Royale Chulan Hotel Kuala Lumpur – Don’t try to relax you’ll get the boot.

by norman on September 28, 2011

We are staying at the Royale Chulan Hotel in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. A 5 star hotel that is generally very very good. If you can get it for a good price on sites such as or wotif then stay.

However, after walking back form the Islamic Arts Museum (the reason I walked is discussed in my post “The Worst Taxi Drivers”). Anyway, I got lost, so my 20 – 30 minute walk took nearly 2 hours. Didn’t help walking in the completely wrong direction. However, to tell the truth, when you are new to a city it is very interesting just walking around even if hot (32c), sweating (near 100% humidity)… but I digress.

So I arrive back to the hotel. In the foyer of my hotel, The Royale Chulan, there is a nice lounge, and as I arrived there was beautiful live music with a singer and piano. I went up to the room to see how Zina was, she was feeling way too hot after the day at the Batu Caves (see post) and doesn’t really like art galleries. She was ok, so I decided to go and listen to the music. A waitress came over and offered me a drinks menu. I had a look, but decided I didn’t want anything and just said I’d like to relax for 5 or 10 minutes. I also was being tight and didn’t want to spend $14NZD (about $10USD or 35 Ringet) for a can of beer. Maybe a glass of wine but that wasn’t on the drinks menu. Anyway, she asked me to leave as I had to have a drink to stay… interesting attitude towards a hotel guest and also interesting in an Islamic country don’t you think?

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