Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia and its largest city (population: 7.3 million Greater KL area), can be both fascinating and frustrating at the same time, amplifying everything to a higher degree—crowds, noises, vehicles, traffic jams, smells, heat. Public transportation isn’t as coordinated as those in Taiwan and Singapore. More concrete and less green too.
Signs for public transportation are lacking or confusing and it isn’t easy to go from one place to another. And traffic jams everywhere. Not much fun traveling in the heat.
But we managed to do a few things other than spending time in mega malls (they are huge here) and food courts. We got massages (55$CAD for 90 minutes), several pairs of prescription glasses at about 21$CAD each. This is where we learn about Grab services (local version of Uber). Too bad we didn’t use it earlier—we might have seen more of KL area.