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Malaysia is the home country of my wife Naimah. It is an exotic land of great beauty and diversity,
and is our home away from home.

Locator Map for Malaysia

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Jerrold Patz & Naimah Zakaria Formal Wedding Picture

This is a picture of Jerrold & Naimah's  Malaysian wedding in  Alor Setar,
Kedah January of 1999. We are wearing traditional Malaysian garb,
 both outfits constructed from the same material.
 picture Jerrold Patz marriage Naimah "Jerrold Patz"

Here we are, later in the day, in traditional Malaysia festivity garb.
 picture Jerrold Patz Naimah  
"Jerrold Patz"

Jerrold Patz & Naimah Zakaria Traditional Wedding Portrait

Relaxing At Home After the Wedding

Here we are at home (Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia) resting after a hectic day.
 picture Jerrold Patz Naimah "Jerrold Patz" Langgar  

These are pictures of one of my favorite buildings in the world, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, now housing part of the Supreme Judiciary. The second picture shows the ghost of the KL Tower (Menara Kuala Lumpur [ticket - far right]) in the background.

The Abdul Samad Judiciary Building, Kuala Lumpur    The Abdul Samad Building with the KL Tower in the background

The Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur   Ticket To The Observation Deck of the Menara KL (Kuala Lumpur Tower)

Kuala Lumpur Railroad Station

Following similar design constructs, this is the whimsical Kuala Lumpur main
Rail Road Station.

Trading whimsy for questionable business forecasting, these are the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, the tallest buildings in the world when the left picture was taken. The right photo was taken several years later. Both pictures were taken from Menara Kuala Lumpur (the "KL Tower")
picture Jerrold Patz
"Jerrold Patz" menara KL  "KL skyline" "kuala lumpur skyline" skyline tourist attraction 

The Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur   The Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Jerrold Patz in the Span of the Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

At the Boh Tea Plantation

Relaxing again, here I am standing amid tea plans at the Boh Plantation
in the Cameron Highlands.
 picture Jerrold Patz "Jerrold Patz"  
Rice is one of Malaysia's main crops . This is a nearby uncle's rice paddy. The tall tree is a coconut tree. Kedah is the "rice bowl" of Malaysia. Rice Paddy   Rice Paddy
The Albukhary Complex in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia   The Albukhary Complex in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia

Jerrold Patz at The Albukhary Complex in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia

Alor Setar is the capital city of the state of Kedah, in the north of Malaysia. Kedah is the oldest part of Malaysia. In addition to rice patties, it contains some architectural and historic wonders. These are views of the Albukhary Complex, a modern structure built in the Mughal style reminiscent of the Taj Mahal.
  picture Jerrold Patz "Jerrold Patz" tourist attraction 
Near the family estate in Alor Setar is a Thai Buddhist temple, the Wat Nikrodharam.  The right picture details the intricate handiwork on the gate. Gateway to Wat Nikrodharam, Alor Setar, Malaysia         Intricate Gate Detail of Wat Nikrodharam
Crusader-style Fort at Kuala Kedah   Gate detail of the Crusader-style Fort at Kuala Kedah We took the ferry to Langkawi from Kuala Kedah. This interesting Crusader-style fort is at the jetty.
  "Kuala Kedah" 
Flying from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia's capital) afforded us a fine view of the many paddy fields and the city center. The prominent feature in the city center is the Alor Setar Tower (Menara Alor Setar), a scaled version of the larger Kuala Lumpur Tower (Menara Kuala Lumpur). The river in the picture is very muddy brown because it was taken during the rainy season. Bird's Eye View of Kedah's Paddy Fields   Bird's Eye View of Alor Setar and its Tower
Durians - The King of all Fruits   Photo in front of Subway - NO DURIANS ALLOWED

 

The durian, the king of the fruits. This succulently sweet flesh is imbued with a 'strong' aroma. It is clearly an acquired taste. The message on the sign in the right photo is quite clear: It is illegal to take durians onto public subways and airplanes. Further, many hotels forbid their entrance. Some additional information on durians can be found here and humorously here.
Our 2005 trip to Malaysia was made using Frequent Flier Miles. Malaysia Airlines (international website  USA website) had just reconfigured their First-Class compartment to include full sleeper bed/seats (with cozy comforters) and caf-style dining options (the sleeper/ottoman slides back to become a second seat [with its own seatbelt] and a full table emerges from the center console). 
 picture Jerrold Patz
 "Jerrold Patz" Naimah "dining at 39,000 feet" Malaysia Airlines " 
The new sleeper seats in First-Class on Malaysia Airlines   Dining at 39,000 feet in the Malaysia Airlines First Class Cabin

 

Here is a montage of additional pictures.

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elephant carving Buddha statue "gunung keriang" "KL skyline" "Kuala Lumpur skyline"  tourist attraction  "Menara KL" ticket    "Menara Kuala Lumpur"  "KL Tower"  "Kuala Lumpur Tower"  patz marriage   "Kedah landscape"   "Wat Nikrodharam"  "Albukhary mosque"  buddha