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Nov 18, 2004 - KUALA LUMPUR - Just passing through...

Back in Kuala Lumpur for the day. The bus journey was nice and I had two seats to myself so no perves - Yay! Just spent a lazy afternoon wandering around and getting a little apprehensive about tomorrow's flight and what the next two weeks may have in store for me. Oh yeah, the chickpeas were still there and my room is even worse this time...

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Nov 16, 2004 - Malaysia, truly Asia !

(Updated by: Giles) KUALA LUMPUR The train from Singapore to KL begins with passport control at Singapore station. This. as it turns out, is because the land that the tracks run on in Singapore are in fact sovereign land of Malaysia, which is why either side of the track are high, barbwire-topped fences. Staying in Chinatown in KL meant that we didn't have to go far for food (or cheap watches and reflexology massages for that matter !). Unfortunately, due to the religious holiday of Hari Raya, a lot of things in KL (including tourist...

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Nov 14, 2004 - KUALA LUMPUR

I guess that it wasn't the cleverest idea in the world to travel on a Muslim holiday, especially as my guesthouse was laying on some local specialities but I had made up my mind... After the watching Bollywood favourites, such as Churi Churi Chuptke Chuptke, on the boat, I managed to get one of the last seats on the bus to Kuala Lumpur but it was still a three and a half hour wait - not so good when you've just finished your only book and none of the shops are open! I spent half an hour waiting for KFC to open and then gave in and spent the...

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Nov 13, 2004 - Now in KL - Chinatown

We are now in KL, in the busy part, CHINATOWN! It is inbetween India and Sinagpore. Our accomodation is basic and right above the chinatown street markets. There is people everywhere! We walked into the city part of KL today and found all the upmarket shopping centres. But nothing beats the bargains of the markets where we are. We finally sent the huge box of things we have bought on our travels. We sent it by sea, so it will probably take a couple of months, oh well! We found a travel agent today and decide to fly to Thailand instead of...

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Nov 11, 2004 - Kuala Lumpur

Again we travelled by bus from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur and, yes, it was a very long journey! Once we arrived at the station you could see straight away how busy the place was, it was so busy that getting a cab proved to be difficult. Our tour guide told us we would walk to the place we were staying (approx 20mins), in the mid-day heat with almost 55Kgs between the two of us, we soon explained that this was not going to happen!! We managed to get a couple of cabs and a few went with the groups luggage whilst the rest walked - much better. We...

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Oct 23, 2004 - Kuala Lumpor

We only had chance for a flying visit to KL so just managed to squeeze in a few sights. Our first night we visited Mederka Square which is where the Malaysia's independence ceremony took place in 1957 when they officially declared there independence from the United Kingdom. The square is surrounded on one side by old colonial buildings which served as the pavilion for the cricket ground (which is what the square used to be!)And on the other is KL Justice Hall which is housed in the Sultan Abdul Samad Building which has been designed using...

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Nanny Goat on tour !

Oct 19, 2004 - Maleisie / Kuala Lumpur

Aangekomen in Kuala Lumpur. Na eerst kamers in verschillende backpackers hostels te hebben bekeken uiteindelijk een goed hotel gevonden. De hostel kamers hadden oa: beschimmelde muren, geen ramen, smerig beddengoed, ranzige gezamelijke douches etc. In Kuala Lumpur is het slecht weer. Vrijwel iedere middag barst er een hoosbui los. In Chinatown hebben we ons redelijk kunnen inhouden qua aankopen. Bier (alchohol) is hier trouwens kostbaar. We drinken dus met mate...

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Oct 11, 2004 - Kuala Lumpur

We arrived in Kuala Lumpur at 4 in the morning on Friday and even then it was hot. We checked into a pretty nice Hostel after declining a couple of places that I would have had trouble using as bins let alone rooms to sleep in. One offered us a discount as there was a hole in the window and the bed. How kind. After a bit of a nap we headed off to explore some of the sights of KL which does seem to be a really nice City. However this was short lived and it was back to the hostel where I managed to spend the next few days with the flu (or...

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Oct 10, 2004 - Visiting Johno

Last updated 12/10/04... Wednesday night we went for a fantastic meal at a place called M at the Fringe. It's attached to a venue (called the Fringe) that you get access to for the night of your meal. After the food we figured it was worth at least checking to see what was on. Wednesday night was Indonesian Jazz night. No really. Decided against that. Instead we went to the (in)famous Lan Kwai Fong area. It's a sort of rectangle of streets with lots of bars and restaurants. The bars are weird, like a cross between London bars and neony...

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Sep 17, 2004 - Kuala Lumpur

Day 1 We arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 13:40, collected our bags and headed off for the express train to KL which is 75KM's away. On arrival in KL we caught a taxi from the Sentral train station to the Golden Triangle in the hope off finding a room at the Attapsani guest house. Unfortunately this place was undergoing rennovation and after looking around a bit found an irish bloke who recommneded somewhere round the corner. We decided to stay in a 6 bed Dorm (we were the only ones there at the time) at the Pujangga...

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Aug 26, 2004 - Mooning Over Kuala Lumpur!

Hey Yall... What can I say about Kuala Lumpur when I am still in awe of their magnificent futuristic skyscrapers in the Golden Triangle? Petronas Twin Tower dominated the city and sky as we approached from the airport. Kuala Lumpur's airport is supposedly to be the biggest in the world and I can't confirm that but I can tell you right away that it is definitely one of the most beautiful airports I have ever seen! Spacious and a lot of natural light from huge floor to ceiling glass panes and lots lots of tropical plants! Their speed train to...

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Jul 18, 2004 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I'm safely in sweltering Kuala Lumpur. Feels like I never left NYC - smells just like it on a hot, sticky, trash day in the summer. Checked into the Furama Hotel at around 12:30am Sunday (1:30pm Sunday EST) and slept well. I think I've managed to outsmart jet lag by setting my watch to KL time as soon as I left NYC (a little trick every traveller should try). I spent the day exploring the city including a few mosques, tons of small street vendors, the musky old train station, and Merdaka Square. I'll elaborate on all of them at a future...

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