My inner “Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex in the City” writer vibes are failing me right now as I attempt to create a well articulated and witty blogpost. I apologise in advance for the basic content but I have tons of pretty pictures to make up for my lack of words.
Today, me and 2 friends took a temple trip to the Sri Mahariamman Temple in Petaling Street. I am far from religious, but I do love going to temples for the vibes & energy. The conversation of my beliefs are intense and meant for another session entirely. Let me however give you a brief introduction to the temple & a tour of just how beautiful it is.
The Sri Mahamariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Founded in 1873, it is situated at edge of Chinatown in Jalan Bandar.
I’m basing this on a tourist point of view, it’s definitely worth the visit. The temple is always open, and tourist friendly as they allow photography in the vicinity. As it is a place of worship, you are required to dress modesty – have your shoulders & legs covered when you enter. For those who aren’t, they provide fabric to wrap around as a cover.
I, however was dressed in a saree for this occasion. I hardly ever wear sarees but when I do, I make the best of it. After prayers, me & the girls took the opportunity to take some pictures in the temple. Be prepared to scroll through & enjoy the aesthetics, colours and details of this place of worship.
I’d also like to take a moment & appreciate the beauty of my soft yellow khadi cotton saree from @livsarees (on Instagram) that reminded me of sunshine & pretty blue skies.
After basking in the beauty of the temple, we went food hunting. Petaling Street has become quite a hipster area with its hidden cafes that are aesthetically on point as well as random street art.
What we didn’t know is that nestled among the rich Chinese heritage is this hidden gem;
This space was created to preserve the cultural legacy with interactive murals (which is a definite crowd pleaser, especially for those on the hunt for Instagram worth shots). The murals showcase the daily lives of the Kwai Chai Hong neighbourhood. Look how authentic these are! ;
The entire place is filled with picture worthy spots that will take you down memory lane, but my personal favourite was right outside the entrance of the place. It was a building painted in yellow & blue that absolutely matched my saree;
A full on photoshoot session took place because, how could I not?!
If you’re looking for something to do over the weekend that doesn’t involve hitting the clubs or mall, take advantage of these cool things that KL has to offer & play tourist in your own place. It’s an experience on its own 🙂