Written on: 07.05.12
Today I got kind of lost…
I got on the monorail. First I managed to go the wrong way. I changed on the first stop and went the right way. Again I have a map that doesn’t show every little road, and it’s not to scale so I just headed down a road and hoped for the best. I had no idea where I was, but it is kind of fun to explore the city in that way. At least I knew I was heading in the general direction of back to the hotel, and there are so many police officers and security guards everywhere here in KL so I could always ask for directions if I needed it.
In the end I got to somewhere I recognised from my map: KL City Walk. It’s just a pedestrian street with a few cafes and restaurants and a few shops. It was nice to go down a pedestrian street as the traffic is crazy here, but I actually think I prefer the regular streets, the city walk was a little bit boring to be honest. Not much to see or anything.
I then got to a walkway that went over the streets and then under the city and took me close to the Petronas Twin Towers. It is the only thing I knew about KL other than Delectable by Su. It was cool to see it so close. Apparently you can get into it, but it’s closed on Mondays, and if you want to go inside you have to line up really early in the morning as they only allow 1000 people to go in a day. Maybe if I wake up early enough one of my days here I will go.
After looking at the Petronas Towers I managed to find my way back to Bukit Bintang by going back to the walkway. The walkway it nice since there is no crazy drivers in there, but at the same time it’s not so nice since I don’t get to see much. The walkway led me back to the Pavilion, the shopping centre I was at yesterday and there were some drummers standing outside… drumming. They were really good and there seems to be a lot of things happening around KL all the time, which the taxi driver actually did tell me yesterday.
When heading back towards the hostel I walked into a shopping centre that was below street level. It was HUGE, and there were so many shops and little “streets” that I got lost again in there for a bit. I bought a wrist watch in one of the shops. It was only 10MYR and it just need to last me until I get home, just so I don’t have to carry my phone around with me to know what time it is.
As I was walking back to the hostel I also walked past someone that looked like they were filming a scene for something. They had like 3 cameras set up and there were quite a few people stopping and taking a picture of it, so I joined in.
For dinner I walked down a little side street that my map told me had a lot of street food. And there was. But with the occasional car whizzing past me, with just a 10cm distance, I didn’t really feel like eating while I was walking, so I went to the first place with tables and chairs that asked me to look at their menu.
I had fried vegetables with rice and a watermelon juice. It was really lovely. I might go back to this street, Jalan Alor, for dinner more times during my stay. It will be interesting to see what I feel like tomorrow though… There were ice cubes in the juice, and I also had a chocolate Frappuccino this morning… Which is made with ice cubes… It’s easy to remember not to drink the tap water, but remembering not to have ice cubes is worse, or things made with water… Oh well, I will let you know how it goes.