KL 2.0 A New Impression?

It was an earlyish start this morning to get to the airport on time for my flight home to Perth.  The airport is a good 45 minutes away from KLCC and we were running late thanks to some people we picked up at the Shangri La who didn’t seem to care that others may be waiting – after emerging from…

KL 2.0 Last Day of the Second Time Around

I treat myself to a buffet breakfast at the hotel today, which is really nice.  What really impresses me is that when I leave the restaurant, they say “thank you Miss Keller, have a lovely day!” This morning I have a date with The Spa at my hotel.  More specifically a full body scrub.  Now…

KL 2.0 A Religious Boo Boo

This morning was an early start to get to the Batu Caves to beat the heat and everyone else.   The Batu Caves is a limestone hill, said to be around 400 million years old, which houses a series of temples inside a cave.  It was named after the Batu River, which flows past the hill, and is also…

KL 2.0 Through Different Eyes

After a bit of a sleep in this morning, I headed up to the gym to put in an hour on the treadmill.  It felt great to put my sneakers and gym gear to use instead of leaving them alone to wallow in my suitcase as is usually the case. I decided to eat breakfast…

KL 2.0 Re-arrival

For those who read my blog post from my trip to Singapore and Malaysia about this time last year, you’ll probably remember me saying something along the lines of “Kuala Lumpur is not a place I would ever want to return to”.  Well guess where I have just arrived? Hahaha, yes I’m in Kuala Lumpur! …

Singapore and the Merlions Magical Cocktail Trail – Day Six

The beds and pillows at the Hotel Istana were really hard, so neither of us had as good a nights sleep as the previous night.  However, we are leaving KL for Singapore at around midday, so it’s up and at em for any last minute sightseeing this morning. Breakfast at the hotel is fairly good, its another buffet…

Singapore and the Merlions Magical Cocktail Trail – Day Five

We depart Melaka at 8.30am for our drive to Kuala Lumpur. Arriving at KL we visit the new National Palace, the new King, Kedah Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, only having been installed in the last few days.  The Palace is a huge white and yellow monstrosity, complete with 22 golden domes, which light up…

Singapore and the Merlions Magical Cocktail Trail – Day Four

  This morning we have a 6.45am start, picked up by our tour group leader and heading to the train station at Woodlands.  There are only 4 of us on the tour, Mum and I and a married couple from Sydney.  We take the train from Singapore into Malaysia, to a town called Kulai, where our coach meets…