In the early 1990s, no one knew where or what Malaysia is. I used to enter IRC chat rooms and introduce Malaysia as a country in Southeast Asia located between Singapore and Thailand. When I’d tell French language speakers “J’habite en Malaisie” (I live in Malaysia), inevitably they’d ask me in jest “Tu as du malaise?” (Are you unwell?).

Then the Petronas Twin Towers were built and, I dare say, finally put Malaysia on the world map and stopped all the nonsense about malaise.

I realise it’s a man-made wonder but it is a wonder, all the same. These towers never fail to evoke deep within me feelings of amazement, of belonging, of being home.

Pics taken with an ASUS Zenfone 3 on auto mode.

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