16.10.2006 34 °C
Well we headed out into KL to watch the Pool Match.
Finnegans pub was recommended for drinking and sports watching but the drinks were incredibly expensive (all beer is very dear here due to it being a muslim country and what not) so we sipped a couple of beers and watched a terrible Liverpool match. By the time it ended, my eyes hurt from watching so much krap football (he he ) and we were starving so we hit this open air joint for some late night curry and veggies. Delicious and expensive. Eek.
The next day we went to the mall and basically stayed there all day. There was oodles and oodles of stores and they all had so much stuff hanging outside of them that we were bombarded with pictures and sounds… Sensory Overload!! Malaysia is quite westernised and there are lots of cars, less motorbikes, many shops and malls, restaurants, banks etc etc. That evening we went to Chinatown, which is basically a big outdoor market with stalls of t shirts, bags, belts, food, drinks etc. We stumbled across the English girl and her bloke at one of the tables whilst on our search for food. They had had to stay the night in Termerloh after filing a stolen goods (??) report at the police station. They said the police asked them very weird questions like how long were they together and what was her father’s name etc.. :/
We continued on our search for presents and food and finally hottailed it back to the Golden Triangle for some outdoor grub. Here I encountered my meat problem again. Everything has bloody meat in it (well not bloody but I could feel the blood being spilled). So I settled for Spicy bean curd rice which does in fact have bean curd in it (i.e. tofu) but also has krap, pork, prawns and some other unknown meaty substance in it. Yet another occasion when McDonalds sprang to my mind. (ARRGH)
(I meant krab)
The following morning we decided to get up early and queue up for some tickets to the skybridge – the bridge that joins the two Petronas Towers. We got up at 7am, ate some toast with peanut butter and jam stripes (they have peanut butter with jam in the same tub over here – it’s a marvellous timesaving device) and decided to walk up to the Petronas Towers. Well it was a sweaty 40 mins walk, but was going to be well worth it we reckoned. Except for the fact that it was Monday, and the towers aren’t open to the public on Monday! Ahem ………
So back to bed we went for a few hours kip. Later on we explored more malls and Jimbob got a haircut. We drank some expensive beer and decided to try see the towers again tomorrow morning.
Well I couldn’t have been arsed getting up early again the next day. I read in the paper that they’re not all that anyway. I reckon Jim wanted to see them but without me telling him to get up every five minutes, he can’t get it together. Lol.
Anywho, we hit the road to Melacca.