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... us 15.
‘Cool’ I thought.. but then..
‘You want to do some shopping?’ No thanks. Just done that. ‘Batu Caves, half day tour, it’s only 2 o’clock.’ No thanks. Just the hotel okay Sunny.
‘Okay Sir but do you want to go past some electronic market first. White tourists love electronics.’ Which tourists? ‘White sir’ Only white? ‘Yes’.
He was ...
... flight to KL was uneventful, except that I had forgotten that I ordered a breakfast on the plane, and had breakfast in the airport during the 4 hour wait for the flight. So, two breakfasts. Arriving in KL and getting on the bus for the Salak Tinggi train station I thought it a good idea to phone Jessy at the homestay and let her know to pick me up. Doh! My SIM card had a positive balance but it had expired. I ended up walking with my pack ...
... 421 meters and the Istana Negara – the National Palace, the official residence of the Kong of Malaysia.
The main heritage zones in the city are
- Merdeka Square which means 'Independence’ in Malay as here in 1957 the country got its independence from colonial rule. There are beautiful buildings here such as – Former ...
We travelled to the Cameron Highlands in a mini bus which was fine until the last hour of the journey when the twisting and turning going up into the mountains was making us feel quite sick. We arrived in one piece and managed to find our room that we'd pre-booked... It was a tiny room containing a single bed. Steve questioned why we only had one bed and the lady suggested he pulled out the other single bed from under the main one. Twin beds, nice - it ...
... of the city....good old British Empire.
Tudor buildings overlooking a village green to the right and elegant Arabic/Islamic influences to the left. The city was quite amazing with an eclectic mix of styles and fragrances (the open street sewers make hot days an ordeal for the nostrils...).
As has become customary, we had picked one of the busiest times to stay in KL. An important religious festival was imminent where tens of thousands of Hindus descend on the Batu ...