Don't believe everythig you see in the movies.
I don't know if you have seeen the film 'Entrapment' with Sean Connerey and Catherine Zeta-Jones. If you haven't, don't bother - it's rubbish! Anyway , the point is, in that film they head to Kuala Lumpur at the end for a big heist or something, and the film makes the place look stunning - a gloriously romantic city, full of intrigue and excitement.
From my first impression of the place though, it's not. It's not bad - don't get me wrong; I think my expectations were just a little high! (Thanks Sean!!) It appears at the moment to be like any other city - big buildings, busy streets, and lots of people! There is a little more going on here than Singapore, but it doesn't have the same feeling - for me at least. There seems to be something missing. I think I may be being over critical - we have been so many places so far, all with their own identity, I think now here seems to share theirs with someone else, so seems to interest me less.
The worse thing is, that for the time being at least, it has little chance to redeem itself. We leave for Borneo tomorrow (Orangutans!!!!!!!) and so its chance to make amends is all to brief this time around - but we will be back. There is still a chance for it to impress me. Watch this space.
In other news, the trip here is worth a mention. We booked on a coach to travel the 330km here, and found it pretty luxurios - reclining seats, air conditioning, and free water! Along with the three other passengers on the coach (yup, just 5 in total on board), we were kept entertained by our driver (inadvertently), who appeared to be a bizarre cross between Mr Myagi from 'The Karate Kid' and Gollum - constantly laughing and talking to himself, spitting out the window, but still eager to please, albeit through his sharp nature and abrubt answers.
It was an experience, coupled with our first border crossing, which went very smoothly, so we didn't end up getting shot.
Good news eh?