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Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur February 11th 2015

Hello Everyone, Today we had a ‘nothing’ day planned, we had an 11.15am coach pick up to Kuala Lumpar (KL for the cool kids) so we could not do anything in the morning, so we just had a lie in, late breakfast and read in the morning. We got picked up on time (first for everything); we only had to pay 35 ringlets, which is about £6.50 to travel 5 hours on a coach!!! Would cost loads in England!! We got dropped off at the booking office who told us we had to wait for the coach there, we got chatting to another couple from Newcastle and Derby who were going to KL on the same bus, they had been a few weeks before so they gave us some tips. (Always love a tip) After a ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur February 3rd 2015

Faizzal, den ich in Langkawi kennengelernt hatte, und ich machen einen kleinen Ausflug zu den Batu-Höhlen, wo heute ein paar tausend Inder (hauptsächlich Tamilen) ein religiöses Volksfest feiern. Sie alle pilgern in eine Höhle, um dort Milch zu opfern und zu ihrem Gott zu beten. Auf unserer Anfahrt reißt in der Richtung, in der die Batu-Höhlen liegen, kreisförmig der triste graue Himmel auf - ein göttliches Zeichen, um uns den Weg zu weisen!? Wir sind recht früh dran, vor dem hochaufragenden, grün überwucherten Kalkfelsen mit der Höhle hat jemand neben eine Treppe in die Höhle eine riesige goldfarbene Statue mit einem Speer in der Hand gestellt. Am Eingang zum Vorplatz warten die Menschen auf einen großen LKW mit einer lustigen grünen Figur darauf, die ich in der Ferne nicht so richtig erkennen kann. Auf jeden Fall ... read more
kunterbunte Süßigkeiten auf dem Festplatz zum Frühstück
Faizal und ich in der noch lockeren Menge
goldene Statue und Menschenmassen

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur January 30th 2015

This morning we took the bus to central market and China town. I wish we had smelly video because the sights, sounds and smells were amazing. We stayed around there until lunchtime then bought a single journey ticket for about a pound and travelled by train to connect to the mono rail and get back to the centre of city. The trains were extremely clean .., no litter, no food or drink is allowed and it shows. They were very busy and quite crowded but good journeys. We then went to a shopping mall food hall,,,2 storeys below ground of food outlets and restaurants...again packed out. We've had a problem with getting tea with cold milk as their white tea is a tea version of capaccinno with frothy condensed milk! So we have been drinking black ... read more
Lucky cat
Maneki's message
Clothes on sale in Central Market KL

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur January 29th 2015

Having made our early start we arrived at 08.05 I like KL ..Our cases were first off the carousel and our driver was waiting. It took an hour to drive to the city ... at one point we were in an 11 lane highway...full of glad I wasn't driving! The city is vast, but our first impressions from the plane was of miles of palm forests, very green with lots of rivers. We spent most of the day on the hop on, hop off bus learning about Malaysia, its growth and independence . Its a real melting pot of ethnicity and cultures with Mosques, Hindu Temples and Christian Churches. The whole place seems to be being rebuilt. They are demolishing huge high rise buildings at the same time as building the new one next to ... read more
Twin Petronas Towers
Changing the Guards at Malaysian  Royal Palace

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur January 28th 2015

Our bus to KL had air con and took about 4 hours. There were a lot of twisty turny mountain roads, which made Fred feel a bit travel sick. KL is an ultra modern city. There are lots of tall tower blocks. Our airbnb is in one of these condominiums. It is a flat on 32nd floor....very nice. We took a taxi from the bus station, which dropped us in the lobby, where there are uniformed guards and fountains! The condominium is luxury itself, (and we are wallowing in it!).....with an infinity swimming pool on the roof, complete with a view over the Petronas Towers and KL Tower. The skyline looks especially pretty when lit up at night, but the pool is lovely at any time. KL has a lot of big busy motorways running through ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur January 27th 2015

During the last few months I have been spending quite a lot of time in Kuala Lumpur – so much time that sometimes I said it would make sense for me to rent a second flat in KL. However, most of the time I flew there in the early morning and back in the evening or at most I arrived the evening before the meeting or training. But end of January I had one training in KL scheduled for a Friday and another one for the subsequent Monday, so I decided that I might as well stay over the weekend and do some more sightseeing. I arrived in KL on Thursday afternoon and, as things go here, after catching the airport express to KL Sentral I needed to participate in a telephone conference with Hong Kong. ... read more
Merdeka Square I
Merdeka Square II
Entering Chinatown

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur January 26th 2015

This mechanical robot was spotted at the start and and end of a construction site to slowdown traffic, just moves his right arm up and down, cheap labour. Will it catch on in UK???... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur January 26th 2015

Its 9.45 in the morning, how many people can you see?... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur January 26th 2015

On our final day in Kuala Lumpur we had a walk around the local park. Noticed a lot of play equipment located in the park area for children but didn't see any children playing on it. Sat and watched the water fountains performing but only at night do the coloured lights enhance the dancing water perfectly. We noticed that more people shop in the evening (around 20:00 till 22:00) than during the day, it was like sales time in UK so many people in the shopping mall buying all sorts of items. Still 32 degrees and high humidity so we caught a lift back to the hotel on the local buggy. Cooled down with a cold drink on the 32nd floor of our hotel. We had our first rain fall last night but didn't last more ... read more
water fountains in the park
kids playground
Colourful Palms

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