Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Perfect Timing

We struck gold with the timing of our visit to KL this time round. The whole city was decorated with lanterns and lights as the Muslim community had just celebrated the completion of Ramadan (Islamic month of fasting).

Alongside this, Little India was a buzz with the build up to a major Hindu holiday called Deepavali, also known as Diwali or The Festival of Lights - the lights signify the victory of good over evil within the individual. The whole area was set up with market stalls, stages and dazzling lights. Shops were shining with decorations and 'Happy Deepavali' banners. Delicious treats from a range of cuisines beckoned to be sampled.
Beautiful rangoli patterns could be seen all over town.
You could really sense the excitement surrounding the event and as you can imagine we went a little crazy on the food!