Over the last three days we have wandered around Kuala Lumpur. It is amazing how fast the week has gone, we decided to extend our stay here a further three days.
Another tourist day today and a visit to the Petronas Towers, cost RM80 per person. You can book online, picking a time slot and you are sent a QR code for each person which is scanned on entry.
It is very nice just to relax in a very comfortable apartment and just go for a stroll during the day.
Happy Chinese New Year, it is the year of the Pig.
The Chinese New Year is a national holiday here, nearly 21% of the 31,000,000 population of Malaysia is of Chinese ethnicity. This meant the roads were all very quiet as we cycled in to Kuala Lumpur, the short 22 kilometre cycle turned out to be really nice not the chaotic stream of cars we were expecting.
We had booked an extra night in the Magpie Residence so decided to cycle out to Penang Bridge.
The bridge is 13.5 kilometres long and was completed in 1985, you cannot cycle across it so we must leave Penang the same way we arrived, by ferry.
We got up again around 12:30 am to walk out to Jalan Burma where the third and final day of Thaipusam has the silver chariot pulled by oxen due between 1:00 am and 2:00 am. There were the huge piles of coconuts still waiting by the roadside, the earshattering music being played, the food and water being given out from roadside booths, hundreds of people finely dressed all waiting.
This was the second night / day here, spending the morning and lunch just relaxing, sitting around doing some reading and planning the next couple of days.
Strolling down Cenang Beach
The breakfast here is much better than our Bangkok hotel, the location looking at the “Bridge Over The River Kwai” helps as well!
After our late night last night, we had a later breakfast then took a stroll out to try and find a bookstore not far from the hotel. Sadly once again Google failed us, no bookstore at all. Back to the hotel for a final pack up as we have a taxi booked to take us and our still boxed bicycles to Kanchanburi better known as the location of The Bridge Over The River Kwai.