Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, day 2

The skies were overcast and threatening rain but that didn't stop us from visiting the Perdana botanical gardens before we needed to switch hotels on our last day in KL. It was the only time on our trip that we didn't hear motorbikes, which made it a … [Continue reading]

Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, day 1

Our flight from Penang to KL was pretty uneventful... we had business class seats for the short flight which included larger seats and a chicken satay snack that wasn't very good. Since it was a domestic flight no wine or beer was offered. The … [Continue reading]

Malaysia: Georgetown

Georgetown Sights The street art in Georgetown was a big highlight for us, but there were plenty of other interesting sights. Lanterns and incense were in full effect, even in the heart of Little India.   After walking around the … [Continue reading]

Malaysia: Georgetown street art

Georgetown has a lot of well documented and popular street art, so we spent a solid hour or two per day (before the temperature became oppressive) exploring the streets and enjoying the sites. All around town you see 2D iron art, part of a … [Continue reading]

Malaysia: Chinese New Year

We knew that going to Malaysia during Chinese New Year could be disruptive in terms of restaurant closings and such, but we were hoping that a brightly lit Kek Lok Si Temple, thousands of Chinese lanterns, and multiple (noisy and entertaining) Lion … [Continue reading]

Malaysia: Batu Ferrenghi

Where We Ate After arriving from the airport and getting checked in, we wandered around a bit, then ducked into Siggi's Beach Bar (at the Shangri-La) when it started raining. I had a glass of rose wine, Eric had a lime juice and we split a samosa / … [Continue reading]

Malaysia: trip overview and where we stayed

In early 2016 we started planning an Asian business class trip to take advantage of the points required before the forthcoming American Airlines miles devaluation. During planning we settled on Malaysia fairly early, but went back and forth over … [Continue reading]