Well, it’s been a busy few weeks, firstly my family came to visit for a couple of weeks and we went touring round China, taking in Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou and H’s hometown. Then the day after my family left I flew down to Kuala Lumpur for an exhibition and customer meetings, I’m here until next weekend (with Singapore and Penang squeezed in the middle somewhere).
Anyway, it’s been a while since I posted anything, let’s see what I’ve got for you.
Ok, I’ll skip my family trip, birthday, wedding lunch etc until later and post about KL. It’s actually something like my 4th trip to KL but this is the first time I’ve stopped in the city centre. Normally our distributors here put us out in the Sunway Pyramid (15km outside KL) for convenience in visiting customers etc. we’ve never actually ventured into KL itself as it’s not convenient and my only glimpse of the Petronas towers was on a free afternoon I once had in which I visited a friend in Bangsar for a late lunch before my evening flight.
So, despite my previous trips I can happily say this is my first trip to KL proper.
I’m stopping at Fraser Place which I can thoroughly recommend, for around 100 USD per night I’ve basically got a very clean and well equipped studio apartment with free internet, a kitchen (no use to me..), very comfy bed, music system with ipod dock, LCD screen with DVD player etc, all within 5 mins walking distance from KLCC, one of the best places I’ve stayed in a long time!
Anyway, here’s some random photos from my first few days here:
The first night I ate street food at Changkat Bukit Bintang, decent food, cheap, but waaaaay too hot and sweaty outside, made worse by the spicy food, when I moved on after around an hour I was drenched.
- Axe Brand Medicated Oil, the tagline says “You never know when you’ll need it”, I have to agree completely, I have no idea why I would ever need this oil
The glove for handling the bread while cutting in my hotel, it's a little known fact that Malaysians are born with only two fingers and a thumb
I met up with John on Friday night (you may remember him from old Shanghai days), he took me to the originally named “Skybar” (doesn’t every city have one of these??) on the top of the Traders hotel for views of the Petronas Towers at night.