Its the end of August, the army boys just came back from 21 days in Brunei, and its time for us to get our leave! Despite the politial instability in Malaysia, I still decided to travel into there and spend my short 5 days break before going back to the infamous hell hole again! The protest against Najib has just ended after the nation celebrates its National Day, hence it is safer to travel there. I wouldn’t leave the travel insurance out of the question though.
It has been many years since I had last went to Kuala Lumpur. We took a bus coach to Kuala Lumpur and checked in to our Airbnb apartment located near Bintang.
After settled down, we took a walk around the shopping districts with known brands from H&M to Coach. I just saw many Arabs, and my hypothesis is that they must be here to take shelter from the unforgiving heat in their own state.
Afterall Malaysia shares the similar culture and religious practices. We found our destined meal at Kyochon Chicken which was one of the eateries i mentioned i wanted to go to, though I did not intentionally navigate my way there.
There really isn’t much interesting things to do in KL. In addition, the taxi drivers tend to hike up fares, so it isn’t really advisable to travel around with a cab, but we had to.
Many design shops and cafe can be foun in the mall. We spend almost half our day there and headed back to VCR cafe which is one street away from the apartment, before heading back.
Honestly, I had vague notions of being here… Or maybe I did not even visit here before. It slighty difficult navigating to the builing which you can access to the sky tower. Before we even got close, it started to drizzle! We paid around $30 to visit the top of the Petronas Tower for a short tour session, and we were the last group of visitors.
We went to the wrong place at first as we told the driver we wanted to go to the Chinatown because we thought that the food street was Chinatown. Nevermind the detour, we breezed through the nigh market at Chinatown and cabbed back to our ‘food street’.