Left Pangkor with Sarah and Bella and got the bus into Kuala Lumpur. Which is very much like Bangkok but cleaner and less hassle. All three of us were heading to the same hostel in Chinatown, but when we got there they only had twin rooms left, so off I went to find myself a hostel with a dorm bed. ried several others and no luck, as you can imagine I was getting slightly peeved off when I noticed a sign for a hostel down a tiny allyway so went to check it out. From the outside it looked horrible but for what I paid it was a really nice place. The dorm room was tiny with two bunkbeds and not a lot of room to breathe but the hostel had a rooftop chill out area which was a great place to do exactly that with others.
First things first had to see what the view was like from the rooftop. Big mistake, there were three English guys sitting up there and so I joined them. Within an hour we had already started the party for the night! A guy that worked on reception, called Nine, suggested we went on a little excursion to see some fireflies and were being collected at 6.30. That was really something. We took a small boat trip down a river and had fireflies twinkling away on either side of us. (For obvious reasons I had no idea where this place was or what it was called.) Then back on the minibus to carry on the party on the rooftop which lasted until sunrise.
I'm ashamed to say that the next day was spent entirely in an armchair on the rooftop watching DVDs. But, come on, I'm allowed some wind down time seeing as I do have it quite hard!
So far not much of the city was seen so I got up early the next morning and hopped onto a bus going to the Batu Caves. One of the caves contained a Hindu shrine and has 297 steps leading up to it. Thought I could do with some exercise! In the temple at the bottom of the steps was an Indian wedding and the families were inviting people to come in and have a look. Iwatched for about half an hour of what was a 6 hour ceremony! All the women were dressed in beautiful saris (is that how you spell it?) and the childrens dresses were so cute and colourful.
From there I jumped back onto the bus to Chinatown and alighted where I thought was Chinatown, but actually wasn't. But there was a shopping centre which just so happened to be calling my name! So the rest of the afternoon was spent SHOPPING! It was great, glad to get it out of my system. Eventually did find Chinatown and as usual headed straight upstairs to the rooftop where we partied all night.
Really liked KL but the food is not impressive at all! The options are Chinese, Indian or Malaysian which all seems to be deep fried. No wonder Malaysian people are so much bigger than Thais. Oh, and there's all the fast food restaurants. There were at least 4 24hr delivery McDonalds, 2 KFC and 3 Pizza Huts in 1km radius of my hostel. Another thing I noticed in Malaysia was that everyone was asking to take a photo of me!!?? That was extremely annoying but at least they asked!