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This was going to be a post very much like In Pictures: 48 Hours in Beijing where I waffle on about nonsense for a bit and then post a bunch of pretty pictures for people to ooh and aah at.
Then it occurred to me that I don’t actually have many pictures from Kuala Lumpur because, well, I didn’t really do anything; I was only there in between China and Sri Lanka, on a long 50-something hour layover so didn’t have much time to really get to grips with the place.
On day one I took the metro-subway thing to look at the PETRONAS Twin Towers, stood on the wrong side of them so didn’t really get a great picture, got lost trying to find a Post Office, found the Post Office and then spent a long time walking around malls because KL City Centre is basically just one huge mall.
On day two I went to Batu Caves and then to the airport, ate some fries and boarded my flight.
Not a very exciting weekend.
I think most people tend to think of KL as a stopover destination, somewhere they just pass through on the way to somewhere more exciting! And I totally get it. To me, Kuala Lumpur didn’t really seem like it would be a great holiday destination. But I don’t think I’m qualified to be a judge here when as I already said, I didn’t spend enough time there to really dig my heels in. One day I really would love to go back to Malaysia and explore more of KL and beyond, but until then I have fond memories of a friendly city of malls and getting sat on by a monkey to keep me going.
So without further ado I present you with a bunch of photos of statues and monkeys (I promise there’s more to Kuala Lumpur than just that…).