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Living in Kuala Lumpur... the Good

Thursday, 10 November 2011 by Irene Hoofs

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A bit of personal post today, tomorrow and the next here on Bloesem.... yes I'm going to write this post in a couple of days as there is too much too tell and share ... mostly good.

It's about me living in Malaysia with my family for almost five years, it's also about being a foreigner in a different country and it is about being Dutch and the culture I was brought up with. 

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Why because lately Malaysia has been quite a challenge for me and my family to live. It all started with the move to our new home a couple of months ago. Before, we were living in this bungalow that you see in all the images and we really enjoyed it here, but playing outside was not very easy as the streets are certainly not safe for kids to bike or play. So we thought moving to one of those gated-communities would be the perfect solution. Kids play outside and papa and mama could just walk to a restaurant or grab a coffee... something I really missed doing living here in KL. Just before we finalised our contract with our new landlord I was invited by Prestige Magazine, a life-style magazine here in Malaysia to share the way we as people from the Netherlands live in a typical Malaysian bungalow in Damansara Heights. 

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Of course I was more than happy to do so. Photographer Kah Mun from the MythStudio Team and editor Tan Lee Kuan came to our home and we had a wonderful, creative day together. The issue has already been published and I thought it was great honor to be featured so thank you Prestige Magazine. {ps. I can only say if you are ever looking for a photographer here in Malaysia, please call the MythStudio Team, these guys are absolutely great to work with!}

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So why did we move you would think, well only for one reason and that was to find a place where our kids could safely play outside with other children, learn to ride their bikes and more... and tomorrow I will let you know why this has been a HUGE mistake...

Part 1 of my series Living in Kuala Lumpur, tomorrow... the Bad

..Prestige Magazine
..Photographer Kah Mun

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