Friday, July 18

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

(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.

kl tower elevator

Here we are in the elevator heading up KL Tower, the other dominate structure in KL, to check out the city from above.

petronas towers from kl tower

The Petronas Towers from the KL Tower. The silver facade is lit up dramatically at night.

bukit bintang kuala lumpur

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.

petronas twin towers

petronas twin towers

The following day we walked down to the Petronas Twin Towers and the Suria KLCC mall below it.

Suria KLCC mall

tiffany's at suria klcc mall

Trin, we gota go, we are late, Trin??

mcdonalds kuala lumpur

In the food court there were dozens of eateries but McDonald's had the longest line.

kuala lumpur movie theatre

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.

Sultan Abdul Samad building

The Sultan Abdul Samad building with KL Tower in the background.

Petaling Street kuala lumpur

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.

busy corner of Sultan Ismail and Bukit Bintang

The busy corner of Sultan Ismail and Bukit Bintang.

Hookahs Planet Hollywood Kuala Lumpur

Hookahs are hugely popular here, even Planet Hollywood had them.

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