We stayed in KL for 2 days, ventured off to the Perhentian Islands, then returned for another 2 days.
What doesn't KL have?
- A booming, diverse population
- Monkeys crawling next to an enormous gold Hindu statue
- Taxi drivers that try to rip you off and become friends with you simultaneously
- Taxi drivers that are depressed because Brazil lost with an embarrassing 7-1
and they have no motivation to continue living (read: gambling)
- Lots and lots of all types of fantastic food
- Taxi drivers that refuse to take you places because it's almost World Cup (read: gambling) time
- A water park where almost none of the girls are wearing bikinis so you feel stupid
for being the only one gawked at for showing too much skin
- People using the ubiquitous sentence ender, "lah", left and right
- Twin towers that you will confuse for "Patronus" (Harry Potter) when it's actually a
named after a government-owned petrol company "Petronas"
- A subway system that is largely great, but seems to be shut down periodically
for repairs, and only in the stations that you're near or trying to get to
- Hotels with awesome swimming pools
- Confusing streets that don't lead anywhere but everywhere at the same time
- Good night life, good people, good grub
Final score? Malaysia, Truly Asia--make sure to visit Kuala Lumpur next time you're in Southeast Asia. I suggest you budget 2-3 days for your visit.