Monday, July 2, 2012

Kuala Lumpur: The KL Tower and Little India

Our last full day in KL started with a self-serve Indian feast near our sleeping quarters (the Pondok Lodge) in the Bukit Bintang neighborhood.  I went with vegetarian delights, while Gavin consumed the lamb curry and chicken tandoori.

We walked to the KL tower and were overwhelmed by the throngs of day-trippers and the exorbitant price of a venture to the top, so we made our way to the trails in the surrounding park, Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, for some urban hiking.  It's a proper tropical rainforest in the middle of the city with extensive, well-marked trails that has been preserved since 1906.

A nearby monastery.

Abandoned colonial relics on the outskirts of the forest.

After a quick respite back at our hotel to mop the sweat from our sodden limbs, we headed to the Little India neighborhood (Brickfields) for some snackage and shopping.  I fell in love with the resplendent colors and liveliness of the area, vowing once again that my next big trip will be to India.

1 comment:

Greg said...

Yikes! What pray tell does one do with cow urine? :)