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Unread 30 Oct 16, 02:45 PM  
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Kuala Lumpar 2016 LIVE - All By Myself: Day 3 - HOHO Bus, Chinatown and Mall


After initially waking up at 1.30am I managed to fall back to sleep until 8.15am - not bad I thought.

The hotel continues with it "fails". No shower gel, only barely warm water and breakfast didn't turn up. Not that I was too fussed about the later. Curry for breakfast - not really my thing! I get the feeling the hotel is experiencing real teething issues.

Not too bothered though - for the price I paid it is fine



I managed to get out by about 9.30am. I took screen shots of how to get to the HOHO bus stop.

As I hadn't had breakfast I stopped at Starbucks - cafe latte and a mississippi mud muffin - 20RM (about 5 euros). The muffin was too sweet even for me but it filled a gap!



I managed to find the bus stop and bought my ticket - 45RM (11 euros). I thought it would be a good way of getting an overview of the city.

I decided yo sit upstairs but in the sir conditioned bit as it was already hot and humid.



I stayed on for the complete tour. First sight was Chinatown.



A very islam inspired design on a skyscraper.



The start of the Indian district.



The Square where the first Malaysian flag was raised after Independence from Britain on 30th August 1957.



The Petronas Towers - they were the tallest building for a while and ate still the tallest twin towers on the world.



I got off after reaching Chinatown again. I didn't like the main street - too many fake things and I just felt uncomfortable.



However I did like Central Market - much more civilised

I was hungry so I went to the food area there and had sweet and sour veggies. It cost 8.50RM - 2 euros. It was delicious.

I got DD a batik birthday card as it is her birthday when I get back.



There are lots of temples around here. There were a couple I would like to revisit - wasn't really properly kitted out today.



I got the monorail back to Bukit Bintang. I came across this incredible Japanese shop - the food hall was amazing. They were even growing their own salads.



There are malls everywhere. Within a 20 minute walk of the hotel there are at least 5!

This is the Pavillion Mall - one of the posher ones.



I came back to the hotel for a bit of a rest. Then decided to head back yo last night's mall for dinner.

The mall had a couple of great Japanese useless items stores - I love these types of shops

I had dinner at Nandos - I think this exists in the UK but there aren't any in France. I had a veggie burger with piripiri fries and coleslaw. It was delicious. It cost 27RM (7 euros).

I headed back to the hotel - I have walked 24,700 steps today - over 17km!

Hopefully will have a good night's sleep ready for tomorrow!


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I love the hoho buses, they are a great way to get an idea of what the place is like. It looks very nice, there are some impressive buildings, I bet it looks nice at night.
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Wow that's impressive mileage! Food looks great and so cheap. You do need to try the hotel breakfast at least once and report back on curry for breakfast
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Wow so much walking! Looks like you had a great day, look forward to reading more.
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Great start. Wonderful mixture of old and new buildings.
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Thats a lot of steps Mel! I think I managed four thousand yesterday lol! You earnt that Nandos!
Temples look amazing, so much culture in one area, fantastic, looking forward to more.
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What a truly interesting day. Shame about the minor issues in the hotel. Again your food looks lovely.
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