When I first went to KL, I didn’t think much of it. Because, the only place I’d been to, outside India was Dubai and I thought KL was slow, not developed.
But as I moved to Singapore, from Kuala Lumpur, the experience was the same as what you feel when you move from a road-side tea-stall to an expensive Coffee Shop. The ambience changes. The People Change. So does your expenses.
And the comfort of SG lasts until you notice how light your pocket got.
First of all, one of the apparent benefits of KL, is that its cheap.
When I went to Singapore, after KL, I got the feeling that everything in SG was artificial and monotonous, just like every other developed city.
Kuala Lumpur has its own tune. The people are different and not everyone is hooked on to their phones when you take the metro ride. Although, the trains are much crowded and old, I had a better experience going in it. Coming to the taxis in KL, they’re voted as having one of the worst taxi systems in the world. Yes, there were drivers who tried to rip me off, but once I found this friendly old Japanese guy, who not only spoke to me about the Malaysian made car Proton but in the end, told me not to take a taxi from a stand since they charge super high.
I stayed for 3 days in Kuala Lumpur in Tuanku Abdul Rahman Road. Opposite to my hotel, was this Chinese market, filling an entire road. And at 12 in the night, everything’s gone!
The next morning, cars and trucks passed through that road and again at afternoon 1, the people came and set up their market. I observed this thing for 3 days and it was surprising. It was not just 10/20 shops, but hundreds of them. I’ve never seen anything like that before. Overall, variety of things I experienced in Kuala Lumpur made good memories and I’d love to come back to KL again!