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Mar 28, 2018 - Kula Lumpur, Malaysia

History: The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur was built by Chinese tin prospectors in the mid 1800’s. They had come here in search of a fortune, and found it by clearing wide swaths of jungle for a new mining town. The magnificent PetronasTowers are the centerpiece of this fascinating city. Didn’t spend a lot of time but was able to take in the culture of KL.

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Mar 27, 2018 - Kuala Lumpur – Batu Cave and Hard Knocks

Today we continue in Malaysia to the capital Kuala Lumpur. Another bustling Southeast Asia city, growing fast. Our tour is outside of KL at the Batu Hindu temple complex built inside a 330 ft high limestone cavern. There are 275 stairs to climb to the cavern as it is located halfway up a limestone cliff. Outside is a 142 ft statue of Murugan, Hindu deity, son of Shiva. Pretty impressive as we drive up. Mel gets stopped at the bottom of the steep stairs because her knees are showing. Today she wore one of her shorter shorts and gets stopped...

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Sep 1, 2017 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Well, KL did not disappoint. We had a great, central Hotel which allowed us to get around the city easily by monorail. Check out the Melia KL, if you are looking for somewhere central and nice to stay. Following our 2am wake up in HaLong Bay, Vietnam, and a long wait to get through Customs at the KL Airport, we elected to take a taxi the 50+ kms into the city. Arrived at the Hotel, checked in then crossed the Street to the huge Shopping Centre and found some dinner!! We had tours booked daily and after an R & R day, which we spent riding...

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Aug 18, 2017 - Transport and Accommadtion in formation

Asia 2016 to 2017 Accommodation 28/09/16 to 1/10/16 Melbourne Freebie 1/10/16 to 4/10/16 Kuala Lumpur Pullman City Centre Hotel and Residences Total $205.94 = 160ringett p/n “A Delightful 3 days” Spent 3 nights here. Staff very attentive. The room was very spacious with quite possibly the best bed ever - king size with lovely soft white cotton bedding and numerous pillows. The room itself was a little tired. Highly recommend the buffet breakfast and the yum cha restaurant was good as well. Surrounded by other high end hotels and shops. Will...

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The Almost Posh Tour

Aug 14, 2017 - Lets visit Malaysia

We decided that we had time to add another destination into the mix, so then ensued a lively discussion as to where we would like to go. Japan, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia???? We discussed this at length and decided that for a quick 2 hour jaunt from CM, Kuala Lumpur fits the bill. We had often thought about visiting Malaysia, so now is a good opportunity. Mr Wombat booked us a couple of Air Asia fares, we stored our luggage at our guest house in Chiang Mai, extending our reservation for our return, packed a back pack each and off...

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Jul 11, 2017 - Kuala Lumpur

From Singapore, we flew into Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Spent a few days exploring this big, bustling metropolis. Saw some famous city sights...KL Tower, Petronas Towers, and Merdeka Square. Took the canopy walk which consisted of several connected suspension bridges through a forested area of the city and then a funny visit to the Upside Down House. The highlight in this city, however, was the FOOD! Street food and sit down dinners alike, and the most extraordinary experience was eating at Dining in the Dark. We were served a four course meal...

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May 28, 2017 - Kuala Lumpur...not impressed

It was exciting to check into our Double tree Hilton hotel for two free nights. We visited the Petronas Twin Towers to watch the sunset. This was the highlight of Kuala Lumpur. In front of the towers there is a beautiful fountain where they hold a light show. In truth this is the first place we have not enjoyed. There is very little to do, the food is very average and we were not excited by it. Adam found us a Pewter Museum to visit, mainly because it was free :) We then went up the 85 floors to view the skyline from the towers. However...

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Apr 3, 2017 - Elephants

Yesterday we finally got to see the elephants. It was a hassle to get there but it was worth it. We could have done the tour for 220RM/person, instead, we figured out how to get there and payed for everything around 210RM/2 people. Let me tell you how we got there. From China town where we are we got to Hang Tuah station by foot,which took us about 20 minutes. From there we took the green MRL to Titiwangsa (5.80RM/person), about 40 mins long and then we walked to Perkeliling bus station which is about a 5 mins walk. Bus cost 10.50RM...

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Apr 1, 2017 - Kuala Lumpur

Here we are,in the stormy Kuala Lumpur. Arrived by ferry 2 days ago. The trip was one of the worst bus trip. Supposedly it was a sleeping bus. Well,I couldn't sleep for that 8 hours we travelled during the night. I was absolutely dead by the time we got here and we actually got off the wrong side of the city. The bus stopped right where we are staying but as we didn't know that that time, we got off the last stop which was about an hour away from where we are now. We wanted to take a taxi but even the taxi drivers said it's too...

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Jan 28, 2017 - Nha Trang/Da Lat/Vung Tau/Ho Chi Min City/Kuala Lumpur/Home

Had an unexpectedly nice time in Nha Trang. Our first impression of an Asian Gold Coast held but on further inspection away from the beach we found a much nicer atmosphere. We’re still shaking our heads at the thorough saturation – whole multi-storied hotels catering purely for Russian package tourism along with massive restaurants and tour operators. As I said our hotel room was fabulous – 17th floor facing the beach with a balcony I almost lived on. Add to this the General Manager of the previous hotel (Grand Mercure Danang) ringing the...

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The Almost Posh Tour

Jan 10, 2017 - Port Klang - Kuala Lumpar

7am arrival. 8am off the ship and on a 1hr drive into Kuala Lumpar. 1st stop - Batu Caves. Guarding the 272 steps that lead up to the main Temple Cave is the 43m gilded statue of Murugan, assisted by a platoon of lively Macaques (monkeys), who delighted in launching raids on tourists belongings - much like Gibraltar. Tour described as strenuous - in that heat and humidity - YES 2nd stop - city sightseeing. KL Tower and fast elevator to the top of one of the worlds tallest communication towers (copy of the Sky Tower or vice...

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Where is Shirley?

Nov 4, 2016 - Malaysia ... Kuala Lumpur

1 bus, 3 flights, 2 trains and a short walk later ... we are back in Kuala Lumpur almost 10 years later (see other blog from 2007). As much as we don't like big cities ... we do like this one! The people are friendly, it is easy to get around, the food stalls literally over take your senses ... smells, sights, sounds and of course taste. The food here is awesome ... so many flavours! The city has just over 2 million people which is a third of Malaysia's population ... but it doesn't feel crowded. Yes the market streets are busy and full of...

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