Kuala Lumpur – The City Where Dreams Are Made

I fell in love with a lady. And I fell in love with her city. What a vibrant city this is. Kuala Lumpur – I left my heart here six years ago. Each time I return, things would have changed except the love that I found here. That love, it blossomed and flourished. There never was a more fulfilling relationship than this. This fertile land has nourished a passion that I never thought possible. This is what that has been drawing me back since.

This city will always be special in many other ways too. It heralded the beginning of my journey towards independent living. For the first time in my physically disabled life, I ventured 400km here all by myself. That was the decisive moment where I determined that I wanted to break free from the invisible shackles I imposed upon myself. Such was the power of love that it could motivate the doubtful mind to realize the seemingly unachievable. It was love that set me free. It was this city that gave me the opportunity.

Kuala Lumpur is where I found my ladylove. It was also here that I discovered dreams are not impossible as long as I dare to dream it. Once the heart is set, nothing can hold it back. This city continues to conceive a thousand dreams in my mind that I want to make into realities. It is here that my love is; it is here that my heart is; it is here that many great friendships have been forged. One day, I hope, I can call this city home. This is Kuala Lumpur – the city of possibilities.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

17 thoughts on “Kuala Lumpur – The City Where Dreams Are Made”

  1. FOOOWAAAH! Great piece. Well written! This city IS A lot more interesting than a certain island, I must say… It’s all the chaos that gives it that extra edge, and makes it more interesting to live in, I think… 🙂

  2. I am not sure why but many of my colleagues say they hate KL. I on the other hand can’t wait to go back every weekend to the urban jungle, 24 hr mamak stalls, malls, traffic to be with my wife and daughter.

  3. Kenneth,
    Please be more specific.

    The chaos gives it an unusual flavour not found elsewhere… I think. I have never been to that little red dot down south, so I cannot say for sure. But yes, KL has given me a lot of beautiful memories.

    Wan Zafran,
    The longer the wait, the sweeter the taste.

    Coming from you, that makes sense. I hope Ken clarifies soon.

    Home is where the heart is.

    Can, we arrange lar.

    Where else can we get the diversity like that found in KL? 😀

  4. ShaolinTiger,
    You are one cool dude!

    Very true. 😀



    Go play somewhere else.

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