First impressions of KL

Kuala Lumpur Travel Blog

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Shop fronts in KL
KL is hot. Sauna type of hot. Apparetnly it was 30 degrees getting off the plane, but I have never been so hot in my life, my hands started to sweat as soon as we got off the plane. Yum. The flight was a very long eight hours, although it A and I had a bit of room to spread out as the plane wasn't full. I only felt awful for a few hours, bit of turbulance which didn't do the tummy any favours. Best plane food I've ever had, it was actually edible. No stale, crusty sandwhiches or soggy salads. I suppose okay curry tastes better than okay salad.

The food here is amazing, v yummy and cheap. Converted to A$, it cost A and I about $5 each for dinner, including three meals together and drinks. crazy stuff. Am trying lots of new drinks, which are so different to anything I've tried before.
The buildings are all so tall
.. Like tea that is kind of bubbly, but tastes a lot like chocoalate. Very yummy though.

Spent the evening shopping, the service in ever the smallest, cheapest shops is suprisingly good, sales assistants everywhere! Nowhere in Tas gives that kind of service (except for maybe G & P ;) Have done a bit of shopping, love it! Have got lost a few times, but it was kind of fun to see a bit more of the place, huge shopping centeres mostly. Much bigger than anything I've seen in Melbourne.

Staying in a very nice hotel, although the complex is currently undergoing renovations, so the ground floors are a bit dusty. Is right in the heart of the city, several big shopping centeres just accross the road! I walked around with my mouth open for several hours, A kept telling me to shut it :p Speaking of raods, the driving here is terrifiying.
the entrance to one of the huge shopping centers outside our hotel... the red lanterns are decorations for Chinese new year
Honest to god, terrifying. Got a cab back from the airport, and the cab driver indicated about twice in a 45 minute trip. It wasn't that often that he was in a particular lane either. And we were going at about 130km/h. Scary. I am not going to drive here.

Oh, and I successfully used a real Malaysian toilet. You have to squat over a hole in the ground, try not to miss, and just do your business. Harder than I thought haha. Oh, and you have to pay to use public toilets, and to buy toliet paper!! The toilets are pretty scummy though, worse than the old Franklin Square ones.

The time zone difference means that this has been a very long day... is now 1:30am Tassie time, but only 10:30pm KL time. Am quite tired, so that's all for now, will post when we get net. Add photos when i can.
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Shop fronts in KL
Shop fronts in KL
The buildings are all so tall
The buildings are all so tall
the entrance to one of the huge sh…
the entrance to one of the huge s…
Even the trees were decorated with…
Even the trees were decorated wit…
The Pavilion Crystal Fountain
The Pavilion Crystal Fountain
More Chinese New Year decorations …
More Chinese New Year decorations…
Alvin, I, Pe Ling and Daniel. Pe L…
Alvin, I, Pe Ling and Daniel. Pe …
One of the many Kopitiams (Malay f…
One of the many Kopitiams (Malay …
Pork Buns (mostly eaten ;)
Pork Buns (mostly eaten ;)
Egg Tart, very yummy!
Egg Tart, very yummy!
Drinks are somewhat cheap
Drinks are somewhat cheap
This tree was growing in the middl…
This tree was growing in the midd…
The gardens in the middle of KL
The gardens in the middle of KL
Gardens plus an unsuspecting worke…
Gardens plus an unsuspecting work…
The Petronas Twin Towers, very imp…
The Petronas Twin Towers, very im…
We were standing at the bottom here
We were standing at the bottom here
Me and a long fountain opposite th…
Me and a long fountain opposite t…
The view from the KL tower, the fo…
The view from the KL tower, the f…
Listening to a guided tour of the …
Listening to a guided tour of the…
Alvin at the top of the tower
Alvin at the top of the tower
Posers. ha :)
Posers. ha :)
I thought this building looked som…
I thought this building looked so…
A snake at the small zoo at the bo…
A snake at the small zoo at the b…
An albino version (maybe. Alvin is…
An albino version (maybe. Alvin i…
Alvin took this photo!!
Alvin took this photo!!
This little fella reminded me of B…
This little fella reminded me of …
This little monkey was very intell…
This little monkey was very intel…
Looks a bit like Dad in the mornin…
Looks a bit like Dad in the morni…
This is the same shopping center a…
This is the same shopping center …
Another view
Another view
This is the store directory
This is the store directory