As we were only stopping for one night in Singapore this time we treated ourselves to a bit of luxury by staying at the lovely Grand Copthorne Waterfront hotel and we even got upgraded to a superior room, so it was a shame to have to check out the next morning. It was our second visit to Singapore and the number of tourist attractions is limited so this time we were able to take things at a leisurely pace and spent most of the day in Chinatown and the Little India.
In the evening we boarded an overnight train to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The journey was actually quite comfortable in a 2 person sleeper cabin with a shower and we arrived at Kuala Lumpur ready for sightseeing. The most iconic landmark is the 451m twin Pertonas Tower. It’s currently the second highest building in the world and the highest twin tower in the world. The viewing platform is from 170 meter high bridge connecting the towers and provides a spectacular view over the city.
… and the Merdeka Square, where Malaysia proclaimed it’s independence from the British in 1957. Accidentaly J the time of our visit to Merdeka Square coincided with the cycling criteruim which marked the end of the Tour of Langkawi, so we spent a couple of hour watching some good street cycling.
A trip to Kuala Lumpur wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Chinatown and a visit to one of the endless shopping malls.
Next stop – the paradise island of Bali.