Thursday, 3 December 2009

Escaping the bloodbath - R & R in KL

Last weekend was a long weekend due to the Eid celebrations, according to those who stayed a wholesale slaughter and bloodbath of cattle. Not a pretty sight and very unhygienic. Instead I escaped and went to Kuala Lumpur for a couple of days. Wasn't it wonderful to have wide streets, traffic that obeyed the lights, modern shopping centres with lots of shops, bookshops with up-to-date English books, Christmas decorations spread around and the freedom to go anywhere and do whatever I wanted without being stared at.

In between the shopping I did manage to fit in a bit of sightseeing but ran out of energy fairly quickly. When walking got too much, the monorail and light rail train were a cheap and good alternative.

Not far from where I stayed was Petronas Towers, below which was a good shopping centre. The towers were best seen just after sunset.

Then there was the older Kuala Lumpur Tower, frequently visible, but I didn't make it to the top of that either.I did head off to Chinatown and the nearby Merdeka Square area, home to a humber of old, colonial buildings including the Royal Selangor Club.
Guandi Temple

Chan See Shu Yun Temple

Royal Selangor Club

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