Let's move here
Kuala Lumpur Travel Blog› entry 9 of 30 › view all entries
Kuala Lumpur gets better each time we visit. It has such a great mix of shopping, eating, sights and atmosphere. We stayed right in the "Golden Triangle" area where the shopping and eating is great abundance.
Kim and I met up at KL airport after I arrived from Singapore and Kim from Auckland. After one day, Kim said "Let's move here!".
For the first time in all these years, we took a trip to the Batu Caves. This is a huge cave which houses some Hindu shrines. Each year during the South Indian festival of Thaipusam, devotees carry "kavadis" from Chinatown to this site. Kavadis can be frames which are pierced into bodies of the devotees, but some hang objects (like 10 coconuts) all over their back using fish-hooks. All this is supposedly painless due to the state of trance that the devotees are in.
Some pictures of kavadis:
As I'm not a shopper, I focused more on food in KL. Kim focused on fake watches but didn't get any bootleg DVDs as we were on the way to India ... just too much to carry.
At Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC, the shopping mall at the base of the Petronas Twin Towers ... formerly the world's tallest buildings), we both stocked up on underwear at Isetan's sale ... quality at a fraction of New Zealand pricing.
Kim enjoyed two car-related attractions at the Twin Towers too. Firstly, there was the Formula One Science exhibition which had interactive displays on boring things like g-forces, acceleration etc (yawn). Then there was the BMW Art Car World Tour which was a display of BMWs painted in what would have been called tasteless and gawdy artwork ...if the paint-job had not been by well-knowned artists.