Kuala Lumpur (KL)

Trip Start May 13, 2007
Trip End Ongoing

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

I left Johor Bahru (Closest Malaysian city to the Singapore boarder) at 7 pm and arrived at KL at 12:40 am. We had to stop on the middle of the trip for dinner and toilet purposes.
KL is a fantastic city, a nice, clean, green, modern city. With a monorail just like Disney's and a clean underground Atlanta would only wish for, these guys have it going well. And as for girls is concerned they sure take on Singapore 6-1, 6-1.
Thinking about it, staying in Singapore is like going to Georgia Tech, all the good-looking girls are found outside of our surroundings (or neighboring countries) or a one-hour car ride to Athens, where UGA provides the service of educating them. Speaking of service, as I walked down the street to check out KL's nightlife (the same night I arrived), a taxi driver shouted at me saying "Young man, Taxi?" I said, "No, Thank you" and smiled back. He then said, "Young man, you want happy place?"....

This morning I had my third actual WELL-made Caffe Latte at SXBs. That makes it one in Charlotte, NC, one in Chicago, IL and one in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It's funny to think that I had to travel across the world to finally experience again the perfect blend of an espresso shot and steamed milk. So that started my day pretty well. The Petronas Twin Towers are amazing, (second tallest building in the world) and the Menara Tower, a communications tower just like the one in Seattle or Tokyo, gives you an unrivaled view of Kuala Lumpur. The included audio tour with the purchase of your entrance ticket makes it a required stop for anyone visiting KL for the first time. I kept on walking around the city until it was time for me to board my bus back to Singapore. The long 5-hour drive gave me the time to come up with everything I have written today. Looking back towards yesterday, coming to Malaysia was definitely a good choice. I've realized on this trip that people are a lot nicer than you take them to be, approaching every one with a smile gets you a better response. Trust me; a smile alleviates the tension you might be showing, it's the tension that builds up when you realize the only two words in the official language you know are Coke Cola and O.K.

Everything worked out perfectly in Malaysia, I will definitely come back again one day. Now, I am thankful to have been able to check KL out and to be on my way back to Singapore. Will see what Cambodia throws at us!
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