Today, I broke the shopping spell and felt I really should see something of this disjointed city. George has a cold - kind of ironic in 35C heat - so he stayed in, and Barry didn't want to go...so just Molly and I set out. We thought we'd start with the butterfly park, stroll through the big Sentral Park and then head to Chinatown to buy a new suitcase to carry all our new clothes.
After a short, but rather rough taxi ride, we went inside the mediocre butterfly park. Unfortunately, the carsicknesses I thought I got on the trip over wouldn't pass, probably due to the intense heat, stifling humidity and the pungent odours in the butterfly park. Before long I was sitting with my head between my legs.
We saw what there was to see and headed to the hotel in a much smoother cab. We'll have to get the suitcase later.
Fortunately, the gross feelings passed in a few hours and I was ready to head out late afternoon to see the Petronas Towers, KL's landmark. George wasn't really feeling that perky, but we dragged him along anyway.
We could't get up the tower today (perhaps Tuesday), but we strolled around the big park nearby and saw how families spend their Sunday. We were also blown away by the number of luxury brand stores at the attached mall. This city must have some money to support Gucci, Louis Vuitton and all their friends.
Despite the rain, we're soon heading upstairs for a swim in the dark . It just seems like something we should do here.