Sun Inns Mentari
Travel Blogs from Petaling Jaya
... shady trees, and the centre barrier of bougainvilleas and crepe myrtles.
Just after we left Marina Bay, there was a fly-over of a formation of 7 jets - they looked like Hornets. Then there were some airforce helicopters flying along the river. I think it was some sort of National Day.
We've just left Kuala Lumpur and are headed to Melaka for the night before our final stop, Singapore. Mode of transport is a very comfortable public bus and we should reach Melaka in a couple of hours. The last couple of days in KL have been quite a blur so apologies if I forget anything! We arrived at the hotel at lunchtime, quickly dumped our bags and headed out for lunch. Another food court was blessed with our custom and I consumed one of the spiciest meals of my life. It ...
... of tourists, garish shines
and tacky souvenir stalls there is a calm stillness and sense of tranquility
within the massive cave. The intricate
Hindu shrines scattered throughout the cave hold a fascinating beauty of their
own as do the amazing natural rock formations.
The multitude of wild monkeys in the area surrounding the caves were both
tragic and entertaining. Having been
exposed to thousands of humans a day they are completely ...
... Chinese in the 1400s, the Portuguese in the 1500s, the Dutch in the 1600s and the British from 1795-1957, and you can clearly see the architectural handprints left by each nation. This meant that we had a lot to see, so we actually had to formulate a plan. It's been a while since we've been so organised, and it felt good.
We started on our street, with a tasty lunch followed by a visit to Sri Mahamariamman Temple, which is the oldest Hindu temple in Malaysia. From ...
... the penny dropped and she turned around!
We were walking leisurely home from the station, checking out shops when lo! Is that..................a tag?! Yes! Even more evidence that Singapore has some kind of youth and/or underground culture.
We have really picked well with this hotel, it is surrounded by interesting buildings and history. The Old Malay and Muslim cemeteries are across the road; so is the bus stop. A ...