Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

We've had a really nice start to our holiday. We began in Singapore. It is such a clean and lovely city but a bit too lovely for my budget when out shopping. I was so pleased to find M&S though to restock on underwear - Vietnamese aren't quite the same size as me! Had the most amazing massage with a really sweet lady who fixed my miserable aching back - at least for a couple of days. We stayed on the waterfront where there were loads of bars and restaurants so we were spoilt for choice.

We took the bus into Malaysia. I always love crossing a border on foot. It seems so exciting! Malaysia is really jungly for miles and miles. We drove for 5 hours though jungle until we reached Kuala Lumpur. It is a city of massive sky-scrapers. Nicer looking once you take a walk around than when you first arrive. Yesterday we walked to the Petronas Towers and today we took a walk through China town, which is crazy as it's coming up to TET - Chinese New Year on Thursday. They have some crazy traditions which if they don't commit to means they will have terrible luck all year. It's the year of the rat coming up - a good year if it's yours! Gareth bought me the most amazing birthday present. A Buddhist tapestry wall hanging. It's about 50 years old and very traditional. I fell in love with it when in the market. Shame it won't be a surprise but I don't care because it will look great in my bedroom! Loving KL. I do feel like I need another month to see more of Malaysia but I'm sure we'll come again.

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