Ashley Zoch

Monday, August 08, 2005

Ears, Trains & Chili Crabs

Sharni got the all clear from an ear specialist on Thursday night. He was a lovely fellow, showing us models of the ear and explaining what was going on. He was quite confident that she was ok to fly out of Friday night.

On Friday morning I caught a taxi to the Keppel Rd station and tried to purchase a train ticket to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Unfortunately they don't accept VISA (but they take AMEX and Diners?) so I made a quick dash to the near-by hospital ATM and made it back in time to board.

The six hour train journey is comfortable and relaxing but there's not much of a view. It's almost all palm plantations (harvested for the oil) and the odd small town. I listened to some Thievery Coporation and Gotan Project and switched between dozing and starting at the palm trees.

I arrived at KL Sentral Station and caught a local Putra LRT train to KLCC (City Centre) station. I got a little stuck on the (one of only two working) ticket machines but fortunately the folks behind were kind enough to help me with some change. The people here are much more engaging than in Singapore.

I met up with Andrew and we had dinner with ex-colleagues Lau and Suhana at an unnamed restaurant about 30 minutes north of KL. The guys here call it the 30 Crab restaurant because they serve crab 30 different ways. We feasted on Chili Crab, Black Pepper Crab, Fish, Calamari, rice and noodles. It was all delicious. Lau, Andrew and I finished up with a beer at a nice quite outdoor bar called Little Havana.


  • Thanks for all the updates, you sure are having a good time and seems like your "fussy" food fads made have changed !!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:05 AM  

  • Very pleased you managed to hook up with some familiar folk in K.L. You've done some great sight-seeing there in only a few days.

    By Blogger DFV, at 12:41 PM  

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