They say home is where the heart is. This statement could not be any more accurate for the place I consider home: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A developed, vibrant 21st-century metropolis in Malaysia. Every time I think of my hometown, mixed memories and feelings are stirred that my heart aches a little. Kuala Lumpur, also the capital city of Malaysia is partially responsible for who I am today. For instance, I learned to take public transports in the city since it’s constantly hectic and traffic congestion is everywhere around the city.
When talking about my home, I immediately thought of the Petronas Twin Tower which was once nominated as the tallest skyscraper in the world. Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the Twin Tower was one of the many places preferred by the locals to hang out with their friends and family and also to work. Kuala Lumpur has always been the focal point of entertainment and business. There are a plethora of little moments that extend my affection for K.L. (as Malaysians call it).
Undoubtedly, there are also negative attributes to the city, as with other many places. Crime rates are higher in the city compared to the suburb so whenever I’m in the city, I’ll be extra careful with my belongings. All my life, I’ve become more aware and more cautious anywhere I go. Often times, I imagine myself back in the city with my friends; I dream of eating mouth-watering local delicacies and I savor in the idea of celebrating a number of festivals and public holidays with my loved ones. I spent nearly 20 years in this city and I strongly believe that this played a notable role in deepening my affection for this city. In my opinion, it’s the people in this city that have helped shaped my experiences and in turn makes me delighted and grateful to have grown up in Kuala Lumpur.