Greetings from Malaysia


After a long journey, I made it last night to Kuala Lumpur  Just wanted to check in with a quick update – after a day to adjust and make preparations, I have a very busy schedule of meetings for the rest of the week!

Unfortunately, forest fires in Sumatra (Indonesia) across the sea to the west are causing intense haze here, making it hard to see too far (this is the view from my room).

Unfortunately, forest fires in Sumatra (Indonesia) across the sea to the west are causing intense haze here, making it hard to see too far (this is the view from my room).

 

Luckily, the purpose of my visit is visible as it is directly below!  KL's Kelana Jaya Line is the third-longest automated metro line/system in the world, after Dubai and Vancouver.  It uses the exact same "SkyTrain" system as in Vancouver and JFK Airport in New York (but confusingly not the Bangkok SkyTrain).  You may recall that I professed my approval for the (Vancouver) SkyTrain here previously, at https://changehere.wordpress.com/2011/07/24/vancouver-skytrain-a-review/.

Luckily, the purpose of my visit is visible as it is directly below! KL’s Kelana Jaya Line is the third-longest automated metro line/system in the world, after Dubai and Vancouver. It uses the exact same “SkyTrain” system as in Vancouver and JFK Airport in New York (but confusingly not the Bangkok SkyTrain). You may recall that I professed my approval for the (Vancouver) SkyTrain here previously.

We’ve got a great location right at KL Stesen Sentral (Central Station), which despite its name is not very central in the city (although it is the rail hub and reportedly the largest railway station in Southeast Asia).

Now to bed as it is late and I have an early start with 7 hours of jetlag to battle in the wrong direction!

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Posted on 26/06/2013, in Transit, travel, Travel to Asia. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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