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Things to do in KL in 4 hour blocks...

So now we know Marko wasn't just pulling my leg about the Volcano, we have to keep up to date with all the action. Today is Monday 19th and Malaysian have told us there are no flights tonight, but we are confirmed on their first sure flight, the 27th!!! Hopefully the planes are flying well before that with Le Monde saying Germany, Holland and Spain are completely opening their airspace.

But to back a step... what to do in KL in 4 hour blocks while you are busy running back and forth to the MAS office at KL Sentral to keep on top of it. Not that they are giving us any more concrete information than anyone else including all on the internet, no one seems to want to make a call.

So 4 hours? Head to the twin towers for a free trip up to the sky bridge - but get there between 8:30 and 9:30 or you will miss out on a ticket - we haven't made it yet, being a bit slow in the morning or stuck in an internet cafe. Pretty flash shoppping at the base of the towers too in KLCC. How flash depends on which floor you are on. It seems in KL (as many others) the exclusives are on the ground floor, no doubt to get you in a buying mood. If thats a bit pricey for you head for the area around Times square where you get lost in the maze of levels and areas and lights and sales people. And if thats too rich for you, head for Pedaling Street in China Town where you can get genuine rip offs at a great price. Loved G's naivete when talking to another family about some video games - "I think these might be illegal" There followed a lesson on the pyramid of capitalism, where we lie on it and where the gents selling fake Rolexes are.

Get around on the Monorail or KL Rapid - no traffic interruptions and on the monorail you get to see lots. Otherwise walk and take it all in.

If shopping and hanging around the MAS offices does not suit you, then you could walk up the steep steps up the side of the KL tower through the rainforest and up to the camping ground, then over the rope bridges to arrive hot and sweaty at the Courtesy bus that will drive you up and down the other side! The view from the top is great, but would be spectacular on a clear day. A number of things to do down the bottom, but the one that caught G's eye was the flying fox off the side of the bottom level.

Posted by lostagain 06:15 Archived in Malaysia

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