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Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur » Bukit Bintang December 13th 2013

I have been here at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia due to my work since this August. and its a wonderful place with many delicious foods. On weekend and weekdays evening I tour around with my wife. I visited KLCC, bukit bintang, their Islamic arts museum, central market (their flea market), Chinatown, Indiantown, twin towers and etc. For the expenses for visiting each tourists spots and trying local delicacy, i would say just cause me around rm50-100 per couple. The only down thing about going around KL city is the taxi service. Not all, but few of the taxi drivers could be charging above the market rate for bringing you to the destination. This could be solve, is to ask the taxi driver to use their taxi meter before getting in their car. As simple as that. Overall, ... read more

It's been a while since I posted on here but with that time of year coming around again, yes, Christmas, I felt it the ideal time to post. So I am almost 37 weeks pregnant now and this will be my second consecutive christmas away from the UK. Although its nice to have the sun and warm weather it doesn't quite feel the same without the cold and snow at this time of year. It's difficult to plan anything at the moment as out little one could arrive anytime, literally. We will either get an early christmas present or a new year surprise. Either way we are both so excited as are the family I'm sure. My parents will become grandparents for the first time, my sister and auntie and my grandparents, great grandparents. This weekend ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur November 16th 2013

* This is the first in a series of entries about a whole month of travels I did in October. In my mad slog through SE Asia, I made it to Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatra and Java), and Singapore. --- Say that you are American, you have one month off and can go anywhere in the world. Would your first response be, I'm going to fly to Malaysia? Chances are that's not the case. But that's exactly what I did - or at least where I started - and it isn't a decision I regret. Despite geographic similarities Thailand's neighbor to the south, Malaysia, has a completely different heritage. Whereas Thailand is a Buddhist monoculture, Malaysia is a mishmash of cultures: Chinese, Hindu, various Muslim, ethnic Malay... Because the society isn't particularly assimilated, it's like you can ... read more
Entrance to the Arab Quarter
Outer Wall of a Chinese Temple
House for sale near Chinatown

Sitting back and relaxing in the Plaza Premium Lounge at Kuala Lumpur Airport. Arrived just after 5am Malaysian time and the place was deserted. So I decided to take advantage of an early morning shower. After asking around I found the housekeeper who kindly gave me a key to Shower Room Three. She had walked passed me earlier and I thought she heard my conversation and walked away. I soon learnt her English wasn't too good. The shower room was clean and modern and fully equipped with fluffy white towels, hair dryer, shampoo and toothpaste. But I couldn't find the soap. I decided to lather up with shampoo, before realising the hair conditioner was actually shower gel. The water was only lukewarm, but it was such a relief to stand under a running shower after a ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur » China Town October 8th 2013

Ok, so this is definitely short and sweet. I flew back to Kuala Lumpur where I had 5 days back in The Backpackers Travellers Inn. Good thing it is only £2.50 per night. Reviews on Trip Advisor say bad things about this place but to be honest, I felt comfy here in the dorm rooms and it's a good place to stay if you need a stop gap when on a budget. Here I slept A LOT! Some mornings I would wake up late and others I would wake up early but then go back to sleep in the afternoon. The in between bits included eating in the local food court, hanging out with a new friend - Jess from Sweden and even when we did hang out we ate food or chatted from our bottom ... read more


Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur October 8th 2013

After a teary goodbye and a 4 hour delay I finally boarded Malaysian Airlines for the longest flight of my life and the adventure of a lifetime! Was I unsure? Yes! Was I scared? Er. Yes! Did I contemplate turning around? No way! Intrepid not yet, trepidatious,definitely - but I'm sure that will turn around! Lucky for me I was sat next to someone relatively normal even if she was hell bent on having a few. That's fine; she had booze, I had diazepam...nighty night. Before we respectively dozed off I was aware of how much of a novice long haul flyer I appeared... surprise at the in flight entertainment, blanket, meals and drinks....this was no sleazy jet flight no no! Service with a smile continued upon landing in Kuala Lumpur airport and everything seemed modern, ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur October 8th 2013

So Neina is heading to Frasers Hill on a school trip, where the air is cooler and apparently vipers just casually cross your path and health and safety is less than paramount on a 'dicing with death' type jungle trek with kids, in the pitch black. Let's get with the Malay way...? So Neina's flatmate Anne takes me down to the nearest 'Starbucks' (of which there are a depressing amount) and I book myself my first hostel experience. I do the backpacker thing and walk til I find my hostel, set up camp in the female dorm and will myself to stay awake...I choose action instead of sleep and book myself on that evenings pub crawl (it is Saturday night) and here begineth name tags, booze, drinking games, very dodgy music and some nice people.... I ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur September 27th 2013

Today was my flight to Kuala Lumpur. I booked into Hotel Sentral, a nice hotel to unwind and have a good nights sleep in a nice double, crisp white sheeted bed before my flight to Sri Lanka. I wandered down the road to get some grub. Here I was approached by a local man. I believe he was Indian in Ethnicity. It seemed he just wanted conversation so I said I was looking for somewhere to have dinner. He showed me a good local place and asked if he could join me. I did politely decline, however, for some reason that I can not remember, he ended up joining me. I ordered delicious chilli squid with steamed rice and he ordered the same but halfway through me eating (I found that odd). He asked me if ... read more

In a couple of weeks i will be returning to my roots for a visit whilst on a business trip. Things have certainly changed with me. Ill be 26 weeks pregnant for a start, so certainly a little rounder than when I left. I'm coming back a married woman and with a return ticket 'home' .....well to KL. The question is, has the UK? Overall the last year has been the greatest year of my life. I learnt a lot, met some amazing people and saw some unforgettable places. There is a sense of freedom being able to carry your possessions on your back and head off to another new destination at a moments notice. Initially this can be rather challenging and physically demanding but it soon becomes a way of life. And it was a ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur » China Town September 14th 2013

Kuala Lumpur is an enormous city with a wide diversity of cultures, the main 3 being Malay, Chinese and Indian are all reflected in the food. We stayed in Chinatown amongst the lantern lit streets just at the end of the covered market and well in the mix of street food vendors. Chinatown is supposed to be one of the cheapest areas to stay but we still had to pay double our usual rate for a not so nice room which was annoying. Arriving late on night one we headed straight to the satay food stall outside our hotel. We took our pick from the 50 or so skewered delights, colour coded to indicate the price, from the buffet. Handing our selection to the bbq guy we also ordered rice and beer and sat at a ... read more

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