Day 4.  Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur

Breakfast at the Berjaya was again enjoyable, lingering over our complimentary newspaper and several cups of coffee.  We needed to get going, so we took the monorail to KL Sentral followed by a Kommuter train out to Batu Caves which lies 8 miles north of Kuala Lumpur.  Batu Caves is one of the most holy Hindu …

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Day 5. The Forest Research Institute of Malaysia and the Petronas Towers at night

It was harder to wake but we still made it down to breakfast by 8.00 am. The air pollution index (API) had now risen to 191 (100-200 being unhealthy) and it was now difficult to make out the outlines of the Petronas Towers and other landmarks due to the haze caused by illegal forest fires …

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Day 6. Putrajaya, the Mitsui Outlet Park and Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur

After a leisurely breakfast in the hotel's Green Apple restaurant we took a train to Putrajaya which is the administrative capital of Malaysia and a planned city.   The railway station is too far from the centre to walk so we waited a short time for a bus to the main square.  The bus fare …

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Day 7. A Day in Malacca from Kuala Lumpur

It was an earlier start for us as we had booked a coach tour to Malacca.  After breakfast we were picked up from our hotel by minibus and taken to KLCC where we transferred to a full size coach. There were only 10 of us on the trip to Malacca,  4 Australians, 2 Taiwanese, 2 …

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Day 8. Perdana Gardens and the Petronas Towers

First on our 'to do' list after breakfast was a visit to the Perdana Botanical Gardens, also known as Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park.  It's  a large area of parkland with several museums and the National Mosque within its grounds.  The first building we came across was the Royal Police Museum, we hadn't planned on visiting …

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Day 9. Shopping at the Mitsui Outlet Park and a return to KLIA

Our final day in Kuala Lumpur, why does the time pass so quickly when on holiday!  A window table once again at breakfast and the final opportunity to savour one of the Berjaya's delicious omelettes cooked to order. We then packed our suitcases and checked out of our hotel.  The Berjaya Times Square hotel had been …

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Day 10. Qatar Airways flight from Kuala Lumpur to Manchester via Doha

We boarded our overnight flight to Doha and after a snack of chicken wraps and chocolate muffins I settled back in my seat and watched 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel', the sequel to the film I'd watched on my outbound flight.  It was equally good.  I then fell asleep for a few hours before …

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