Kuala Lumpur - Coincidences A Plenty...
Trip Start Feb 01, 2005
402Trip End Dec 31, 2013
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Where I stayed
We had three wonderful days and nights in KL staying at the Royale Bintang, right in the Golden Triangle area, and catching up on some sights we had not seen on previous trips. KL purports to have the largest covered bird park in the world and we enjoyed wandering around and spotting bird varieties from all over the globe. We had lunch one day at 276 metres, in the revolving restaurant, atop the KL radio tower
We had a couple of dramas on day two. Firstly I tried to turn the phone on after charging it and it would not work. Then we tried to boot up the computer in a free WIFI area and it would not work. Immediately we thought we had burnt out both by a faulty travel adapter. Turns out it was just a co-incidence. Phone was fixed for free by a bit of cupboard next to the battery and the computer was fixed for 200RM (approx $67) by the same technician and neither was to do with the power supply. What a relief!
On the morning we left KL for Penang another coincidence. I checked the hotel lost property in the forlorn hope that my hat may have been handed in. I had left it in a cab the day before and the driver knew the hotel we were staying in. No luck. As we walked out the door we heard a yell “Hey Aussie – and there was yesterday’s taxi driver waving my hat! He had just arrived with my hat – a minute later and we would have missed him.
We took the monorail to KL Sentral Bus station to catch our bus to the airport. Now these Sky rail buses run every five minutes to the airport and at any given time there would probably be around 20 to 30 buses on the road. I held up my shrunken receipt for the attendant and yes, you guessed it – it was the same guy! We had a laugh and decided our holiday had started off with a string of coincidences.
PS: One more co-incidence!!!! Had forgotten - when we caught our taxi to the airport the driver was born and bred in Sabah and had climbed Kota Kinablu mountain three times. What are the chances of getting this particular taxi driver in Perth!