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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