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The day started with swollen fingers, probably from the flight. My ring was so tight and sore I had to have it cut off, we went to the shopping mall and found a jeweller - they cut it with wire clippers - the lady's name was Sylvia Poo - she was Chinese. On to the city centre to the Petronas towers, then a serunai lesson - fantastic, with Kamrul Hussin - a professional Malay musician.
Luke and Anna changed their pocket money from pounds to Malaysian ringgits, the bank teller asked them in turn for their signature, first time for both of them. SO excited. In Malaysia there are 13 states, most states are run by a sultan and each state has its own government. The rules therefore in each state are different. For example, in Kelantan …
... with a delicious naan and drink was about 2 quid. Not bad eh!
With it being a Muslim country the alcohol is much more expensive due to sin tax, that quickly put a stop to our afternoon tipples! One day we went the old Malay area, it was a public holiday so all the families were out enjoying themselves and eating at local restaurants. We went to one and weren't greeted very nicely, in fact ...
... up. We are know in a place called Melacca, which is a historical town and although we only arrived yesterday there seems like there is quite a few things to see and do. On Thursday we are off to Singapore and we can't wait! We know that it is going to be really expensive but we have budgeted our money and we are only staying two nights. It's going to be 2 nights of luxury before we get to Australia and have to live like paupers haha! Love From Alex & Sam ...
... they were the largest buildings in the world, and I have a great view of them and the Menara KL Tower (which looks quite like the CN Tower in Toronto) from the rooftop bar of my hostel - Reggae Mansion, in Chinatown. It also happens to be the greatest hostel in the world. I have met some very friendly people as always, but during the day I am exploring on my own. In huge cities like this, I think it is better that way.
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