We have posted more specifics about our travels in JBRs on Melaka, KL and Penang forums, as well as our travel from Singapore to Melaka on the Singapore forum.
• People are friendly and courteous, not pushy or aggressive to get you to buy from them. Just as organisations are made or broken by people, countries can be too. Malaysia is a place to go and return to.
• Motorbikes sometimes surprisingly drive on the footpath.
• Motorbikes pass on LH side of vehicles
• There is usually minimal indication from vehicles turning or changing lanes. But the system seems to work. There would be far more road rage in Australia.
• Even with a green light to pedestrians, motorbikes will keep coming, even going through red lights, often in a game of bluff.
• Yellow taxis may be cheaper than the Red and White taxis
• Street signs are at eye level in KL, so it’s sometimes hard to identify where you are.
• Prices can be quoted as ++, that is plus service charge and plus government tax, not like Australia where the price is all inclusive.
• Highways and the cities were generally clean, well maintained, with no obvious graffiti.
• Public toilets. Often, there is no toilet paper, and the toilets are the ‘hole-in-the-ground’ type, like found in parts of Europe and Japan. Sometimes, there is a small fee to use the toilets, but one sometimes wonders what the toilet attendant does to maintain the toilet facility.
* The shopping mall hours of 10-10 are different to what we are accustomed to, especially as our biological clocks are set to early starts.
It was a great time and place to spend with my wife on our anniversary.