Friday, December 27, 2013
From Kuching to Kuala Lumpur, town to city, island to mainland. After the basics of our rainforest cabin we have treated ourselves to a decent hotel suite opposite the Petronas Twin Towers. We deserve it. Continuing the luxurious theme, we visited the shopping centre beneath the towers. It is sumptuous in its design, plentiful in brands, a cross-between Bluewater and Westfields (though I've not been to either). The biggest treat is an hour-and-a-half in Kinokuniya, our favourite bookstore east of Waterstones. There are four Starbucks in Kuching, forty in KL. Everyone seems to have a smile on their face. Cindy Lauper alternates with Ricky Martin on taxi radios. Welcome to Asia-lite.