Day 21: Kuala Lumpur

We started the day with Chinese food on the corner of ChinaTown. The food was excellent, I had something similar to thai’s ??????? dish, Mr Teale had some Pad Mee, Not so expensive 5-6RM but a massive dish.

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And then we head off to The Petronas Twin Towers, by The Rapid KL. 1.60 Ringgits from China Town station to KLCC.

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as soon as we got there adam needed to take a piss, but there was no toilets around. So he took it somewhere no one can see..

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There you go. The twin towers.. and that is not my snot. i think that is a lens flare. Anyway Adam manage to get us free tickets to the tower bridge, but at 6 o’clock. So we had a bit of time to kill.

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Walking along the garden following people around and suddenly we found ourselves in a PC fair. Adam was suffocating so we need to leave the fair.

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KL Tower. 38 Ranggit to go to the top… No fuckin way.

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The Monorail back to China Town for Dinner. Packed!

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As we were walking back to the place we had breakfast. We notice this very very small Vegetarian restaurant. So we went in there instead. very good food I must say, We both had a couple of dishes.

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some KL graffiti.

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it’s time for The Twin Towers. Got there just in time. Because we didn’t expected the evening KL Rapid traffic.

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Petronas Elevator buttons.

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Not a bad view.

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Whaever..

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Not on purpose, My finger was numb..

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trying to compete with the Twins.

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China Town night time.

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Walking back to the hotel from Petronas towers, saw a bit of the Night life here. Saw a nice quote on the wall in the Backpacker Hotel. Early night. Tomorrow head off at dawn.

Day 14: Georgetown (Penang Island)

Georgetown is colourful, saturated, friendly, multicultural and fantastic.
I think it’s definitely been one of the more enjoyable places on this journey so far!

Maybe it’s because it’s buzzing with many different people Indian, Muslim, Chinese, Malay, Nepalese and most likely countless others.

So much food! It’s the first real place where the mixture of culture is so outstanding.
We had breakfast at a dim sum place called “Old Winston”.

Due to it’s colonial history as a trading port (East India company days??) Georgetown is UNESCO heritage listed.

“forged from the mercantile and exchanges of Malay, Chinese, and Indian cultures and three successive European colonial powers for almost 500 years, each with its imprints on the architecture and urban form, technology and monumental art. Both towns show different stages of development and the successive changes over a long span of time and are thus complementary.” – http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1223

We spent the day cruising around taking photos, cleaning grease off my bicycle and eating roti, samosa and drinking cold milk tea.
The SD Guesthouse on “Love Lane” was a great place to stay – 25RM for a double. Free wifi too! Cool area in/near Chinatown full of hostels that were once shops/warehouses.

Great city, make sure you check it out if you are ever in Malaysia!

Total KM: 4 milk teas.