So we walked into a bar with an Irish girl, a French girl and a German girl...(Melakka and KL)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Our evening in Melaka or Mallacca entailed of a rickshaw ride playing cheesy music loudly to a restaurant advised by the Lonely Planet. It was a Pakistani restaurant with the most incredible curries. They were the best naan breads we have ever tasted! It was cooked in big tandoori ovens and pots on the street.
After following the river home we found a bar eventually with 2 ladies singing Elton John and Whitney Huston classics, we ordered a tower of 3 litre Tiger beer with our own pump. We enjoyed wathcing the locals bbq and a production line of special Asian tea that was being produced. When walking back through China town to our hotel we had to duck as bats flew across us really close to our heads. (We learned today that bats are apparently very useful in every day life in Asia as they eat 200 mosquito's a day)
We got the bus back to KL the next morning after a bit of a dodgy breakfast in the hotel. We had two ants in our orange juice which we noticed at the end, we may have swallowed a lot more! Back at Kuala Lumpar we checked into our first hostel and had to get back into the hostel way of living after being in hotels.
We walked to the Merakan Tower (Sky Tower) and went to the top, luckily it was a clear day and we could see really far out and around KL. We found the Chinese Market on Petalang Road and picked up some great bargains. We had the most incredible food along the market; chicken satay, spring rolls and sizzling pork and a great atmosphere. We enjoyed some cocktails afterwards at the Reggae bar. Once back at the hostel we met up with some other travellers (an Irish girl, a French girl and a German girl) and we all had a drink on a rooftop bar overlooking the Petronas Tower at the Reggae Mansion bar.
Today we visited the Batu Caves. There are 3 caves. We first went into the Temple Cave which contains a Hindu shrine up 272 steps gaurded by a 43m high Murga statue, the highest in the world. We went on a tour in the Dark Cave where you get hard hats and a torch, these caves are mainly inhabitated by bats, there were certain parts where there were more bats and one pooed on San's arm but it's okay as Jeff was pooed in by a huge bird in the Bird Park!! We went into the Cave Villa where we saw a Hindu dance and Hindu paintings. On the way up the steps to the temple, monkeys were stealing peoples food and water and swinging off trees and around the banisters. While waiting for our Dark Cave tour to start, Jeff tried to make friends with an old large monkey which punched him in the back! We have a blurry photo to prove it! We tasted a fresh sea cocnut on the way out of the caves.
We went back to Chinatown and did some more bargining on the market and enjoyed another meal in the same area. Unfortuantely from everything we buy at the market we have to throw one thing away. We bought braclets from a monk who said a prayer as he putting them onto our wrists, so I'm guessing we're blessed now.