A month spent in Indonesia and two days in Singapore, I whittled it down to one day in Kuala Lumpur. I was on a tight schedule, since I was meeting a friend up in Koh Lanta, Thailand in a few days. However, I still wanted to at least see a bit of Malaysia, and decided that a one day stop in KL would do it. I took the overnight train up from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, which I love – Sleeper cars are great, and consolodate both long distance transportation as well as sleeping accomodations into one. You go to sleep in one place, wake up in the next – it’s comfy, inexpensive, and a bit romantic.
Anyway, I arrived in the morning in KL and checked into the Reggae Mansion, a very hip backpackers hostel. A few pics from KL.
My sleep pod at the Reggae Mansion
KL’s convenient monorail, which runs all over town.
Naturally, my first stop was the Petronas Towers. After years of reading about these towers in architecture books, it was an incredible experience to actually stand at the base of them – and then go explore the upper floors.
Looking across the bride that connects the middle of the two towers.
Checking out Thean Hou Temple, where couples go to apply for marriage licenses.
Ascending to Batu Caves.. and being careful with the monkeys!
Inside Malaysia’s National Mosque
And finally, a quick stop in little India to see strings of wedding flowers made.