(see map) - mike: We reached Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, by bus from Singapore. We asked several people what to do while here and each responded immediately with "shopping" as the primary attraction. There are malls everywhere in Bukit Bintang district, similar to Orchard Road in Singapore, but more prolific. The second attraction behind shopping is definitely the Petronas Twin Towers, second and third largest buildings in the world (for now). At the base of them is, you guessed it, a new and sleek shopping mall.
Here we are in the elevator heading up KL Tower, the other dominate structure in KL, to check out the city from above.
The Petronas Towers from the KL Tower. The silver facade is lit up dramatically at night.
There was a festival of some sort near our hotel. These three guys where dancing around to the live band's Arabian (I think) music.
The following day we walked down to the Petronas Twin Towers and the Suria KLCC mall below it.
Trin, we gota go, we are late, Trin??
In the food court there were dozens of eateries but McDonald's had the longest line.
In another mall, we watched Hancock. The movie wasn't great but the theatre was brand new and you could select your seats at the time of purchase, pretty slick.
The Sultan Abdul Samad building with KL Tower in the background.
Chinatown has an extremely popular open market, Petaling Street. We were touring the area and when we saw it Trin said, "I don't want to do that." I couldn't blame her, it looked like a mob scene, and we didn't really need any bootleg DVDs or fake rolexes anyway.
The busy corner of Sultan Ismail and Bukit Bintang.
Hookahs are hugely popular here, even Planet Hollywood had them.