We got up early as our bus to KL was due to depart at 8am. We got there at about 7:50 and were the first to arrive. The bus was sitting there with the engine on and no driver and no other passengers. We loaded our luggage and proceeded to wait...eventually a few more passengers arrived and the bus left ...more»
The day started early - we had to catch the 7:30am Express train to Singapore, a 7.5 hour journey. We left to get a cab at 6:45 (for a 600m journey) as we wanted to be early and we have heavy bags. The normally plentiful cab supply had dried up though, and we waited for 20 minutes before we ...more»
Remember 15 years ago when money was made out of paper? Well now I am reliving the horror. Both Malaysia and Singapore use paper money and I am not pleased with it. It gets all scrunkled up in my pocket and falls on the ground when I put my hand in. ...more»
After our simple breakfast we headed out to the National Mosque. Kirsten wore her head scarf (purchased earlier) and I remembered to wear long pants, I even shaved well just in case. The mosque was very beautiful, and from the inside did not look so much like the Jedi Temple, there was a comfortable feeling to the place - perhaps ...more»
After my last post we went to an area called Bangsar to drink and hopefully get satay. This neon lit area is a few square blocks of bars and market stalls, a bit ex-pat but also for trendy locals.We looked around for satay, found a few places but the hygiene looked very much on the side of bacteria so I ...more»
Yesterday I caught the train from KL to Singapore. During the 7 hour journey I wrote quite a few words, I will post them when I can find an access point. Currently I am at an internet kiosk in a beauty parlour.Going now to buy camera and phone, I have so far got the prices down to half and now ...more»
There is an underlying smell that pervades everything in Kuala Lumpur. It is not necessarily a bad smell, just an unusual one. I suppose it is due to the local vegetation, something to do with one of the trees. This has led me to wonder, does every place have its own smell, unique to the conditions at that location? Will ...more»
I am in no-man's land, 30 minutes from boarding my flight to Malaysia. In the last few hours I have had my first stomach butterflies, and I have to admit that I had a tear in my eye when I said goodbye to my family before going through customs.
Thanks to all of my family for letting us stay with them ...more»
2 Days 19 Hours 32 Minutes.
It is starting to really be real. There is a feeling of excitement, a tension. I am leaving my world to live in another country in less than three days.
Last night Chris and Adam took me out for a Last Night Out. Adam had a uni reunion early in the evening, so Chris and I ...more»