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Monthly Photos Dec 2022

Photos taken by ILCAA staff and associates are posted here once a month; most of them are taken during their field research in Asia and Africa.

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Kuala Lumpur

This is a photo of Kuala Lumpur, the place in which the name of the capital of Malaysia originates. The word “Kuala” means “the confluence of two rivers” and the word “Lumpur” means “mud” in Malay, and the Gombak River and the Klang River come together at this point. At the confluence, we can see a mosque known as Masjid Jamek. It was built in 1909 during British rule and was a large mosque which gave people a place of worship at that time. However, now, a century after the construction, hi-rise buildings line behind the white mosque. Particularly, I recently see this kind of sight all over the regions of Malaysia, that makes me recognize the rapid development of this country.

September 3, 2022
Kuala Lumpur
Photograph by Aya KAWAI

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