near the Cameron Highlands - FairTrade Travels during Ramadan with Sabeena Ahmed

 Base of the Lata Iskander waterfalls

 

At Lata Iskander waterfalls, Malaysia - Fair Trade Travels during Ramadan with Sabeena Ahmed

Sitting at the base of Lata Iskander waterfalls

 

The beautiful Lata Iskander waterfalls near the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Lata Iskander waterfalls

 

Map of tourist attractions near the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia including Lata Iskanderwaterfalls

Map of the area with tourist attractions

 

 

Traditional Malay basket stall near the Cameron Highlands - FairTrade Travels during Ramadan with Sabeena Ahmed

Beautiful hand made traditional baskets for sale near the Cameron Highlands

 

FAIR TRADE KUALA LUMPUR 

This visit to Malaysia was a short period and I did not have the opportunity to visit any fair trade or ethical producers.

However, I'm always on the search for unusual hand made authentic products and fairtrade brands.

It was good to see a display of fairtrade tea at the Suria KLCC and recycling bins for used batteries, tube lights and electronic devices. The campaign must have been popular as it expired 2015.

Fairtrade display of tea at the Suria KLCC June 2017 - Fair Trade Travels with Sabeena Ahmed

Fairtrade tea on display

 

Fairtrade decafainated tea on display at the Suria KLCC - fairtrade travels with Sabeena Ahmed

Fairtrade decaffeinated tea

 

Fair trade tea at the Suria KLCC - Fairtrade Travels with Sabeena Ahmed

Fairtrade extra strong tea

 

Recycling electronic and other waste at the Suria KLCC - Fair Trade Travels with Sabeena Ahmed

Recycle bins for used batteries, light tubes and electronic devices

The week flew by and we returned home after a restful 7 days in Kuala Lumpur.

Thank you for reading and I hope you will leave your comments below.

Best regards

Sabeena 

  

Further Reading and Links

Time Out KL

Pavilion Mall

Butterfly Park - KL

Lata Iskander Waterfalls

Suria KLCC

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