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... what had been 6 o'clock dinner last night, had been summarily changed to 7 o'clock tonight, without notice! The dinner was yummy as usual and is all artistically set out. Afterwards, back to the room for readings and computing before bed.
... leaves were the multi room villas. In the center of the palm leaves and at the tip of the trunk was the "clubhouse" where the spa, pool, fitness center, and a few restaurants were located. This resort was actually rather large. The two main modes of transportation throughout was either a golf cart caddy or by bicycle.
The first morning we were there it poured. And when I say poured, I mean full out hurricane style ...
... br> I have no doubt the Malaysian people are capable of it. Wherever you go, there are cranes, new universities, new cancer research institutes, new train lines, new expressways, new shopping malls. And I also have faith they will achieve First World status without losing their easy-going, friendly, live-and-let-live attitude to life.
But better footpaths, buses that run to timetables and decent beer wouldn't go astray.
So, back to KL. I made it to my booking at ...
... floors in less than thirty seconds, which was just crazy. No lies, I counted. Amazing. But so much of the architecture in this city is. Skyscrapers are designed so creatively, often combining Asian, Islamic, and Western influences.
The Chinatown District, where we stayed, was by far the cleanest, prettiest Chinatown we have ever seen.
And of course, as always, the people. Given that English is the second language in KL, it ...
... barely move, and we just couldn't get over how joyful the whole thing felt. Song, dance and prayer all became one and the same on this exciting night. We had an early morning flight, so said goodbye to the statue and procession a couple of hours in, and, disappointed as we were not to be able to experience the whole festival, we both felt honoured to have shared a small part of it.
Kuala Lumpur has been one of our favourite places in the world. We are so fortunate.
Next stop: Melaka!