well not actually lived in the mall, you’ll have to excuse the hyperbole, but I’m pretty sure we went into the mall just to cool down every day we were in Kuala Lumpur. It was a very pretty mall in our defence: The Pavilion.
Pavilion has everything a self confessed shopping addict could need. And more. What you also have to remember is, we had spent the last month on islands… OKAY OKAY we are bad travellers, and yes we spent way too much time in the mall here! But even a city hater like myself had begun to crave city comforts and KL didn’t disappoint. There’s even a mall with a rollercoaster in it! At Pavilion, over our numerous visits there in the muggy weather and thunderstorms (the downside of travelling Asia off season) we:
- had our haircut
very much needed after 2 months of humidity and it was Matt’s first ever salon experience
- went to the cinema
what we watched don’t even ask me, possibly one of the Thor movies?
- hired a karaoke pod with drinks package
belted those tunes out at the tops of our lungs before realising we’d left the pod door open…
- bought clothes
well, I did. KL was a dream for my 5ft1 (and a half) stature. Quite possibly, Malaysia has been the only place I’ve ever bought trousers that fitted my leg length! A very happy Cati here!
Shopping in malls wasn’t the only city slicker thing we did in KL Ever heard of those Petronas Towers? Well we got a pretty good view from the swanky cocktail bar we went to on a helipad. Yep.
Other highlights of KL included the free breakfast that we had at our hostel; Roti and Curry sauce. It was to die for and ever since KL, every time I’ve had left over curry for breakfast, I’ve no longer felt guilty and student-y (it’s a word now, just roll with it) but cultured instead aha!