Kuala Lumpur

Trip Start Sep 01, 2008
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Trip End Jun 25, 2009


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Sunday, April 12, 2009

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We arrive at the airport and its pouring down with rain but we eventually find our bus which takes us into the middle of KL. On the way we notice the rows of planted palm trees, it looks much different to the rainforest. something to do with the use of palm oil. It still pours as we get a taxi to the "Tunes" hotel where its a luxury to have our own personal power shower.
The following day we set off to get more medication for Steve who is improving but still wobbly. Ruth and James visit the Vietnamese Embassy to get their visas and we meet at the Petronas Towers. Ruth chats up the guy in the ticket office and succeeds in getting tickets for us to go onto the bridge between the two buildings on the 40th floor. Thats as high as you can go and its a good view of KL but the building still towers above us. We're glad we don't have to queue for tickets the following morning because its over in a moment. We visit the museum all about Petronas Oil which is very interesting but we run out of time and they have to virtually throw us out just when James and Ruth are getting very competitive with the inter-actives. The Petronas Towers has a shopping Mall full of designer shops, well out of  our range but we give them a cursory glance before leaving. Its dark when we get outside but it still seems just as hot and humid. the Petronas Towers look very pretty in the dark.
One of the highlights of our visit to KL was a visit to the central Market, the likes of which we have not seen before and we've seen some markets in our time. Poor James, he's not keen on markets but this time he laughed his socks off, something we shall not forget in a long time. Ruth came across this unusual treatment and payed for us all to have a go. You sat with your feet in a paddling pool of water which was full of little fish who obligingly nibbled the hard skin off your feet. well thats OK unless you happen to have very ticklish feet which James has. It was a picture to see him laughing and giggling while the fish nibbled his feet.
One more thing worthy of mention was a visit to Kenny Rodger's restaurant where we had tea (for those who don't know James is a very keen fan.) We were expecting to be accompanied by Kenny Rodgers music but it was all very low key and we had to do our own singing.
During our visit to KL Steve had visited every loo we passed and was considering writing his own guidebook, the best one being in the Convention Centre.
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