KL, shopping, sites and showers

Trip Start Jan 23, 2007
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Trip End Jul 31, 2007


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Monday, February 12, 2007

So we had one day to do everything there is to do in KL, not an easy task! We chose to start at the Batu caves, which involved another bus of death. When we got there, someone tried to sell us a guided tour saying that none of the statues had English on them, we told him we'd make it up as we went along. Yet another conman bites the dust. So after 272 steps (their numbered) we got to the caves and to be fair the climb wasn't really worth it. The caves just smelt of monkey poo and sweat from festival the day before...hmmmm tasty! So we checked out the statutes and monkeys, some of us getting a bit too close and the Swedes almost ended up as monkey chow. It took a girly scream from Fred to get the monkey to stop chasing him! Clambered down the 272 steps and after a recommendation from Aaron we hunted for a statute resembling the "legendary" Ron Jeremy. He proved elusive but we did find a small one and feeling hot and bothered we gave up our quest to head back to KL for some lunch and shopping at the KLCC again.

Took the MRT home but as we arrived at our stop the heavens opened and it poured with rain. Serious monsoonal rain, not the drizzle we get back home. To say we got wet would be an understatement. Julia almost lost her new clothes down an open sewer. Even though it was shipping it down with rain we still wanted to head out to the KL tower to check out the views from the top (we had originally hoped to catch a sunset from up there, but that was clearly out!) Everyone else was meant to be heading up to the tower as well, but they never showed...it would seem that some of our group prefer the comfort of their rooms to the hustle and bustle of seeing sights in asian cities. There had been talk of going to Planet Hollywood when we'd last seen them all but we didnt have a clear view from the tower into the restaurant to see if they were there yet, so we jumped into a taxi and headed over to check it out.

Surprisingly they weren't there but as hunger was striking, us and the Swedes sat down to some excellent cheeseburgers (at a price), before the monsoonal rains caught up with us again. So we jumped in another taxi and headed home... (photos to follow)
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