Posts Tagged ‘Kuala Lumpur’

The Future of Renewal: A Malaysian-American Reconnaissance

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 by Amos Yong

map-malaysiaI left Malaysia, my place of birth, about 37 years ago, when my parents immigrated to the USA as missionaries to Chinese speaking immigrants in California. I spent this past week in Kuala Lumpur (KL) – only my third trip back to my homeland, all since 2001 – enjoying visiting with my family, feasting (practically non-stop – forgive me Jesus!) on the distinctive Malaysian foods, enduring the humidity, and marveling at the incredible urbanization and modernization of this city (there are probably as many skyscrapers per square mile in the KL metropolitan area as anywhere, with many more to come). Having lived in America since 1976, I felt as if I was coming back to the ends of the end; in reality, I had gone as a 10-year old to the ends of the earth, and now have tasted home again. Read the rest of this entry »