Weather wasn’t the best in Kuala Lumpur anymore and it looks like our sunny days are over which is fine with us as we are leaving for Dubai tomorrow.
Toni suggested we head to the wet markets today and do some more walking. My legs are saying no and my brain is saying no, but Toni is saying yes. Oh well last day I guess, I can rest when im dead…
We opted for some walking and head to the monorail station to get to Chow Kit station near the wet markets. Turned on my iPhone GPS and googled Wet markets and we headed off. After a few blocks Toni pointed out some blue market stalls and suggested we go there. My iPhone suggested otherwise and we all know women and directions so we followed the iPhone. More rain, several blocks later and we were both pretty wet by this stage and Toni opted to buy another umbrella for 10RM to stay dry.
I asked a passerby where the wet markets were and he pointed back to where Toni suggested we look. Thanks iPhone GPS for making me wrong and getting us wet…
Well we finally made it to the markets and Toni warned us about the smell as she had read before on Lonely Planet. well they didn;t mentiojn the several dried cow heads staring at us or the fish trying to swim away on the cutting boards of most of the stalls, now thats fresh fish… but at least they mentioned the smell.
We headed in deeper and we saw all kinds of fresh produce from beautiful cuts on meat to kilos of fresh prawns for 3RM per kilo! yeah $1 per kilo is pretty good but we dont have a stove in the hotel, but if you lived here you can get a great bargain on food. The rain was coming down hard now so we headed out and found a hotel to grab a coffee from in the dry and hailed a cab back to the hotel to freshen up before meeting Kelly at KL Pavillion.
On the way back the cab driver handed us a local paper showing us pictures of the protest that avoided by going to the zoo. The protest was huge with over 300,000 participating over the government here in Malaysia. Protesters took action all over the world and several photos show demonstration in Australia, the UK, US and pretty much everywhere. Apparently the police were very heavy handed at the square which is unfortunate. Definitely glad we missed the demonstration with the zoo visit.