Selamat to Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur

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So before arriving in Malaysia, I told Veron there are two things on the list that are a must. As I have been here before, i knew exactly what the best things to do are. The number one thing to do is visit Nando’s.. Yes you read it right.. Nando’s.. No Joke!. The second is to have a foot reflexology massage. Veron being a bit confused saying what about the Sights, the building and the towers.. but i was still adamant that these are the two top things to do in Kuala Lumpur.

1) NAN-Freaking-DO’S – The sun sets and it’s dinner time. Without a doubt we’re heading to Nando’s. Now I said this is the top thing to do, I hope i was correct about Nando’s as i had hyped it up soo much. So we arrive and we are told to go to the second floor, we take our seats in the booth and are handed over the menu’s. As I remember from before, Nando’s is branded as an African Bird and spices that ended up being founded by the Portugese. In UK we all assume it’s Portugese and never told it’s from Africa originally. So we take the menu and we order a dish that is not served in the UK, it’s like boneless pieces on a Barbecued skewer. The presentation, phenomenal… the taste.. UNBELIEVABLE!! Just as I remembered. Veron was also like, yesss you were right, the best Nando’s in the world without a doubt! To Top it off, our booth was located next to the window… peering out the window and guess what you see.. the both landmarks Veron was questioning me about on the flight here.. From the Nando’s second floor window you can see the Petrona Towers and the Sky Tower. Now what more could you ask for from Nando’s. A Great Taste with a Great View. So being only here for two nights, of course we was going to come back the next night for a second helping, we even considered trying to grab a takeaway for our bus journey to Singapore for breakfast, but then we thought maybe that’s a bit extreme.
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A Snippet from the Nando’s Story: “The Nando’s story started centuries ago, when the Portuguese explorers set sail for the East in search of adventure and the legendary spice route. The winds of Africa called them ashore and it was there, under the warm sun, in the rich soil that they discovered the African Bird’s Eye Chilli or PERi-PERi. A spice like no other, they used it to create a unique sauce that put fire in their bellies and ignited passion in their souls.”

2) Sky Bar (Sky Tower & Petrona Towers) – We went searching for the best views and skyline of Kuala Lumpur. We had been told there was a helipad we could go on and have a drink and see the view, but due to taxi drivers not having a clue where anything is (they most definitely don’t take a test like London cabbies do) we ended up at a different SkyBar. No Complaints though, as the view was unbelievable. Lovely views of the Sky Tower and the Petrona tower, having a drink on the rooftop bar listening to a DJ playing some bangers, with a lit up pool on the rooftop. Definitely the best way to see Kuala Lumpur at night time.
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3) Batu Caves – These are some wonderful caves to go and visit. Though be warned, you have to climb like a thousand odd stairs to get up there to see inside. The caves also contain the worlds rarest spider. But I was more interested in the monkey’s running around the caves causing mischief.
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4) Foot Reflexology – The second best thing from my recommendation was this foot reflexology massage. Again, Veron was not disappointed, the massage was fantastic and just what we needed after a long days walk around the caves and KL. They use these little pin rollers and hit all the pressure points on your foot, if you have never had one of these, I highly recommend you go out and get one, though i’m afraid back home you won’t get it for 4gbp, maybe times the price by ten.. Sorry!

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5) Random Sign – I guess the sign sums up my nationality.
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One thought on “Selamat to Malaysia

  1. Hey Rikki, I was at Venga’s the other night, just down the street from Greg’s Palace in Hongdae, and we were talking about Chicken Piri Piri. The owner of Vengas–a Korean man named Don Juan (seriously, but it is spelled differently–돈환, or Donwhan) , asked me about the piri piri sauce, and I told him it is very popular in Portugal, where my sister lives. It’s a bit spicy for most Brazilians, however. Still, Nando’s sounds delish. Party on, Dudes!

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