Today is the day that we say good bye to not only Kuala Lumpur, but to Malaysia, to board our 6pm Air Asia flight to Phuket…exciting!
We’ve loved Malaysia, the people are so friendly, the food is amazing (!) and the places and sights are beautiful. We definitely want to come back here, and I definitely recommend it?! Come for your 3 week summer holiday! Malaysia photos are now up on my facebook too!
So anyway, we’ve been in Kuala Lumpur (KL) for 5 days, it’s a pretty crazy city to be honest. We can walk to the Petronas Towers from our guesthouse in about 30 minutes, spending only about 5 minutes outside of air conditioned malls and walkways…crazy! KL is apparently the 2nd best shopping destination in Asia, and I’m struggling to believe there can be anywhere with more shops! Oh how I wish I could fit more things into my rucksack!
We visited the Petronas Towers about 4 times while we’ve been here, we can’t get enough of them! Of a night when they’re lit up, they’re amazing, completely unlike the ugly image I get in my mind when I think of ‘skyscraper’ (slash really big building) which usually resembles a 70s concrete slab… we bought advance tickets (tip of the day: don’t be an idiot and queue up at 6.30am to get a ticket for that day; stroll in mid-afternoon and get one for a couple of days time, and you can’t buy them online) for our penultimate day. The whole experience was great, 100% worth doing if you ever come to KL. The whole tour group is split into 3; there were about 15 in our group, with the very good intention of not over-crowding the views. Before the tour started, we were shown a hologram – yes, a hologram (!) very star treky – telling us what was going to happen, and the general health and safety info. We then all crowded into a lift and wizzed up to the 41st floor to the skywalk. The first lovely piece of information we were told was that the skywalk isn’t actually connected to the 2 buildings; it was allowed to be loose, and therefore to move. Thanks! Luckily it either wasn’t windy, or moved such small amounts that I didn’t notice it, and was able to admire the ridiculous views of KL. We then moved on to the next lift, to go to the 86th floor. The views from here were even more ridiculous, we could see pretty much the whole of KL, and the mountains in the distance. All in all, we loved it, and bought a beautiful print from the gift shop (noticeably cheaper than any gift shop back home!)
While in KL we also wandered over to China Town, Merdeka Square (where their independence was declared) and the central market (think traditional crafts etc).
So selamat tinggal Malaysia (we say with a tear), and sa-wat-dee Thailand.