Pasir Gudang 2012 – Getting there

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Once again our team took a trip to Malaysia, this time with destination Pasir Gudang. But first we had some days to get accustomed to the tropical climate during our stay in Shah Alam, taking day trips to the Street of Malacca and Kuala Lumpur. Thanks to Chang and Joyce for their hospitality!
Visiting KL without passing by the Petronas Towers is almost impossible. They reach 452 m into the Malay sky. It is accompanied by the 412 m high Kuala Lumpur Tower.

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Concrete, glass and steel are just one part of KL, still there are some silent and traditional places to be found, like an old taoist temple near Central Market. The intense smoke from the incense sticks makes your eyes water.

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As kiteflyers we had quite a shopping list brought along. At a wholesaler for shoe makers, which we knew from our last visit, we got us several thousand meters of thick, waxed thread. Next stop was a small shop dedicated to decoration, where special scissors for cutting out appliques can be found. And las but not least, we stopped by Danny’s kiteshop Windancer.

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A thing you have to get used to are the different eating habits, 3 meals a day won’t do it, it’s more like 6 to 7 times you stop by to have a snack (which can be quite substantial). The best Wan Tan Mee in KL can be found, and you have to find this shop, as it is well hidden, on the Chinese Market.

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On an island in the Streets of Malacca, we had delicious sea food, in midst of a small fishing village.

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Now it was about time to move on to Pasir Gudang, to join the 17th Pasir Gudang World Kite Festival. Follow us in the second part of our travel.