It has only been a week and I have moved to two new locations since Bangkok. A quick 5 nights in Singapore, exploring the surprisingly small but beautiful city-state. I visited all the main attractions such as Marina Bay, Clark Quay, Merlion Park and my favorite “The Gardens By the Bay” in less than a week.
Would have loved to visit Sentosa as well, but it rained on most of the days I was in the city. Can’t be said how beautiful and grandiose the city of Singapore is though. I would have loved to stay longer and experience the Singaporean lifestyle but with the cost of living on par with Canada it would not be possible. It would shorten the trip indefinitely.
This morning I decided to move onto the next city. I purchased a ticket, hopped on a bus and 7 hours later I was in Kuala Lumpur. The combination of our driver getting lost and heavy traffic as we entered the city extended an average 5 hour trip to a 7 hour adventure. It was definitely interesting to say the least.
The Final Stretch?
I have not had the chance to explore the Kuala Lumpur very much yet. The two main attractions I want to see include “The Petrona Towers” and “The Batu Caves”. The plan is to stay 3 days in Kuala Lumpur, than return to Singapore by Saturday for the 5 year anniversary party at “The Gardens By the Bay”.
I don’t really have any plans after that, about a week of free time. Then off to Japan on June 10th. Possible places to visit after KL include Bali, Seoul or maybe Hong Kong. I will decide when I leave Malaysia.
Ahhhh …. the time to return home is coming close. I am just getting use to this traveling lifestyle and it is already almost over. I will most likely return home after Japan, back to the regular grind of a mundane and normal lifestyle. That nostalgic feeling is starting to creep up …
** SIDENOTE: The female friend I met in Bangkok. We met again in Singapore. She was busy with work so we only spent a few hours together. The puppy love phase was definitely over. However we did plan on meeting again next weekend in Singapore and then again in Japan …