I am in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. To be more precise, I am in Subang Jaya, a suburb situated between Petaling Jaya and Shah Alam in Selangor.
I am here visiting my ex-girlfriend who I have only seen once in the past ten years. I haven’t been here since december 1997 and even though you might think it shouldn’t have changed the geography much, it has.
The tall buildings have shot up and the open boulevards have been replaced by an overground metro-system which doesn’t add much to the landscape. The maybank building which was a landmark to look for everywhere is nearly impossible to see. I don’t recognize anything until I’m actually there and some building jogs my memory.
My original plan was to stay more than three weeks, but I came to realize that I don’t have that much to do here and even if I travel across the malayan peninsula, it’s not really big enough for a four week trip. I think I ordered the ticket in my heart broken state of late march and by late may that had turned itself upside down and there were other places I needed to be. So I have cut my holiday short, it will only be two weeks and then I go to Amsterdam.
I still get to see Melaka, Penang, Terengganu and Singapore. I think this will be a good holiday. I love the food here. You can get good asian food at any street corner. Today I had noodles for breakfast. I’m actually considering western food for lunch or dinner today. I’m not sure if there is a law against eating fish curry for dinner all week or not. If there is, I might be in trouble.