Kuala Lumpur was an easy flight and once again we used the grab app to get around. This had been more expensive than taxis in Phuket for some strange reason, so it was great to find them excellent value in Malaysia.
Our hotel was the Park Royal serviced suites and we were soo comfortable there. It was really a one bedroom apartment. The hotel boasts two outside pools, one on the rooftop with incredible views of the city lights at night.
It’s Ramadan but it’s the first time we hadn’t felt in the least bit uncomfortable about eating and drinking during the fasting hours due to the mixed population.
We quickly found a local cafe/ restaurant which was to our liking and ate there most of the time Feeka is the name should you be in the area.
We were always warmly greeted with a “welcome back” to this very popular and incredibly well priced establishment. The food was so delicious I told them if I lived in KL I would never need to cook again.
We spent the rest of that day just checking out the local area on foot and planning our two days itinerary.
One disturbing feature was a homeless man obviously drug affected who sat on the side walk in the same spot the whole time we were there. His underwear was non existent and his trousers completely ripped from the front to the back fully displaying his genitals for everyone to see. I’m not sure what the go is but he seemed to be getting given food from someone.
We spent our first full day getting dropped off at Central market which from where we were able to walk and see lots of the sights. Temples, mosques, little India,Chinatown and the markets where the Muslim folk shop for clothes etc.
We visited a beautiful Hindu temple just as they were starting their prayers and were not hurried out, just allowed to observe quietly.
A huge downpour saw us huddling under an awning before getting a ride back to our hotel.
Our last day we took a grab to the Bantu caves where they have recently painted the stairs going up in bright colours making it a great photo opportunity for tourists and devotees as well.
The Bantu caves has Hindu temple inside and wonderful gold statue at the bottom of the stairs all adding to the charm.
There are monkeys there, a lot of monkeys and they work for peanuts! Had to say that as it’s what James quoted while we were there.
A lovely gentleman was selling bags of peanuts for five Malaysian ringette and was the best cheap entertainment ever.
The monkeys were very gentle on the whole and we had great fun feeding them one peanut at a time.
Actually we thought it was a highlight of our stay in KL.
From there we took a grab to Colmar Tropicale YES WELL let’s say it was a lovely drive in the countryside but the resort village of Colmar Tropicale was a HUGE overrated experience. At new it was probably a pretty place to wander and grab a meal but now it’s a pretty sad affair with most places shut or should be. We had a coffee and walked around and sad to say that took up half an hour and we were out of there.
Glad we hadn’t booked to go there on a tour! Fancy wasting several hours in a dilapidated ghost town with nothing to do.
Back to our favourite Fekka for late lunch and again for dinner.
Breakfast was included at The Park Royal suites but to be honest it was very ordinary.
We felt we could have spent more time in KL so will keep it on our stop over break list.
Next stop PENANG, MALAYSIA.