I Think I will Malay-Up to120 Meters
Trip Start Mar 09, 2010
38Trip End Apr 21, 2010
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Port Klang is about 90 minutes from KL. From the dock, our foursome (Henry & Debbie from Edmonton and Chris from California) easily arranges a cab to take us to and from the golf course. We are told that it is about 45 minutes and that the cab drive will sleep in the parking lot and wait for us. I believe the fare was $60US. I bet if we asked him to caddie for us, instead of sleeping, it might have cost us another $10. So, the four of us set off in a really rough looking vintage Toyota Carolla. It was 9:30 am and the temperature was already 33C and 100% humidity (3 stupid Canadian's looking for a winter golf game – we will do anything for that, just not sure how we suckered in a Californian
KL is “very” westernized. They have full highway systems with lots of cars and condos for as far as the eye can see. They also have a tremendous ethnic diversity. I did not make it into KL directly, as the golf course was outside the city, but Tracey did. She didn’t think much of the city itself and felt she could have been in any big city in North America, if it wasn’t for the oppressive heat and humidity. She did get a picture of the Petronas Towers for me, but from a distance and through the bus window. Big buildings don’t impress her much. (Tracey’s Comment: Yes they do, just not from a bus window, and not when they may slow down my shopping)
The golf course was very nice, but I must say, again very much like something you would see in North America. The course is surrounded by the best homes that I have seen in Asia, so again similar to NA. Other than the course being measured in meters vs yards and the fact that it was 36 C and 100% humidity, we could have been playing in Ontario
We did make it through the full 18 holes and as we were coming off the course people were just starting to tee off, as the temperature was starting to drop again. We were the only group, by the looks of it, that played during the middle of the day. Once again, stupid tourists. With a fresh round of beer, we got into our taxi and headed back to the ship. If you are in KL and want to golf, I would recommend Bukit Jalil. We sat with the Events & Promo Exec, Evelyn Chee, for yet another beer after the round. If you are looking to hook up a game out there, she can help you out firstname.lastname@example.org. Their website is www.berjayaclubs.com .