Kuala Lumpur - Dec08
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KL... I love it!! This place has got sooooo much to offer. A fusion of Muslim/Hindu/Buddhism, great architecture, fantastic shopping, busyness of a major city and lots to do. I tried to extend my accommodation by one night, and head back to Singapore on Friday, but unfortunately the train is all booked out. Will have to leave tomorrow instead. What a shame!
The Marriott Renaissance looks straight over the Petronis Towers (KL's twin towers) - the tallest twin structure in the world. Majestic! They also have the KL Tower (like Sydney's Centrepoint), that sits tall in the middle of a park.
I was dying for my first cup of decent coffee. Walking through the shopping centres, I spotted a Dome, and made a quick dive for it. I was in heaven - it was the BEST coffee I've ever had - even international roast would've been up there, with the samples I've tried over the past week and half.
I've been making my way around on foot or public transport, which has been great. It gives a great opportunity to really see the city, and it's so easy to get around - they have rapid transport trains & buses, a monorail and a hop on/hop off service. Went to Batu Caves this morning, which are stunning. Climbed the 300 steps to the top, where there are Indian temples, monkeys and a huge chamber. It's about 45mins from here, and while taxi drivers try to encourage you to go with them (saying it's the only way to get there), I managed to find a bus that took me there for MYR2 (95c) each way.