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Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur April 28th 2018

Day 7 Although I felt a little seedy, I couldn't stay in bed, we were flying out at 11.40am and needed to be at the airport 2 hours before so I dragged my sorry ass out of bed and sat in the shower for a bit. A piece of dry bread was all I could stomach. Silly vodka... The flight was uneventful, although the views taking off from Langkawi were stunning. KLIA2 airport is easy to navigate so we made good time, especially as I was keen to rest. We had some issues getting a Grab to our hotel and what should have taken us an hour took us 2, arghhhh. We checked into our new Air BnB, a nice room in Bukit Bintang. We didn't have the stunning view that the Regalia Residences had but ... read more
Lots of pretty light's

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur April 28th 2018

Day 8 Today is the day we wemt to Sunway Lagoon. First we had to quickly move hotels. Booking what we thought was a hotel room through for The Grand Suites Ramada Bukit Bintang, the room was actually a homestay, which is kind of like an air BnB. All of the Airbnb we have stayed at have been private residences within a hotel complex. They let us check in at 930 so we could go to Sunway Lagoon and have our bags in the room. The room was nice with a balcony and an infinity pool on the 9th floor. 40 minutes later we arrived at the amusement park. Not knowing where to start first, after dropping our stuff into a locker we decided to start with the scream attraction that our beautiful and very ... read more
Majestic white Tiger
White or 'blond' lion

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur April 22nd 2018

Day 2 Today's adventure started at the KL Bird Park. We arrived in time for Hornbill feeding and we all got a turn to feed them. They are really gentle and the one we fed was quite big. For those that don't know Zazu from the Lion King is a Hornbill but a lot smaller than the Rhinoceros Hornbill, Malaysia's national bird, that we fed. I was already pretty happy with this highlight and my day got better. A quick bite to eat, Kym chose Nasi Goreng and I went with Char kway teow, Star nibbled on some satays. The bird show was held in an amphitheatre and we watched parrots including macaws perform. I put my hand up to help in one part and had a macaw fly to my arm, rewarding him with a ... read more
The other Rhinoceros Hornbill
Where Stretching
Macaw mid flight over the crowd

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur April 22nd 2018

Day 3 Today's adventure started at the Batu Caves. A Hindu sacred temple set up some 200 plus steps in the middle of the cave. Too be honest I was dreading it. I'm not the most physically fit person and my sciatica was playing up and well stairs are definately not on my keys gets excited list. The weather was warm and by the end of the climb a shiny wet layer of sweat covered is from head to toe. I was surprised I made it, taking a break every 30 to 40 steps. Kym and Star beat me by like ages. But i did it. So I guess I felt somewhat accomplished. The cave itself was being upgraded/renovated so pictures inside probably weren't at the peak for selfies that they should be. Many Hindu people ... read more
One of statues inside Batu Caves
Looking up in the caves

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur April 20th 2018

I never sleep well before a flight so by the time I got up I was so tired. Kym and Star were the same. Leaving Adelaide I had all the essentials packed; mermaid tail, EMF device, flushable bum wipes, bubblewrap and a pack of Allen's Killer Pythons.. you got to have snakes on a plane.. So I have to say that Malaysian airlines are pretty high up on customer service. After the seat belt sign was turned off staff went through the cabin with a juice or water. Taking an obligatory drink we did wait a while for the food service, being at the back of the plane that was to be expected. Our two choices were a frittata or coconut chicken rice.. for breakfast. Star and I chose the rice dish and Kym the frittata ... read more
Our Room Regalia Apartments
View looking down from our floor (34)
Infinity Pool

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur » China Town April 17th 2018

Nine years ago we wrote ‘Kuala Lumpur is Knockout Lovely’. Well, it still is! KL is a vibrant, bustling, noisy, cosmopolitan city and we love it. Getting here was somewhat taxing but that is all part of travelling. We left Hampshire at 17.20 on Sunday and twenty two hours later we arrived at our little hotel in Chinatown in KL, at 22.20 on Monday, which would be 15.20 GMT (seven hour time difference) and 16.20 CET at home in Spain (six hour time difference). Why such a long journey? Well, true to form, we arrived in a major tempest which is how we usually manage to arrive in foreign parts! Last time we flew in to Singapore, for example, lightning struck and moved our bus on route from the airport! This wasn’t quite so dramatic, however ... read more
Jalan Petaling
Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Samad
Masjid Jamek

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur April 10th 2018

After leaving our quiet island retreat we have arrived in Kuala Lumpur , China Town. A complete contrast! Noisy, dirty streets instead of sandy paths with barely anyone on. Locals bustling about with strained faces instead of big smiles and greetings from local islanders. Its all part of life's rich tapestry! We spent just one night here, eating out on the famous Petaling Street , the heart of China Town followed by a morning visiting the more peaceful gardens at the Petronis Towers. Only after walking g through a huge, modern indoor, air conditioned shopping mall. Again a huge contrast to the little kiosk shops on the island selling only 3 in 1 coffees and biscuits. From K.L. we fly to Krabi, end route back to meet up with Sharon and Scott and the kids on ... read more
Looking happy!
Traditional Malay clay pots
China Town

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur March 21st 2018

Kuala Lumpur means monied estuary, and that’s why locals call it KL. When language is an effort, non sequitirs are accepted without a follow up question. Sort of like when we were on a tour through the mansion of a 19th century Chinese big wig and the guide said of the central room open to the sky, “This is an area that we refer to as an area.” I had to write it down. That aside... Our stay in Malaysia is low key as I continue antibiotic recovery and day trips we had planned are set aside for future visits. The big (as in both enormous and compelling) attractions are the Petronas Towers. For a few years, these were the tallest towers in the world, though are sliding on the downward spiral on that score, for ... read more
Window washers at the 86th floor
Street Hawker’s Dim Sum
A typical street scape

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur March 2nd 2018

Another flight another slight delay... but we get away okay..... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur February 4th 2018

Enroute from the airport, my driver gave me the shortened history of Kuala Lumpur, while I was taking in an amazing, sprawling, modern city with the Petronas Twin Towers, prominently, in the distance. The British became interested in Malay for East India Company plying the India-China maritime route.They established their first base in 1786. During the British rule, they built roads, schools, buildings and cities. They also brought rubber & palm trees from India along with Indians to plant plantations. They also discovered ore & tin & opened up many mines, hiring Chinese to operate the mines. Malaria was a huge threat to the workers & many perished. In 1957, the British gave Malay it's independence & the country of Malaysia was created. Over the years, Kuala Lumpur, the capital, has grown into a major business ... read more
Directly across from the twin towers
Many modern buildings throughout Kuala Lumpur

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