Jan 16, 2012
Jun 07, 2012
That night/early the next morning we left for the somewhat misleadingly named KL international airport (at 73 km's away), bound for Colombo!
25th April - we arrived very early in the morning and went straight to sleep! The following morning we had an all you can eat buffet breakfast, and set out to conquer KL in a day. Our first stop was for tapioca tea (Taiwanese delicacy, which is popular right across Asia). We passed a fake gaucho steak house and headed straight for the hugely impressive Petronas Towers, formerly the worlds tallest skyscrapers. We had intended to go up the viewing deck but as this was located only 41 floors up (smaller than most if the surrounding buildings) it felt slightly pointless. The towers themselves were simply stunning, demonstrating a sort of futuristic design of sleek steel and glass. Following the petronas towers we made our way to Menara Kuala Lumpur, a somewhat ugly looking building, supposedly inspired by a Malaysian spinning top (although the viewing deck is over 100m higher than the petronas viewing deck). We then headed towards little India, where we saw Masjid Jamek - a beautiful mosque, set amid palm trees, constructed in 1907. Afterwards we stopped by merdeka square in KL's colonial district, before heading on to Masjid Negara - one of south east Asia's largest mosques and the old railway station (a fanciful castle of Islamic arches and spires). We finished off the day with an excellent meal at Arenaa Diner, which comprised of fish and pork tempura with home made chips and some delicious sauces.