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30 March 2006 @ 09:09 pm
Update from Malaysia!  

*waves madly*

Wow, is it hot here! Also I'm a bit worried that despite being in an amazing country with plenty to do, i keep finding internet cafes! LOL!

The first day I thought I'd lost my passport. I had it when we left the airport, but absolutely could not find it anywhere when we got to the hotel. So we went about looking for the number for the British Embassy etc etc until one of my friends found it tucked in between the map of the guide book! Silly! But at least after that we could start enjoying things more. We went on a pretty cheap tour of the city and have been back to the places we wanted to focus on. Including the KL tower, the 4th largest tower in the world and a huge tourist attraction because you can see the entire city and are talked through all the points of note. It was like having a bird's eye version of the tour :D Also the Twin Towers - which are connected by a skybridge and is apparently an amazing sight to see from there but it was closed! Still here for another 4 and a half weeks though so I'm sure we can try that again. The Chinese temple and National mosque were both amazing because of the exquiste detail. Other than that we've been shopping a lot and eating more. In fact I think most of our money so far has gone on food :D But there's so many different things to try. A couple of days ago we decided on an traditional Malay resturant, which was much more expensive than the usual but we thought it'd probably be worth it just to see what it was like. They like to ferment everything and there's a lot of dried fish! And durian. It's a local fruit. Must be an acquired taste. Very acquired. It was a buffet so we pretty much tried everything. I ended up just having the drink. LOL! Oooh and shopping - done lots of that too. Or at least spent lots of time walking around HUGE, and i mean HUGE shopping malls going 'wow, i wish i could afford that!' :D Actually we have to go back to the huge, just because of how impressed we all were. It's much larger than anything we've ever been to. One of my friends visiting Dubai last year and apparently they have some huge ones too but even they didn't come close. Also they have amazing use of space. This one we found looked just like a shop front from the outside and inside it was 6 levels with another 2 for parking and spread out in every direction. It took as two afternoons to work our way around that. And that wasn't even the largest or close to :D Probably my fave though.

Anyway moving to hospital accomodation tommorow, goodbye to our lovely three star hotel *is sad* and starting work on monday *excited*

Hope you're all well. Oh tikiberry - still no postcard for you :p. Hopey dearest - awww *hugs David* Keep him sane, 'k. *loves lots*
Current Mood: hothot
Empress Ena: Gay Unicornsseverusslave on March 30th, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC)
Girl, this sounds like FUN! Caps locks fun!

Go drink some cocktails, bath in the glaring sun and swim a bit for me! *shooshoo* Have fun!
Alex: David LBTmcalex22 on March 30th, 2006 01:56 pm (UTC)
Ahahaha, you've discovered the joys of shopping - didn't I tell you that you'd enjoy it? I think I know which mall you're talking about - the one with 6 levels - I can't remember its name anymore but I spent my whole day there once! There's also shopping in the twin towers - Isetan and all the lovely shops.

Durian is an acquired taste. I used to love it but after years of being away from the country, I lost it. Now it's just a smelly stinking fruit. It's also very very fattening, which is surprising for a fruit!

Do enjoy the food - it is a delight. And I think it's wonderful that you're experimenting...

The Petronas towers - I think you have to go there really early in the morning for free admission.

Really really nice to hear from you - have fun :)
Mariaria_kukalaka on April 2nd, 2006 05:45 am (UTC)
I was talking about BB Plaza in Bukit Bintang. I'm back there now :D And still finding whole sections we hadn't seen before. We've tried a few other places - Lot 10 near here and a couple in Little India but we keep finding ourselves back here :D We went to the night market yesterday which was lots of fun. Agian a whole lot of new food, we were stopping at pratically every stall and I decided I love haggling! I'm gonna spent hours amusing myself with that now :D

But we have to try the twin towers again sometime and will look around for more shopping.
Brainachebrainache on March 30th, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC)
Durian stinks so bad that its banned on the Underground in Singapore! There are (or at least, used to be) big signs which said "NO DURIAN"! I thought that was funny!

Glad you're having a great time, talk about Dubai, im going there tomorrow!
Maria: brains over brawnria_kukalaka on April 2nd, 2006 05:46 am (UTC)
LoL! The hotel we were in had a sign saying no durian! :D

Have fun in Dubai, I'm sure you will. It sounds like an absolutely lovely place and my next holiday destination. Apparently you have to go on the sand safari. Safe trip.
Brainachebrainache on April 11th, 2006 10:45 am (UTC)
Yeah i just got back today, my cousins have a big Jeep thing and we went dune bashing, it was awsome!
Sarah: *clings*morganmuffle on March 30th, 2006 05:15 pm (UTC)
Broken Mnemonicimagechild on March 30th, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC)
*giggles* I shall endeavour to convince Tiki that is she wants supercool postcards, she's gonna hafta perk up a bit *nod*

Ohhh I'm sooooo jealous--I bet the shopping environment is *amazing*! And all the new, exciting food!! *dies of teh envy*

Davey's pining and not eating and staring off into space a lot and working himself to death, so.....he's good >___< sane I can't attest to, but Chuck's trying to make him eat at least! :)

Can't wait to see the goofy pictures and hear all the wonderful stories, girls--and missin' you both lots! OH NOES work?! You have to actually WORK while you're there? What a ripoff! :P

*hugs* to you both--!!
Maria: all mad hereria_kukalaka on April 2nd, 2006 05:50 am (UTC)
hee!! Still no work yet but are now in really awful student accomodation for which we had to buy most of the furniture! Can't wait to come home and have normal internet :D oooh azi just turned up, she's waving like mad. She has a bracelet but she wont tell me how much she spent on it. She's mean :D

Yes I saw how you're treating my poor David *glares* At least he has Saera to look after him now :)

*hugs back*
noctuabundanoctuabunda on March 30th, 2006 09:39 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're having a good time there. Wish you lots and lots of fun (and a huge amount of money unexpectedly given to you by strangers so you can buy all the things you want... ;) )
Maria: R/R like you anywayria_kukalaka on April 2nd, 2006 05:50 am (UTC)
amen to that honey! :D