With our big decision made about our housing, we’ve been excited to move in. Unfortunately, our place isn’t ready yet. So we’ve been freeloading off of others. With our shipment not here yet and no car bought (that’s a whole different blog), we’ve found ourselves in the awkward “in between” stage.
So what have we been doing? Getting familiar with the city and the culture I guess.
A couple of Sundays ago Mr. Foo called us up on our old school Nokia (getting a different phone has proved to be a bit of a process). “He’s taking us for a cultural experience since all the Malay’s are picking figs” is what Shaun heard. We ended up at IKEA! Although Shaun probably didn’t hear Foo right, this has been a perfect example of the cultural dichotomies we’ve experienced since.
We’ve been kept busy shopping, going to school social gatherings and orientations and trying to keep fit by jogging and dodging monkeys. Below are some pictures to show you what our lives have been like lately.
The KLCC area (downtown) looked lovely all lit up for Hari Raya (the end of Ramadan).
The Petronas Towers are the highlight of the KL skyline. We attempted to get a selfie with it, but it proved impossible (although that didn’t seem to be stopping the throngs of tourists.)
I wonder how many towers that look like this there are in the world?
The stairs to the Batu Caves was a sweaty climb.
You’ve got to love the larger than life dioramas inside the caves.
We did have a few spare moments to be tourists.
Whenever there was a free moment, a dip in our hotel pool wasn’t too shabby of an option.
This restaurant is of course “world famous” for their chilli crab so we had to try it. Not sure why Mickey is on the sign.
When beer is not available, Hooch will have to do.
Nothing beats eating meat on a stick! Street food here is delicious, plentiful and cheap.