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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

KL is in the Tropics

Pink Buses are Free

Day 72 - In case you've not been following, the numbers at the start of the previous, seventy-one blog entries are an indicator. These digits let me know how many days it has been since we left British Columbia for our current winter away.

Last Sunday, I wrote a post entitled, KL is Religiously Diverse. I could tell it might be the start of a series of posts about why I feel so at home in this city. I should explore the many reasons Kuala Lumpur seems such a great fit. Today, I will to add a few more words on this topic.

City Greenery
Converge

We have done a great deal of travelling with a fair amount in the tropics. Years ago, I vividly remember a stopover in Singapore. I was amazed by both the prosperity and the vegetation. Looking from the windows of an airport-to-city bus, the median strips looked like lush gardens. Of course, things grow rapidly in the tropics and I cannot help but love that. I used to try to draw coconut trees with crayons as a toddler. So, another major plus point for me is the fact Kuala Lumpur is just 3.1390° north of the equator.
For those mathamatically inclined, you might say I like living close to π.

As well as the leafy greenness, let me share the temperatures for the upcoming week. This is especially included for those people coping with a January cold spell: For the entire week, the daytime temperature will reach 33°C (91°F) but will cool to 24°C (75°F) during the nights. Some of you may think that is a tad too warm, but for me, it seems like absolute perfection!

Waiting for a Pink, Blue Line

This morning, the weather was typical. We went to spend a bit of time in the shopping district of Bukit Bingtang. The pink buses pictured are the free GoKL busses. We are staying right at a stop on one of the four, free lines which run to and through all parts of downtown Kuala Lumpur.

  • Mondays to Thursdays - 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Fridays and Saturdays - 6:00 AM to 1:00 AM
  • Sundays - 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM

  • Of course, traditional transit runs all hours and is cheap, but one can't beat free!


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