So KL is an amazing city, very different from any other capital I know. It is a unique blend of Muslim, western, Indian, and Asian culture and architecture, chaotic, gigantic, a bit overwhelming at first but in only a few days you get used to it, and we actually felt much more at home there than in Hong Kong or Bangkok. If you ever go there, do not miss lunch at the De Lucca restaurant, as it is insanely good, cheap, and copious. For about 15 ringits (about 4 euros) you get an insane meal – all you can eat buffet, hors d’oeuvre (usually a home made soup), 2 types of pasta, pizza, a main dish – all those brought at your table – desert and real italian espresso. On top of that the whole staff is amazingly nice and helpful, and it was so good (honestly much better than in many Paris or Barcelona based italian restaurants) we ended up eating there almost everyday, including the last, which almost had us miss our flight back to HK. Damn, I wish I could eat there right now!
Kuala Lumpur City Shots
The Time Square Shopping mall used to be the most grandiose mall in KL. It featured 10 floors of stores, an IMAX cinema, a bowling alley and…. a full on amusement park, including a roller coaster! (see. pictures). Though as we witnessed in all major Asian capitals, Malls rise and fall, and there can only be one, or at the very most two, that are shinning brightly at any given moment in time. Today those shiny stars are the Pavilion and the Suria in KL, the Element in Hong Kong, and the Paragon in Bangkok.
Stesen Keretapi Kuala Lumpur was built in 1910, and is known to be a classic example of eastern and western architecture blending together. To be completely honest it is a bit disapointing, though as it is located only a few blocs from the Masjid Negara, you might as well check it out while you’re on this side of the city