Days 15 – 17 in Kuala Lumpur

Wow, we have been busy and have not had much time to think about writing a post until now; plus it is quite time consuming and frustrating at times to master the web program.

 We had a wonderful time sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur and met some great people that really were a highlight of our stay. We crammed in a lot of wonderful experiences during our time. Here are some of the highlights and accompanying photos. Feel free to ask questions if I haven’t given enough detail.

  • Central Market – did some of the free tour around the market. Kids will only tolerate so much of this kind of thing. The boys and I escaped to the airconditioning and got iceblocks. Great place if you want any kind of souvenir.  Patrick enjoyed watching the men hang large incense spirals together at the temple we visited.

Sunset from Kuala Selangor.

  • Went on a bus tour to Kuala Selangor to see the fireflies with an English couple and the Cambodian/American family and ?future son-in-law! Went via an orchid farm and on an hour long detour to nowhere! Not quite sure how the bus driver went so far in the wrong direction when he stated he had been to KS before!  Anyhow, dropped in at the KS lighthouse to handfeed green beans to a colony of macaque monkeys; then enjoyed a fabulous seafood dinner with 10 other guesthouse people and then onto the boat for the fireflies. The two worst times to see fireflies  – when it rains and full moon. Well it was full moon and we had a storm during dinner! Nevermind, the fireflies were still really cool to see, but of course impossible to take good photos.

The storm approaching us at Kuala Selangor.

  • Walked through Little India to Merdeka Square on a very hot day. Best thing about the square was the fountain area where we ditched our shoes and soaked our feet. Standing in front of the mist from the waterfall was fantastic and even though we got quite wet, we dried very fast.  Escaped to Bukit Bintang to the Pavillion Mall for food and airconditioning. Great ‘Food Republic’ food court downstairs. Had teppanyaki for dinner with drinks, $20 AUS!  Watched the guys at ‘Sticky’ make rock candy from start to finish – that was fun.

  • The Islamic Museum is a must. Have no photos of the inside as I was one of a free people doing as they requesting and not taking photos. The boys homework for the day was to find the items pictured in the museum guide – one item for each area of the museum. After the museum we dropped in to visit the National Mosque. Photos attached!


  • Went to KLCC in the afternoon and hung out in the free kiddie poool area and playground. Beware the whistle police – if you step sideways with your shoes onto the blue tiles or anything that they don’t like!  Had lunch at the Suria KLCC Mall in the food court on Level 4. Not as good as Pavillion Mall Food Republic.  We had three big days ahead of us!


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