Friday January 24
Today we woke up in Singapore at the Red Dot Hostel and promptly boarded a bus to take us to Port Dickson Malaysia. On the way we had to go through customs and immigration because we were leaving Singapore to go to Malaysia. Getting out of Singapore went very smoothly. However we ended up waiting a while at the entry point to Malaysia because unfortunately Xin only had a onetime entrance visa to get into Malaysia. As a result Xin had to go back to Singapore and will be meeting us in Seoul, Korea.
Our bus ride ended at about 5 pm at a peaceful beach resort called the Golden Sands Baptist Retreat. It was a refreshing change to be out of the city and be able to relax and go swimming in the ocean. We all hung out that night and some of us went out on the beach at night and did some light painting with our newly acquired laser pointers and Kent’s camera. Overall, the day was a good time for reflection, as we did not have any real plans or a big city to explore. It was a great way to end the trip, as tomorrow we will be travelling thirty hours between three countries.
Saturday January 25
Today is our last day in Malaysia and our first day of traveling. The morning was spent packing and making sure that nothing was left behind. Some people took the opportunity to swim in the ocean one last time, others took advantage of the wifi, and the rest hung out in an air-conditioned room until our bus arrived. Then it was off to Kuala Lumpur to see the Petronas Towers before we left.
Though we only had about four hours to spend in the city, I took advantage of it as much as I could. After getting dinner and exploring the mall a little bit, I left the area to go check out the KL Tower, a building that looked similar to Seattle’s Space Needle, and the park that surrounded it. Overall, though I didn’t have as much time as I wanted, I got some good pictures and visited as much as I had time for. I write this from our first flight of three that we will be taking over the course of the next day and a half. It has been a wonderful trip, but I am looking forward to getting home.