One Last Look At Kuala Lumpur

February 28, 2015

Yesterday was mine and Henry's last day in South East Asia. I started my month-long winter break with Kuala LumpurBangkokHanoiHa Long, then met up with Henry in K.L where we embarked to Borneo on an adventure of wildlife, tropical islands, and ushering in the Year Of The Goat, and back to Kuala Lumpur. Today we close the final chapter on February's sojourn and fly back to London, so yesterday we bade a bittersweet 'goodbye-for-now' to K.L and her many tropical delights (although I won't miss the heat, I can tell you that) with a lazy day in the city. Doing what I like to do best: shop, swim, and spa, at my two favourite downtown destinations - Starhill Gallery and Ritz-Carlton, mais bien sûr.


I am smitten with this jumpsuit and all of its voluminous pyjama-like comforts, and also that the oversized legs make me look like I'm prepping for clown college (never liked clowns, but I like the idea of pie-ing wealthy dowagers) - a steal at RM39 (£7) at a no-brand clothing stall in Berjaya Times Square. I bought three - this striped tent here, one in feather print, and the other in tropical print 'cos Holy Trinity, ya'll.




Isn't my hometown quite the beauty? One can always count on Starhill Gallery to spruce up their stretch with seasonal decorations - and you can be sure that they'll go all out for Chinese New Year. Another reason to love Malaysia. Multiculturalism is celebrated with excessive public holidays shared by everyone irregardless of religion or race (what is a bank holiday? pah!), copious consumption of food (Malaysians stay thin because they sweat it all off in the searing sun), and constantly-changing decorations to match the calendars.




I do all of my beauty and skincare shopping in Malaysia - for trend forecasting the beauty industry in the West just look at what the Japanese and Koreans did five years ago - and Sephora is one welcome addition to K.L that is lacking in London.




I also prefer Louis Vuitton in Kuala Lumpur because, you know, they throw their best clients private parties in-store

There's a new L.V addition to mine and mummy's burgeoning collection that I can't wait to share with you in a blog post, tomorrow!


My favourite walkway has to be the passage connecting Starhill Gallery to Ritz-Carlton, taking one from shopping and dining on the Indulge floor to Spa Village.




A quick dip before our spa sesh? Oh, go on then...




...making a splash.




Oh hello.





We ended our day with relaxing massages and scrubs; campur-campur for Henry and a Swedish for me before a late dinner followed by feeding every stray cat in my neighbourhood (we carry bags of cat food and honey roasted anchovies for this purpose).

Somehow I resisted that languid lull that follows a lazy day at the spa, and found the strength to pack my bags for London.


Goodnight Kuala Lumpur, and see you again in March for Formula 1 season! x

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12 comments:

  1. Ah, that's where you got the jumpsuits! So sad I will never get my mitts on one. Spa looks lovely, your blog is always such fun!

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    1. I'm going back to KL in 3 weeks, in the very very off chance that the shop still has that jumpsuit would you like me to buy one for you? x

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    2. Omg, that is so sweet of you, I would ADORE it! I am a size 4/6 US, small, smallish, if you happen to go by the shop and they have it! And if not, so it goes. If you ever want anything from San Francisco just let me know!

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    3. Ok I'll keep an eye out for it! Fingers crossed! x

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  2. Great pictures! Kuala Lumpur is looking beautiful :-)

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    1. Thank you! I love your username - sums up Kuala Lumpur perfectly! x

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  3. I love that jumpsuit and I'm definitely heading to Malaysia now after reading a few of your posts! xx

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    1. YESSSSS! *pumps fist* When are you going to Malaysia?! x

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  4. I, too, am jealous of your jumpsuits! The best things are always one-offs!

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    1. This is why one should always buy first ask questions later! x

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  5. This looks amazing! I've never been to KL but I really want to go! Looks like the dream spa day as well!

    Lauren xx
    www.thelifestylediaries.com

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  6. Great photos! It makes me want to hop on a plane to KL right now!

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