Sunday, June 27, 2010

Eat, Shop, Walk, Repeat

I went outside again at around 10:30am and attempted to walk somewhere. That was probably a mistake because it was possibly the hottest time of the day. Definitely more for chilling somewhere. I walked around the neighborhood for a while, got some food, and went back to the hotel to cool down. I showered and rested and then went back outside again at nearly 2pm.

I ventured out of the Chinatown neighborhood and walked a lot. I walked to the Bukit Bintang area where there were no shortage of huge malls. I ate curry noodles at a little cafe. I really like the abundance of food choices here. Any type of rice or noodles you ever want with sweet tea or coffee.
One of the malls is called Times Square. Times Square is a huge mall. It even has an amusement park with a pretty big roller coaster.

There was even a Borders inside here. I spent a lot of time in this bookstore and a Japanese bookstore at the Petronas towers. I really like the stationary section. Americans don't really have stationary stores, I think. It's not the same...
I basically went mall hopping the entire afternoon, from Bukit Bintang to KLCC (Petronas Towers). It would have been nice to walk around the rest of Bukit Bintang (more shopping) but it was so hot that you can only stay outside for so long. I swear you could get dehydrated just standing outside because you sweat so much!! I'm serious! So I had to go into these malls to cool down.

The nice malls here have a lot of international brands. Their stuff is not any cheaper here. I'm not sure the average family can afford shopping at these stores often. But it seems to be a trend, to have international brands everywhere.

For dinner, I had chicken clay pot (rice cooked in a clay pot). It was pretty good as well. Again, very greasy. My meals have been around RM10 ($3-$4) including a drink. So not too bad since I get really full afterward. Anyway, that's what I did this afternoon. Went from one food place to another. Half the time I wasn't exactly sure where I was going. I wanted to head towards the Petronas Towers the whole time but it was hard to find the towers, even though they are supposed to be the tallest things around here. There are just too many other tall things around!

1 comment:

X said...

When you said KL before, I thought it was a word, not abbreviations...