06 Feb - 16 Feb 2009 Kuala Lumpur

Flawed-Democratic Federation of Malaysia 
28 Tengkat Tong Shin
Mutiara Villa Condos
Fully-furnished one-bedroom 700-sqft apartment (no. A-25-F) on 25th floor for MYR 1,750.- or US$ 483.- per month, with balcony and including free access to gym and swimming pool with Jacuzzi. Stunning views over the city.

Click below for an interactive road map of the Mutiara Villa Condos in Kuala Lumpur and for directions:

Reading in the news that Malaysia was battling its worst ever outbreak of dengue fever (centred on Kuala Lumpur), with officially 16 deaths and some 6,240 cases of this mosquito-borne disease so far this year, and thus increasing our prophylactic daily intake of Green Vale’s merlot from Down Under.

Joining the more than 1.2 million “Vel! - Vel!” chanting Indian devotees to honour Lord Subramaniam and celebrating Thaipusam (the most spectacular Indian festival in Malaysia, banned in India, and a wild orgy of body piercings: (i) fruit and milk pots connected to the skin by [mostly one-inch fishing] hooks, (ii) mayil kavadi, cages of spikes that pierce the skin of the carrier, and (iii) pins, skewers and tridents through cheeks and tongues) at the Batu Caves from the small hours of the night till noon.
Ammunitioning at the Junk Book Store (“The biggest second-hand book store in Malaysia - since 1998”) +60320783822 sincere@streamyx.com where the shelves up right under the ceiling are closely packed with all kind of fiction and non-fiction books, including the essential Malaysiana. 

Taking the Transnasional express bus from Kuala Lumpur’s Puduraya Bus Station to Lumut for MYR 24.40 or US$ 6.80 per person for the 290-km ride, and the Mesra ferryboat from Lumut to Pangkor Town for MYR 5.- or US$ 1.40 per person.


Facing Thaipusam
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