4 flights, 18 hours of bus rides, 7 hours of boat rides and 14 hourss of scaling a mountain, couple all of that movement with our own Darwinian search to find Greg’s ginger primate roots somewhere deep in the Borneo jungle and our 2 weeks or so in Malaysia turned out to be a fairly full on affair.
Our quest began in Kuala Lumpur (KL) where we set up camp at mates Ben & Rebecca’s condo for 2 days and proceeded to check out the town. A day of wandering followed where we took a look at China Town, Little India, old colonial Architecture and ate at a faux meat vegetarian restaurant (fake spare ribs – yum).
Our second day started in Earnest as we ventured to the Petronas Towers viewing platform. It turns out that they now charge (10gbp) for the priviledge for what is a fairly modesty view so we decided to go shopping instead slurping on our Dragon Fruit boost juice (Chinese New Year celebration flavour) we wandered around in the arctic air conditioning of the KLCC mall before retiring to drinks via another huge shopping mall.
We had a few beers and a meal out in KL that night before our flight to Kota Kinabalu (KK) the next day where we based ourselves whilst spending the next week climbing a mountain and primate spotting. Read about both of these activities in separate blogs to follow.
We spent a day snorkelling in the national park Islands off the coast of KK whilst enjoying some beach time and some vibrant Chinese New Year atmosphere before flying out to Manila for another 3 weeks of adventures in The Philippines.