Saturday - 28/06
Thailand to Kuala Lumpur
|We quickly grabbed some free tourist guides to kick start the information gathering process|
Sunday - 29/06
Monday - 30/06
Quota Cultural Day
|Joy beside a Monolith from the ancient times|
|Rox standing beneath a wooden-carved door frame|
|Inspecting some ancient currencies|
|The Royal Throne|
|Knowledge Blocks - pleasing to the eye and stimulating to the brain|
|The National Crest - look tigers =)|
|The National Flag - accurately depicting that the official religion of Malay people is Islam|
|The National Flower - the hibiscus is also loved back home|
|Rox's reaction to Joy's suggestion to use this airline for our next internal flight...|
However, the three main people of the land consist of the original Malay people, Chinese people and Indian people - and inter-mixed versions of each.
|The various peoples of Malaysia|
|Traditional Malay man|
After we soaked up all the history and felt in touch with the people, we decided to get in touch with some nature and scamper about the Perdana Botanical Gardens.
|Joy admiring the big Brazilian nut tree|
|Cooling down in the pond|
|No kissing in the park!|
|Dying of thirst but the water was depleted...lion head just take me now!|
|Posing in the courtyard before the wedding party paraded in for their photo shoot.|
|BIG lizard hanging out in the park - one of four we saw that day|
Step 2: Scan your chip and proceed to the correct platform (make sure the train is going in the right direction)
Step 4: Find a secure spot on the train and hold on tight (trains reach speeds of 90km/h)
Later we hit the Central Market which was luckily right down the road from our accommodation. We wandered around the market and came upon a Fish Massage Spa. We had seen these bizarre parlours in Thailand but had never been brave enough to surrender ourselves to the hungry fish. The treatment uses toothless carp that suck off dead skin from your feet (or entire body for the extremists) to leave your feet silky soft. After our long day of walking we decided to give it a go. We thought that Joy, with her intense foot touching phobia, would be the tougher customer but as it turned out, it was Rox who has super sensitive feet and every second of the 15 minutes was torture for her!
However, our feet did feel amazing afterwards and now we were ready for our early morning flight to the Borneo side of Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu.