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Mar 29, 2005 - Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur (KL)

Finally got to KL and surprise, surprise the Indonesian tossers at the embassy won't give me a visa! Like I was going for three days, I would just take the cash and say 'have a nice holiday' if I was them!!! I'm probably one of the only eejits trying to get in when everyone else is trying to get out of the bloody place! I will have to bycott their country for at least 10 years in protest....their loss! ( I don't have the flight ticket yet so they won't give me the visa!! - its not even been issued by the travel agent in...

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Mellons on the Move

Mar 22, 2005 - Malaysia, Genting Highlands

Tues 22 March Departed KL for Genting Highlands via bus. Genting Highlands is only 60km or so north of KL and is situated high on top of a mountain, 2000m above sea level. Lonely planet describes it as 'Malaysia's disneyland', where Malaysia's well-heeled go for holidays and conferences. It is also a place where many records are broken; it has Malaysia's largest hotel, there is south-east asia's longest cable car, there is asia's largest coke can (8 stories high), and to top it off, Malaysia's only casino. We really didn't know what to...

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Mar 21, 2005 - Pistons and the Grand Prix

5/14 Mar KL We had promised to take part in a charity event where 200 disadvantaged children were being taken to Port Klang (30kms out of KL) for lunch in a convoy of classic cars. We were given the honour of leading the convoy and at the lunch they presented us with a personally engraved plaque much to our surprise. It was a good day out and the kids enjoyed it. The car had gone onto 3 cylinders during the run and although we got it back onto 4 with a new plug it was soon back on three. We were recommended a good garage and decided...

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Bridge to Bridge

Mar 19, 2005 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

JG: Nice city, quite western. Petronas Towers (tallest buildings in the world) are amazing! very very cool. Grand Prix, superb day! very hot and shame that the guy who started first ended first (yawn yawn!). Some great drama too. Started off supporting Jenson Button but he was out on 3rd lap and there was a very exciting crash between Webber and some other driver! Always said I'd enjoy it live! trust me to enjoy one of the most expensive spectating sports!!! hahah Also great airshow and vintage car parade oh yeah Status Quo were playing...

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Mar 16, 2005 - Kuala Lumpur, first day, meeting F1 drivers

Slept in this morning. Got up and went to the Petronas twin towers (see pics). These are the tallest twin towers in the world now after Sept 11. They are amazing - so big! Their size is deceiving - they look closer than they really are because they are so big! We got off the monorail station and thought they weren't too far.. it took us 10 minutes or so to get there. Much to our disappointment, we couldn't go up the towers that day because we were too late. They issue something like 1,800 free tickets per day to tourists to go up to the...

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Mar 15, 2005 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Backtracking - I left Thailand and flew to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. I was a little nervous because I wasn't sure what to expect from Malaysia since two travellers that I encountered did not like it. Luckily, I met two other backpackers traveling to Malaysia, Mark and Inge from Holland and we had fun trading Lonely Planet books and discussing the sight-seeing recommendations. I was scheduled to arrive at 7pm at the airport and check into the hostel at 8pm. However, due to a 1.5 hour plane delay, and my attempt for cheap transportation, I...

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Mar 6, 2005 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ben and I spent our first day in Kuala Lumpur trying to get organized before my parents arrived. I was nervous and excited for their arrival mostly because I hoped we would all have a good time together. Anyway, Ben and I managed to get somewhat aquainted with the city and were able to change the date of our flight from Singapore to Bali for March 15th at the Singapore Airlines office. We also tried to get 60 day visas for Indonesia but they wouldn't let us into the embassy because Ben was wearing shorts. It was kind of funny and we were...

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Mar 2, 2005 - Taman Negara - Kuala Lumpur - Cameron Highlands - Penang

Also nun sind wir bereits zum vierten mal in Kuala Lumpur und es wir hoechste Zeit wiedereinmal einen Eintrag in unsere Trip Website zu tippen. Warum wir bereits das vierte Mal in dieser Stadt sind? Also wie ihr ja auf der Karte gesehen habt ist Malaysia etwas weitlaeufig. - Kuala Lumpur zum Ersten: kurzer Stop - off bei der Reise von Singapur nach Sabah, welches auf der Ostmalayischen Insel von Nordborneo liegt. - Kuala Lumpur zum Zweiten: von Sabah gings zurueck zur malayischen Halbinsel, dann nach einer Nacht bereits in den Taman Negara...

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Feb 7, 2005 - Kuala Lumpur

We got an over night bus from Nong Khai, which is just inside the Thai border. We arrived in Kuala Lumpur (KL) after a short two hour flight from Bangkok. We had booked our tickets with AirAsia.com over the internet and the price of the tickets was only 30GBP each. Our time in KL was spent in luxury! We met up with Stu's parents and stayed in a very nice hotel in the Bukit Bintang area of the city. The hotel had a very nice swimming pool which seemed to distract us from too much sight-seeing, especially with the sweltering heat and...

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Stu and Liz On Tour

Feb 5, 2005 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

(Written by Karen) Our sister-in-law, Kathy, is from Kuala Lumpur and had given us some tips about the city, so we were excited to be going there. The city is surrounded by beautiful, round-topped limestone mountains. Skyscrapers dominate the skyline, especially the twin Petronas Towers (second tallest building in the world) and the KL Tower (the 4th largest tower in the world). We arrived by bus from Taman Negara, and a couple of friendly Dutch backpackers showed us how to navigate through the streets of Chinatown to get to our hostel....

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Feb 2, 2005 - Kuala Lumpur

1/2 Dinsdag middag zijn we na 2 uur vliegen aangekomen op het ultra moderne vliegveld van Kuala Lumpur. Vanaf het vliegveld hebben we de "TGV" genomen en binnen enkele minuten zaten we in hartje Kuala Lumpur. De gehele stad is super modern en een stuk schoner (zowel de straat als de lucht), dan de andere Aziatische steden die we tot nu toe hebben gezien. Aan het einde van de middag hebben we onze eerste regenbui gehad deze reis, het regende zo ontzettend hard dat de straten binnen enkele minuten waren ondergelopen en er kleine rivieren...

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Feb 1, 2005 - Brilliant Borneo - part 3 diving in Sipadan

After a great time had by all at Uncle Tan's camp we wasted no time in getting our newly qualified behinds to Semporna, a 1 hour boat journey from Sipadan Island which by international reckoning is one of the top 10 dive sites in the world. Even though I was still partially deaf from our diving in Koh Tao we decided (because Em was not sure about actually diving as it had a 600m drop off - basically wall diving with no bottom for 600m)to go for it. We had been told that for newly qualified divers controlling bouyancy might be a problem, so...

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