Cars and Tower, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
06.21.2011 - 07.06.2011
July 5, 2011
Today is about seeing what we had left to see in Kuala Lumpur. Mike was our tour guide for the day. As you will see he saved some of the best for last. Well at least as the boys were concerned.
As Thad has been maturing from a boy to a young man one of his facinations has remained the same, CARS! Except he is slowly progressing from Matchbox and Hot Wheel cars to actual cars. He is facinated by the engines, the body styles and how fast they will go. His cousin Tanner had prepared him that his visit to Malaysia would allow him to see more readily Maserati's, Ferrari's, Lamborgini's and Lotus's, so everytime we were traveling around the city or across the country he was on the lookout and pointed them out. He learned quickly that his Aunt Lari did not know much about cars and as hard as he tried, he could never really to get her to grasp the big deal factor when he saw these cars. Thad was able to convince his Uncle Mike of his sincere appreciate for cars, so Mike took us to a car importer in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy the photo's.....
I could bore you with pictures of cars but let me tell you this was a facinating dealership that we visited. It was all indoors, they had Mercedes, Porsche, Bentley and Rolls Royce vehicles on display for purchase. Thad's only disappointment was that they did not have a Bugotti. I guess we will have to come back!
Once we completed our tour of the dealership we were off to Downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We had wanted to go up in the Petronas Twin Towers, they stand at 88 stories high with a skybridge between them. However due to unrest caused by recent elections the towers had been closed to tourist. But Mike had a back up plan which was to go up in the Kuala Lumpur Tower. It is one of the 7th tallest towers in the world. We certainly enjoyed the views...
As you can tell from the photo's the views were breathtaking.
We discovered as we were riding in the cab to and from the towers that neither of the boys had been in a cab! So I share with you their first cab ride.....
There were so many first's for us as we enjoyed our travel to and around Malaysia, here is a short list....
First plane ride that lasted longer than 12 hours and we still were not at our destination
First time to be a passenger on the left side of the car and drive on the left side of the street
First time to visit Malaysia
First time to visit Singapore
First time to visit Indonesia
First time to see a Hindu Temple up close and personal
First time to have monkeys running at your feet or to see them playing in the trees along side the highway
First time to visit a village at sea
First time to swim in the China Sea
First time to see a Mangrove
First time to let baby sea turtles loose into the China Sea
First time to snorkle and do it in the China Sea
First time to Visit the Blue Mosque
and of course....
First time to ride in a cab
There are so many first's that I cannot list them all. What I can tell you was that our trip was an incredible experience. We are so very greatful to Lari and Mike for allowing us to come into their home and have them be our tour guides for 13 days. They made sure that our trip was well worth our time traveling. On the way home, I asked the boys if their was anything that they wished we had done, they could not think of anything that we didn't do and they thought of so many things they wish they could do again.
We will cherish all the memories we made during this journey from beginning to end. We are greatful to our family in Malaysia for taking their time to make sure we did all there was to do! Till our next visit!