Chinese new year

Trip Start Jan 02, 2013
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Trip End Apr 25, 2013


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Flag of Malaysia  , Wilayah Persekutuan,
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

We arrived back in KL for our last night of fun with the supercooper and hoped that Chinese New Year in Chinatown would be eventful but unfortunately it was a bit of a non starter. Turns out that the Chinese all shut up shop and ran off to the country for reunion dinners with their families. So we staggered down in the humid heat to the Petronas Towers, KL's twin skyscrapers joined together by a bridge and had a few beverages in the Skybar overlooking the towers.
The next day we bid farewell to Oli and being another public holiday we avoided the hoards of dubious men on the streets and sought refuge in the laundrette. Clean clothes, woohoo!
One of the things I find strange in KL is the selling of designer fake merchandise. I expect it in the huge Chinese market but the shops are also full of fake handbags and sunglasses and no one seems remotely bothered.
Malaysia drive on the same side of the road as the UK and after the horn-happy Burmese, it all seems a bit quiet. In Myanmar, a vehicle horn is used to communicate the following things: Hello, goodbye, I am overtaking, you are in my way, you have a nice bottom, I am not stopping, I am stopping, I am bored, I will not tolerate sleeping passengers on my bus and its been three minutes since I last sounded my vehicles horn.

Next stop Laos!
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