16th September – Malaysia day.
For my first blog, it had to be about my time in Malaysia earlier this year. 🇲🇾
After a week in Singapore, we boarded a quick 45 minute flight to Kuala Lumpur.
We stayed in an absolutely gorgeous hotel called Hotel Istana.
It has a beautifully modern twist on a traditional Malay design.
We stayed in a room on the 15th floor that offered stunning views of the city and its evolving skyline.
We spent the majority of our first day by the pool….
Drinking delicious cocktails….
And eating amazing food… Malaysia is all about the food!
But we didn’t travel that far just to eat pizza every day… one of my dearest friends Alysha is half Malaysian and the whole time we were there she was messaging me with dishes we just had to try whilst we were there!
My personal favourite of the Malaysian food i tried, is the national dish of ‘Nasi Lemak’.
As we only had 4 days in Kuala Lumpur, we crammed as much sight seeing in as physically possible.
Batu Caves – Hindu Temple:
Of course not forgetting, the incredible Petronas Twin Towers.
With views like no other from the Sky Bar KL.
The thing i love the most about travelling to new places, is discovering different cultures and the diverse atmosphere you experience from each city/country.
My time in Kuala Lumpur was so special to me, as the city was my Grandads home when i was younger. I dont have many memories of him, so it was a real privilege to walk the streets he once did, the other side of the world.
To me, the hustle and bustle, busy roads, street performers and delicious food all reminded me of the eccentric feel of New Delhi – India.
But the awesome and modernised architecture, exagerated shopping malls (we got lost several times!) and the ever evolving sky scraper skyline, took me back to the stylish and elegant vibe of Singapore.
A city like no other.