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Published: September 12th 2009
Our bus from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur only took 6 hours and we both had a TV screen on the back of the chairs in front of us. They had lots of different movies and TV shows and we could pick what we wanted to watch. When we arrived in Kuala Lumpur we got a taxi from where the bus let us off. A long time later and our taxi driver couldn’t find our hostel. We knew he was in the right area, he just couldn’t find it. We eventually got out and said we would walk. We asked a few people and eventually found it. Bags unloaded we headed out for something to eat. We could already see the big price difference between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. We ended up in a very nice place and it only cost us €2 for our dinner. Michelle had the creamy butter chicken, which tasted like bacon bites for some reason and was surprisingly nice.
Next day we had to get our ticket for our bus to the Perhentian islands on the north east coast of Malaysian. The bus station was as hectic and crazy as you can get. You couldn’t walk
2cm let alone 2m without someone trying to get you to use their bus company. After getting our ticket we went to the huge shopping centre beside our hostel. 10 floors of every kind of shop, it was so big it had its own theme park. We spent the afternoon there and also a lot of our money too. Everything was so cheap you couldn’t resist the urge to buy. We got clothes, DVD’s, a phone, shoes and god knows what else. We left it with our pockets a little lighter. We both said Kuala Lumpur would be an ideal place to come to do your Christmas shopping as well as having a holiday. It’s incredibly cheap and with €1000 in your back pocket here you might need to charter a plane home with the amount of stuff you could buy.
While in Kuala Lumpur we visited the Petronas Twin Towers which are very impressive. We also took a trip to the top of the Sky Tower which gives great views of the city. We still think though that the one in Auckland was the best. One evening we went to one of the ‘local’ restaurants for something to
eat. I ordered what I thought was mushroom chicken noodles. A few minutes after ordering Michelle asks why I ordered chicken feet? “What you mean chicken feet?” when I looked closer it read mushroom chicken feet mee. I had just presumed the feet mee meant mushroom chicken in there own language. Michelle explained that ‘mee’ means noodles and feet mean FEET!!! I ran to the counter and told them I did not want it. He understood me clearly and still brought it down. He said the second thing I had ordered was finished so this would have to do. It was the ugliest thing I have ever seen. Horrible looking noodles with deep fried chicken feet sitting on top of it. I said I’d eat the noodles but not the feet. He took it away to return the horrible looking noodles. We ate a few mouthfuls before cutting our losses and getting the hell out of there. We found a Papa Johns pizzeria and tucked into some plain old pizza. I thought SE Asia would be a culture shock but not like that. I wont even get into the squatting toilets!
In a bit. DH
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