03.09.2016 - 24.09.2016 35 °C
We leave the Golden Mile complex after boarding our bus to Kuala Lumpur. Might I say the busses are very comfortable with lots of room, our bus is full not a spare seat in the house.
A short while after clearing customs (on Singapore side and then Malaysia side) twice off the bus we stop for refreshments. We indulge in some local cuisine (very cheap) and a short while before we set off again it begins to rain heavily.
(Not: when exiting customs on the Malaysian side you are allowed 1 litre of spirits (must be staying longer than 72 hours) - the customs guys pulled us up as we had 2 bottles of gin between 2 couples - they asked us how long we were staying then let's us get on our way as everything was ok)
This is where the fun starts - as the bus departs we discover it rains in !!!!
I have to carefully manoeuvre the curtain over the vent where it is dripping onto me, however a foreign guy further down the bus is getting wetter inside the bus than he would be outside. Well us being English and all we offer him an umbrella - so imagine the scene a guy sitting on the bus with an umbrella up to stop the rain, it is so funny, the whole bus is in kinks of laughter but thankfully everyone is now keeping dry. Every time the bus changes lanes or turns a corner more rain comes in - it's a hoot.
The driver eventually stops the bus, comes around everyone saying open your air conditioning vents that is why it is raining in - I don't think so it is raining in because the bus has a leaky roof !!!! We get on our way again - still raining in, however a couple get off the bus so the poor guy with the brolly and now a man sitting opposite us also getting rained on can change their seats - all is well.
We arrive in Kuala Lumpur and get a cab to the hotel - we are bundled into a single taxi which only fits 2 suitcases in the boot so have to fit the other two plus the four of us and hand luggage into the car - squashed is not the word !!! I think the hotel thought the clamp it's had arrived !!!
We are given the opportunity to upgrade to club rooms (for very little money) well you only do this once in a while so we accept and head up to the 25 floor, complete with views of the Petronis Towers and access to the club lounge - free cocktails and canapés.
Well it is after 5pm (free drinks till 7pm) so we drop the bags and head straight up to the club lounge for drinks and food!!! Very nice it is too - I would definitely recommend upgrading if you ever visit.
Slightly tipsy and a shower later we head off to China Town in a taxi, what can I say about it - great night market, cheap goods and cheap food. Nothing much else to say really was not really a highlight.
The following day we head to the Batu cave, lots of stairs to climb to the temple and cave at the top - it was ok but once you have seen one temple you have seen then all - lots of monkeys too trying to pinch everything.
We venture to see the dark cave - the entrance says 35 minute visit or 3-4 hour visit, I read the information, lots of rare snakes, crickets, trapdoor spider, etc - no thanks, we move on back to the hotel.
We then change and head off to the KL tower for lunch at atmosphere 360 - impressive views of the city in the revolving tower - not a lot to say about much else, the food was ok.
We head back to the hotel, have a swim in the hotel pool then head off to the club lounge where we spend the rest of the evening, nice food and drinks on the house, what more can a man want!!!
We head to bed after stocking up on soft drinks for our journey the next day to the Cameron Highlands.