Trip Start Oct 16, 2008
20Trip End Oct 15, 2009
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Chinatown is crazy as you'd expect. Spent the first day just wandering, overwhelmed by all the sights and sounds. Serious humidity was cut a little by some showers.
Next morning we looked around at some of our other accomodation options and decided to move round the corner to the Red Dragon hostel which was altogether a bit "cheerier" as Dad would say. Got a bite in Kenny Rogers "Roasters" , feckin' hilarious place. The plates have Kenny Rogers big ball of dough head looking up at you. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Rogers_Roasters
Headed to the KL Bird Park for the afternoon. Largest free flight, covered aviary in the world. Astounding place. Torie nearly had a caniption when she got to hold wee chicks.
Trained it to the Petronas towers for 8am the next morning to queue for tickets to the viewing bridge. It's free but you do have to sit through a 15 minute infomercial for Petronas, the Petro-chemical company that built the place. Turns out they're best thing since sliced Jesus. Bout 30 seconds in the lift to the 41st floor. Quality.
Checked out the Petronas Gallery in the Jassive shopping centre at the base of the towers. Class exhibition of the art and blog entries of artist and Jazz musician Mazen Kerbaj detailing the July 2006 Lebanon War between Hizbullah and the Israeli Defence Forces. http://www.petronas.com.my/galeri/gpcontent.nsf/frmset_programmes_lists?OpenFrameset
Ate that evening in one of the streetside restaurants in Chinatown. Halfway through our meal the heavens opened with a tremendous downpour which lasted over an hour. Was quality, chilling with a few beers watching the world get soaked.
Really enjoyed the short time we spent in Kuala Lumpur. Flight from KL to Krabi in south west Thailand next on the 15th of November. Hard to believe we're a month in already.
Mostly listening to Elliot Smith - Figure 8