28.04.2011 - 01.05.2011
Finished off Singapore with the 'Big Night Out'. Curry by the river followed by a search for a karaoke bar (unsuccessful) which meant we would have to go to a regular club. Never mind. We paid $22 to get into Rebel, and it was pretty empty. Thought we would leave and come back, sat on a bridge and sang some songs (made up for the karaoke). Always broke into 'Hey Big Spender' when middle aged Westerners walked past with significantly younger Asian girls. Awkward? The club was actually pretty good later on, some crazy dancing going on! Mainly from us... Went to bed at 3, up at 6 for train to Malaysia. Yay!
The 7 hour journey was actually pretty relaxing although sleep was difficult. Then had some Dunkin' Donuts in KL Central. Realised that we had left some things in Singapore. Inevitable. I was missing a towel, JC his swim shorts. Headed to the hostel, Sunshine Bedz KL, which is really nice! (And was booked through Travellerspoint!) Loads of friendly people around. I was forced by the others to watch the royal wedding at an Irish Bar (Mac's!) which was quite nice I guess. But after around 3 hours I was starting to drop off.. The next day we headed to the Petronas Towers. Massive. Went up to the skybridge on the 40 something floor. Pretty cool view. Had a nice noodle curry thing for lunch while the others spent three times the amount on a Subway. Continuing to explore local cuisine. We had a Burger King later after seeing the Batu Caves. Climbing 272 steps in major heat is certainly fun. Then we got the train back, got off a stop early to see a mosque that JC had apparently spotted, turned out to be another train station. Good one. Then he put us back on a train going the wrong way... Eventually we got back and had a chilled evening, tried to go back to Mac's but had no money to buy anything so had to leave!
Today was my favourite Malaysia day! Went for a walk round China Town (after watching a protest against MayBank (a bank) who apparently do all sorts of horrible things including 'the breeding of gangsters'!) Crazy market stalls in China Town, managed to haggle some pretty cheap stuff, ended up looking pretty gangster myself in my new cap. True dat. Then walked to some other big tower, was definitely beginning to overheat... After an awesome chocolate milkshake we attempted to reach the monorail station through some kind of jungle shortcut. Quickly lost our bearings, major tropical storm hit, soaked through in minutes! I love rain . Found an outdoor activity gym thing in the jungle and worked out in the rain... Arrived back at the hostel seriously wet! Apparently they have acid rain here... Oh well.
Looking forward to Vietnam tomorrow . We have now sorted transport for it woop! Now off to McDonalds for dinner!