Sunday, April 7, 2013

Kuala Lumpur

I know it's been awhile since our last post. Our time in Malaysia was spent traveling from place to place and not having good internet so I decided to just wait until we got back to Singapore to post. So, get ready to read what we've been up to!

We arrived in Kuala Lumpur on March 29 for 2 nights. We were within walking distance to Chinatown so strolled through there at the height of meal time (which we did not partake in...we didn't want to chance it with Paul's food allergies).

It was super busy and carts and dishwashing stations galore

Here's the meat/seafood you pick to get grilled 

Colorful fruit stand

Walking down Jalan Petaling

On March 30 we took a quick trip to the Batu Caves.

The limestone forming the caves is said to be around 400 million years old. And it certainly smelled that way - but that may have been the chickens, roosters, monkeys, pigeons, and bats hanging out in there. Fun fact: The Golden Statue of Lord Murugan is the tallest statue of Lord Murugan in the world.

We got a friendly tourist to help take a picture for us

This is the shot that everyone takes a photo of
Before heading up, I found some scavenging monkeys

This one has food on her mouth

Getting ready to climb the 272 steps

Boy, were they steep! 

The monkeys are everywhere as you walk up and they are aggressive! 

View looking down

Making our way to the top

Made it to the cave where there are even more steps

And some artistic shots...

From behind

And from the front

Even though he couldn't reach...

Paul still tried

To the left of the Batu Caves is another large statue of Hanuman the Monkey.

Hanuman is a Hindu diety

We stayed in a one bedroom apartment at the Swiss Garden Residences during our time in KL and it reminded us of the Silver Towers, our apartment in NYC. We even stayed in the South Tower!

Swiss Garden Residences

The decor even felt a little like the Silver Towers

We stayed on the 21st floor

Living room

Sunrise shot

A view of the KL Tower

Panoramic view


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