Day 301. 81km. Bentong – Kuala Lumpur

Posted: January 26, 2016 in Cycling, Malaysia
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‘Bike. No!’
Taking in the moment of having arrived in Kuala Lumpur, with the Petronas towers behind me was difficult with the guard talking into his walkie-talkie to get backup to remove this non-compliant cyclist. I guess this is what it is like living in the age of terror.

Made it - Petronas towers, Kuala Lumpur

Made it – Petronas towers, Kuala Lumpur

Thanks SK Lah for the great route suggestion. Cycling right up to a megacity has never been this quiet and beautiful. Cycling over a little 600m pass, I was in the dense forest up until 17km before Kuala Lumpur. I was a bit edgy eating my bananas with the hungry looking monkeys pacing around in the background.

Dense jungle near Kuala Lumpur

Dense jungle near Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur itself is a maze of freeways that are not crossable, and lots of one-way major roads. As the temperature was not so high today, I was not hot and bothered – just bothered – being forced to turn down streets I didn’t want to. I finally arrived at my destination – Akmal’s bicycle hostel. Looking forward to meet Akmal and the other cyclists staying here.

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

BTW: there were some people reading my blog that said they would like to meet for a drink when I’m in KL. I have written to two, but, I think there were others, and I can’t find their coordinates.. Let me know if you are still interested in catching up.. ☺

  1. yazidatan says:

    Selamat Datang! That means ‘Welcome’! We all hope you’ll enjoy your stay n your travels here

  2. yazidatan says:

    Give us a place n time when or if u wanna catch up over ‘teh tarik’. I’ll try…

  3. Hi Matthew, you are as great as the Petronas towers, my heartfelt congratulations !

  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Wow, what a backdrop! Have fun in the big city. 🙂

  5. Jarno says:

    Hi Matthew,

    Unbelievable to see the persistence you’ve showed during your adventure that is likely ending to Australia! This is for sure something to be proud of and your bag of experiences has probably exploded by now, we are jealous to read your stories. I’m lying sick in bed, looking outside and seeing the gray Dutch winter and looking at your photo with the Petronas towers in the bg, makes it all feel almost unreal.

    Keep up the spirit and keep on pushing through, safe travels!

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