29.03.2012 - 03.04.2012 28 °C
Kuala Lumpur – what a lovely city! We’re not really that into cities, prefer peace and quiet to be honest, not sure if it means we are getting old or just used to village life!? But that said, we really quite liked Kuala Lumpur. Just as we had experienced in the rest of Malaysia, the people were ever so helpful and friendly. During our time in KL, we went shopping, oh my god I wish I’d had a spare suitcase tucked away somewhere as the shopping centres were out of this world. They had about 6-7 floors in general, and every brand you could think of. Lee was in his element as there was a shopping centre dedicated to just electrical items, and one whole level just for camera stuff – it was like all his Christmas’s had come at once He is now banned from buying any more camera equipment as otherwise we’ll be sleeping on the street when we get home as we won’t be able to afford the mortgage
We took a wander to see the Petronas Towers at night, which were pretty remarkable. Though unfortunately for us the heavens decided to open on the way. Luckily enough we were armed with our trusty bright yellow and red poncho’s, and feeling pretty smug looking at all the drenched people we put them on. We soon became the highlight of peoples days as anyone that spotted us found our outfits highly amusing We’ve definitely gotten into the travelling way of thinking though as we don’t really care what we look like anymore, if it’s practical, it works for us! I sometimes look like a jumble sale has thrown up on me, but who cares, as my mum would have said, it’s not a fashion parade haha
The following day we took a wander to China Town and had some… (drum roll please) noodles and rice. We headed to see the Petronas Towers in the day and took a wander to a large lake and park. There was a little enclosure which had a Biawak amongst other creatures wandering around and a section full of lots of Deer. A mother and baby had managed to escape the enclosure and were wandering around outside, with a Stag that seemed to be standing on guard watching our every move! We decided to make a swift departure, and then the heavens opened, again. On went the trusty poncho’s and off we went, again being the highlight of peoples days
Our next stop was Singapore, well after a 5hr bus ride that is. What a place, we felt so spoilt and were so glad to see a friendly face. We stayed with a family friend, John, whom I have known pretty much my whole life, and were made to feel so very welcome by him and his lovely partner Dindin. We enjoyed the most lovely dinner of fresh fish and crab, and were shown around the city. It was such a great end to such a wonderful tour of Asia.
Saying goodbye to Asia makes me feel really sad. It has been such a wonderful experience and we have thoroughly enjoyed getting involved in the culture and seeing daily life so many miles from home. We’ve found each country we have visited so interesting, yet so different from one another. We’ve seen such extremes from devastating poverty through to glitzy cities, all of which have quite literally taken our breath away. The memories we have made are something you could not get from reading a book or watching a documentary, they are real. I think travelling so far has been an experience which is quite humbling and has made us truly appreciate what we have and how fortunate we really are.