Apr 11, 2018
During my 3-month stay in Thailand, I had to leave every 30 days. I took this opportunity to see the nearby countries of Malaysia and Cambodia. So I stayed for 10 days in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, which impressed me because of the architecture and the many skyscrapers. After Cambodia, I traveled with a German friend who was also in Thailand. We checked into a 5-star hotel where we could get the nights for a very reasonable price. During our 4-day stay in Siem Reap and Angkor Wat, we went about the usual tourist activities: temple visits, food, shopping and of course working. In the first picture, I stand in front of a very special door, the temple Ta Prohm, also known as the “Tomb-Raider Temple”. In front of this door, you can see in the movie Tomb Raider, Angelina Jolie (for a few seconds). This “tourist attraction” is widely advertised in Angkor Wat, but is relatively unspectacular.
If you look out the window of the 30th floor of this hotel room in Malaysia, you get a picture that strongly reminds you of the Sim City 2000 computer game. Colorful skyscrapers everywhere, one bigger than the other. In Kuala Lumpur are also the famous Petronas Towers, the two tallest bridge-connected buildings in the world (425 meters, 108 floors). An absolute tourist magnet, where I could take it, like hundreds of other people, not to take a picture in front of this backdrop. Since I had a lot of work at the time of my trip, I spent most of my time in the hotel room. Shortly before my return to Thailand, I visited the Menara TV Tower ($ 30 USD entry !!!) and the Batu Caves, 15 kilometers outside of Kuala Lumpur, with the impressive, 42.7 meters high, golden statue, Murugans the forecourt.