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Sungai Batu

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  • Day282

    Kuala Lumpur

    June 28, 2017 in Malaysia

    Als afsluiter kozen we een mooie Airbnb in een appartementsblok op de 34e verdieping, inclusief een infinity pool op het dak. We bezochten een groot vogelpark en gingen decadent een cocktail drinken in een skybar.

    Helaas zit onze reis er voorlopig op, vanavond nemen we het vliegtuig richting Brussel. Tot snel :)!

  • Day1

    Arrived in KL

    January 9, 2017 in Malaysia

    After an 8 hour flight from the Gold Coast we arrived in KL and even at the airport things looked different from what we are use to.

    We managed to draw some cash and get a pre-paid sim to get an uber to our airbnb home.

    Before we could even request an uber, some random taxi driver saw us and said he will take us wherever we need to go for the same price as uber, so we first figured out what uber will cost and then jumped in with him, he got us to the place ok but we had to close our eyes a couple of times as we could not bear to watch him weave through traffic, almost like a scooter in the third lane in Bermuda but just with 500 times more traffic to deal with.

    Our airbhb host Shin, met us downstairs of the apartment building with a hug. She was very welcoming and showed us around her house and then took us out for dinner to a Chinese place. Isabel expected a very nice Chinese restaurant thus was a bit sceptic of the food when she saw that the Chinese place was just a bit better than a food stall.
    I on the other hand was expecting this so had no problem to dig in, and boy was the food good.

    After dinner Shin showed us around the neighborhood and we got ready for a good nights rest in a nice freezing cold bedroom.

    {Roedolf}
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  • Day2

    Nasi Lemak

    January 10, 2017 in Malaysia

    After the walking tour we headed back to the food street to try the Nasi Lemak, which is apparently the Malayan national dish, it is a fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf. Nasi lemak is served with anchovies, peanuts, boiled egg, lamb curry, cucumber, and traditional chili paste.

    It took some convincing to get Isabel to agree to at least share a plate with me. However after trying it I am not going back for this anytime soon.

    Then we went to a little street market near our airbnb and Isabel wanted to try a less interesting dish called Murtabak, it is basically a stuffed pancake. We took beef and cheese filling. This was actually very good and I would not mind having that again.

    {Roedolf}
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  • Day2

    Grinch!! Eish

    January 10, 2017 in Malaysia

    Fish anyone? The Malay people is ALL over chillies and spice!! Everything we have tried so far have a bite to it even the meal on Air Asia!! Well I don't have to say much the pictures will tell the story.

    My favorite to date is the wrap kind off thing called Murtabak combak with beef and cheese! I did not even bother with the curry sauce that you are suppose to dip it into.

    This was an hour after we tried Nasi Lemak which is a traditional Malaysian dish, I said up front to Roedolf I can't do it {"ek sien nie kans nie" - to be exact} we ended up ordering one and I had a few bites.

    Eat your heart out!! Eish

    {Isabel}
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  • Day2

    Authentic Malay

    January 10, 2017 in Malaysia

    We headed to Kampong Bharu, meaning "new village", for a free guide walking tour, or as the Malayans say "jalan-jalan".

    Amazing that the government actually sponsor these tours as it really brings Malaysia to life for a foreigner like me. Kampong Bharu is a piece of land that the British gave to the local Malayan people to basically segregate the different racial groups in Malaysia, namely Malayans, Indians and the Chinese. Typical British, they have always been trying to segregate people.

    We walked by several authentic Malayan houses some of which are over 100 years old, and the contrast between these houses and the modern high rises in this city is amazing.

    My personal highlight was the Food street that only served authentic Malayan foods, our guide bought some fruits and other snacks for all of us to taste. My highlight was to witness Isabel so far out of her comfort zone. I learnt something new about my wife today, I never knew she was so bad when it comes to food, first she ran out of the food market this morning in order not to puke and then she could barely swallow a coconut/bamboo treat. Basically when it comes to food her adventurous spirit ends at gourmet western dishes.

    {Roedolf}
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  • Day66

    Last minute weekend trip to Kuala Lumpur

    November 25, 2017 in Malaysia

    Already at the end of november last year, I spent one weekend in Malaysia's capital city. I had heard that it's not a beautiful town, but I thought that it was a very interesting place. It is a very multicultural city with lots of interesting architectur of all origins. I discovered downtown (the towers, malls and bars), strolled through Chinatown and Little India where I had some fantastic food and had dinner in the Arabian area (Yummy!). I also went to the botanical gardens where you can find lots of tropical plants and have a nice view of the city. I'll definately return :-)Read more

  • Day3

    Vriendelike gasvrou

    January 11, 2017 in Malaysia

    Ons Airbnb gasvrou "Shin" vat haar werk as gasvrou baie persoonlik op en haar doel is nie net geld maak nie maar vriende maak met haar gaste.

    Sy het aangebied om vir ons aandete gekook en rooiwyn saam ons gedrink.

    Syt ons rerig laat voel of dit ons huis is.

    Toe ons lughawe toe ry die laaste oggend in KL het sy ons in die straat gaan afsien met drukkies en sy het staan en waai tot die kar om die draai verdwyn het. Dit was te kostelik, en eks eintlik spyt ons het nie 'n foto geneem van haar wat staan en waai nie.

    Sy het vir ons so mooi review op Airbnb gelos en so pragtige persoonlike boodskap gestuur, ek het fotos van dit aangehag.

    Gasvryheid en vriendelikheid is eintlik so maklik en dit straal soveel liefde uit!

    {Roedolf}
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  • Day43

    Tag35: Luxus auf der Dachterrasse

    February 4, 2017 in Malaysia

    Ich genieße es auf dieser Reise die Unterkünfte so spontan buchen zu können. Nach den relativ einfachen Unterkünften in Bangkok hatte ich Lust auf ein bisschen Luxus. Und den genieße ich hier in Kuala Lumpur auf der Dachterrasse im 13. Stock.
    Phänomenale Aussicht zu jeder Tageszeit, es fällt mir wirklich schwer von diesem Pool weg zu gehen.

    Bei meinem nächste Ziel Indonesien wird es dann wieder ein Hostel mit Mehrbettzimmern...Read more

  • Day64

    Kuala Lumpur - shop & dine

    June 27, 2017 in Malaysia

    Drei Tage in Kuala Lumpur gehen zu Ende. Was kann man hier so alles machen? Die ernüchternde Antwort: Shoppen und Essen! Die gute Nachricht: Man kann hier Shoppen und Essen.
    Unsere letzten drei Tage bestanden aus den Besuchen einer Vielzahl von Malls (hochpreisig bis Plagiate soweit das Auge reicht, eine Mall mit integriertem Freizeitpark und Achterbahn), dem Street Market in China Town (nur Plagiate, Spaßgarantie!), diversen Food Courts und Straßenessen. Der Spaßfaktor war jederzeit hoch und wir haben die Nächte in unserer wirklich schicken "Suite" im 33. Stock eines Hochhauses sehr genossen, auch wegen des Infinity Pools mit Blick auf Fernsehturm und Petronas Twin Towers. Letzteren haben wir natürlich auch einen Besuch abgestattet. Hier waren wir neben den Türmen das zweite Highlight und durften auf einer Reihe an Fotos für diverse Asiaten posieren.😅
    Morgen geht es mit dem Fernbus gen Singapur, vorher mussten wir uns noch von übrig gebliebenen Zigaretten und neu erstandenen Vaporizern trennen, da die Steuern sehr hoch für die Einfuhr bzw. die Einfuhr nicht gestattet ist.
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  • Day2

    Comfort zone

    January 10, 2017 in Malaysia

    I expected a yummy coconut sweet and the sensation of a green melt in the mouth leamington (krimpvarkie) AND IT WAS NOTHING LIKE IT ...then Roedolf finished it with a smile

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