Last weekend (the weekend of the 5th – 7th), we went to Kuala Lumpur and over the last week I’ve been posting about stuff that we saw while we were up there. We weren’t in KL for very long and we’d intended to try to make the most of our time to go see Putrajaya and the museums and art galleries if possible.
We got there on Friday afternoon and dropped our bags at the hostel. We stayed at Hostel Cosmopolitan again. It’s by no means fancy, but it’s cozy, it’s got cats (which my wife enjoys) and it’s close to the monorail and good food. Thankfully, that weird smell was gone from the air conditioner this time!
The first thing we had to take care of was stuffing our faces. We’ve been keeping an eye on what we eat lately but since we were sort of on vacation we decided to pig out. We went to an eatery in Kampung Baru that we enjoyed the last time we were in Kuala Lumpur. It didn’t disappoint!
Another thing I really love about this place is that all that food in the photos, plus two large soft drinks, only cost 19.40 RM, which is 8.00 SGD or 5.65 USD. That’s a real deal! The same meal in Singapore would’ve cost about 14 SGD I think.
Friday night was spent being lazy, watching TV and reading. We went to bed at a decent hour though because we’d planned on getting some sightseeing done on Saturday.
Well, as Saturday morning rolled around, dragging ourselves out of bed was very, very difficult. And after eating breakfast we sat down in the common room area to watch TV, read and surf the net. Well, my wife got distracted with a John Grisham book she found on the shelf and I was absorbed in Google Reader until I dozed off for about an hour. Ya, the couch was pretty comfortable!
Anyway, by the time we managed to get washed up and get out of the hostel the only thing we could think about was getting something to eat, and that’s when we went to KLCC and California Pizza Kitchen. We sat around in Kinokuniya bookstore until around 8 PM, took some night photos of the Petronas Towers, and then headed back to the hostel.
We continued being lazy, enjoying the TV until the wee hours of the morning. Heck, we even watched one of the audition episodes of the latest American Idol season. It was really fun watching people get up there and embarrass themselves!
Our last day was short. It wasn’t really a day since we spent most of it sleeping in and then traveling to the airport. Everything went smoothly though with no problems so I’m glad about that.
All in all, we didn’t really do much of anything at all except eat. That’s fine by me. Sometimes you have to just relax and let your body and mind rest. Besides, we’ve seen quite a bit of Kuala Lumpur in previous trips.
Anyhow, it was nice to get back home in Singapore. There’s really no place like home, regardless of how much you enjoy the place you go to visit.