Last weekend, many took the opportunity to meet, talk, learn from and to take pictures of US President Obama’s visit to Malaysia, which is also the first time a U.S. president has visited the country since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966.
We compile the best of our favourite photos and moments of when President Obama graced our country for a little while.
President Obama’s arrival meant that a lot of the streets and places in and around Kuala Lumpur has been almost emptied for his safety. Malaysian police officers and guards work the streets to protect it further.
Obama and His Royal Highness King Of Malaysia, Tuanku Abdul Halim of Kedah walking side to side. Prime Minister of Malaysia tails behind them.
Obama visiting the Istana Negara.
He signs the official Istana guestbook.
He couldn’t keep his eyes off the durian!
The Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Tun Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor joins the Royals and the American President for a photo op.
At the Young South East Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall at University Malaya happily answering their questions.
Malaysian Youths eagerly raising up their hands for a chance to ask him a question.
An inspiring graphic image produced by the U.S. Department of State and posted by the U.S. Embassy in Malaysia.
At the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) in Cyberjaya, he spent time nurturing the entrepreneurial youths of Malaysia.
He also spent time in MaGIC looking at a battery powered Go-Kart with Najib Tun Razak.
Guards, police officers and even guard dogs were on stand by during Obama’s entire visit in Kuala Lumpur.
Obama touring Masjid Negara with the Grand Imam of the National Mosque Tan Sri Dato’ As-Sheikh Ismail and Abdul Rasyid Mohd Isa.
The trio paying some respect at the National Mausoleum.
Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak smiles on at a joint press conference in Seri Perdana, Putrajaya.
Najib Tun Razak posted his now infamous selfie with President Obama on Twitter, complete with an excited exclamation point in his Tweet.
Obama does his final wave to the Malaysians as he leaves on his jet plane.