Welcome to Malaysia

09. October 2015 asia, Malaysia, Travel 0

Not one to stay still for too long, I left Singapore tonight bound for Kuala Lumpur. I’m excited to visit Malaysia & without time to research the best place to go I panicked & opted for the capital. Big mistake? Likely, buy hey ho.

My bus was S$20 & I travelled with KKKL from the Tampines MRT in Singapore. It was all very handy (apart from no real information on the pick up point & 2 different answers when I asked the information desk. FYI it departs from where the taxi’s line up on the right side at the B exit. If you stand near the toilets you won’t miss it). There were only 3 other people on the bus & the driver was friendly & drove well, always reassuring. The air conditioning was on full blast & I was glad I brought something warm to wear. I needed it!

I took the 11.30pm bus & clearing passport control was very quick with no queues & no forms to fill in. Upon entering Malaysia & receiving the stamp on my passport the clerk simultaneously burped in my face. Unapologetically. I obviously took this as a terrible sign for my time in Malaysia.

This feeling soon dissipated as I was able to stream the final of the Great British Bake Off via the bus wifi. It’s the simple things that make me happy.

I arrived in Kuala Lumpur before 5am. I thought it would be closer to 6am & having not slept I was keen to get a bed to kip in. I took an eerie walk through Chinatown to my hostel, The Explorers Guesthouse, & had to wake the poor receptionist to get in. I asked if there was a spare bed for me to get straight into & as the wee old lady was checking she fell asleep! In front of my very eyes. God love her. I half wanted to take her picture & half wanted to gently carry her back to the sofa she was sleeping on.

There were no spare beds & she let me snooze on another sofa. My arch nemesis the Mosquito came back into my life & I got about 3 bites in that 1 hour I tried to sleep. The lady kindly let me shower & have breakfast foc. I was so glad that the shower took the edge off my ravaged appearance. I looked like the love child or a meth addicted zombie & that chick from the ring. I pitied the poor backpackers who happened to glance upon me pre shower & cup of tea!

I was allowed into my room early as it was ready & slept like a baby for 5 hours. I feel guilty that I’m not fully appreciating & seeing Kuala Lumpur. I’m not even sure of what sights I should see as: 1> I’m not really a ‘sight seer’ & 2> I’ve had no time to research anything. Sure why break a habit of a lifetime? I’ll just go for a wee wander & see what I stumble upon.


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