The second stop of my backpacking adventure through South East Asia had a stop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The city is beautiful! Full of life and energy. There is so much to see and so many things to do. I barely touched the tip of the iceberg of things to do and go. Upon arrival to KL, I first had to find my way around and figure out how to get to the Batu Cave. The cave was on the northern side of the city – about 20ish kilometers away, or a 30 minute drive, which meant I needed transportation. I wandered to a busy street next to a market
The more time spent in Ho Chi Minh, the bigger it gets! Every day leads to a new find, a new place, a new experience. From the countries history, to the markets, grocery stores, street vendors, mosques and restaurants of all kinds, there is always something to do. The best way that I like to see a city is to drive around – randomly – and see where the road leads. I ran across a couple mosques today – the biggest one was the Saigon Central Mosque (Masjid Musulman) – close to downtown. Like most of the mosques here, they are full of arches, domes, intricate designs and they all are painted
KL. Home of the Petronas Towers. Home of great food, and nice people! To bad I did not have more time here, I could have spent another 4 days here at least! I got into KL very late, slept in and and got a late start to my day. First things first, I have no Malaysian Ringgit and have to get some in my pocket! KL Chinatown is located close to GRID 9 HOTEL, my living quarters for the moment. I find a currency converter and get my Ringgits and explore the surroundings a little bit. Chinatown is on my checklist, so I knock that off. Staff at Grid 9 SUICIDE SHOWERS! YAY!
The last hours in Singapore were a blast! I had a bus ticket to Kuala Lumpur (KL to the locals) at 5:30, so I had almost a full day to burn. So what does anyone do with so much time to burn? Check out Little India of course! There is a HUGE shopping complex here called Mustafa Center – open 24hrs as well. When I say huge, I mean ENORMOUS. GIGANTIC. As a size comparison – TWO IKEA CENTERS PUT TOGETHER. No Joke! And what is it full of you ask? Well…EVERYTHING…Literally. Clothes, full grocery store, bags, hardware section, electronics, appliances, computers, jewelry, shoes, and just about anything else you