Apr 8-9, 2019
Have you ever had a stopover that you thought “Wouldn’t it be nice to stop here for a night and check it out?” This is what we did in Kuala Lumpur. If Luc has his way we would have done this in Singapore as well.
We booked an Airbnb on the 35th floor and it was gorgeous. It took a bit to even get there though… I won’t go through the details but let’s just say that it was an hour to get from the airport to Kuala Lumpur then a nightmare check-in at the Airbnb. It also took 5 hours to get toilet paper and an extra towel (one time they told us it was raining so they couldn’t bring it over. Ummmm… unless you’re made out of icing sugar….
After dumping our stuff we left for the centre to go to the Aquarium. Such a cool place. So many fish, rays, sharks… they had one of those moving carpets that took you through a tunnel under the sea. We did it twice we loved it so much. Vivi was absolutely in heaven at the aquarium… I’m starting to see her affinity to water and everything in it!
The aquarium is right downtown so we were right in the middle of everything so got to see the two towers and the green towers. It’s super green and very modern in Kuala Lumpur. Really clean everywhere we went and very well looked after in the city.
We had dinner and then headed back to the Airbnb to take advantage of the beautiful views and pools. We hung our wet clothes from the washer and then went down to the 6th floor and hit the pool. There was a lightning show while we were in the pool and it downpoured. Then we went up to the top floor for views from the hot tub only the hot tub was cold.
The next morning we watched the sunrise against the skyscrapers turning the building pretty purples. We headed out to the jungle in the middle of the city and walked up in the tree tops. We only saw the sign afterwards to be careful for snakes, scorpions, etc… On the way back we had a delicious breakfast at a chocolate shop.
We booked a GRAB to take us to the airport and realized after 3 minutes that we’d left our filter bottle in the fridge back at the hotel. Back to the apartment to get it.
We really maximized our short short time in Kuala Lumpur. It was a ton of stuff to do and we powered through to get to see this modern city. I’m glad that we did I just wish we had a bit more time to explore.
Off to Bali for a month!