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.

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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 for this year, so far, and increasing our prophylactic daily intake of Greenvale’s excellent merlot from Down Under (MYR 20.95 or US$ 5.80 per 750-ml bottle from the nearby Giant supermarket, located in the basement of Sungei Wang Plaza Mall).


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, c. 15 km north of Kuala Lumpur, from the small hours till noon.
Ammunitioning in the Junk Book Store (“The biggest second-hand book store in Malaysia,  since 1998”) +60320783822 where the shelves are closely packed up to the ceiling with all kind of fiction and non-fiction, including a great selection of rare Asiana and Malaysiana.
"I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”
(Oscar Wilde)
Taking the Transnasional express bus from Kuala Lumpur’s Puduraya Bus Station to Lumut (MYR 24.40 or US$ 6.80 per person for the 290-km ride), and herafter the Mesra Ferry from Lumut to Pangkor Town for MYR 5.- or US$ 1.40 per person.
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