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... about it a bit more......should make a great story in years to come, with stuff ups and stress before even setting foot in the sub-continent. And I did get to notice some interesting cultural things in passing that piqued my interest. Like how in the airport, an official announcement was made for Islamic prayer....something I'd never seen before.
I look forward to sharing with you all about Kuala Lumpar in my next post. Lets hope things take a turn for the better ...
... by trying to switch
sim-cards. Couldn't use my phone again till after the cultural briefing
from MDBC. The briefing was quite interesting, informing us about MDBC
itself but also about the local culture, including ...
... shocked to find out we are over 60km South of the big city, and yet again surprised to find out there is an express train that tackles that distance in just 28 minutes! Arriving in KL Sentral, we head east on the monorail to Imbi and check into a lovely Philippino family-run B&B, behind Times Square. Now the evening and already twilight ...
... transport systems more than the places themselves – London has a lot to learn in the field of air conditioning, and cheap rail fares! One of the more amusing finds in Malaysia was the strict on-train rules, one of such being “No Indecent Behaviour” with a silhouette of people kissing with giant red cross through it, they even had three carriages dedicated only for women. Fascinating stuff, and a reflection again of the different cultures I’ve seen on this trip. Long may it ...
... of the day and then making a pilgrimage to a sacred site on the day. Just on the outskirts of KL are the batu caves (google them) which is one of these sacred sites. So for about 3 days there is a huge influx of people (im talking millions) to celebrate the festival. Some people just walk to the caves, from the city centre to just a few kilometres away, but the majority carry some sort of gift or sacrifice called a "kevadi". The most common kevadi we saw was a dish of milk, which i ...