20 Feb - 27 Feb 2009 Kuala Lumpur

Flawed-Democratic Federation of Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
Tengkat Tong Shin 28
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 intractive road map of the Mutiara Villa Condos in Kuala Lumpur and for directions:

Checking out the vegetarian and pescetarian side of Kuala Lumpur’s many mamak restaurants (huge canteens for the people which are a modern update to the traditional hawker stalls) which offer some of the best Indian and Malay food in town, from spicy fish curries via fried rice with veggies aka nasi goreng sayur and fried noodles with seafood aka mee goreng to all kinds of roti (e.g. roti canai, roti telur, roti kaya, roti tisu and murtabak) and naan; best washed down with huge mugs of teh tarik (literally meaning “pulled tea”, essentially hot tea with condensed milk that is poured back and forth between a pot and a mug in order to give the tea a head of froth and a rich consistency and to help in cooling the tea for easy drinking).

Supporting the post-Communist Vietnamese economy and buying for our German books two expensive tourist visas (single entry, valid for 30 days) from the Vietnamese Embassy in Kuala Lumpur for MYR 180.- or US$ 50.- each.

Crossing the Gulf of Thailand for a week-long “visa run” and flying uneventfully with Air Asia (“Now Everyone Can Fly”) in an Airbus A 320-200 from Kuala Lumpur's KLIA-LCCT to Saigon’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport for all inclusive MYR 153.- or US$ 42.- per person, one way; xin chào, Saigon, aka Good Morning, Saigon!

Click below for more blog posts about food in Malaysia
22 Feb - 10 Mar 2013 Pulau Tioman
04 May - 05 May 2012 Kuala Lumpur
29 Nov - 31 Dec 2011 Kuah
15 Oct - 21 Oct 2011 Ipoh
30 Jun - 13 Jul 2011 Kota Kinabalu

Click below for a summary of this year's travels

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Photos 2009-06 Mekong Delta
Photos 2009-05 Saigon

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