27.01.2011 - 14.02.2011 26 °C
Today we had buffet breakfast at the hotel. There was what looked like bacon but on closer inspection it was actually beef made to look like bacon. Was this to trick the tourists or was it to let the muslim community indulge and fantasize about pretending to eat bacon. Either way it seemed strange. All in all though the buffet was satisfactory and filled us up for the shopping centre expedition that lay ahead.
From our hotel it was about a 1km walk to the Pavillion, one of the more upmarket shopping centres. We managed to arrive there early as the shops don't open till 10am so we walked around and did some window shopping. We noticed there was an excessive amount of security people standing around really for no other reason than to escape the heat outside. Most shops though seemed to be overstaffed which was a bit of an oddity. After the Pavillion we walked to Lot 10 shopping centre which was pretty old and outdated. We didn't spend much time there and continued on to Sungei Wang Plaza (more of a market style) and then onto Berjaya Times Square (the one with an indoor theme park). Times Square is kinda huge with 10 floors of shopping but it's also quite empty. The theme park inside the mall was more of a novelty as there wasn't really anyone on the rides.
After realising there wasn't much there we caught the monorail back to the Pavillion where we had lunch at the American burger chain 'Carls Jr'. The following day we caught a taxi out to another huge shopping centre called 1Utama. It seems they just build these places so people have a place to go to escape the heat. We finished off that day back at KLCC Suria and ate at a steakhouse which made us realise the standard of meat in Malaysia isn't quite the same as in Australia.
We finished the trip at the Skybar on the 33rd floor of the hotel which has an amazing view of the city and the Petronas towers.