As for Kuala Lumpur, well it's yet another big, bustling metropolis with high humidity and too much traffic, and there aren't really a whole host of sights to see either. Yet somehow, we like it. The city is a diverse melting pot of Malays, Indians, Chinese, Arabs and Africans, which gives it a very electrifying atmosphere, as though you're in the capital of the world. It is big, smoggy and fast-moving, but still a pleasant, relaxing place to walk around and enjoy the atmosphere. Also, if you're like Angela, you'll love the shopping here. There are gigantic malls all over the place, and we spent a good deal of time in them.
|Our route by bus from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur.|
Leaving the ultramodern cityscape of Singapore behind us.
Afer crossing the Straits of Johor, and passing through a very quick immigration check, we entered Malaysia.
As we headed north to the capital, we passed countryside dominated by lush, never-ending palm trees.
|We reached Kuala Lumpur as evening approached, with rush hour traffic slowing our arrival.|
|Our first view of the famous Petronas Towers.|
|Getting off at Berjaya Times Square, we found the world's largest capsule vending machine.|
|After a quick monorail ride we found ourself at the busy intersection of Bukit Bintang, where our hostel was located.|
|After settling into the hostel, we went out to a nearby Food Street to find some dinner.|
|Black bean noodles with chicken and tofu.|
|We spent a few days relaxing and generally doing nothing, then finally forced ourselves out of bed to do some sightseeing. Our first destination was the Petronas Towers.|
|There was a long, air-conditioned walkway that could take us all the way from Bukit Bintang to the towers, pretty appealing given the oppressive heat outside.|
|Emerging in a park near the towers.|
|We weren't allowed to take pictures inside, but at the end we were given this CCTV photo of us trying to find the correct key to open a door.|
|We had to hold one of the clues up to a lamplight to warm it up and make some ink disappear, revealing a sentence: "Moonlight will lead the way."|
|After escaping from BREAKOUT, we went to Merdeka Square, which is fronted by the Sultan Abdul Samad Building.|
|Near the square is an art gallery with a scale model of Kuala Lumpur.|
|Passing some city scenery.|
|Petaling Street in Chinatown.|
|Not far from Chinatown, we spotted Nando's, a restaurant franchise I knew from back home. It had been so long since I'd enjoyed a good Nando's that we decided to have our dinner there.|
|Later, we returned to the Petronas Towers to see them at night.|
|They looked like something out of TRON.|