I have ahad a busy couple of days in KL!! Its great here, very hot, very busy and very much like London (tonnes of starbucks, topshops, McDonalds and even a Debenhams!) We are staying near times square which is the biggest shopping mall I have ever seen, it has 10 floors! Bought a maxi dress there yesterday for 6 quid - bargain!
The b'n'b we are staying in is loely, the people are so nice. I met a guy staying here who teaches at a school near Buckhurst Hill which was funny.
So far we have done SOOOOO much. On Friday we went to the Lake Gardens and Bird Park which is basically a giant bird cageovera park with lots of exotic birds flying about. We fed some little parrots which came and sat all over us and dug their claws in, not overly pleasant! Then we went off to the Hibiscus (national flower of Malaysia) and Orchid Gardens for a stroll but not many of the plants were in flower. In the evening we ate at one of the local market which was absolutely jam packed!! Everywhere here is so hot and most of the buildings are air conditioned so much that u feel cold, even if ur eating outside they spray a fine mist of cold water/air over you to cool you down! After dinner we went for a walk to the Petronus Towers which are the biggest buildings I've ever seen!!! They look so amazing lit up.
On Saturday we got up to try and get tickets to go up to the sky bridge on the Petronus Towers but they had sold out :(. So we headed to the Palace and managed to catch the changing of the guards which apparently is a tradition leftover from british times. For lunch we had a massive treat and went up the Menara Tower for lunch at the revolving restaurant. It was a bit weird turning round in circles as you ate but the views were incredible and the food was quite good aswell!! We were in a cultural mood so in the afternoon we went to an art gallery to see an exhibition by a Malaysian artist Zulkifli Yusoff and loved his stuff - Leah you would have loved the gallery!!
By this time, as you can imagine, we were a bit weary with aching feet so we went to a Dr Fish spa..................this involves putting your feet in a big fish tank and letting these mini fish eat all the dead skin and dirt off. I screeched when they all first sucked on but soon got used to it and it was a pretty good pedicure!
Today we're off to the Batu Caves which is one of the biggest Hindu Temples in the region and then tomorrow we have booked flights to Langkawi Island so it'll be ebach beaches beaches beaches!!!