when I first landed in malaysia, I noticed a large group of muslims praying in the airport at the gate without their shoes on. malaysia was my very first visit to a largely muslim-populated country, I soaked it all in quickly and probably stuck out like a sore thumb with my blonde hair and western apparel. the other majority of the malaysian population is chinese and it just so happened to be the indian festival of lights, deepavali, during my trip as well.
petronas twin towers
deepvali decor at pavilion mall