Tour of KL
Trip Start Jan 31, 2011
297Trip End Dec 15, 2011
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The Royal Palace Istana Negara with their very own gate guards, and the usual selection of tourists vying for a photo, and some people not having any photo queueing etiquette and muscling in so I protested and managed to shame them into moving about 2 cm further away.
A gorgeous Chinese temple Thean Hou on top of a hill overlooking the city.
Little india, which was very little actually but quite brightly decorated.
The National Mosque, the first Mosque I've ever been in, and we had to wear big purple robes which were quite hot
Where was I....oh yes, I was rambling again, pouring my wandering thoughts into my fingers as usual....Next we went to the National War monument, this was a fairly standard looking War memorial with names on remebering the First World War, the Second World War and.....The Emergency. The Emergency was the time they were fighting Communists...I find it quite amusing that that 'war' was called The Emergency however
Then we had Lunch in a buffet style place with all the locals who all eat with their hands here - something I haven't quite got the hang of, and anyway, the bright red and yellow spices in the food really stain your skin.
After lunch and a top up of energy, we went to Batu caves where there is another huge statue, 300 steps (noooo!!!!) and you are rewarded with one of the biggest caves I've ever been in. There was also lots of monkeys around for everyone to ooh and ahh and have things stolen from them!
The whole tour lasted from 10-4pm in all. On our return we got dropped off at the bus station and bought bus tickets to the Cameron Highlands for the next morning and then went back for showers.
18:01 After the lengthy day trip we met some of the others who were also on the trip, and then walked to KL tower for sunset
We arrived in good time to see the 360 view in daylight, and they're very good because not only do you get given a little audio guide of landmarks you can see from each window along with a brief history, but also each window has a photo with arrows and text telling you the buildings you can seen as well.
I also saw Barry on the stairs who completely blanked me and also discovered he'd removed me as a Facebook friend. I'm actually furious with his childish and unnecessary behaviour and feel I deserve an apology. Clearly it won't come and he's made a total fool of himself as far as I'm concerned. He kept saying how he thought that just because we have about 20-25 days holiday in the UK, and a similar amount, even more, in Europe, that we have a poor work ethic. What?? I think it just proves that we actually appreciate some sort of work/home/life balance, a good or bad work ethic is entirely separate. I want to take plenty of holiday for health reasons and that there is actually a world out there I want to see, but when I go to work I work hard and have a high standard, and I'd say I have a pretty good work ethic in fact. I just know how to appreciate life too. So that was another thing that annoyed me about Barry - his ludicrous assumptions, and in fact why he should defend such a poor way of working and looking after people. People NEED time off to be able to work effectively, it just seems like people are treated like slaves - so why defend it??. Sadly, too many of the Americans I HAVE met have lived up to the stereotype of being pretty selfish, attention seeking and arrogant with a "we're better than everyone", "we can do whatever we want" complex
Best; fantastic productive day out seeing lots of things
Worst: BARRY the idiot
Beautiful: Views from KL Tower