We finally dragged ourselves away from paradise on the 29th June on a very sketchy speedboat to Koala Besut. We had to wait 4 hours there before catching an 8 hour overnight bus to Kuala Lumpur. As we boarded the bus we were amazed at the high quality of the coach, sooo much leg room and leather seats with freezing cold aircon. We picked our seats at the front and were chuffed that we would be this comfy for 8 hours! After around 20 mins, loads of people got on and we realized that we had seat numbers 34 and 35, which were on the back row of the bus and were the only seats with bad leg room, we were a little upset! But to be honest we were lucky to get the bus as there were only 3 seats left. We didn't want to spend the night in Koala Besut as its not very nice and is just a stop off point for the ferry boats.
We arrived in Kuala Lumpur around 5am, and got a cab to china town, we were really lucky to find a man on a bike who owned a guest house close by. He told us how cheap it was and let us check in early, very chuffed with the guest house cheap and clean! China town is a really great place to stay if you are on a budget with hostels for £5, cheap markets for food and clothing and the monorail stops are right on your doorstep. The monorail is a great way to see the city, for just RM2 (40p) you can get to most central places in the city.
We slept until around 12pm and made a stupid decision to go out for a walk to the west of KL where there are lovely parks. It was ridiculously hot and humid, it took us an hour to find a map! It really is true that the heat is a source of hot headed arguments as we fell out about nothing, but soon made up after a nice cold Ribbena in some air conditioned cafe. We caught a taxi back to the guest house and chilled until it cooled outside.
Later that day we caught the KL transit train (monorail) to little India as we were craving a curry! After wandering around little India for about an hour,we found a nice local cheap India. The food didn't look like the India we are used to but we ate it anyway!
The next morning we took the tube to KLCC. Walking out of the station we were suddenly in a huge shopping mall! The mall was 6 storeys high, probably around 3 times the size of the Trafford centre. Little Mishee's face lit up! The aircon was sooo nice, we wandered around the shops for hours window shopping as everything was priced as at home as the products were authentic. If you are in KL this place is definitely worth a visit and is called the Suria shopping centre. We then walked outside and got hit by the heat and checked out the tallest twin towers in the world. We had a wander round the gorgeous park then had to retreat back to the shopping centre for more aircon. We watched a film called 'State of play' at the cinema, good film but the people out here talk through the film!
On the last day in KL we woke late and went to the Petaling street market to get some clothes for Australia. We went a little crazy as everything was soooo cheap, now we are fully kitted out for OZ. I got 3 t-shirts, a pair of shorts and some 'Diesel' jeans, Mishee got a denim jacket, red skinny jeans and a pashmina. Then we got the tube to the KL Tower, this is the forth biggest tower in the world at 420m high. I was terrified and I still don't think I will have the courage to do a sky dive, we will see. The lift took only 58 seconds, the other option was a 55minute stair trek, I was up for the stairs but Mishee thought otherwise, understandably. The vies up there were incredible, we had no idea KL was so vast. Then Mish had a random pony ride that was included in the ticket along with an F1 simulator ride and a mini zoo. I was so good I regret becoming a tennis coach, I should have been an F1 driver, I know I have a big head, sorry! We then headed back to China Town and had a gorgeous Chinese meal at a local restaurant. Now its early to bed as we have to be up at 2am to get to the airport for our 6.30am flight to Singapore.
We loved KL, as there was so much to do and see, the vibe here is really good. Off to Singapore, peace out Gary and Gabby xx